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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:

your lender
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.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says that since so many details, especially financial ones, are involved in buying and selling a home, using a real estate agent is a good idea because that professional can be a guide throughout the process, making the entire process and experience so much easier.

The key to a successful and positive experience with a real estate transaction is finding the right professional to assist you. While a real estate agent can meet your needs, the services of a Realtor® will suite your needs even better.

What’s the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Realtor?

Of the more than two million people who have earned real estate licenses, only a small percentage of them are Realtors. Realtors, who are members in good standing of the National Association of Realtors, their state association of Realtors, and a local real estate board, are held to high standards of ethical behavior and undergo continuing education annually to remain accredited.

All agents of Nesbitt Realty are Realtors!

What Does a Realtor Do?

Law requires Realtors to:

  • perform necessary and customary acts, in good faith and with reasonable care, to assist in the purchase or sale of real estate.
  • properly account for money or other property placed in his or her care.
  • disclose “adverse material facts” which are, or should be, within the agent’s knowledge.

Realtors can assist buyers in many ways. One such way is keeping buyers informed on all the latest listings, to which Realtors gain access as soon as they are listed on the market. Realtors will also be familiar with all the information you may want regarding the area of your potential home, which may include school quality, community safety, traffic volume and commute time, accessibility to shops and public transportation, and proximity of local parks and recreation. When a buyer is ready to purchase a home, Realtors can help you pre-qualify for a mortgage, weigh the pros and cons of the varying types of mortgages, and walk you through the complicated paperwork involved in real estate transactions.

Realtors can also assist sellers with listing and preparing to sell a home, screening potential buyers, and showing investors properties that suit their investing profiles.

Through efficient organization and coordination of meetings with potential buyers and sellers, Nesbitt Realty can quickly locate the perfect home for you or sell your home in the shortest time possible.

 

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For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.

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

Come and see a fully updated 2 bedroom 2 bath unit in Marina Towers. Marina Towers is an elegant condo building on the water in North Old Town. On a cul-de-sac it is private and adjacent to national park where eagles, osprey, egrets and all types of birds and wildlife hang out. Your personal key takes you out the private gate to the Mt Vernon Bike/Jg/Walk Trail, where you can easily ride into DC, Crystal City or down to King St. If you work in DC the express bus stops at the corner. Or, the metro is not far away. We are just minutes from all major employers, military bases, and the Amazon HQ offices. There's plenty of parking, a car wash area, and our own private dog park. And best of all there is a convenience store that sells pretty much everything and which does dry cleaning, fold and fluff laundry, and shoe repair. Onsite maintenance and management keeps this building running like clockwork and our daily and ongoing custodians keep it sparkling clean. The party room is fantastic and has a large TV, full kitchen, bar, and is perfect for meetings, parties, or watching the big game. Don/t miss this opportunity. [501 Slaters Ln #710, Alexandria, VA]

Bright end-unit condominium townhouse in Brocketts Crossing. This south oriented home is sun-drenched and convenient to parking, DC, Reagan Airport, the many shops and restaurants of Old town Alexandria. Commuting to DC~is a breeze via the George Washington Parkway, Metro and buses. The ground floor is super charming with parquet floors, a wood burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen, and pretty living room accessing a quaint private walled garden with separate gated entrance! The second floor features two sunny bedrooms connected by a hallway with bathroom between, and pretty old Town views. [302 N Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA]

Charming, 2br/2.5ba, Victorian townhouse in Parker Gray only blocks to Metro, Waterfront, King St restaurants/boutiques & Harris Teeter/Trader Joe's. Light filled open, yet formal, floor plan offers large living room with gas fireplace, separate dining room and open kitchen (granite and ss appliances) with breakfast bar and quaint sitting area. Sliding glass doors lead to fenced patio allowing for great entertaining flow from kitchen area to outside. En-suite bedroom with marble shower and vanity and walk in closet with Elfa shelf system. Master bedroom with two sets of closets and master bath with dual marble vanity and subway tile. Double pane wood windows throughout. Double pane sliding glass door and insulated front door. Other features include: 200 amp electrical panel, high ceilings, built in ceiling and outdoor speakers, dual Nest thermostats and Nest doorbell, newer stacked front loading washer/dryer, recessed lights and gorgeous wood floors throughout (original pine floors upstairs). Don't miss this one! [529 N Alfred St, Alexandria, VA]

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4. Rare detached house in heart of Old Town! Large lot is 2,000 square feet. The house sits on one of the prettiest blocks in the the south east quadrant just a block to Windmill Park, the Potomac River and the dog park. Enter the home by way of a separate foyer with adjacent clothes closet. Kitchen has plentiful cabinet storage and high ceilings. Bright, large living/family room opens to back yard. Upstairs, both bedrooms are large and sun-filled with multiple windows. Closet space is excellent and the master has 2 closets, one very large walk-in that could easily be converted to another full bath. Many Updates have been done in recent years (2011 to 2019) including kitchen remodel, new HVAC, new washer/dryer/new dishwasher/new water heater, adding brick patio, bath updates, siding and insulation on front of house, brick patio and more. [711 S Lee St, Alexandria, VA]

BRING YOUR BOAT! BOAT SLIP CONVEYS! VACATION AT HOME overlooking the glorious Potomac River, walk to fine dining and pubs, or take your bike for a ride to Mt. Vernon - the bike path is right outside your front door! Beautifully renovated waterfront home in exclusive Harborside with streaming light on 3 sides! Stunning water views from every floor, three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a lovely brick patio for entertaining, and 2 car garage parking. Upgrades include a spectacular gourmet kitchen with subzero, wine refrigerator, warming drawer, and top of the line Miele appliances. Master bedroom with walk in closets and handsome furniture quality built-ins. Boat slip conveys! Dining room and Living room chandeliers do not convey. Appointment only with lister. 703.915.8845 [1 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA]

