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Properties in River Towers

6631 Wakefield Dr #506

Fannie Mae property: Beautiful Condominium with 1 bedroom and 1 bath, freshly painted, new carpet, remodeled bathroom, kitchen with granite countertops. Easy parking. Close to bus stop, park, playground, Ready for buyer to just move in. Easy to show. Call Listing agent for any questions. Submit offer trough home path site.[$199,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6641 Wakefield Dr #319

Awesome opportunity to get your own Stylish Single Unit at River Towers. Fresh Designer paint. Brand new carpet. Public Transportation convenience, two bus lines drive through River Towers Campus. Stops in front of building. Metro is less than 3.2 Miles. River Towers is 6.2 Miles from Proposed Amazon Headquarters. Outdoor pool, an opportunity for garden plot and rooftop event room. Belle View Shopping Center within walking distance.[$195,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6631 Wakefield Dr #416

Extremely desirably corner unit 2 bedroom 1 and a half bath BALCONY condo in River Towers! This turn-key, exquisitely updated unit features an opened, gorgeous, gourmet kitchen with Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances, including a double drawer dishwasher, granite countertops, wonderfully designed bathrooms, and massive walk-in closet for storage! The rarely available slate balcony offers unbeatable, expansive, unobstructed views overlooking the wildlife, water and nature of the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve! The beautiful grounds have plenty of parking, large swimming pool, tennis courts, and more! Conveniently located just a few miles from Old Town and in close proximity to Mt Vernon Trail! Condo fee includes all utilities. MUST SEE THIS VIEW![$289,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6631 Wakefield Dr #803

NEW PRICE!!! Move-in ready condo waiting for you to make it your home. Spacious and newly renovated turn-key condo! This 3-bed / 2-bath 1396 sq foot River Tower condo is tastefully appointed and timelessly style to afford any buyer the satisfaction of pride in ownership. This condo has large oversized windows that allow for picturesque views To the West and North. Newly refinished hardwood floors run throughout the entire living space and stand in contrast with the freshly painted walls and wainscoting. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, under cabinet lighting and floor to ceiling pantry cabinets. *** ALL UTILITIES ARE INCLUDED***. Some notable amenities to include ample parking, a pool, tennis courts, private gardens to grow flowers and vegetables, ~s play area, walking grounds, in close proximity to a full-service shopping center, on-site bus service to the metro, in-building salon and more. This location is just minutes away from the new Amazon HQ headquarters, Old Town Alexandria, Ft Belvoir and downtown DC. Do not miss your chance to own a great condo in a prime location![$265,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

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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Nesbitt Realty never makes any money from your loan. This frees us to make the most objective recommendation possible.
  • 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.

There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing your home and your life after the kids have gone, it is important to understand the ground rules for success in the world of buying a home.

Making the wrong decision in buying a home can have devastating and long lasting effects, while making a wise decision in home buying can greatly enhance the overall value of the investment. It is necessary to learn all you can about the world of home buying and mortgages before setting out to purchase the home of your dreams.

While there are plenty of web sites designed to help first time homeowners learn all they can, most financial experts say that there is no substitute for the good old one-on-one learning. Fortunately, Nesbitt Realty can provide this kind of one-on-one learning. [learn more about buying real estate]

 

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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

Move-in ready in the heart of Old Town! This Fabulous 1790 historic semi-detached home is one of the widest in Old Town and sits on a huge double lot. Alexandria City residential use is already approved! Kitchen and bathrooms have been completely remodeled, but the original wide-plank hardwoods keep the charm! No headaches in this historic home, metal roof installed in 2015, HVAC new in 2016, and Water heater in 2018, doors and windows have been replaced. [413 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA]

