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!

 

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Save Thousands On Your Purchase At Midtown Alexandria Station

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$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

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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.

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Inlet Cove is near Fort Belvoir and Potomac Mills

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  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

16510 Hayes Ln

COMING SOON!!! Don't miss your chance to own this gorgeous 4 bed 3.5 bath home! Close to major roads and Potomac Mills mall. Beautiful open floor plan. Enjoy the fully Finished basement that features a Theater Room, Custom built Wet Bar, Rec Room, Fireplace, and a Den. Hardwood floors throughout the main and lower level. This home has it all. ***MUST SEE*** More photos coming soon. [Powells Landing - $599,900]

13615 Garfield Pl #203

**EASTY TO ACCESS I-95 & POTOMAC SHOPPING MALL *** GREAT LOCATION *** 1,110 SF 2BR + 2 BATH *** NEW FLOOR AND NEW CARPET(OWENR SPENT $5,000) *** BUILT IN CABINT & FIREPLACE IN LIVING ROOM *** BALCONY *** WASHER AND DRYER IN UNIT *** VERY OPEN FLOOR PLAN **** [Prince William - $215,000]

3002 Arkendale St

****Nicely renovated home at the dalecity neighborhood, features 5beds, 2.5baths, with nice floor plan, upgraded power system, plumbing system, HVAC, New windows, door, new bath, new kitchen with SS appliance and manymore, Close to I95, route 1, potomac mall, School, very convenient location**** [Dale City - $335,000]

3545 Eagle Ridge Dr

Best price in the neighborhood!!! Truly charming & well-kept SF home with Stone front on a premium lot backing to trees and privacy* 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths* Wood floors throughout the main level* Signature Kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counter tops & kitchen island* Remodeled baths with ceramic tiles and double vanity* Finished basement with walk out level* Awesome community amenities including Rec center, swimming pool, play ground to name a few. Minutes to Leesylvania State Park nested along the tidal shores of the historic Potomac River, Stone Bridge center, Potomac Mills, Shopping, Highway 95 and other major routes. [Eagles Pointe - $439,900]

12748 Effie Rose Pl

Beautiful 5 year old single family home in an ideal location. One owner of home and is in move in ready condition. Landscaping full of plants that return annually. Amenities (i.e., restaurants, grocery stores, Potomac Nationals baseball stadium, golf course) all within walking distance of the home. Great schools district. Quiet street. The home is spacious with surround sound built in speakers on main and lower level including outdoor speakers. The neighborhood is very walk able with walking trails throughout the community. Additional street parking close to home. Exterior post lamp, walk into hardwood floors on main level. Ample cabinets in the kitchen with a large pantry. Gourmet kitchen with bar style seating plus a morning room for a kitchen table. Great trek deck for entertaining and cooking out. House backs up to the woods for complete privacy. [Reids Prospect - $535,000]

3226 Darden Dr

STUNNING MODIFIED CAVALIER LYNNWOOD HOME! MAIN LEVEL MORE OPEN THAN OTHER MODELS IN NEIGHBORHOOD...1/2 ACRE LEVEL LOT WITH MATURE HARDWOODS AND OVER 600 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE IN TWO SCREENED PORCHES! THE MASTER BEDROOM FEATURES A SMALL BALCONY FOR THOSE LAZY WEEKEND MORNING COFFEES. THE HOME HAS HAD OVER $50,000. IN RECENT IMPROVEMENTS TO INCLUDE BRAND NEW WINDOWS IN MORE THAN 3500 SQUARE FEET OF LIVING SPACE. THE MASTER-BEDROOM'S SMALL SITTING ROOM HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO THE MOST AMAZING WALK IN CLOSET AND THERE ARE STILL THREE MORE BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS. THE GOURMET KITCHEN HAS ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES, 42 INCH CABINETS, EXOTIC GRANITE COUNTER-TOPS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. THE LAUNDRY IS ON THE MAIN LEVEL, THE SPACIOUS LOWER LEVEL FEATURES AND WALK OUT TO YET ANOTHER SCREENED PORCH AND FANTASTIC PARK LIKE BACK YARD. BESIDES A REC ROOM THERE ARE TWO WONDERFUL BONUS ROOMS THAT COULD BE THE 5TH AND 6TH BEDROOMS (NTC) OR OFFICE, PLAYROOM, WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE THEM TO BE. PLUS A FULL BATHROOM WITH TUB AND A WET BAR.HOW CONVENIENT! YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS HOME. CHECK OUT THE SCHOOL PYRAMID, OLD BRIDGE ELEMENTARY, LAKE RIDGE MIDDLE AND WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, ALL LESS THAN A MILE FROM THE HOUSE. THE COMMUNITY OFFERS OUTSTANDING AMENITIES INCLUDING FIVE POOLS, TENNIS COURTS, LAKE RIDGE MARINA AND PARK, AND EASY SHOPPING, ONE STOP LIGHT TO STARBUCKS AND GIANT FOOD! [Lake Ridge - $559,900]