Luxury and location. Elegance abounds in the 3 bedroom, plus office and 3.5 bath penthouse at the Oronoco! This open floor plan with over 3000 Sq Ft of comfortable living space, PLUS an extra large terrace with river views! Completely new and replaced cabinets through-out. New Quartz counter-tops through-out. Automatic shades through-out with black out shades in bedrooms. Home sound and electronic Starr-Savant system, that also includes the window shades. TV's, custom built-ins, and gas fireplace. The office has Walmer Library cabinets, Balconies off the master bedroom.The master bedroom has a large master closet with more custom built-ins. The upgraded ventilation system has a ARS 2nd air handler and ductwork, and an operable bedroom windows replacement. Extra lighting on the 1000 ft terrace for the perfect entertaining with views of the river! Open Sunday, Jan 19th 2-4! [601 N Fairfax St #513, Alexandria, VA]

Light, bright 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath with floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony. Special to #304, is that there is no shared wall with any other apartment. Gourmet kitchen with new Crystal Cabinets, Cambria countertops, gas cooktop and generous kitchen island. Open-floor plan to living and dining area. Wet bar with extra beverage refrigerator and elegant fireplace. Eco-Nize custom closets, spacious laundry room and and guest bedroom. All windows have been tinted and window shades installed, as well!. Starr Systems whole house audio and visual system , that controls music, TV, DVR, Lights and HVAC. 2 Garage Parking, #149 & #150 Onsite storage S-#56,Fitness center and out door heated pool. Concierge and porter, 24-hour security, bike storage, and dog wash station. On the banks of the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, one-level condominium living just a few blocks from historic King Street and local restaurants, retailers, and entertainment venues. Oronoco Bay Park steps away, as well as the walking/bike trail! [601 N Fairfax St #304, Alexandria, VA]

Amazingly, grand historic semi-detached row home in the heart of Old Town Alexandria full of modern touches. Home is currently LISTED BELOW RECENT APPRAISED VALUE. Walk or bike to the Old Town Waterfront where you can enjoy restaurants and shopping or take the Water taxi to The Wharf or National Harbor. With a 94 Walkscore rating, it is a "walker's paradise". Your new home is ready for entertaining, with an open floor plan, gourmet chef's kitchen and french doors that open to a fully fenced private yard. In addition to the modern finishes, you will find historic traites, including vaulted ceilings on the 2nd floor with orginial exposed, refinished beams. You are also minutes to National Airport, the Pentagon and DC. This home is truly beautiful and must be seen in person before it is gone. The home has been fully restored with new additions in the back and upper levels. Full plans can be provided. See documents for floor plans, features, survey, and other forms. Home Warranty will be provided from HSA Home Warranty. Home has 24/7 Home Security/Video monitoring. Sister semi detached home at 421 N. Columbus listed at $1,398,000 (VAAX238950) [419 N Columbus St, Alexandria, VA]

SE Quadrant of Historic Old Town Alexandria - Steps from Windmill Hill Park overlooking the Potomac River including a dog park too. 1.3 mile walk to King ST Metro. Close to grocery store and a short stroll to restaurant row. Then there is this fantastic house. Brick entry courtyard leads to the spacious entry foyer. Living room with gas fireplace and dining room with chair rail & crown molding. Spacious and modern kitchen with some glass front cabinets, farm sink, gas cooking, granite counters and stainless appliances. Recessed lighting, table space and fireplace with River Walk Rock trim. Cute Family or Sunroom that leads to a bricked in rear patio. Can't wait till the warm weather comes again. A powder room completes the first level. Up the circular staircase to an open space at the top of the stairs, perfect for a reading room/office. Laundry closet plus a built in work space closet too. In the Master Bedroom with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and ceiling fan, Generous double sink master bath plus a walk-in closet too. Off the master bedroom is a small deck for your morning coffee. Second bedroom is spacious and affords yet another fireplace, ample closets and beamed ceiling. A second upper level bath is off the hall. Crawl Space was insulated in 2014. HVAC replaced in 2018. Main sewer lines replaced in 2018. New Microwave and Stove in 2019. If this description does not make you want to run and see this offering? Hurry Buy, It Will Not Last. [212 Gibbon St, Alexandria, VA]

Step into the pages of a designer magazine. This immaculate 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath six year young end-unit GREEN town home looks like a model home. Sun-filled open main level with hardwoods- perfect for entertaining or cozy enough for two. Gourmet kitchen with Quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, custom marble backsplash, pantry, gracious breakfast bar & deck for grilling. Master retreat with spa bath & walk-in closet with organizers. Gracious secondary bedroom suites each with a full bath. Sunny private roof terrace ideal to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Work from home? Enjoy the sunny first floor office just steps from the welcoming foyer, ready to greet your clients. Oversized one car garage with storage so you'll never have to scramble for parking in Old Town again. All this and a great community as well that organizes social events for adults, children, and your pets. This is more than just a house - it is a HOME! Just steps from ...5 blocks to Metro...6 blocks to the Potomac River...2 blocks to the Charles Houston Rec Center...6 blocks to 3 daycare centers & 3 grocery stores [920 N Alfred 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.

King Street
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.

  • 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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    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will Nesbitt Principal Broker   Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland 703 765 0300 (main) 571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) ——– Original Message ——– Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected]

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