BudgetEstablishing your budget before beginning the home search is an important consideration. Some experts suggest that you can expect to pay 25% of your salary towards your mortgage. Fortunately for people living in Northern Virginia, many job centers offering high paying salaries are available. These places include the Mark Center, Inova Hospitals, USPTO, NOVA Community College, Fort Belvoir and Reston Town Center.
SizeWhen considering buying a home, you must answer several important questions, such as whether or not you would like roommates, or whether or not you are married or plan to start a family. The answers to these questions will help you determine whether you might prefer a 2 bedroom condo in Courthouse or a 1,000,000 home in Mount Vernon.
Location and AtmosphereNorthern Virginia has neighborhoods to suit everyone's needs. Arlington is a bustling city with all of the big-city amenities, such as businesses and shopping, and is only a short distance from DC. If you would prefer a small-town atmosphere, Woodbridge can offer this at only a short commuter from the bigger cities. Alexandria, a nice middle ground between Arlington and Woodbridge, has plenty of nightlife, restaurants, and shopping in a variety of neighborhoods like Old Town, West End, and Fairfax County.
TypeCondo? Townhome? Single family home? Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Condos can offer some amenities, like a pool, fitness center, or dry cleaner, all conveniently located in the condo community, but they come at the cost of condominium fees. Single-family homes do not have these extra costs, unless they are located within a neighborhood that has a home owner's association, but they also do not have the conveniences that a condo or townhome has to offer.
CommitmentSince a mortgage is such a long term commitment, factoring in job security when preparing to purchase a home is vital. For those who end up having to leave the area, whether it is temporary or permanent, hiring a property manager is an option so that you can rent out your home and collect rent on it while you’re gone.
Credit ScoreThe first step to buying a home is to get pre approved if you want to be considered a serious buyer. This can speed up the home buying process. Some ways to improve your credit score are to always pay your bills on time or, if you do not have credit, you can build your credit by opening a credit card, use it monthly, and pay the bill on time.
Who sets the price?Agents at Nesbitt Realty understand that no matter what you've been told Realtors really have no control at all over the real estate market, only the plan behind marketing. Our Realtors never determine the asking price - the seller does. We can provide Realtor advice, but the seller makes the final decision. This not only applies to the list (asking) price, but it especially applies to the selling price. By the same token, we cannot control the offer price. We can only present the offers that are actually made. None-the-less, if the seller does things right and takes each step by step, together we’ll set a listing price in the right area and have no problems selling your property. [Learn more about selling your property]
Nesbitt Realty is family-owned and family-operated. Our realty business serves Northern Virginia, and our services as well prices are quite competitive although we compete against some of the biggest names in the industry. Even though this is a rather competitive market, we are quite successful as we are the winners of a number of awards in categories for client satisfaction. You are assured that you will have no worries when it comes to reveling in the joy of stress-free, passive income, and there is no work necessary on your part. There is always a solution for you when your business is in the hands of Nesbitt Realty. We confidently offer you an experienced, professional, well-trained, and dedicated team who will confidently manage each detail ranging from leasing to maintenaOur team is experienced, professional and dedicated to managing every detail from leasing to maintenance to financial transactions. Learn more about us now!
Leasing a RentalLeasing a rental is a very serious decision which warrants a great deal of attention before a final decision is made. When choosing a rental property, renters in Northern Virginia have a variety of factors to consider including, but not limited to, price, size, location, amenities, length of stay, proximity to Metro, type of home (condo, townhouse, single-family, etc.). A smarter renter will consider all of his/her options before making a decision to ensure that they are making the best possible decision. But the number of choices can be overwhelming. It is difficult to know that you are not missing anything. A Rental Agent can help you make sense of your options. The best part is that hiring a Rental Agent costs the renter nothing. [Learn more.]
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