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Buying a new home checklist

Are you thinking of buying a new home?

There are several key steps that your Virginia Licensed Real Estate Agent will help you through. Knowing what these are in advance can help you not be surprised later on:

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  • Know your budget, consult with a financial institution about what you can be pre-approved for.
  • Know your needs, including:
    • Number of bedrooms
    • Location
    • Walking distance to a bus stop
    • Walking distance to a metro stop
    • Price
    • Property condition
    • Age of the property
    • Garage Parking
    • Schools
  • Amenities (for condos)homes with a garage
    • Indoor/Outdoor pool
    • Putting Greens
    • Tennis courts
    • In unit washer/dryer
    • Utilities included in condo fees
    • Basketball courts
    • Bowling
    • Concierge service
    • Controlled access
  • Realize that something will have to give to get what you want, prioritize your needs so that you can get the most important features. Use our school search to find homes for sale in a particular school district
  • Budget time and money:
    • Finding any home is easy. Finding the right home requires time invested in looking at properties.
    • Money for down-payments and closing costs can vary from a couple percentage points to a cash purchase where you provide the entire amount up front.

When buying a home it is often best to use a systematic approach as this is often the best way to be sure that all decisions are based on information and reason, not on impulse or emotion. Buying a home can be an emotional process, nevertheless, it is imperative to keep your emotions under control and not let them cloud your judgment.

Your Realtor can provide an objective opinion unclouded by emotions and yet guided by experience. Our agents are locals with in-depth knowledge about the market and what it will bear. Best of all we can save you thousands on your purchase, while providing you with a home-town small business experience.

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Washington Square shopping in Old Town

Washington Square
Washington Square in Old Town Alexandria VA

Washington Square is a 235,000 square foot Class A mixed-use office/retail complex developed on a two-acre site along Alexandria’s main street, North Washington Street, in historic Old Town Alexandria. Washington Square features twin four-story buildings with brick and cast stone exterior façades and glass curtain walls overlooking a spacious courtyard. Tenants are attracted by the property’s 3-story atrium lobbies, fitness center, concierge service, 600 space parking structure and computerized energy management system.

Washington Square serves nearby condos at Port Royal, Alexandria House, Liberty Row, Watergate of Alexandria, Abingdon Row and more.  Many residents from greater Alexandria, Crystal City and Fairfax County visit Washington Square because of the popular grocer Trader Joe’s which is located here.

In addition to Trader Joe’s, Washington Square tenants include Talbots, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks Coffee, and Chevy Chase Bank.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Thank you for your interest in this delightful home. ** We're making every effort to do our part for the safety and health of our community. This home will be available for responsible showings via advanced online scheduling (maintaining social distancing of 6 feet), with no overlapping appointments, or through a virtual tour. We invite you to explore in a safe manner and fall in love with all this beautiful property has to offer! Welcome to this charming North Old Town neighborhood which was built in 1939 in the style of English Costwold Cottages. This lovely townhome, approximately 1500 sq. feet.,has been updated and upgraded for today's lifestyle while maintaining period features: handsome moldings, an arched doorway between the living and separate dining room with glass front corner cabinets. The dining room opens to the fully renovated kitchen with large peninsula, granite counters, stainless appliances, and generous cabinetry and leads to an inviting deck and landscaped rear patio. The upper level offers two large bedrooms, each with ceiling fans, additional closets, and gleaming wood floors and the Master Bedroom features handsome crown molding. Large windows and french door flood the home with light. Hardwood floors on both the main and upper level, and not one but 2 fireplaces that have been converted to gas for ease of use. This home offers great flow for easy entertaining inside and out. Step out to the rear deck and landscaped patio, enjoy outdoor dining or simply relax at the end of a busy day. The finished lower level has custom built-ins, so it's comfortable for working from home, and the 2nd fireplace to enjoy on cozy winter evenings. This makes great guest space since it also features a full bath as well as plenty of storage. This is a unique and charming, "front-yard" neighborhood with a real sense of community has plenty of caring neighbors. Located just 1 mile from the center of Old Town and 4 miles from Reagan National Airport. We are within 2 blocks of several great restaurants (Rustico, The Buzz, Vaso's, Slater's Market and much more. It's a few short blocks to the Potomac River parks and jog & bike path and Braddock Metro. [804 Devon Pl, Alexandria, VA]

