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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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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.

Buying? Talk to a Realtor™.

To assist you with finding the perfect home, you should enlist the services of a reputable Realtor. When you meet with your agent, you will go over how much you are willing to spend, and what type of home you are looking for. You’re agent will know where ideal properties are, and help you find the home that is best for you. Nesbitt Realty is a home-grown, hometown family-run brokerage. We appreciate your business.

Your agent can provide you with a list of potential properties that meet your budget and your features. Once you get the list, you should drive by the homes and check out both the home and the neighborhood. You should consider the appearance and location of the home, safety, access to the freeway, schools nearby, commute time to work, local shopping, and even recreational activities.

Our Realtors charge the buyer nothing and we even rebate a portion of our commission to you the buyer. Talk to us to find out how you can save thousands.

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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

This beautiful home in the heart of Old Town features triple pane Pella windows, hardwoods on all floors, new dual zoned HVACs, open 4th floor loft, 2 car garage, and a quick walk to shops (Trader's Joe & Harris Teeter) and to the Potomac. 3D model visit 625tivoli.info [625 Tivoli Passage Way, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome to this spectacular former model home in Potomac Greens! An immaculately maintained end unit boasting high ceilings, hardwood floors, chef's kitchen with double ovens and a HUGE island. Outdoor space includes a separate grilling and rooftop deck, which backs to a playground and tons of greenspace. Built in ADT Security system, three Ring cameras, three built in Dyson vacuums and terrace furniture are included. Only minutes to Old Town Alexandria, Reagan Airport, Amazon HQ and the new VT campus. You won't want to miss this one! [1711 Potomac Greens Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Please note the open house has been cancelled. Welcome to this wonderful North Old Town home. Original features with modern amenities makes this two bedroom, two bath town home a delight. Beautiful hardwood flooring, throughout. An arched doorway leads to the dining room and kitchen area. Access your private patio directly from the beautifully updated kitchen. Upstairs boasts rich hardwood flooring, large windows and two bedrooms with a charming bathroom. Spacious lower level rec room with tile flooring, full bath and storage area with laundry. Enjoy the private backyard nestled in an enclave of classic town homes in desirable North Old Town Westover area. Enjoy walking to shops, dining and and outdoor activities. It is an easy commute to DC and Amazon HQ2. [1124 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA]

Imagine walking into your fully renovated condo with sweeping views to our Capitol, DC skyline, Old Town Alexandria and the Potomac River. The floor to ceiling windows and balcony expand the length of the condo with views from every room. There was no detail overlooked in the complete renovation of this stylish condo. [400 Madison St #1607, Alexandria, VA]

Rarely available double wide lot in 22314! Old Town Alexandria just 8 blocks from the waterfront and around the corner from District Taco. Three level end unit townhouse with wonderful outdoor space and TWO on-site parking spots (owner swears they got two small cars on the brick pad). Fully fenced with plenty of guest parking on the curbside, this three side brick town comes in just shy of 1100 finished square feet. New flooring throughout to include hardwood floors on main and upper levels refinished to shine like glass. IKEA kitchen with black granite waterfall counters, backsplash and efficiently appointed appliances. Corner dining room features capiz shell chandelier surrounded by travertine tile walls. Upper level bedrooms have ceiling fans with lights, generous closet spaces and a sumptuous spa-insired bath with teak ceiling! Basement offers great entertaining space with more storage and full size stackable washer/dryer. Back deck and side patio are an indulgent downtown luxury. [734 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA]

Nearly 3000 square of feet of living space. This all brick beauty has 2/3 bedrooms + den/guest bedroom and can easily be adapted to 4 bedrooms (see plans online or at the house). A stunning living room features bookcases flanking the wood burning fireplace with a classical architectural mantel. Custom detailed millwork, crown molding, chair rail, plaster ceiling medallions & wainscoting are found throughout the 4 level townhouse. Spacious family room features a wood burning fireplace with a distinctive mantel, marble wet bar and a wall of windows and doors opening to beautiful private brick patio. Professionally landscaped patio by Campbell & Ferrara features an antique wall fountain. Mature boxwood in vintage cache pots convey. Custom garden and tree lighting, professionally done by Vernon Daniels. Eat-in kitchen offers Quartz counters, new flooring, GE Profile refrigerator, Koehler sink and ceramic tile, 2016. Luxurious master suite with three closets and new white honed marble ensuite master bath, 2016. Decorative mirrors in all bathrooms will convey as well as designer sconces. Top floor is lovely and opens to a delightful rooftop terrace complete with a wood burning fireplace. New atrium Jeld-Wyn glass door to terrace, installed by Braswell, 2017. Custom wood interior plantation shutters throughout. Terrific private office/guest room with French doors on lower level. Three handsome, aged brass lanterns by Troy Lighting grace the exterior, installed 2016. All brick driveway in herringbone pattern. Exterior painted, 2017. Interior painted, 2019. [409 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA]

Amazingly, grand historic semi-detached row home in the heart of Old Town Alexandria full of modern touches. 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 montioring. [421 N Columbus St, Alexandria, VA]

BACK ON THE MARKET! $55K PRICE REDUCTION! Completely renovated, 3-level, brick townhome located in the Yates Gardens neighborhood of the SE Quadrant of Historic Old Town Alexandria! Walls were removed & reconfigured to create new, open floor plans on the 1st & 3rd levels of the home. The 1st Floor comprises heated floors throughout, an open kitchen with a spacious island with granite countertops, a copper forged bar sink, additional storage & seating for four. The space is complemented by a separate dining area which leads to the outdoor, private oasis - a large brick patio & tiered garden of mature plantings & trees.The living room is light-filled & open with floor-to-ceiling windows, a wood-burning fireplace, & a reading cove bookended with built-ins. The 3rd Floor comprises a master bedroom with en-suite bath & a double-sided, walk-in closet. The owner added a 2nd full bath to complement the guest bedroom. The attic space has been transformed into an accessible space with pull-down steps & sub-flooring to provide off-season storage. There is one assigned off-street parking space located at the foot of the front door. No HOA! This home has it all! [705 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA]

The impeccable attention to detail is captivating. Throughout this sleek condo are all high-end appliances and features. The outside private terrace invites one to relax or enjoy entertaining. This sun drenched unit has floor to ceiling windows, extra high ceilings with recessed lighting and numerous closets . The many custom touches include a stone wall surrounding the gas fireplace, a stone entry wall, a marble counter to ceiling backsplash. Let this luxury waterfront icon condo be home for you. Luxury living at its finest. [601 N Fairfax St #213, 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

Welcome to Cameron Mews

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.

harpist
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.

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    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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  • 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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