3109 Bradford St

SOLD STRICTLY AS-IS. Great Opportunity to Own This Cape Cod. Fireplace, Wood Flooring, Tiered Deck, Shed, Close to I-95, Shopping, VRE. [None Available - $300,000]

16928 Jed Forest Ln

Freshly painted throughout 3 levels townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, one bonus room in the lower level. Features large living room, owner's suite with vaulted ceiling, spacious walk in closet, owner's bathroom with double sink and Jacuzzi tub with lots of light. Kitchen with granite counter-tops, island, fireplace in the extended kitchen area leading to the deck. Fenced backyard. Located in River Oaks community, close to Quantico, I-95, Fort Belvoir, shopping center, commuter options and more. [River Oaks - $334,999]

2850 Burgundy Pl #5

Renovated Condo in Antietam Woods close to shopping. Must see [Lake Ridge - $195,000]

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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

309 Holland Ln #321

Luxurious sun-filled penthouse unit above Whole Foods offers convenience and ease of living. With 1,354 sq. ft. of living space, this spacious 2 bedroom + den with 2 full-baths offers sweeping views of the City of Alexandria and its spectacular annual fireworks display. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, gas range, backsplash, granite countertops, and plentiful storage. Gas range, dishwasher and disposer replaced in 2018. Master suite has large walk-in closet and master bath offers a spa-like experience with its large soaking tub and vanity with granite countertop. Large living room/dining room combo with electric fireplace is ideal for large gatherings. Unit comes with 2 assigned parking spaces and storage unit. Building offers fitness center, private party room and picnic area. One block from King Street Metro and Amtrak. Convenient to parks, shopping, restaurants and Amazon's HQ2. Don't let this one pass you by! [The Royalton - $699,000]

2181 Jamieson Ave #2109

Well maintained, updated, spectacular views! Wood floors. New, upgraded eat-in kit, sep DR, Glass enclosed sunroom w/ view of Masonic Temple. 3BR, 3BA, 1 gar. 1 owner condo! [Carlyle Towers - $849,000]

520 John Carlyle St #108

Quick close possible. Ballenger Breezeway entrance. Luxury Industrial 2 story condo is your new place to call home! Easy access through Ballenger Ave Entry via breezeway which connects to the European style courtyard with gracious tree canopies, lush plantings, umbrella topped tables for al fresco dining, and situated around a tranquil fountain. This open plan condo is drenched in light from a 20 ft wall of windows. 1 bed suite upstairs contains a loft for an office, walk in closet, laundry room, and spacious bathroom. Downstairs the gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a sweeping breakfast bar, pantry storage, and plenty of cabinets. The 20ft tall great room connects upstairs via a stunning metal staircase. Entry area contains an oversized door, spacious foyer, large closet and massive guest powder room. A huge storage cage and an oversized parking premium spot are just downstairs. Half mile stroll to both King St metro and Eisenhower metro. Quick commute to new Amazon HQ2! Whole Foods, shops, restaurants, bars & historic charm of Old Town - don't miss this unique opportunity! [None Available - $510,000]

520 John Carlyle St #104

GORGEOUS! A must see unique and sophisticated two level urban condo with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows (approximately 20 feet). This trendy industrial style open floor plan features concrete ceilings, exposed duct work, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and metal stairs leading to a cozy loft. The master bedroom has a spacious walk in closet with built ins and a luxurious master bath. Handsome hardwood floors add a touch of elegance to the public area of the condo and neutral carpeting in the bedroom provides a feeling of warmth and calm. New HVAC system replaced in 2018. Note wine rack and pot rack to convey. Pool/fitness center membership available for only $400 annually. If you prefer just seasonal pool membership it is just $100. Garage parking space is included. Additional storage is possible. This stylish and well designed condo is just moments from the King Street Metro, Patent Office, Whole Foods, shops, restaurants and all that makes Old Town fun and a wonderful community in which to live! [Condos At Carlyle Square - $594,900]

1439 Duke St

Adorable 2 level home in Old Town close to metro, King St and Whole Foods. Wood floors throughout! Great fenced-in yard. 18 month lease minimum. [Old Town Alexandria - $2,195]

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

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

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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.

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.

 

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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.
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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.

Is the landlord required by law to afford reasonable accommodations for tenants with a disability?  What is defined as reasonable accommodations? Who is defined as a differently-abled person? Are you required by law to have grab bars installed? Are you required by law to admit comfort animals on your property? What sort of confirmations can you legally request?

Nesbitt Realty remains well apprised of Fair Housing Law; furthermore, this is simply another area of our expertise.  We know the answers to the above questions, and we also know how to handle the issues while accommodating the tenant and protecting the landlord.