Work from home? This is the perfect house! Ideally located in Tannery Yard in Old Town's S.E. Quadrant, this charming 4 bedroom house has been uniquely remodeled to provide a bright spacious 4th level office with bookshelves, desk and private roof top terrace overlooking Alexandria. The house has been freshly painted in a light neutral colour and there are gleaming hardwood floors throughout the house. The main floor provides a living room with fireplace, guest bath and an open plan kitchen / dining room with an exposed brick wall. The kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and microwave. Enjoy your time at home with dinner in the private walled garden through large french doors off the kitchen. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, all with generous closets and wood floors . Parking is never a problem with with one assigned parking space and a bike shed for storing 2 bicycles. One or the bedrooms has been used is staged as a family room. Conveniently located close to schools, shopping, restaurants and a quick entrance to I495. Don't miss the Virtual Tour click on the camera) with interactive floor plans and a professional video of the house. Easy to show. [507 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA]

Stunning Brick front Unit ! located in highly sought after neighborhood of Old Town greens ! l Close to 35 K in high end upgrades and options including completely renovated kitchen with refrigerated , wine cooler , Quartz Counters , Plantation Shutters , beautiful hardwood floors , Gas Fireplace . Built-Ins . 2 Master bedrooms 2 full baths , Balcony off of Kitchen for grilling and relaxing , attached garage . Minutes to the the heart of Old Town Alexandria, waterfront with community shuttle service to the Braddock Road Metro Station; adjacent to the George Washington Parkway and the Mount Vernon bicycle trail; only two traffic lights to our Nation's Capital and Reagan National Airport. Nearby future home of Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus. [1623 Hunting Creek Dr #A, Alexandria, VA]

Awarded the Historic Alexandria Foundation plaque recognizing the historical integrity of the home, 320 N. Patrick Street, has been meticulously updated and renovated over the years to serve today~s modern lifestyle while maintaining its charm and architectural heritage. An addition was added in 1900. In 2009, a large addition and extensive renovation and remodel were completed, including the addition of an elevator and a full update and upgrade to all utilities. In 2019 over $60K of additional upgrades and improvements were completed. With almost 3000 square feet of living space, this home is well designed for both family living and entertaining. It boasts gorgeous original and reclaimed pine flooring along with original and reclaimed brick walls, all adding to the character and warmth of this home. All windows have new plantation shutters and all 9 French doors, new privacy shades. There are 4 working fireplaces and 4 finished levels including a cellar. The beautifully wood paneled elevator serves all 4 floors. The main level includes a parlor, a formal dining room, a state of the art, gourmet kitchen with custom walk in pantry, a half bath and family room. Through one of the four French doors in the family room, is the private patio area. This backyard oasis, with accent lights, 2 Auberge Fountains and a Jenn-air gas fueled grill with polished granite top surrounded by rough-hewn granite, leads to the two-car garage, eliminating the need for street parking! The upper level includes 3 bedrooms, a laundry closet, a large storage closet, a customized walk in closet, and a large bathroom complete with a multi jet wet room, claw foot tub with spa, heated flooring and towel racks, and a bidet. The 4th floor level offers a very large entertainment room with potential as a 4th bedroom and full designer bath complete with a large claw foot soaking tub. There are several storage closets and a spacious clothes closet. Through these 4 French doors, a beautiful balcony, complete with pergola flooring and electric sun and privacy shades, overlooks the patio and garden . There is an abundance of storage throughout this house. This home has a fabulous location, just 3 short blocks to all the shopping and dining on King Street and approximately a half-mile to both King Street and Braddock metros. Best of all, no HOA fees to pay! Come and see for yourself and allow plenty of time to take it all in! There are simply too many features of this home to mention here. Kindly take a moment to view the options detailed in the attached Feature List in the Documents. [320 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA]

