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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.

We help our clients buy homes in Northern VA.

Our home buyer’s resource page will answer common questions like:

  • Why Nesbitt Realty?
  • What is a buyer’s agent?
  • What is a buyer’s rebate?
  • How much does representation cost?
  • How we find your new home?
  • How much home can you afford?
  • How much are closing costs?

Read answers, home buyer’s tips & tools

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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

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 full bath townhome in prime location of Alexandria! Open floor plan with refinished hardwood flooring throughout home, built-ins, plantation shutters throughout, updated lighting, neutral paint and updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Dining area and kitchen lead to a stunning backyard that features a new rear fence with access door to alleyway, refinished stone patio with built-in bar + roof with TV hookup, new sitting/retaining walls and plenty of yard space - the perfect backyard for entertaining! The upper level features all hardwood flooring, two spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets and updated full bath. Lower level features tile flooring throughout, new hardwood stairs, updated full bath, new wet bar, full size laundry room + walk-up access to backyard. Just blocks away to restaurants, shops, and King Street Metro! A must see home! [924 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA]

PRIME Location close to the shops and restaurants of Old Town Alexandria, Ronald Reagan (DCA) Airport, the new Amazon Headquarters and the VA Tech Campus, and 2.5 miles to Crystal City. Walking distance to Braddock Road Metro Station. Excellent opportunity to make this home your own and build equity in this sought after community. Homes in the area are selling for over $700K. The AC unit is less than 7 years old, Furnace, Hot Water Tank and Roof approximately 7 years old. This is an As Is estate sale. Once your offer is accepted it must be approved by the court, which will take about 6 weeks. Price improvement has occurred. The seller will consider All Reasonable Offers. [1005 Bashford Ln, Alexandria, VA]

Perfect, move-in ready junior one bedroom/ one bathroom in a fabulous location in SE quadrant of Old Town Alexandria. One assigned parking space included. Sunny unit w/wood floors, NEW HVAC and stove in 2020, and wood blinds throughout. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances in 2005, plus a dishwasher and garbage disposal. Updated full bath with pedestal sink and wainscoting. Laundry room and bike room are located on lower level. Unit has central air with ceiling fan in bedroom. Parking space is next to side entrance of building, with easy street parking for visitors. Secure, keyless main door entry. Beautiful courtyard, picnic area and grill. Parking and water included in condo fee. Just steps from shops, restaurants, grocery stores, hardware store, dog park, Potomac river and the Mt. Vernon bike path. Conveniently located with multiple buses stopping adjacent to the building, including the 11Y express bus for commuting downtown. King street metro station is about 16 blocks walking or walk 6 blocks to King Street and take the free shuttle the rest of the way. [719 S Saint Asaph St #208, Alexandria, VA]

Open Sunday 12 July from 2p - 4p! Stop by and view this beautiful home!!! 206 N Royal Street is located on one of the prettiest streets in Old Town. Built in 1840, it is "included within the ranks of Plaqued houses " in Alexandria . High ceilings, spacious rooms, hardwood floors, three wood burning fireplaces, add to its elegance. The gourmet kitchen will excite you! The floor plan is perfect for entertaining large or small groups. Master bedroom with lots of sunlight is large enough for a couch. Walk in closet and elegant master bath with double sinks. There is a 2nd bedroom and study with built-in's and fireplace for working or relaxing. Upper 2 level has two bedrooms and hall bath. Lower level has a family room and full bath. Lots of storage. Private enclosed patio for cook outs or quiet reading. Welcome Home! [206 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA]

OPEN Sat 11 July 1p - 3p!! Stop by to view this fabulous home! A beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick end townhouse (Snowden model) in highly sought- after Nethergate community. Large kitchen with dining space opens into a family room and enclosed patio. Assigned Parking is at door for 2 cars. Just a short walk to bus, Braddock metro, Mount Vernon trail, Trader Joe's and some delicious restaurants. [1221 Michigan Ct, Alexandria, VA]

A beautiful condo in the perfect location! Come see this fantastic, light-filled, 2-bed condo built in 2014, with an open and modern floor plan. It boasts beautiful hardwood floors, granite countertops, and a deck overlooking N. Patrick St. Walking distance to Braddock Metro, Potomac Yard Center, King Street and Historic Old Town. [915 N Patrick St #202, Alexandria, VA]

