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

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2 beds, 2 full baths

Living area: 1,355 sq. ft.

Lot size: n/a

Year built: 2007

Days on Market: 3

Nesbitt Realty rebates a portion of our commission to buyers at Midtown Alexandria Sta. Ask us how you can save thousands on your purchase.

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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.

Getting into Alexandria already?

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.

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Properties in Groveton

Alexandria activity during work much preparing and maintaining, sited Nesbitt Realty. Broker Will Nesbitt and Management Julie Nesbitt settle and format, from business headquarters Real Estate transactions, throughout Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Springfield, Del Ray, Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Lorton, Mclean, and Vienna. Nesbitt Realty Agents, has Stuart Nesbitt been mentioned, his understanding and familiarity of Northern VA is renowned. Nesbitt Realty can add to your Real Estate need at: Cameron Station, Carlyle District, Carlyle Towers, Crystal City, Fort Hunt, Huntington, Kingstowne, Fort Hunt, Montebello, Mount Vernon, New Alexandria, Old Town Alexandria, Rosslyn, West End.

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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

13117 Queensdale Dr

MUST SEE!! Beautiful 4BD/3.5 BATH/ Fully Finished Walk out basement with an extra room and Full Bath. This property has a huge gated back yard. This is a must see property. Property Shows Well. [Dale City - $533,000]

12035 Stoneford Dr

*Open Sun 8/25 12pm - 2pm* Beautiful Lake Ridge true 4 Bedroom / 2 Full Bath / 2 Half Bath Single-Family home with 2-car garage in private cul-de-sac. Has never been a rental! 3 large BRs upstairs with renovated master Bath w/ dual sinks and Master BR walk-in closet. Replaced in 2016: Roof and A/C air handler. Freshly-painted. New stainless steel appliances in eat-in kitchen w/ center island and tons of solid-wood cabinets. Hardwood floors and new recessed lighting throughout main level. Breezeway from detached garage (w/ new opener) features deck for grilling and direct access to kitchen. Beautiful built-ins in living room and separate dining room on main level. Lower-Level is fully-finished with wood-burning fireplace hearth and walkout to patio and backyard. 4th BR on lower-level has legal egress and closet next to half bath. New plumbing in basement utility room / workshop. Large backyard and underground utilities. Part of Lake Ridge HOA with access to 5 community pools and low HOA fee. Seller to pay 1st month of lawn service as courtesy. [Lake Ridge - $459,900]

12159 Salemtown Dr

Well designed open floor plan. First floor kitchen, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, wood burning fireplace, living room/dining room combo, half bath on main level with laminate flooring. Fresh paint throughout! Windows have been replaced in the last two years. Vinyl siding replaced this year. [Lake Ridge - $249,900]

13462 Lock Loop

3 bedroom house with some TLC needed. Short Sale with one bank. great location within minutes from Potomac Mills [Rollingwood Village - $309,000]

810 Belmont Bay Dr #405

Come see this beautiful pentouse with a stunning view of the Occoquan River and Belmont Bay! Brand new appliances and fresh paint throughout. Spacious 3BR/3BA Condo with open concept. Pet Friendly. Enjoy walking trails, community pool, and marina (memberships available). Less than a mile to the VRE and Amtrak, and short drive to I-95 and US-1. [River Club 1 At Belmont - $555,000]

4814 Lockwood Ln

Enjoy your very own private retreat situated in park like setting almost 1/2 acre, NO HOA, 3 finished levels, Sunroom off rear overlooking beautiful In-Ground Concrete 8 ft Deep Pool, walkout lower level, minutes to I95,Plenty of room to park, rv parking, close to shopping and more!Welcome to this spacious BRICK FRONT colonial home offering almost 3,000 sq. Ft of living space with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths located on the upper level. BRAND NEW ROOF! Master suite bedroom has attached bath, walk-in closets and plenty of space for relaxing or reading after a long day..The first floor features an large kitchen with new modern cabinets, wood flooring and a cozy eating space. Entertain in your generously sized formal dining room or family room. Perfect for entertaining and outdoor family living. Backyard is fully enclosed with privacy fencing and has a storage shed for all the extras. NEW carpeting throughout the home. Fresh Paint in most of the rooms. Newer windows, HVAC System replaced 2016,(upstairs window units are because owner likes the bedrooms very cold) 65 Gallon Water Heater. Exterior wood trim being painted [Dale City - $399,950]