PRICE DROP....VACANT,EMPTY, AND EASY TO SHOW!!For virtual tour highlight and paste this link into your browser:https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Las64yAdUU7Sunny and spectacular modern luxury condominium in Historic Old Town Alexandria's Bottling House. Stunning floor to ceiling windows. Wonderful natural light throughout. Wide plank engineered hardwood floors. Designer lighting and home finishes. The kitchen features high-end stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. Both bathrooms styled with designer tile and plumbing fixtures. Two entrances including the elevator from the parking garage that opens directly into the residence. Dedicated parking space in a covered garage with security entrance. Only 7 units in this bespoke building. Enviable location. North Old Town makes for a quick trip to DC, Pentagon, Crystal City, and Reagan National. Convenient to Old Town dining, shopping, and events. [521 N Washington St #201, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful and energy efficient quiet 3rd-floor condo overlooking the side street and is a short distance to Old Town & Del Ray's shopping/dining districts & just 4 blocks away from the metro! Open living space with gleaming hardwood floors & crown molding in kitchen and living rooms while the master bedroom hallway and closets have plush neutral color carpet. Modern kitchen with beautiful granite counters, stainless steel appliances. Beautifully upgraded backsplash with imported hand-painted Turkish tile. Fully custom Elfa desk/shelving for an office area. Custom Elfa installed for the walk-in hall and closets. Custom blackout roller shade is installed in bedroom. Custom roller shade installed in the living room. Washer and dryer are in the unit. One assigned garage space located in the secure owner-only accessible underground parking garage. Extra storage area located within a secure fenced-in area within the garage area is also included.Public Transportation:EXCELLENT TRANSIT SCORE 70/100 22 nearby routes: 20 bus, 2 railBus N Columbus St + First St (0.0 Mi) At2 Old Town-Seminary Rd-Beauregard StBus Montgomery St + N Alfred St (0.0 Mi) At2 Old Town-Seminary Rd-Beauregard St, At4 Braddock Rd-Cameron Mills-Parkfairfax, At8 Old Town-Duke St-LandmarkRail Braddock Rd Metrorail Station (0.4 Mi) Blue Metrorail Blue Line, Yellow Metrorail Yellow LineVERY WALKABLEPowered by Walkscore.com: 86/100 Daily errands do not require a carWalkscore rates the walkability of any address. The score is calculated by factors like nearby restaurants and stores, the number of transportation choices and how much you'll need to rely on a car. [915 N Patrick St #306, Alexandria, VA]

Amazing location just blocks from the water and Torpedo Factory in Old Town, short bike ride to Reagan National and Amazon HQ2. Two bedroom condo, totally updated with wood flooring, great natural light, secure building entrance and assigned parking. Kitchen has maple cabinetry, granite counters, all-in-one washer dryer, built-in microwave. Community has outdoor pool, fitness center and on-site management. Walkthrough available on YouTube. [504 Bashford Ln #3111, Alexandria, VA]

Walk EVERYWHERE from this 10th floor beauty. Mt Vernon Trail along Potomac, Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, restaurants, quick eateries, museums, places of worship and METRO! 35 foot balcony where you can actually GRILL!Secured building with secured garage parking, TANDEM, parking. Roof top pool, sun deck, sauna, and Party/Meeting Room, all newly renovated! Panoramic views of DC monuments, City of Alexandria and National Harbor from 23rd floor. Secure bike room.. just a FANTASTIC quality of life. Unit has FRESH paint, new Quartz countertops and electrical panel.. Kitchen has Stainless Steel appliances. LVT flooring throughout. Floor to ceiling windows (SGD) and balcony access from 3 rooms..Washer/Dryer in unit. Less than 2 miles to National Landing, Amazon HQ 2, airport. Also available for RENT MLS# VAAX245016 [400 Madison St #1005, Alexandria, VA]

Great opportunity to own in historic Old Town, Alexandria location! This one bedroom with in-unit washer & dryer and an abundance of storage is ready for your personal touch or will make an excellent investment property. Conveniently located to all that Old Town has to offer -- shops, restaurants, and vibrant waterfront. Other nearby attractions include the shops and restaurants on Slaters Ln, the Mount Vernon Trail, the Potomac Yard Trail, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Del Ray, Amazon HQ2, and the new Virginia Tech Innovation campus. Commuting is a dream -- only one traffic light to DC, 3.2 miles to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1.2 miles to Braddock Rd Metro Station, and just minutes to public transportation. Community amenities include parking, pool, exercise facility, club house, tennis courts, and picnic area with grills. Water and gas are included in the condo fee. [1702 W Abingdon Dr #201, Alexandria, VA]

Recently Vacated and Lockbox in place for private showings. Modern 2 BR/ 2BA condo in Old Town Alexandria.Top Floor 1,100 SF unit with beautiful wood floors, private balcony, granite counters, SS appliances, Upgraded Fridge, New W/D, New Hot Water Heater and 2x secure garage parking spaces with additional storage. MBR has a large walk-in closet, separate tub/shower and double vanity. Minutes to Braddock metro, Reagan National Airport, 6 miles to DC, walk to King St, restaurants and Starbucks onsite. HOA includes cable w/HBO and internet. The Henry is a sleek, contemporary building offering concierge, 24-hr gym, business center and movie room. Owner licensed seller [525 N Fayette St #505, Alexandria, VA]

Property Management Basics

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Julie Nesbitt manages property in Northern VA. Her landlords value her attention to detail.

Property management is a business in and of itself. If you want to invest in real estate, but you don’t want to be a property manager, the solution is really quite simple: employ the services of Nesbitt Realty. Our family-run business is experienced with managing the day-to-day operations of properties just like yours. We manage residential properties including homes, condos and townhouses.