Truly Exceptional, Plaqued Semi-Detached Residence circa 1780, situated on coveted Cameron Street. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms + 2 beautiful Outdoor Spaces between the main level Patio and Rooftop Deck. Numerous charming Built-in's, Dentil Molding, Wainscoting and 4 Fireplaces. Truly exceptional Gourmet Kitchen includes - WOLF Range, Sub-Zero Refrigeration, BOSCH, Custom Soft-Close Cabinetry + Soapstone Counters. ASKO Washer/Dryer stacked. 502 Cameron Street offers fantastic flow from the Kitchen to outdoor space - perfect for entertaining. Original wood floors throughout - complete Old Town charm! Gorgeous New Master Bathroom features Carrara Marble Tiling and ToTo Bath Fixture. Recent Upgrades & Enhancements: NEW Roof Shingles Installed. NEW HVAC System. Just Painted Exterior / Interior, Designer Lighting Fixtures. Enjoy beautiful Sunsets on your Private Roof Deck or Entertain family and friends on the main level Patio. Situated just one block from Fine Dining, Retail and Entertainment on King Street. Minutes to Washington DC, Reagan National Airport, Central Location. Visit the Virtual Tour Link: http://spws.homevisit.com/hvid/298923 -- CONTACT AGENT FOR PRIVATE TOUR [502 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA]

Outstanding Federal house on Gentry Row, built circa 1784 by Captain John Harper. Once the home of Dr. Elijah Cullen Dick, who, along with Dr. Craik, attended George Washington on his deathbed. It was Dr. Elijah Dick who famously stopped the clock at Washington's death. The curved stone steps lead into the gracious entry hallway, which opens to the formal living room and dining rooms, separated by a gracious arch, each with wood burning fireplaces, and deeply articulated moldings. The dining room offers two china cabinets, each of which opens on hinges to reveal hidden storage. A full length glass door leads to the walled brick garden with whimsical fish pond. The eat in kitchen features Chinese red cabinets, custom ornamentation, stainless steel appliances and countertops, gas fireplace on raised hearth and French doors to the brick garden. Off the kitchen is a powder room, pantry, elevator and access to the "horse alley" leading to the street. On the second level, sunlight streams into the grand ballroom from the three windows across the front of the house, enhanced by a stately fireplace on the west wall. The library is paneled in original pine, while a discreet wet bar peaks out from behind folding doors on the way to the booklined passageway to the guest bedroom and bath above the kitchen. The third floor offers a sun drenched master bedroom with en suite bath and fireplace, as well as a third bedroom and hall bath. Down another passageway above the horse alley, there is a bright and sunny exercise/laundry room or playroom. The fourth floor opens to a fabulous bright and airy fourth bedroom, with arched faux stone feature, resembling a massive fireplace bracketing the bed in this room. There is a full bath on this level and steps leading to an attic for extra storage. There are four bedrooms and four and a half updated/renovated baths, elevator from the first floor to the second and third floor bedroom levels and heart pine floors throughout. The seven wood burning fireplaces are located in the living room, dining room, ballroom, library, master bedroom, second and third bedrooms. There is an additional gas fireplace in the kitchen, adding warmth and ambiance to the kitchen eat in area. There is a large basement accessed from the back of the stairs on the main level, with loads of storage and a wine cellar. The Dr. Dick house is an outstanding example of early Alexandria architecture, built to last for centuries and perhaps even more charming today than in the 1780's. [211 Prince St, Alexandria, VA]

Fabulous free standing brick row house with commercial zoning, yet styled as a delightful home. Fully enclosed rear brick walled patio connects to free standing out building in rear, which is usable as an office or studio with separate gated access. Ideal property for the busy professional who needs a charming home, with heart pine floors, open living and dining area, large eat-in kitchen with skylight and French doors to walled patio garden, with separate office or artist's studio space on site for working at home. House and studio professionally painted; completely new bath installed in main house. Kitchen recently updated with granite countertops and ceramic tile floor and new French doors to patio. [612 Duke St, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome Home to this freshly painted, coveted "treetop unit" with hardwood floors in Riverton! New Buckingham slate roof and awnings! Original owner has lovingly cared for this unit. New HVAC system, electric range and all in one washer and dryer in the unit. Gorgeous new premium carpeting in the bedroom. You will love cooking in this kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the Riverton gym or enjoy an outdoor activity just steps away on the George Washington Parkway Trail. Take a dip in the pool after strolling to the restaurants and shops in Old Town, Alexandria. One stoplight on the GW Pkwy to Washington DC or National Airport. Convenient on site bicycle storage room. Assigned parking space #1 at building entrance. You won't want to miss this conveniently located and beautiful light filled unit. Virtual Showings available by request. [1251 E Abingdon Dr #1121, 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

Fort Ellsworth condominium in Old Town

 

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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.

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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. 

    Read More

  • 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

    Read More

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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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