Types of Condos

Many people picture a high-rise building filled with apartments when they think of a condominium. But, not all condos are high-rises.  In fact, not all condos are buildings, much less hi-rises! For example, a bare land condo  is a condominium in which the owner owns land only.

Even horses are getting into the act! Some stables have gone condo. In a stable condo, the owner purchases a single stall for his horse in a stable, but shares the stable and grounds with other horses and owners. At a marina, it is possible to condo a single slip from a dock. In both cases, the owners pay a fee to the association for maintenance, but in both cases, the owner is solely responsible for his interest in the condo.

A more common type of condominium is the garden-style condo. Garden-style condos are one to five floors of condominiums and usually don’t have an elevator. From the exterior, townhouse condos look exactly like regular condominiums.

It is even possible to have a single family residence titled as a condo. This can happen in a vacation community where the association maintains the exterior and grounds of the house, while the owners have possession of the interior of the house.

This article was reprinted by permission from CondoBenefits.com. If you are a condo expert or if you would like a link from CondoBenefits.com just drop me a line. I’m building a directory of condo experts from around the country at that site and would love your input!


Save Thousands On Your Purchase At Midtown Alexandria Station

Featured From Midtown Alexandria Station

$449,900 : 2451 Midtown Ave #1523, Alexandria 22303


2 beds, 2 full baths

Living area: 1,355 sq. ft.

Lot size: n/a

Year built: 2007

Days on Market: 3

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Why does Yelp hate us?

Last time we checked, Nesbitt Realty had some poor reviews on Yelp. This is despite the fact that we have received numerous awards for customer service and client satisfaction. How do those two square with one another?

We resolve disputes.

About half of our revenue, and 80% of our interaction with the public is a result of our property management business. Most of the time, most of the people and most of the leases unfold without a hitch. But the reason that people pay property managers is because sometimes there is a problem. Where there are problems there are sometimes disputes.

Usually disputes occur because one side or the other doesn’t understand the lease or the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA). Some people don’t honor their obligations. For example, a dispute can occur because when a tenant leaves a mess after moving out. Some tenants damage their rental. One landlord wanted us to withhold more money than the landlord was owed. That landlord was angry left us a bad review after we refused to give them the tenant’s money.

We don’t like turmoil, or disputes or problems. The truth is we love returning deposit money to tenants. We hate charging late fees. We wish we could accept every applicant on every property. But if it was that easy, no one would ever pay a property manager. We are paid because we manage problems, risks, turmoils and disputes.

When there is a dispute, we have to use our experience and knowledge of the lease and Virginia Landlord Tenant Act to resolve the dispute. We don’t benefit from resolving disputes, and we try to avoid disputes. But when we have to resolve a dispute someone almost always walks away unhappy.

Unhappy people who are wrong can’t seek redress in the court (because they are wrong).  Unhappy people who are wrong can’t appeal the decision (because they are wrong).  But what they can do when they are wrong is post an anonymous disparaging review on Yelp . . . and in our experience they always do.

On the other hand, when a lease ends and a tenant pays his rent on time, gets his deposit returned in full, that tenant almost never takes a moment to leave a positive review.

Most of the bad reviews we’ve ever gotten were because one-party was angry with us about how a dispute was resolved.

We reject applications.

It’s not uncommon for Nesbitt Realty to receive multiple applications for a rental property. No matter how many applications we receive the landlord can only choose one applicant. The applicants that don’t get selected sometimes get angry. They think that we somehow benefit from just picking one tenant.

Sometimes they get angry because they want their (non-refundable) fee for the background check returned to them. They don’t understand that we don’t profit from doing background checks.

Some applicants don’t understand that we do a verification of rental history.  (That means we check with previous landlords.) If the previous landlord can’t (or won’t) respond in a timely fashion, then we cannot finish the background check in a timely fashion.

The truth is that we would love to rent to everyone, but that’s not how things work in the real world. Some applications, even some good applications, get rejected. A few of our bad reviews were by folks whose applications were rejected. 

When we reject an application or choose a better applicant, we get a bad review on Yelp.

The numbers work against us.

Half of Nesbitt Realty’s revenue comes from sales and half of our money comes from property management/rentals. Although we work with buyers, sellers, renters and landlords, the overwhelming majority of our interactions with the public are with renters. Renters are least likely to “understand the rules of the road” and most likely to want to use Yelp to vent when they don’t get their way.

When we sell someone’s home, the sellers are happy and we are finished. When we help someone buy a home, they are happy and we are finished. But a rental is an on-going problem to manage. At the very least, we interact with every single landlord and tenant 12 times per year to collect and disburse rent. In addition we have to manage inspections, maintenance, repairs and rental marketing.

