Preparing To Shop For A $699,900 House In 22310?

Julie Nesbitt
Do you need to know how to lay the groundwork for 3-BR home hunting in the Alexandria real estate market?
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Know that there’s no “right” time to buy a 3-bedroom house in Fairfax County.
If you find the perfect 3-bedroom house now, don’t take the chance of losing out because you’re trying to guess where the interest rates are going in 22310! Factors like market price and interest rate usually don’t change fast enough to make a difference in an individual home’s price in Alexandria. Much more important than macro-economic factors, is the actual real estate involved. That’s because, every property is unique. By the same token, opportunities in real estate are unique. That special home you’ve found in Alexandria might never be on the market again in your lifetime.

Trust your gut.
It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but you can confuse the desires of others, for your own needs and wants. Give the most weight to your own needs and wants.

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Every home in Fairfax County requires some sort of compromise.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. The living room may be perfect, but the bathroom needs an update.Maybe it’s picture perfect, but with a price that is painful. I can help you sort out your priorities, and then fix our attention on those properties in Alexandria that fit your specified criteria.

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Be prepared to haggle, but don’t expect someone to give away real estate.
Negotiation is definitely a part of the real estate process, but trying to “win” by getting an extra-low price or refusing to budge may cost you the home you love.Your home is more than a simple investment. It’s your home. It’s more important to get the right home than the right price.

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When you’re buying a house like 5700 Oak Hill Pl in Alexandria, you’re also buying a neighborhood like Clermont.
Don’t get completely enamored by the physical aspects of a home to the point that you forget about important issues such as:

  • metro accessibility
  • nearby restaurants
  • waterfront or waterview

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Make preparations before you hunt for homes.
Don’t put off these tasks. Before you shop you should:

  • consider a moving schedule
  • learn more about home inspections
  • to get approved for a mortgage
  • think about title companies

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 5700 Oak Hill Pl.

Awesome Custom Built Luxury Home! Designed w/ big-leaguers & business execs in mind w/ all hi-end finishes. Members of the Washington Nationals & Capitals have called this home since being built in ’06. Gourmet Kit w/ huge island/bar, GE … [Read more]

Price: $699,900 : 5700 Oak Hill Pl, Alexandria, VA 22310
|| Beds: 3 || Baths: 2 || Half-Baths: 1 || Living Area: 2,128 || Days On Market: 1 ||
|| Clermont || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $4,138 || MLS: FX10124681

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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.