A big value-add provided by your Nesbitt Realty property manager is “separation”. This to say, your Nesbitt Realty property manager maintains a level of separation between the landlord and the tenants and the property. As you may already know, it’s important to invest in real estate without emotionally investing in tenants or property. Your Nesbitt Realty property manager helps ensure that you always make the best decision for your family, rather than making the best decision for the tenant’s family.

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Nesbitt Realty currently manages properties in Carlyle Towers, the Jamieson and across Northern VA.

So, your Nesbitt Realty rental property manager serves as a buffer between the owner and his tenants. Nesbitt Realty can help you find tenants, handling repair projects and maintenance, oversee improvements, collect rent, and even pay some expenses and taxes. The specific tasks we handle vary based upon upon the needs and wishes of the property owner. Additionally, a competent Nesbitt Realty property manager gives you protection from certain liabilities.

Nesbitt Realty usually charges a percentage of the rents collected. Every aspect of Nesbitt Realty property manager’s responsibilities will be outlined in a contract signed by both Nesbitt Realty and the landlord. This agreement details financial responsibilities and specifies the types of financial reports the landlord can expect.

Your Nesbitt Realty property manager will stay current on new laws and condo regulations which may be relevant to your situation. Nesbitt Realty Property Management takes a lot of the burden off of owning rental real estate.

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Fort Ellsworth condominium in Old Town

 

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Welcome to Cameron Mews

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112 Cameron Mews

A Private Mews (small enclave of townhomes),this exceptionally bright END UNIT provides 2,970 elegant square feet, upgraded kitchen with Bosch appliances, PARKING #17, two newly lined fireplaces, large walled garden/patio. Steps to shops, grocery, restaurants and transportation. Off-street parking! [Cameron Mews - $1,165,000] SOLD!

Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will and Julie at Art Festival
At the 2009 Alexandria Art Festival

This weekend Julie and I went to Old Town with the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group to enjoy the Alexandria Art Festival. The Art Festival occurs every year around this time and features artists and craftsmen from around the area.

2009 Art Festival
2009 Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria

King Street closes to vehicular traffic and artists set-up stalls in the street. It’s an easy way to enjoy lots of art from lots of folks. The weather was very co-operative, neither too hot nor too cold.

Old Town Alexandria
2009 Old Town Alexandria

This 12 foot tall image of a koi caught my eye, as did many smaller pieces.

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Arts Festival in Old Town Alexandria

I found that my camera was drawn to the larger pieces, but this is probably because I knew they would photograph well. There were many smaller items for sale too. However, many of us felt that this year’s festival seemed to offer more pieces that would be welcomed in a restaurant or hotel lobby than usual and a few number of the smaller pieces that look nice in a home.

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Harpist

There were several musicians playing up and down the street. This harpist sang like an angel, but I have to admit that my favorite was the steel drum player.

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People walking King Street during Art Festival

We walked all the way up to Washington Street before turning around and making way back to the Potomac. After some discussion the group voted to eat at the Charthouse. At the Charthouse, the ladies had a little wine and we enjoyed some relaxed conversation and then dinner. For my part, I think the food at the Charthouse is good, but not great. Even though it’s a little pricey, it’s worth it because of the pleasant views of the Potomac that are offered.

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Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.

GW Rec Center offers a place for all to move

The George Washington RECenter in Alexandria provides residents with plenty of ways to exercise indoors and outdoors. In addition to a fitness area with exercise bikes and two treadmills, the center has lighted tennis courts and a picnic area. Saunas, showers and fully equipped locker rooms are also available for use.

For the aquatically inclined, the center features an indoor heated 25-meter pool, complete with a poolside spa, a diving board and a beach/wading area. Swimmers will also enjoy water aerobics classes and private and public swimming lessons. Also, water exercise equipment is available for the public.

The center is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road in Alexandria. To get to the center, take exit 177A (Route 1) from the Beltway. From Route 1, take Route 235 and then bear right onto Route 623, Old Mt. Vernon Road. The entrance is on the right. For more driving directions, visit the center’s page here.

The center is closed during most federal holidays, excluding Columbus and Veterans days. For more detailed information on hours, click here or call the center at 703-780-8894.

  • Julie Nesbitt

    Julie Nesbitt
    Julie Nesbitt knows the back trails and by-ways of Northern Virginia real estate.

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  • Enjoying Winkler Botanical Preserve

    We had a great time walking the trails. 

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  • Don’t take chances with real estate.

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

    Open House, Sunday, 1-4 BIG PRICE DROP! 7202 CHURCHILL ROAD McLean, VA 22101 6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 6,752 SF $1,695,000

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