As mentioned above, landlords and tenants have conflicts about repairs, maintenance, property condition, access (for showing the property). Nesbitt Realty has ten times as many tenants as buyers and we have five times as many landlords as seller.

We interact with hundreds and hundreds of renters every single month. Few renters post a review that says, “I paid my rent on time and got my deposit back.”  But almost every renter that thinks he or she was wronged will post a Yelp review.

Yelp is a bully.

Why do renters post on Yelp? Because Yelp provides the perfect forum to anonymously defame a business.

Yelp is free and it protects the identity of the person that is complaining.

Furthermore, Yelp doesn’t verify that Yelper actually did any business with the target of the complaint. In other words (and it has happened), someone can submit a rental application through another brokerage to a property we manage and then after the application has been rejected, they can post several disparaging or defamatory reviews from several anonymous accounts.

Yelp hurts small businesses that don't pay up.
Yelp is a billion dollar bully.

“Anti-Yelp sentiment is rampant on the Internet and social media. Sites like YelpFiction.com, Yelp-Sucks.com and YelpLawsuit.com offer Yelp critics both legal advice and a place to vent their frustrations. The “Tell Your Story” page on Yelp-Sucks.com features hundreds of comments from entrepreneurs who say Yelp has negatively affected their businesses. On Facebook, pages like Yelp Extortion and others feature similar stories. Last year, a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the FTC revealed nearly 700 complaints against Yelp over the last four years, with some business owners comparing the website to the Mafia.” writes Christopher Zara of the International Business Times.

Many small-business owners complain that Yelp is an extortion or protection-racket. There is even a Facebook page dedicated to Yelp Extortion. If you’re interested, do your own research but I can tell you what happened to our business.

Yelp sold Nesbitt Realty an advertising package that cost us around $1000 per month and locked us in for a year. That was a lot of money for our little business, but Yelp promised to bring us lots of business, so we took a chance. The results were much less than expected and financially didn’t make any sense for us. We couldn’t cancel so we paid out the entire year of advertising and did not renew our advertising.

Then when we stopped paying, Yelp removed all of our good reviews from it’s calculation. Yelp hid those reviews as “not recommended”. I altered our profile to point out some of the problems described above and Yelp reverted our profile against our wishes.

At that point, I removed all links to Yelp from our site. Although the crappy reviews from disgruntled and/or unreasonable people stacked up, we didn’t respond on Yelp. We just ignored them.

Now, we’ve decided to just take it head-on. If you want to use Yelp as your sole source for reviews, I doubt you’ll like us. But if you are so inclined you might want to compare our Yelp reviews to numerous other sites including Zillow, Thumbtack, Trulia, Angie’s List, Merchant Circle, Google and more.

Yes, we have a few bad reviews on all of those platforms, but by-and-large we have outstanding reviews from most people most of the time. Are we perfect? No. We are human. But when we make a mistake, we apologize and pay for and clean up our messes. That’s the best we can do.

On the other, hand we don’t back down to Internet bullies or unreasonable people who attempt to take advantage of our our clients or our duty to the public. Here’s what some people are saying about Yelp.

Many small businesses like ours have considered suing Yelp, but Yelp has a legal team paid for by a billion-dollar company. Every penny we spend on this and every second we spend worrying about it is one less second that we have to spend on our business taking care care of customers.

We can burn up a lot of money and time fighting the world, or we can just keep doing good work and let it sort itself out on its own.

If you’ve had a positive experience with us, we’d very much appreciate you letting others know.



Don’t be surprised if Yelp hides your review after a day or two. It’s what they do to businesses like ours that stand up against them.

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Before user scroll down, stop and see spouse, Mister and Mrs. Will and Julie Nesbitt a telephone away, (703) 765 0300 (extension 1004 Julie extension 1005 Will) to get started on Real Estate purchase. Broker Will Nesbitt and Management Julie Nesbitt, aware to Northern VA Real Estate listings Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Great Falls, Lorton, Mclean, Springfield, Vienna. Nesbitt Realty Agent, their son Stuart William Nesbitt III, and others (Ron Ginyard, Nora Yelland, Andrew Goodman Patton), can guide through Real Estate transaction Belle View, Bucknell, Cameron Station, Carlyle District, Carlyle Towers, Crystal City, Fort Hunt, Huntington, Kingstowne, Montebello, Mount Vernon, New Alexandria, Old Town, Rosslyn, West End.