4406 Hartford Ct

TUCKED IN" IN QUIET CUL-DE-SAC, HOME TO APPRECIATE YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL ONE LEVEL HOME 4 BEDROOMS, NEW CARPET (2018). THIS SUNNY BRICK FRONT BEAUTY IS SURE TO PLEASE! PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPED YARD AND BRAND NEW DRIVEWAY WELCOME YOU ~ CONSISTENTLY UPGRADED, THIS HOME BOASTS BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN CABINETS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES(2018) W/GAS COOKING KITCHEN OVERLOOKS A STUNNING BACKYARD, A BRAND NEW BRICK PATIO PLUS A BEAUTIFUL FIRE PIT FOR ROMANTIC SUMMER EVENINGS OR AFTERNOON TEA PARTIES ~ PERFECTLY LEVEL FENCED BACKYARD WILL ALLOW YOU TO HOST A SOCCER GAME OR FOOTBALL GAME! OUTSTANDING BEDROOM LEVEL HAS NEW CARPET(2018), UPDATED BATHROOMS WITH TILE FLOOR(2018) AND PAINTED THROUGHOUT(2018) BRAND NEW ATTIC FAN BRAND NEW ELECTRIC PANEL, NEW ROOF 2018,NEW FRONT DOOR(2018) ~ GAS HEAT ~ FAMILY ROOM WITH NEW GORGEOUS FLOORING REPLACED 2018 ~ ALL NEW WINDOWS AND NEW SIDING REPLACED 2018 ~ BRAND NEW CONCRETE DRIVEWAY ~ ON .27 ACRES LOT WITH PRIVACY FENCE, NO HOA JUST 5 MILES TO I 95 FOR EASY COMMUTING,CLOSE TO SHOPPING CENTERS, POTOMAC MILLS MALL AND MUCH MORE**** READY TO GO!! SEE THIS FABULOUS HOME NOW!!! [Dale City - $339,500]

14690 Stratford Dr

Welcome home! This charming home boasts four levels of living with 2,300 square feet above grade. Hardwood floors throughout, updated kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Three large bedrooms on the upper level, including a master with vaulted ceiling, two closets and an en suite. Head down to the lower level for a spacious family room complete with fireplace and sliding doors to a patio in the private back yard. A fourth bedroom is on the lower level, along with a full bath and laundry/utility room. Head down stairs again to 440 square feet to make all your own. Use it as a kid's toy room, a craft room, a man-cave, a media room - the possibilities are endless! Outside, the multi-level deck has been refinished and is ready for entertaining. Sit in the gazebo and enjoy the outdoors. Complete with a kid's playset, this backyard is private, level, and completely fenced in. This home has a Vivint home security system with Nest thermostat and doorbell camera. [Stratford Glen - $459,614]

4001 Forestdale Ave

Fantastic end unit townhouse at an affordable price. You are greeted upon entry with wood floors on the main level. The kitchen is complete with granite countertops, beautiful backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Huge dining room and living room. Sliding glass doors lead to oversized fenced back yard with brick patio perfect for entertaining. Huge master bedoom and nice sized bedrooms 2 and 3. Ample visitor parking very close. Schedule your viewing soon because this house will not last long. [Dale City - $255,000]

3537 Forestdale Ave

Great location ! open, spacious basement with bonus rooms and walk-out .6 bed, 3 full bath. swimming pool in fenced yard with big shed. Garage with 2 driveways.Near95 and shopping center.Open house Sunday 08/25/19 1:00pm to 4:00pm [Dale City - $385,000]

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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