This absolutely charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Old Town is oozing with character and curb appeal, beginning with its lovely sided exterior with window shutters, and covered brick porch. The corner townhouse perched above the street sits on a sizable lot beautified by mature landscaping including green grass and multiple evergreens.639 South Saint Asaph Street was built in 1840, initially with just 2 rooms, and only with a commercial designation. The house was renovated in 1967 by Polly Hulfish, a talented Old Town resident and member of a 5-generation family in the neighborhood, who had the vision to renovate a number of old dwellings in the 1960's and paved the way for the area~s residential restoration and importance.A more recent addition in the 1980's included adding a spacious family room brightened by a bay window with window seat, and warmed by a wood-burning fireplace. Glass-paneled doors open out to the serene patio oasis. Gracious living is heightened with many original elements as well, such as original heart of pine wood floors, and an original wood-burning fireplace with an exquisite hand-carved mantel in the living room.The dining room is enriched by beamed ceilings, in addition to original heart of pine wood paneling on the walls which were the original floorboards. The sunny white kitchen is a delight for the cook with a bead-board ceiling, stainless appliances and stove hood, polished nickel knobs and pulls, plus new Architectural Ceramics tile back splash and peninsula.Ascend the main stairs with a brand new 100% wool runner to the upper level. Above the family room sits a large master suite with vaulted ceilings, 4 windows with new white wood blinds, a fireplace, double closets, and a terrific master bath with dual vanities and a generous spa-size shower.Fall in love with this elegant, inviting beauty in an excellent location near shopping, eateries and conveniences, in walking distance to several parks including Windmill Hill Park, and the new Waterfront Park. [639 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA]

Great Old Town 1st floor Condo with Braddock Road and King ST Metro stops both nearby! Walk or bike to restaurants, grocery stores, shops, the waterfront and all that Old Town Alexandria has to offer. You can leave the car at home. The Henry has a sophisticated modern & contemporary feel. This unit has convenient in and out street access, as well as a secure front entry. One underground parking space and a storage unit are both included with Unit 127. This professionally managed community has a fitness center, party room and lovely lawn area for relaxation. Your packages will be kept safe at the concierge desk, making the Henry perfect for those on the go. [1111 Oronoco St #127, Alexandria, VA]

Unique opportunity to own a property in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, one block from K St. This corner unit building is comprised of retail space on the 1st floor, a lovely 2 BR apartment with updated bathroom on the 2nd floor and 4 easily accessible parking spaces in the back. Zoned CD which offers multiple possibilities. Must see. [121 S Henry St, Alexandria, VA]

Located just a block and a half to King Street's shopping and dining district, this historic 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath clapboard row house abounds with charm and style. When you enter this delightful home from its brick stoop, you're greeted by a generous foyer with a spacious closet, a rarity in Old Town. Built circa 1800, the home has been extensively renovated for modern living, and features a thoughtfully designed kitchen to maximize storage, which is outfitted with Corian counters, an Italian tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and custom cherry cabinets. An open living and dining area complete with a wood burning fireplace, plantation shutters, crown molding, and hardwood floors features two glass doors providing easy access to the home~s private garden with flagstone patio, just perfect for al fresco dining, relaxing, and entertaining. Also located on this level is an updated, discreetly located powder room, and a staircase to the unfinished basement, which provides ample storage to suit your needs. Walking up the staircase you'll find two of the home's bright bedrooms and a large full bath on the second floor. As you enter the front bedroom, your eye is drawn upward by the exposed wood beams accentuating the vaulted ceilings. In the back of the home you'll find a quiet, serene second bedroom featuring the home~s second wood-burning fireplace, which overlooks the tranquil garden. Ascending the staircase to the third floor takes you to the home's master level complete with a spacious bedroom with sizeable closets, and a separate full bathroom with a soaking tub. A niche at the top of the stairs can make a charming reading or home office nook, and the washer and dryer are conveniently located near the bedrooms in a separate laundry space.The home's central location in the heart of Old Town's historic district is convenient to Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Trader Joes, Starbucks, farmers' markets and the King Street Metro station, with easy access to I-95/495, Route 1 and the GW Parkway. [211 S Columbus St, Alexandria, VA]