Properties in Groveton

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Inlet Cove is near Fort Belvoir and Potomac Mills

Properties in Inlet Cove

  1. Inlet Cove is alongside Route 1
  2. This neighborhood of townhouses is near grocers and eateries
  3. Inlet Cove is close to Fort Belvoir, Alexandria, and Potomac Mills shops, in the city of Woodbridge
  4. Interior to these properties are multilevel
  5. Inlet Cove is serene

Properties in Woodbridge

15369 Gatehouse Ter

Beautiful and Well Maintained Townhome in Rippon Landing. This 3 Level, 3 Bed and 2.5 Bath Home Is Not Only in A Prime Location, It Also Features Many Upgrades and Is Move in Ready! The Gourmet Eat in Kitchen Was Remodeled in 2015 With Stainless Steel Appliance and Granite Countertops. Kitchen Leads Out to Spacious Upper Deck, Great for Entertaining. Other Features and Upgrades Include: *50 Gallon Water Heater Installed 2016, *Upper and Lower Deck Built In 2019 *New Vinyl Window and Siding/ Trim 2019. *New Roof in 2017 with a Transferable Warranty. *Half Bath Remodel 2015, * Hardwood Installed in Living Room 2012. *Basement Is Walkout To Back Yard, *New Carpet In Bottom Level *Fenced In Backyard *Fresh Paint Throughout Main Floor And Lots Of Storage. Located Close to Shopping, Restaurants~ Less Than Five Miles from Commuter Lots, The VRE, Stonebridge Plaza, I-95 And HOV Hot Lanes. [Rippon Landing - $250,000]

2530 Sylvan Moor Ln

***VACANT GO AND SHOW***Show Pride of Ownership***Elegant Brick & Stone End Unit featuring 3 Bedrooms, Den, 3 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms. Recent Update HVAC, ROOF, Freshly Painted, Hardwood floors throughout***Deck backs to tress so enjoy entertaining or having coffee in the morning with the chirping of the birds!***This light-filled home has it all, walkout lower level has a full bath, minutes to I95, VRE, Commuter Lots, Metro and Potomac Mills Mall. River Oaks Community is filled with amenities***Won't last long!*** [River Oaks - $360,000]

15050 Barnes Meadows Ct

Hope Hill Crossing is the place to be. Walk right in, kick off your shoes, and leave your bags and stress at the door - soaring ceilings, just somehow make it easier to breathe. Gleaming hand scraped wood floors lead you past a convenient main level office, and open Living and Dining Rooms that flow together, with a glimpse ahead to the heart of the home. Dream kitchen is waiting to come to life with smells and sounds of home, for whoever is lucky enough to relax in the adjacent Family Room or emerge from the main level master bedroom. Upstairs, the carpet underfoot feels like walking in plush slippers, to choose from bedrooms and bathrooms galore, plus laundry. Double doors reveal the most impressive Master Suite, and luxury bath with separate dual vanities while residents or guests can choose from three additional bedrooms, one with a bath of its own, and one more bath to share. The finished lower level offers a 6th stylish bedroom, full bathroom, and separate home gym. But wait, there's more...the benefit of 10 ft ceilings filled by sunlight, space for billiards and ping pong, game day or movie night, and it walks right out to the patio. All the stunning upgrades, and community amenities like outdoor swimming pool, basketball courts, sand volleyball, walking trails, community center and tot lots, can be enjoyed longer when the commute options are so fantastic. Choose from Slug lines, Rippon Landing VRE, and just 12 miles to Quantico or 17 to Ft Belvoir along a couple different route choices. But for fun and errands, don't miss nearby Stonebridge including prized Wegmans, before a picnic lunch at Leesylvania Park, visiting Potomac Point Winery, or hitting a few rounds at Potomac Shores Golf Club. [Hope Hill Crossing - $644,990]

15485 Chopawamsic Ct

Enjoy upscale living with quick access to commuter routes and the best Prince William shopping. Tucked away on the backside of the neighborhood, this two level home has two master bedrooms with attached luxurious baths. The kitchen is well appointed with granite countertops, large contemporary cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Close to great shopping and dining as well! Pets are welcome! [Powells Run Village Cond - $315,000]

12347 Newcastle Loop

Beautiful 3 level end-unit townhouse in the heart of Lake Ridge! 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with so many windows - sunshine streams throughout! Large side yard and well-maintained landscaping. All three levels are above-grade. The updated kitchen includes Energy Star stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, tile back splash, and granite counter tops. Master bedroom is freshly painted with en suite bathroom. New LG washer and dryer. Homeowner dues include pool, tennis courts, lawn maintenance, snow removal, water, trash and sewer. Enjoy the rear deck for grilling and entertaining. Lower level has a family room and a 3rd bedroom that can also be an office. 2 assigned parking spots right out front with plenty of guest parking. New roof in 2018. Close to I-95, Town of Occoquan and Potomac Mills Mall. Walking distance from shopping center, Lake Ridge Park and Marina, and golf. Don't miss out on this beautiful home in Lake Ridge! [Sherbrooke Ii Th Condo - $284,900]

