How To Prepare For Your High-Rise Condo Purchase In Alexandria

Do you need to know more about what to do to prepare home evaluation in the the City of Alexandria real estate market?
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Know that there’s no “great” time to pick up real estate in 22314 in Alexandria.
If you find the most compatible home now, you don’t want to risk losing it because you believe you can predict where the interest rates are going in the City of Alexandria tomorrow. Factors like market price and interest rate usually don’t fluctuate quickly enough to make a meaningful difference in an individual high-rise condo’s price in the City of Alexandria. Much more important than macro-economic factors, is the home itself. Every single property in Alexandria is unique. So, property that you miss out on today, might never be on the market again.

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Don’t poll the village for opinions.
Of course, everyone likes a little reassurance, but too many cooks spoil the soup. Focus on the wants and needs of the people who will actually be living in this high-rise condo.

Every home in the City of Alexandria 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 roof is great, but the windows need to be replaced.Maybe the home has 1 bedrooms but no garage parking. I’ll help you to make a list of priorities, and start by shopping homes that meet your basic requirements.

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Don’t expect that to negotiate too much in Alexandria.
the City of Alexandria 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.

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When you buy a home, you’re buy a community.
Don’t get so caught up in the physical aspects of the house itself that you forget about important issues such as:

  • nearby restaurants
  • community activities
  • access to amenities,

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

  • list your priorities
  • select a Realtor
  • to get approved for a mortgage
  • investigate insurance

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. Talk to me if you’d like to learn more about 2151 Jamieson Ave #1803.

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2151 Jamieson Ave #1803, Alexandria 22314

Fabulous, fan shaped LR! Eat-in kit has 2 pantrys, double DW, disp, instant hot, refrig w/ IM & kit WINDOW! Washer/dryer, Crown molding! Foyer, MBR w bookcase, walk-in closet w/ built-ins. Gar parking. Tenant works from home so need notice. … [Read more]


1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 850 sq.ft.

Added: 04/04/18, Last Updated: 04/04/2018

Property Type: Residential Hi-Rise 9+ Floors for Sale

MLS Number: AX10189310

Subdivision: Carlyle Towers

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12143 Presidio Way

3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,742 sq.ft.

Added: 04/05/18, Last Updated: 04/05/2018

Property Type: Residential Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: PW10198991

Subdivision: Lake Ridge

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.