Modern living in the heart of Old Town ~ stunning interior renovation created a luxurious, modern home inside a historic house in an incredible location. Open floor plan with elegant style and high-end finishes ~ living room, dining room and kitchen (all on main level) flow through natural light from windows on three sides. Kitchen designed for modern living ~ gourmet appliances (Wolf, Sub-Zero, Modern-Aire barrel range hood, Miele plumbed-in coffee/espresso machine, U-Line beverage refrigerator), Spark Modern ribbon gas fireplace, honed Calacatta marble, sleek cabinets, ample storage and prep space. Gorgeous outdoor space ~ reminiscent of Paris or New Orleans. Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, re-lined original 18th C. fireplace, spacious master closet, modern en suite bathroom (double sinks, floating cabinet, heated floors, large shower with bench and double shower heads, separate water closet, Toto washlet), large windows and natural light throughout. 2nd master/guest suite designed to provide maximum space and privacy ~ modern en suite bathroom (double sinks, floating cabinet, heated floors, large shower with bench and double shower heads, separate water closet), spacious closet and private hallway ~ gracefully incorporating original 18th C. random-width hardwood floors and overlooking garden below. Modern updates include new electrical and plumbing, spray foam insulation, Unico high-efficiency air conditioning system, dedicated laundry room on same level as bedrooms, functional closets and storage space, 3 natural gas fireplaces, Pella ~European-style~ push-out casement windows in kitchen (opening out to garden), and the design and installation of a wide, modern staircase. Amazing Old Town location ~ half a block from Farmer~s Market, City Hall and Carlyle House ~walk to shops, restaurants and enjoy the Scottish Walk and George Washington Day parade from your front steps. Easy street parking (or convenient monthly parking around the corner at 418 Cameron). Truly a unique property ~modern luxury inside a historic home in the heart of Old Town. No condo fee. No HOA. [210 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA]

Historic semi-detached 2.5 story clapboard house built in 1852. An unusual feature: lovely hallway 28 feet long and is floored with pine boards cut to exact length and laid without joints. Double parlor with built in bookcases, formal dining room, country kitchen, five bedrooms, six fireplaces, secluded rear garden. Wrought iron gate leads to award winning private parking for 5/6 cars. Open Sun 9th 2-4 [315 S Lee St, Alexandria, VA]

Beautifully redeveloped condo in the heart of the Parker-Grey District within Old Town Alexandria. 4 blocks to King St, less than 1 mile to King Street and Braddock Road Metro stations. Upgraded finishes, brand new home appliances and systems, and modern designs. *The condominium has not been registered by the Common Interest Community Board. A condominium unit may be reserved on a nonbinding reservation agreement, but no contract of sale or lease may be entered into prior to registration. Condos are expected to be ready for move in, mid to end July. *5 additional condos coming soon! Contact agents for more information. [432 N Henry St #A, Alexandria, VA]

**Charming 3 level townhouse** 2 bedroom, 2 full baths**Beautiful hardwood floors on main and upper levels**New carpet on stairs and in basement family room**Fresh paint throughout**Open floor plan**Dining room walks out to large deck and peaceful back yard**Updated kitchen with new dishwasher, microwave, and 5-burner gas stove**Two bedrooms upstairs with ceiling fans**Upper level bathroom has new bathtub and surround**Front loading washer and dryer in separate laundry room downstairs**Full bath (shower) on lower level**Plenty of street parking, plus Private off-street parking via alley in back, with access through fully fenced back yard**Close to everything! King Street Metro, Whole Foods, City Hall, and Torpedo Factory are all within approx one mile**Only 1/2 mile to shops and restaurants along South Washington Street: Firehook Bakery, Southside 815, Balduccis, CVS, Ace Hardware, District Taco, and so much more!**Easy access to I-495, Route 1, National Harbor, Mount Vernon Trail, Reagan National Airport**Don't miss this one! [719 S Fayette St, Alexandria, VA]

OLD TOWN WATERFRONT COMMUNITY STEPS TO FOUNDERS PARK AND THE POTOMAC RIVER. MARBLE ENTRY FOYER, LOWER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM. LIVING ROOM WITH 11 FT CEILINGS,FIREPLACE SURROUNDED BY BUILT-IN BOOKCASES, SEPARATE DINING ROOM AND GOURMET KITCHEN ON THE MAIN LEVEL. MASTER BEDROOM WITH DOUBLE CLOSETS, PRIVATE LUXURIOUS MASTER BATHROOM. TWO ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOMS. LARGE REAR PATIO. COME AND ENJOY. GREAT HOME FOR ENTERTAINING. [119 Quay St, Alexandria, VA]

Property Management Basics

Julie Nesbitt
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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Properties in Belle Haven

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Properties in Cameron Mews

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.

Charthouse


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.

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  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

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