2121 Jamieson Ave #503

***Need an extra garage parking space? Owner has 2 Spaces and would consider selling the 2nd garage space with the right offer or at a discounted price....Whether you are looking for a great place to retire to or a place to call home that lives like the lifestyle of the rich and famous, you will love being pampered living at Carlyle Towers! Here you will enjoy a true resort lifestyle at a great value. Imagine coming home from a long day of work or shopping or just finishing up a great work out in the 2 state of the art work out facilities on site and then being pampered in the sauna, jacuzzi or swim in the outdoor pool and indoor swimmer pool. All this awaits you just minutes away from Reagan National airport, Washington DC, Pentagon and easy walk or bike ride to Old Town Alexandria waterfront with beautiful views of the Masonic temple and woods. If you are a Golfer or duffer you can work on your short game on the huge putting green with 10 holes, along with championship croquet and shuffleboard courts. This rarely available 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has everything you need including 1605 sq ft of living area all on 1 level and additional living area on the enclosed balcony. From the Hardwood floors that greet you to the updated kitchen with quartz counters and recently updated baths, you don~t need to lift a finger. If security is a concern you have 24 hour on site security and fob key entrance doors along with 1 car garage parking #4-18 with additional storage bin and easy access from the front of the building ground level. You may not even need a car with the Metro and VRE stations just a few blocks away. Welcome home to the lifestyle you've always wanted and deserve! You've earned it!! [Carlyle Towers - $675,000]

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

801 N Howard St #206

$269,900

1102 Trinity Dr

$859,000

1203 Dartmouth Rd

$1,250,000

1201 Key Dr

$3,450,000

2929 Bryan St

$675,000

118 W Taylor Run Pkwy

$545,000

535 Fort Williams Pkwy

$949,900

107 N Donelson St

$1,200,000

921 Juniper Pl

$610,000

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

Properties in Shirlington

$264,000 at Windgate Ii
$438,900 at The Arlington

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.

What exactly does a realtor do?

By law, realtors are required to:

  • Perform certain mandatory and standard acts to help out with the purchase or sale of real estate.
  • Properly account for the money or alternative property placed in her or his attention.
  • Disclose untoward material facts that are, or should be, inside the broker’s knowledge.

Realtors can assist sellers by screening potential home buyers and by helping them prepare their homes in order to list them on the market. Realtors can also assist buyers by showing investors suitable properties for their risk profiles and long-term investment goals.

The agents at Nesbitt Realty can quickly locate the perfect home for you through efficiently organizing and coordinating meetings with sellers and potential buyers. Our realtors stay informed about all the important aspects of an area that you might consider when purchasing a home. These may include the following:

  • the quality of schools,
  • association fees,
  • Metro availability,
  • community amenities such as shops, parks, and restaurants.

When homes are listed on the market, our brokers have immediate access to them, which saves home buyers hours of time that is otherwise wasted driving around. Our realtors will help you save money on your negotiations, will explain and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different types of mortgages, and will guide you through all the necessary paperwork when you are ready to make an offer on a home.

 

Recent Listings

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.

In Northern Virginia, Nesbitt Realty & Management can provide you with property management solutions that help your properties operate smoothly, increase in desirability, and enhance the investment value. Property owners, investors, and landlords across Northern Virginia rely on Nesbitt Realty to assist them in achieving their goals of superior property management performance and profitability.

Whether your properties are single-family homes, condos, duplexes, or townhouses, Nesbitt Realty will manage your property with the most dedicated full-time property managers. We are highly knowledgeable in attracting and retaining desirable tenants.

Learn more now!

We’d love the opportunity to show you about why our clients rave about our service.

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

There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing your home and your life after the kids have gone, it is important to understand the ground rules for success in the world of buying a home.

Making the wrong decision in buying a home can have devastating and long lasting effects, while making a wise decision in home buying can greatly enhance the overall value of the investment. It is necessary to learn all you can about the world of home buying and mortgages before setting out to purchase the home of your dreams.

While there are plenty of web sites designed to help first time homeowners learn all they can, most financial experts say that there is no substitute for the good old one-on-one learning. Fortunately, Nesbitt Realty can provide this kind of one-on-one learning. [learn more about buying real estate]

 

condominium

 

Recent Listings

**Listed below appraised value**Gain instant equity! Welcome home to this Fully Updated Corner TH with Car Port in front and additional parking on side.

