Julie Nesbitt
Do you need to know more about what to do to prepare townhouse comparison in the tough Northern Virginia real estate market?

Know that there’s no “right” time to purchase a $565,000 2-bedroom 2-baths Colonial townhouse in Alexandria, Virginia.
If you find the most suitable $565,000 2-bedroom 2-baths property now, you don’t want to miss out because you’re trying to guess where the housing market and interest rates are going. Factors like market price and interest rate usually don’t change fast enough to make a significant difference in an individual townhouse’s price. Much more important than macro-economic factors, is the actual neighborhood and actual homes in Fairfax County where you’re shopping. Each property, each home is unique. By the same token, opportunities in real estate are unique. That special home you’ve found in Fairfax County might never be on the market again in your lifetime.

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Don’t ask for too many opinions.
A bit of encouragement is helpful, 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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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. If it’s in the right location, the yard may be a bit smaller than you had hoped. The commute is perfect, but the nearby shops and restaurants aren’t what you hoped for. Prioritize your home ownership desires and home ownership requirements, and then focus on what you must have. Anything beyond what you absolutely must have is a win.

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Be prepared to haggle, but don’t expect someone to give away real estate in Alexandria.
Fairfax County has some of the savviest home sellers in the country. They are well-coached and well-informed. There are other buyers in Alexandria and they are looking at the same data. If a home is under-priced, expect it to get bid up.

When you’re buying a townhouse, 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:

  • noise level
  • waterfront or waterview
  • resalability

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Plan for the future.
Before you looking for homes, you’ll want to:

  • investigate insurance
  • learn more about home inspections
  • select a Realtor
  • 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 1783 Duffield Ln.

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1783 Duffield Ln, Alexandria 22307

Gracious townhouse in Belle Haven on the Green offers low-maintenance living in ideal commuter location. Only 2 lights to Old Town for shopping & restaurants, but with MUCH more space per dollar. One-car garage, TWO large master suites, bright … [Read more]

Price: $565,000 : 1783 Duffield Ln, Alexandria, VA 22307
|| Beds: 2 || Baths: 2 || Half-Baths: 1 || Living Area: 1,593 || Days On Market: 1 ||
|| Belle Haven On the Green || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $3,025 || MLS: FX10172669

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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.