Do you want to learn how to lay the groundwork for home shopping in the merciless 22066 real estate market?
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Understand that there is no “perfect” time to buy.
If you find the right house today, don’t take the chance of losing out because you’re trying to guess where the interest rates are going in Great Falls! Outside factors like market price and interest rate usually don’t fluctuate quickly enough to make a significant difference in an individual house’s price in Great Falls. Much more important than macro-economic factors, is the home itself. That’s because all real estate is unique. So, property that you miss out on today, might never be on the market again.

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Trust your instincts.
A bit of encouragement is helpful, but too many comments can make it hard to hear your own thoughts. Concentrate on your own desires, and not the needs and wants of people who won’t be living in the home.

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Accept that no house is ever perfect.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. The association provides all utilities but the association fee is high.The commute is perfect, but the nearby shops and restaurants aren’t what you hoped for. Make a list of your top priorities, and focus on properties in Fairfax County that fit your specified criteria.

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Don’t expect that to negotiate too much in Great Falls.
Great Falls is filled with sellers who are well-educated, intelligent and they have access to loads of information. Fairfax County has some of the savviest home sellers in the country. They are well-coached and well-informed.

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When you’re buying a home, you’re buying a neighborhood.
Don’t get so caught up in the physical aspects of the house itself that you forget about important issues such as:

  • parks
  • how close the neighborhood is to friends and family
  • resalability

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Prepare ahead.
Before you looking for homes, you’ll want to:

  • to get approved for a mortgage
  • think about title companies
  • list your priorities
  • select a Realtor

I can help with the purchase process. Even if you just need to talk to learn more about how to go forward, please don’t hesitate to call. Contact me if you’d like to learn more about 747 Ellsworth Ave.


747 Ellsworth Ave, Great Falls 22066

Beautifully renovated with hardwood Main Floor. Kitchen with SS appliances and granite. fire place in both levels.Walk out lower level complete suite with bedroom and bathroom and fire place. Over half acre. Beautiful fenced back yard. Private … [Read more]

Price: $699,000 : 747 Ellsworth Ave, Great Falls, VA 22066
|| Beds: 4 || Baths: 3 || Half-Baths: 0 || Living Area: 1,222 || Days On Market: 87 ||
|| Green Acres || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $4,130 || MLS: FX10052291

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.