Is it time to get serious about pursuing a purchase of real estate in Fairfax County.  Now is the perfect time to consider purchasing a property. There are interesting new opportunities of properties listed in Alexandria. We’ve found a few first-rate deals which are found when you contact me.

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However, every buyer needs a little time and commitment to spot the optimal home within your means. Naturally, every real estate buyer should want to be a clever buyer. If you do your part; the deal will work out.

To begin the journey from home shopper to home owner you need is to get the finances in order. This involves taking an account of the credit score, and speaking to a lender to determine the budget. Whenever you have no connection whom to talk to, we can make a recommendation.

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Next, start working with a agent that totally understands the Northern Virginia Region. (You’ll locate suggestions on this website and elsewhere on finding a full-time real estate professional, but I’ll tell you right now that I am an expert on the Metro Area real estate.) When you work with me, I’ll make a list of your fundamental needs and fundamentals in a patio home. This is a list of those things that you can absolutely not be without. Once this is compiled, then list the things that you would like. With these lists ready, its time to start looking at homes. Your realtor should be able to provide you with a complete list of homes that fit your criteria, and some that come close. Also, they will be able to guide you to properties that fit your pre-approved mortgage amount.

After finding a home or homes that suit you make sure to have a certified inspector take a thorough look through the home. Have them check all questionable areas of the home. Don’t forget to have the inspector check for mold as this is something that is often overlooked. If the home passes the inspection than carry on with the offer if you are so inclined. If it doesn’t then either continue shopping, or utilize the necessary repairs as a bargaining point. Usually you should be able to have the cost of these repairs deducted from the cost of the home. Its a good idea to bring in your own contractor or expert to get these estimates. By doing this you know that everything is above board.

Buying a home is a huge process and one that you must be careful to handle with all due care and attention. Such an important investment can benefit you financially for years to come as well as providing safety and financial security. Don’t sell yourself short on what you buy as your home. After all, your family deserves the best don’t they?

Julie Nesbitt

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Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.