11430 Fairway Dr

This Gorgeous house is located in Highly Desired Reston Town Center neighboring community by Lake Anne! *Minutes away from Wiehle Avenue SILVER LINE METRO & A Short Walk to Lake Anne Plaza* Walk across the street to Hook Road Rec Ctr. where this active community enjoys access to a Community Park, Tennis Courts, Baseball Field, Basketball Court, and a Soccer Field. Enjoy the breeze on the deck or stay inside this Designer Home which Features NEW Gourmet Eat-In Kitchen w/ Granite Counter, Stunning Midnight Glass and Stone Mosaic Back splash, Brand New SS Appliances, New Solid Hardwood Floors, 2 Fire Places, Fresh Paint, New Updated Modern Bathrooms, Ceiling Fans & Recessed Lighting throughout the house. Large fully finished basement w/Wet Bar and Rec. Room made for entertaining. Plenty of built in storage room for your convenience. Lowest HOA fee in Reston! MOVE IN READY! HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED! Hurry this one won't last! [Reston - $538,000]

Well cared for and updated classic split level (The Winchester model) in beautiful Sleepy Hollow Woods.

6751 Fern Ln

Main level boasts hardwood floors, fireplace with mantel, 2 bay windows bringing in lots of light, dining room and kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, lots of cabinets & a generous kitchen island. The dining area flows out to a beautiful flagstone patio so owners can enjoy the nicely landscaped back yard. The upper level features 3 bedrooms & 2 full updated baths. Lower level features a large family room, 4th room for home gym/bonus room and an updated half bath. Under main level crawl/storage space and lots of built-in storage throughout this home. Updated windows with blinds or curtains throughout the house. Sleepy Hollow Woods is centrally located inside the beltway, just minutes to shopping and restaurants in Seven Corners, Tysons, Bailey's Crossroads, Mosaic & close to virtually all commuter routes. Walk to two swim/tennis clubs or many parks nearby. Home! [Sleepy Hollow Woods - $599,900]

Beautiful 3-level townhome in the Villages of Piedmont (South Market) has been freshly painted and new carpet installed.

15918 Greymill Manor Dr

This spacious home has 9ft+ ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, SS appliances, large kitchen island, upgraded cabinets, large pantry, and recessed lighting. Open floor plan with family room and sunroom/breakfast nook just off the kitchen area - also includes a gas fireplace. Relax on the patio (1 of 2) located right off the kitchen. Hardwood flooring on 1st level, 2nd level and master bedroom and hallway. Brand new carpet on the stairs and bedrooms 2 and 3. Upgraded tile in master bedroom and hall bathroom. 1/2 bath on 1st and 2nd levels. Security system. Washer & dryer conveniently located on bedroom level (conveys). Large 2-car garage in back of home. Lots of extra parking. Community offers lots to do with 2 pools (& kiddie pools), 2 tennis courts, volleyball with a sand court, basketball court, dog park and lots of sidewalks for walking. Leopold's 386 acre Preserve also surrounds the community with trails and a fishing pond. Close to shopping, restaurants, schools, and easy access to I-66, Rt.15, Rt. 29 and more. Don't miss this one!! [Villages of Piedmont - $425,000]

Gorgeous, move-in ready SFH on large, private 0.

8701 Rosedale Ln

50-acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in Annandale! Two levels of living provide an open layout and plenty of natural light. 4 bedrooms & 3 full baths. Gourmet kitchen includes granite countertops, updated cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, center island, custom backsplash, & Stainless-Steel appliances. Gleaming HWD floors throughout the ML. Master BDR w/ private bath & closet organizing system. Finished basement has large recreation room with lovely built-in bookshelves & wood burning fireplace. Basement also includes BDR, bath, extra storage room, & laundry room. Relax and enjoy the outdoors on your patio surrounded by trees & wildlife. New 12x8 shed for extra storage (2018). Newer HVAC, hot water heater, & windows. Recessed lighting, silhouette blinds, & Roman shades. Walk to Ilda Pool & the Metro Bus Stop. Excellent location within Woodson H.S Pyramid and easy access to 495. [Willow Woods - $639,900]

Meticulous renovated remodeled rarely find end lot of community in end row unit surrounded by trees and fully fenced suburban home.