3341 Soaring Cir

Video Tour: https://listing.staircasephoto.com/ut/3341_Soaring_Circle.htmlGorgeous Home located in Cardinal Grove at Eagles Point! * This is a Ryan Homes, Oberlin Terrace Model * Open Floor Plan with two story foyer * Features include very spacious family room with lots of natural sunlight. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, mocha java cabinets, and double wall ovens. The main level also features a formal dining room, and a sun-filled office/study . You will love the trex deck which walks down to a large fenced-in backyard with in-ground irrigation system. Four spacious bedrooms are on the upper level along with a large owners suite. Owners bathroom features beautiful tile, sunken tub, with a separate shower. Dual zoned HVAC system. * Minutes to 95 * Will not last long! Don't miss the opportunity! [Cardinal Grove/Eagles Pt - $645,000]

13200 Hill Ct

Renovated Single Family home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Hardwood floors and Ceramic floors in the kitchen and bathrooms. New S.S appliances, New Cabinets, New Quartz Counter top, New Recessed Lightings, New washer and Dryer, New disposal, Newer Windows, New paint, New bathrooms with new fixtures, New 2 Zone HVAC, Newer Roof, 2 New Water Heaters, New Electric panels and New electric wirings, New Plumbing, and much more. Great location, Close to I-95, Shops and Potomac Mill. County tax was recorded in 1972 for the first time. Year built in the public record possibly is not correct.All the work and renovations were done with Prince William County permit and approval. [Marumsco Village - $399,000]

16000 Macedonia Dr

Check out the virtual tour at 16000Macedonia.info Looking for the perfect combination of home, land and privacy minutes from everything you need but feels like hours away on vacation. Welcome to this little piece of Heaven at a down to Earth price...located across the street to acres and acres of wooded privacy, featuring natures finest in wildlife. Welcome to Newport Estates. walking distance to 2 of the most scenic and peaceful Park settings in all of Northern Virginia. The new Neabsco Regional Fitness Trail and Boardwalk over Neabsco Creek allows you to walk for nearly 1 mile overlooking natures finest natural habitats and fishery where you can observe natures finest close up and in living color. And if that wasn~t enough checkout nearby Potomac River and Leesylvania State Park with historic walking trails, boat launch, picnic areas and beaches. Some of the special features of this home are the main level potential for in-law suite/rental unit/home business~.(Daycare comes to mind) with private entrance, main level bedroom and full bath perfect for the family member not wanting stairs. Nearly all the major systems including roof, furnace and ac, windows, vinyl siding with added insulation for efficient utility costs, wrapped for low maintenance exterior, updated kitchen and baths. All the heavy lifting has been done, Bring your home business, family that wants 1 level living and ideas to fall in love with this beautiful home where your dreams come to reality!! Welcome Home! [Newport - $475,000]

5551 Reagon Ct

Open House 3/14 (1-3 pm) and 3/15 (1-4 pm). Must See! Over 0.3 Acres Charming Single Family on a Cul-De-Sac with 3 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths. Kitchen with Brand New Stainless Steel Appliances and Updated Countertop. Hardwood Floor on First Level. Large Deck Great for Entertaining. Finished Basement with Walk-Out. Fully Fenced Huge Backyard which Back to Andrew Leitch Park. Great Environment and Neighborhood. Convenient Locations, Close to Schools, Shopping and Restaurants. Don't Miss The Opportunity To Tour This Beautiful Home. Text William for Questions. [Dale City - $339,900]

5880 Anthony Dr

Bird watchers delight! This tranquil 1.29 acre property offers all the convenience of being close to schools, shopping, interstate , military bases, parks , Washington, D.C & the Pentagon. This home has plenty of parking , a Remodeled Kitchen with a Large Center Island & Great Room perfect for entertaining for large family gatherings. **** 3D TOUR copy and paste : bit.ly/3D5880Anthony **** [Devonshire - $459,000]

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Nesbitt Realty Agent spotlight Andrew Goodman Patton Licensed Realtor

Nesbitt Realty and Andrew Patton can assist in your Real Estate goal, 703-765-0300 extension 1001, [email protected]

Andrew Patton, Licensed Realtor has a technical proficiency working with Nesbitt Realty with Multiple Listing Services and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems usage
Andrew Patton, Licensed Realtor has a technical proficiency working with brokerage Nesbitt Realty through Multiple Listing Services and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems usage, click to see GIF

Properties in New Alexandria

Julie Nesbitt, Manager and Andrew Patton, Real Estate Agent and office pet, at start of the month
Julie Nesbitt, Manager and Andrew Patton, Real Estate Agent and office pet, at start of the month, click to see GIF

