Julie Nesbitt
Do you want to know what to do to prepare for a home purchase in the Fairfax County real estate market?
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Be advised that there is no “right” time to buy a home in Alexandria.
If you find the right duplex now, you don’t want to risk losing it because you think you can predict what the future will be in the Alexandria housing market. Factors like market price and interest rate almost never change enough to make a difference in an individual duplex’s price. A much bigger factor is the home itself! 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.

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It doesn’t matter what other people like.
Everyone likes a little reassurance from friends or relatives, however too many ideas can actually frustrate and confuse you rather than help. Consider your own needs and wants as a buyer, before you consider advice and desires of people who will not be living in the home.

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You’ll never find a home that doesn’t require a compromise.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. The roof is great, but the windows need to be replaced.The association doesn’t have enough amenities, but the association fee is low. I can help you sort out your priorities—and perhaps identify a few that you hadn’t considered—, and then fix our attention on those properties in Alexandria that fit your specific criteria.

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You can’t negotiate a super-deal in Alexandria, Virginia.
Fairfax County has some of the savviest home sellers in the country. They are well-coached and well-informed. If you pay too much, relax. I’ll put an appraisal contingency in that will allow you to kick-out of the deal at no penalty if the home sales price is too high.

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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:

  • access to public transportation
  • neighborhood pride of ownership
  • noise level

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

  • think about title companies
  • select a Realtor
  • consider a moving schedule
  • list your priorities

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 2212 Sweetbriar Dr.

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2212 Sweetbriar Dr, Alexandria 22307

Largest Bucknell Manor duplex model with rare, three piece master en-suite and WALK-IN closet option! You’ll be hard pressed to find another build-out of the top level with so much potential like this. Extremely bright and cheery home, … [Read more]

Price: $359,000 : 2212 Sweetbriar Dr, Alexandria, VA 22307
|| Beds: 3 || Baths: 2 || Half-Baths: 1 || Living Area: 0 || Days On Market: 1 ||
|| Bucknell Manor || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $1,423 || MLS: FX10129320

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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.