4026 Rosemeade Dr

Over 2500 sq ft finished thru out w/hand crafted wood floor main thru upper levels.Gourmet kitchen backing to tree view. All remodeled done 2017(hand craft wood floor ,kitchen and upper level Bath cabinet,granite top kitchen thru bathroom,recessed light ,Roof replacement in 2018,SS Appliances 2018,lower level laminated floor in 2019.Don't miss out to this most hard to find suburban life home in middle of access to Rt 50/66/fair lakes/Fairfax county pkwy/mins to Wholefood/Fair Oaks mall/Regal Cinema/Costco. [Fair Ridge - $620,000]

Refined Living in the Heart of Oakton! Welcome to one of the finest townhomes in Northern Virginia in a picture perfect, beautiful setting! A truly stunning 3-bedroom, 3.

10204 Walkerton Ln

5-bathroom luxury townhome handsomely sited in pristine English Oaks! Gracious living greets you in this timeless classic colonial with a grand entry, architectural columns, gorgeous hardwood floors, a stately living room with formal marble fireplace and transom windows, an elegant dining room, and a sun-filled gourmet chef~s kitchen with custom cherry cabinetry and high-end stainless-steel appliances. Enjoy the breakfast room with French doors to the deck with white Chippendale railing and a view of gorgeous landscaping to begin your day. The grand staircase leads to the upper level featuring a lovely owner~s suite with an expansive upgraded high-end bathroom with tall cabinets, brushed nickel hardware and faucets, travertine floor and shower, soaking garden tub, two large closets, and a vaulted ceiling. There are two additional bedrooms and a light and bright full bathroom.The lower level features a spacious recreation room with a brick fireplace, a third full bathroom and an entrance to a fully fenced brick cobble-paver patio garden oasis for outdoor dining and gardening.The location of this home is spectacular! [English Oaks - $750,000]

Charming colonial single-family home in highly desired Burke/Longwood Knolls subdivision is now available FOR SALE.

6903 Shackle Pl

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage is the single best deal in Burke for the features it offers and current homes on the market. If you~ve been waiting and wanting to get into Burke, this is your opportunity! This home has LOCATION to commuter routes (VRE, Bus, Metro), LOCATION to shops (restaurants, grocery shopping, gyms & personal health) and LOCATION to schools and parks (Cherry Run, Lake Braddock, South Run Recreational Center, Burke Lake Park and more). Hardwood floors throughout upper level. Granite counters in kitchen, and baths. Clean, bright. Fresh paint, newer windows, upgrades throughout house. HOA only $55/annually. Make plans to attend the Mega Open House on Sunday, August 25 from 1-4pm. Tour the home and get free ice cream from the on-site truck. But above all, don't delay. Schedule your showing today! [Longwood Knolls - $579,900]

Gorgeous Open Floor Plan Condo Located in the Highly Sought After Spring Hill 55+ Active Adult Community.

8435 Peace Lily Ct #314

A Corner Unit Largest Clarion Model with Beautiful Wood Floors and Lots of Natural Light. A Gourmet Kitchen with; Granite Counters, Center Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, 5 Burner Gas Oven/Convection Oven, Natural Stone Backsplash, and Under Cabinet Lighting. Large Living Room with Beautiful Balcony Views. Wainscoting in Main Foyer; Crown Molding Throughout. Formal Dining Room. Large Master Suite with Wall of Windows. Master Bath with Dual Sink Vanity with Granite Counter, Jetted Soaking Tub, New Frameless Glass Shower (2018), New European Toilet (2018), Large Walk-In Closet. Large 2nd Bedroom with Wall of Walk-Thru Closets. Second Bathroom with Granite Counter and New European Toilet (2019). Window with Custom Blinds that Adjust from Top or Bottom or Both (Next Day Blinds Lifetime Warranty Conveys). Separate Laundry Room with Window. New Washer and Dryer (2016). 1 Car Garage with A Driveway (Accommodates 2 Cars). Climate Controlled Storage Unit. Amazing Amenities. A MUST SEE! [Spring Hill - $425,000]

Coming Soon! Hitting the market this Thursday is this beautiful, newly renovated 3BR/2FB/2HB town home/condo in sought after Cardinal Square in Springfield, VA.

6507 Orono Ct

Sun-filled, spacious rooms; gleaming hardwood flooring; modern baths, oh my! Large recreation room on the lower level with walk out to a private patio area that backs to bike/jogging trail that leads to Lake Accotink ~ perfect for a stroll to take in all the fall colors! Only minutes from I-95, 495, Springfield metro and the town center. [Cardinal Square - $349,999]

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