Properties in Carlyle District

2151 Jamieson Ave #1203

This luxury one-bedroom condo is waiting for you to call it home. The open floor plan features a well-appointed kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Walk-in closet, wood floors and washer and dryer. The enclosed terrace would be perfect as a home office or den and is not included in the 728 square footage. One garage parking space and a storage unit are included. Located within a short distance of both the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metro Stations, Whole Foods, Old Town, the waterfront and a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. [Old Town - $405,000]

1404 Roundhouse Ln #503

Welcome home to this stunning luxury penthouse condo in the heart of Old Town! This two-level condo features 2 bedrooms plus a large loft which can be used as an additional bedroom, family room, or office. This beautiful light-filled home boasts sky-high vaulted ceilings and generously sized bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and en-suite bath. Unit 503 is an end-unit with a private balcony, is one of the larger units in Old Town Village at 1575 square feet, and conveys with THREE parking spaces. Old Town Village is conveniently located to grocery stores like Whole Foods, restaurants, and shops along iconic King Street, and is .5 mi away from the King Street metro station. The condo community also has a clubhouse, fitness center, saltwater pool, picnic areas, and a playground/tot lot. [Old Town Alexandria - $649,500]

308 S Payne St

Stunning brick Federal style townhome in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. This 3 Bedroom and 2.5 Bath home has gleaming hardwood flooring on the lower 2 levels and upgraded carpet in the bedrooms. There is elegant designer paint throughout along with custom built-ins and a chef's kitchen with restaurant quality stove. More lovely features include a breakfast room, walk in closets, 2 gas fireplaces, entertaining deck, and 2 car garage. Conveniently located just blocks from the King St. Metro, fine dining, shopping, Whole Foods, Carlyle/PTO as well as the Alexandria waterfront. The community center includes a salt water Pool, Gym and Party Room. [Old Town Village - $989,000]

2151 Jamieson Ave #1903

Sunny, warm and welcoming! Wonderful 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom condo on the 19th floor of Carlyle Towers. This home features an open floorplan. The kitchen is open to the dining room and living room. Enjoy wood floors, marble foyer, new bedroom carpet, fresh paint throughout and new bathroom tile floor. Washer and dryer are in the unit with a laundry room (free) on the 2nd floor for larger items. The enclosed balcony is not included in 728 sqft and is perfect as a home office, den, informal dining or reading room. List price includes 1 garage and 1 storage space . Enjoy Carlyle's amenities: pool, 2 gyms, tennis, putting green, 24-hr security, etc. Just blocks to King Street metro with a free rush hour shuttle, Patent Trademark Office (PTO), shops, movies, restaurants, Whole Foods market and more. WEGMANS is under construction 2 blocks away. This is a fantastic and updated home in an amazing community with the best location for commuting in Alexandria. Blocks to 495 (Beltway entrance), George Washington Parkway, King Street and more. [Carlyle Towers - $415,000]

My mom Julie Nesbitt, Realtor and Andy step aside
My mom Julie Nesbitt, Realtor and Andrew, licensed Real Estate Agent, step aside

Properties in Seminary Hill

806 Saint Stephens Rd


4628 Newcomb Pl


9 Arell Ct


308 Crown View Dr


4064 Uline Ave


400 Princeton Blvd


3904 Terry Pl


1110 Dartmouth Rd


113 N Gordon St


Andrew Patton, Realtor, with puppy offspring
Andrew Patton, Realtor, with puppy offspring

Properties in Shirlington

Buying a new home checklist

Are you thinking of buying a new home?

There are several key steps that your Virginia Licensed Real Estate Agent will help you through. Knowing what these are in advance can help you not be surprised later on:

your lender
Nesbitt Realty never makes any money from your loan. This frees us to make the most objective recommendation possible.
  • Know your budget, consult with a financial institution about what you can be pre-approved for.
  • Know your needs, including:
    • Number of bedrooms
    • Location
    • Walking distance to a bus stop
    • Walking distance to a metro stop
    • Price
    • Property condition
    • Age of the property
    • Garage Parking
    • Schools
  • Amenities (for condos)homes with a garage
    • Indoor/Outdoor pool
    • Putting Greens
    • Tennis courts
    • In unit washer/dryer
    • Utilities included in condo fees
    • Basketball courts
    • Bowling
    • Concierge service
    • Controlled access
  • Realize that something will have to give to get what you want, prioritize your needs so that you can get the most important features. Use our school search to find homes for sale in a particular school district
  • Budget time and money:
    • Finding any home is easy. Finding the right home requires time invested in looking at properties.
    • Money for down-payments and closing costs can vary from a couple percentage points to a cash purchase where you provide the entire amount up front.

I will be with you throughout the home buying process, from the moment you start your search until the moment you close, and for any assistance thereafter.


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For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.

Renting Unsold Property May Be a Good Move

Home owners who can’t or don’t want to sell their homes in today’s market but must move should consider renting out the property.

