How To Prepare For Your House Purchase Of Real Estate In Northern Virginia

Will Nesbitt
Are you ready to learn how to lay the groundwork house comparisons in the competitive local real estate market?
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Know that there’s no “right” time to purchase a 4-bedroom Rambler-style in 22101 in McLean.
If you find the right house now, you don’t want to risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the interest rates are going. Elements like market price and interest rate usually don’t fluctuate quickly enough to make a meaningful difference in an individual house’s price in Fairfax County. A much bigger factor is the property itself. Every single property in Fairfax County is unique. So, opportunities missed today could be gone forever.

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Don’t ask for too many opinions.
Everyone likes a little reassurance from friends or relatives, but divergent ideas might not be compatible in an actual home purchase. Give the most weight to your own needs and wants as well as the needs and wants of others who will be living in (or paying for) the home.

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Understand that no home is ever perfect.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. Maybe the home has 4 bedrooms but no garage parking.The roof is great, but the windows need to be replaced. I’ll help you separate what you want from what you need, so that we can concentrate on the factors that are most important.

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Be prepared to haggle, but don’t expect someone to give away real estate in McLean.
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. Just because a home has been sitting for a long time, doesn’t mean that the seller is willing to negotiate. Sometimes it means just the opposite.

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When you’re buying a home, you’re buying a neighborhood.
Don’t get completely enamored by the physical aspects of a home to the point that you forget about important issues such as:

  • convenience
  • walking/jogging paths
  • waterfront or waterview

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Make preparations before you hunt for homes.
Before you looking for homes, you’ll want to:

  • list your priorities
  • learn more about home inspections
  • figure your budget
  • 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 1917 Great Falls St.

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1917 Great Falls St, McLean 22101

Beautiful all-brick home located on a large lot overlooking wooded parkland. Abundant natural light, charming double sided fireplace between living room and sunroom, spacious family room, lower level nanny or guest suite, ample attic and … [Read more]

Price: $739,000 : 1917 Great Falls St, McLean, VA 22101
|| Beds: 4 || Baths: 3 || Half-Baths: 0 || Living Area: 1,494 || Days On Market: 2 ||
|| Devon Park || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $4,450 || MLS: FX10138669

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Will Nesbitt

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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.