Nesbitt Realty is trusted by local homeowners as well as overseas and out-of-state homeowners. We work for real estate investors, and trusts, but most of our clients are just average people who need us to help them manage their property. Although some of our clients are genuinely wealthy and have us manage multiple properties that have no mortgages. Most of our clients are “mortgage landlords”. A mortgage landlord needs the rental income to pay the mortgage. For many of these homeowners the property that we manage is may be the single largest investment interest in their life.

Learn more about us now!

We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve your real estate needs.

Obtaining a professional property manager is a good first step. Professional property managers charge 7 percent to 10 percent of the monthly rent in many areas. Nesbitt Realty is often cheaper than our competitors.

Current rents may not be high enough to cover carrying charges, including mortgage, taxes, and insurance. Nevertheless, renting out the property may still make sense if property values rise in the next few years.

Offering a 12-month lease that converts to month-to-month is a good idea, if the owners are considering selling eventually. Include language in the lease that allows a real estate professional to show the home to potential buyers with 24 hours’ notice to tenants.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.


New Construction Buying Tip

serving condo owners, sellers and buyers in Northern VA
Nothern Virginia Condo Experts

If you’re thinking of buying a newly-built condo or new house, you probably already know that every new development will have its own sales staff. These people are often friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the new development. However, these folks work to sell this property only, because the sale staff works for the builder. The on-site staff of a new condominium knows the property as-well-as or better than anyone around and they are there to assist you but they work for the builder. The staff at a new home development probably knows the property very well, but they will tell you want the builder wants you to know.

When in the market for a new construction, it’s a good idea to work with a Realtor who is there to protect your interests. A Nesbitt Realty agent knows the entire area, not just one development. If you have your own Realtor you can trust that you’ll understand the pitfalls and benefits of buying new. Best of all it doesn’t cost you one dime more than if you use the onsite staff. You have a right to representation: exercise that right today!

Properties in Jamieson

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says that since so many details, especially financial ones, are involved in buying and selling a home, using a real estate agent is a good idea because that professional can be a guide throughout the process, making the entire process and experience so much easier.

The key to a successful and positive experience with a real estate transaction is finding the right professional to assist you. While a real estate agent can meet your needs, the services of a Realtor® will suite your needs even better.

What’s the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Realtor?

Of the more than two million people who have earned real estate licenses, only a small percentage of them are Realtors. Realtors, who are members in good standing of the National Association of Realtors, their state association of Realtors, and a local real estate board, are held to high standards of ethical behavior and undergo continuing education annually to remain accredited.

All agents of Nesbitt Realty are Realtors!

What Does a Realtor Do?

Law requires Realtors to:

  • perform necessary and customary acts, in good faith and with reasonable care, to assist in the purchase or sale of real estate.
  • properly account for money or other property placed in his or her care.
  • disclose “adverse material facts” which are, or should be, within the agent’s knowledge.

Realtors can assist buyers in many ways. One such way is keeping buyers informed on all the latest listings, to which Realtors gain access as soon as they are listed on the market. Realtors will also be familiar with all the information you may want regarding the area of your potential home, which may include school quality, community safety, traffic volume and commute time, accessibility to shops and public transportation, and proximity of local parks and recreation. When a buyer is ready to purchase a home, Realtors can help you pre-qualify for a mortgage, weigh the pros and cons of the varying types of mortgages, and walk you through the complicated paperwork involved in real estate transactions.

Realtors can also assist sellers with listing and preparing to sell a home, screening potential buyers, and showing investors properties that suit their investing profiles.

Through efficient organization and coordination of meetings with potential buyers and sellers, Nesbitt Realty can quickly locate the perfect home for you or sell your home in the shortest time possible.




Recent Listings

Back On The Market.

5028 25th St S

New Price, Price Dropped Significantly ..... Motivated Seller, Public record does not reflect the actual size of the living area. The property living area is much bigger. Location, Location.. Large, Renovated Single family home in Desirable Claremont neighborhood of Arlington , with 4 bedrooms and 4 full bath, A den and an efficiency unit in the basement. Walk out basement with a large Rec room and a kitchenette. Newer Carrier HVAC ( Hot water gas boiler functioning but not being used since the new HVAC has been installed) , Newer Kitchen S.S. Appliances, Granite Counter Top, Newer cabinets, Recessed Lighting, Hardwood floors, Updated bathrooms, Walk in closets, Large Deck, Basketball court, Large shed, Toddler playground, Efficiency unit in the back with Separate entrance. Fenced back yard. Walking Distance to Shirlington , shops and Restaurants, Short commute to DC, Alexandria, Pentagon, 395, Schools and much more. Must See . [Claremont - $799,000]

RARE and UNIQUE 3190 + square foot opulent condo with new exterior upgrades! Larger than most Single Family Homes!!OTHER UNITS ARE HUNDREDS OF SQUARE FEET SMALLER! Priced below 2020 assessed value!! BUILDER'S MODEL WITH EVERY UPGRADE OFFERED!! CHECK THE TAX ASSESSMENT AND COMPARE WITH OTHER AVAILABLE PROPERTIES!! Immaculately maintained but recently"sterilized" and continually refreshed for the safety of all prospective buyers.

8021 Crescent Park Dr #186

This is one of only 4 of this floor plan built due to available corner locations! Recently upgraded exterior. Massive kitchen with stainless steel upgraded appliances & huge granite island breakfast bar! Decorator Custom paint, window treatments & upgrades throughout Double decks and double storage rooms. 3 or 4 bedrooms with additional sitting room, second family room, or workout area. Sunroom or office off the kitchen. All bedrooms have private baths. Integral garage. Beautiful Picturesque Towne Center with park, tot lot & fountains steps from your door. Also pool and basketball court. Perfect commuter location. Hop on 66,15,29, PW Pkwy, or go up 15 to Heathcote Park and Ride . I live 10 minutes away. [Madison Crescent - $349,999]

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4127 S Four Mile Run Dr #201

Beautiful, quiet contemporary hip living in a premier location, featuring hardwoods throughout, 42" maple cabinets with granite slab, stainless steel appliances, master closet with built-ins and private patio. This sanctuary is next to Barcroft Park, W&OD and Four Mile Run trails, and within walking distance to Village of Shirlington for shopping, restaurants, entertainment, Shirlington Dog Park and the Shirlington Station. Community amenities feature pool, fitness center, party room, picnic areas, grills, dog stations, morning and evening shuttle service to the Pentagon City Metro station & more. This is the perfect place to live for those who want easy commutes and quick access to exercise on the well-connected trail system and robust recreational opportunities. [West Village of Shirlington - $324,900]

Beautiful home on generous 0.

18213 Possum Point Rd

5 acre lot w/ view of Quantico Creek. New carpet in 3 bedrm. Kitchen: granite, SS aps, ample cabinetry. Hardwood, crown molding, built-in cabinetry. Sunroom & skylights = much natural light. Basement is perfect guest suite and for entertaining w/ projector screen & 2nd kitchen. Beautiful patio w/ outdoor fireplace. 6 parking spots on driveway. Minutes to MCB Quantico. [Dumfries - $399,999]

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7737 Middle Valley Dr

matterport.com/show/?m=zGYw9PpHi3C Don't wait and bring your pickiest buyer! Pride of ownership shines in this meticulously-maintained HGTV style home! Gleaming hardwood floors flow throughout the first and second floor. Recessed lighting on the first floor. Lots of room for entertaining in this beautiful chef's kitchen with new cabinets, large farmhouse sink, stunning marble counters, built-in pantry, and spacious 8 foot island. Newer Whirlpool appliances including dishwasher, wall oven, built-in microwave, stove, beverage fridge, and new vent hood. The main level powder room has all new faucets, light fixtures, and brand new tile flooring. Open concept living with family room featuring cozy fireplace and new stone hearth connected to the kitchen. Sliding glass doors lead to new deck. On the upper level, you'll find 4 large bedrooms with new remote-control ceiling fans and USB outlets. The relaxing master bedroom ensuite is a true oasis with a space-saving pocket door leading to the bathroom and a spacious walk-in closet. The all new master bath boasts a marble shower and counter tops. The double vanity with vessel sinks, heated tile floors, and frameless glass shower doors add a luxurious touch. The updated second full bath, features a new tub, frameless glass doors, new penny tile floors, and bluetooth shower fan/night light. Venture to the lower level to find the fully-finished basement wired for speakers and projection, water-resistant wide vinyl plank flooring and built-ins. New sliding glass doors lead you out from the recreation room to enjoy the fresh air and lovely backyard landscaping from the stone patio. Enjoy more outdoor entertaining on the spacious deck with views of the surrounding trees and greenery. New retaining walls, insulation, plumbing, gutters and shutters, all new siding (2017), smaller roof replaced in 2019. New 200 amp circuit box installed and radon mitigation in 2017. Community offers walking and biking trails. Top rated West Springfield School pyramid. Minutes to FFX County Parkway, 395, 495, Springfield Metro, Springfield Town Center, shopping and more! [Middle Valley - $700,000]

Bright, airy, renovated 2br/2ba in convenient Oakton with light filled sunroom and large patio.

10202 Oakton Terrace Rd

Brand new carpet, paint and bathrooms!! Full size laundry room with full size washer and dryer - unstacked!! Plenty of room!! Be the first to enjoy these beautiful updates!! HVAC and stove installed in 2008, newer vinyl, energy efficient windows installed in 2010, water heater installed in 2014, refrigerator and dishwasher in 2015. Chimney inspection and dryer duct cleaning due by condo association already done!! Ready for you to move in and enjoy the home!!! [The Oakton - $360,000]

Beautiful and Well Maintained Townhome in Rippon Landing.

15369 Gatehouse Ter

This 3 Level, 3 Bed and 2.5 Bath Home Is Not Only in A Prime Location, It Also Features Many Upgrades and Is Move in Ready! The Gourmet Eat in Kitchen Was Remodeled in 2015 With Stainless Steel Appliance and Granite Countertops. Kitchen Leads Out to Spacious Upper Deck, Great for Entertaining. Other Features and Upgrades Include: *50 Gallon Water Heater Installed 2016, *Upper and Lower Deck Built In 2019 *New Vinyl Window and Siding/ Trim 2019. *New Roof in 2017 with a Transferable Warranty. *Half Bath Remodel 2015, * Hardwood Installed in Living Room 2012. *Basement Is Walkout To Back Yard, *New Carpet In Bottom Level *Fenced In Backyard *Fresh Paint Throughout Main Floor And Lots Of Storage. Located Close to Shopping, Restaurants~ Less Than Five Miles from Commuter Lots, The VRE, Stonebridge Plaza, I-95 And HOV Hot Lanes. [Rippon Landing - $250,000]

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6902 Turner Ave

youtube.com/watch?v=wlTTVfm9_1g&feature=youtu.be - Beautiful Colonial built in 2006/2007 w/ welcoming Front Porch in sought after McLean School Pyramid - 4 Bedroom/4.5 Bath w/ Open floor plan. Grand two story Entry Foyer opens to Formal Living Room, Study/Office area and Kitchen. Kitchen Opens to Eat-In Breakfast area, and Family Room w/ Fireplace. Separate Formal Dining Room off of Kitchen. Sliding doors open from Eat-in Kitchen area to large private Deck overlooking private wooded back yard area. Upper Level features large Master Bedroom Suite with multiple walk in closets, Master Bathroom w/ separate Shower & Spa Tub. Separate En-Suite Bedroom w/ Full Bathroom, plus two additional Bedrooms share a third full bathroom - Fully Finished Open lower Level w/ oversize Rec Room & separate Room for Storage or possible 5th bedroom, and full bathroom. Sliding Glass doors at ground level to patio area. Also, Oversize Two Car Garage w/ additional off-street parking in driveway - Located close to West Falls Church Metro Station, with easy access to I-66 & I-495. Centrally located between Tyson's Corners, McLean & Falls Church City. [Westhampton - $949,000]

Location, location, location! Conveniently close to Dumfries Rd - 234 and Hoadly Rd.

7337 Mariposa Dr

Come check out this 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms Multilevel home! Main level features, high ceilings, an eat-in kitchen with wood floors and a side door with a deck perfect for grilling! The living room and dining room have large windows for natural lighting! Upper level has 3 bedrooms, hall bathroom and the master bedroom with 2 closets and a master bathroom. The finished lower level has the 4th bedroom, family room with a wood-burning stove, laundry room. and access to the side patio, large backyard, sheds and Detached 2 car garage with room for workshop and storage! 4th level is an unfinished basement with plenty of room for storage. *No HOA* Home has Tons of potential so come take a look and see how you can make it your own! [Oak Ridge Estates - $350,000]

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2001 15th St N #1210

youtube.com/watch?v=0fKE3-rL7KE Sentrilock is at front desk. Welcome to the luxurious, sophisticated, contemporary Odyssey! This 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,060 SF unit on the 12th floor. Platinum unit with stunning views and high end finishes - unit features master suite with TWO walk in closets, a large bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub AND a view of the Potomac, Air Force Memorial, Pentagon and Reagan Airport. The second bedroom has a walk in closet and is adjacent to the second full bath. Enjoy cooking in this gourmet kitchen with upgraded counter tops - Wolf cook top ( ~ electric and ~ gas), Viking microwave, wall oven and warming drawer, Subzero fridge. Each bedroom includes a custom walk-in closet. Washer/dryer in unit. 1 garage parking space. Amenities: 24-hour front desk concierge, stunning DC views from roof top pool, deck, fitness room, conference and game room. Please use FOB to show amenities on the 16th floor. Pet Friendly: 1 dog 40 lbs max., 2 cats allowed. 2 Blocks to Courthouse Metro, Ten minute walk to the following: Whole Foods, Trader Joe~s, the upscale shops & restaurants at Clarendon Market Common and various boutique gyms including Barry~s Boot Camp, two different Orange Theory studios, Xtend Barre, Solidcore and a Soul Cycle studio. Pkg space P2-079. [Odyssey - $725,000]

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.