Learn more about our property management services!

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Our real estate agents appreciate the opportunity to be of service. Thanks for considering us to get the job done.

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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.

 

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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


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6727 Royal Thomas Way

Your opportunity has arrived to own this beautiful and lovingly maintained 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath townhouse on 3 levels in a stunning location in Island Creek, Kingstowne Alexandria, backing to Fairfax County parkland with views of endless woods on both upper and lower decks. The main level has a welcoming floorplan with a seamless open concept perfect for everyday living as well as entertainment, where the bright living room, the generous sized dining room and the family room open up to one another with an adjoining large kitchen. The kitchen with an island bar, pantry and eat-in area offers 42 inch white cabinets and granite counters and a decorative blue mosaic backsplash. There are hardwood floors throughout the main level and both stairwells, as well as a half bath off the hallway. Beyond the kitchen lies the recently renovated Trex~ deck that overlooks the magnificent wooded parkland. This backdrop of trees offers a serene setting perfect to relax after a busy day. A freshly painted upper level boasts a large bright master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and skylights. An ensuite master bathroom has a new double sink vanity with new hardware and fixtures, a jetted Jacuzzi tub and separate shower as well as a large walk-in closet. Off the hallway are 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level walk-out basement offers 1 additional bedroom, perfect for an office, and a full bath, as well as a laundry room with new washer and dryer. This room also functions as a storage area with additional shelving. Additionally, this level offers a spacious recreational room with a wood-burning fireplace and a sliding glass doors that open up to a deck in the backyard, which boasts a new fence. Recent upgrades include new furnace, new roof/gutters/skylights, new main level Trex~ deck, updated master bathroom with new vanity and fixtures, new hardwood floors in kitchen and stairs, new washer and dryer, and fresh paint. 2 parking spaces convey with the property and there is plenty of additional guest parking around the community. Springfield metro is 1.5 miles away via a private community trail or the express bus to the commuter lot. Welcome to a life of classic living in this sought-after townhome community, offering conveniences and practicality for your modern day living. [None Available - $574,900]

7205 Farr St

Pristine 4 bedroom and 3 full bath home with fresh paint and many updates. Enjoy the expansive and landscaped back yard. Great location with private off street parking. The home is off a no thru street and close proximity to many commuter and shopping choices. [Kenwood - $499,900]

16510 Hayes Ln

COMING SOON!!! Don't miss your chance to own this gorgeous 4 bed 3.5 bath home! Close to major roads and Potomac Mills mall. Beautiful open floor plan. Enjoy the fully Finished basement that features a Theater Room, Custom built Wet Bar, Rec Room, Fireplace, and a Den. Hardwood floors throughout the main and lower level. This home has it all. ***MUST SEE*** More photos coming soon. [Powells Landing - $599,900]

8220 Crestwood Heights Dr #1814

Rare Opportunity to own one f the most desirable Condo's at ParkCrest. Large 2/3 Br Penthouse level with high ceilings and expanded & unobstructed views of McLean & DC, Approx. 2000 sqft, 2 balconies, 2 large parking spaces, Storage and much more. Must see! [One Park Crest Condominium - $1,575,000]

10379 Frank Ct

Don't miss this opportunity! Charming Colonial in ideal cul-de-sac location **Move-in ready **Beautifully updated Lower Level with new carpet and paint **Five true bedrooms **Private, large fenced rear yard with deck **Value-added updates include Roof, Gutters, HWH, HVAC and Windows/Doors by Thompson Creek **Close to shopping, schools, major transit routes. [Cedar Crest - $449,000]

3520 Gunston Rd

Beautifully Renovated End Unit in Parkfairfax. 2 Level Madison Model with 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom. Gorgeous Open Kitchen with Center Island, Quartz Countertops, and Stainless-Steel Appliances. Hardwood Floors on Both Levels. Light Filled Condo with Tree Lined Views. Newer Windows, Washer and Dryer, & Electrical Panel. Enjoy Parkfairfax Amenities such as 3 Pools, Tot Lots, Fitness Center, Tennis Court. Condo Fee Includes Daily Front Door Trash Pick Up, Water, & Gas. Only Pay for Electric! Super Close to Shirlington, Walk There via the Foot Bridge. Pet Friendly Community too. Easy Commute to the Pentagon and Minutes to DC and Old Town. [Park Fairfax - $375,000]

6444 Fifth St

Beautiful home, Location, location close to everything, to shops,restaurants,I3395 m Open,spaciou3000 SF home w/garage. Luxury features include gourmet kitchen w/granite, center island, hardwood, big MBR suite w/tray ceiling, walk-in closet, bath with jacuzzi. Lower L, in- law suite has full Bedroom and full bathroom & Guest room with gas fireplace. [Weyanoke - $685,000]

13615 Garfield Pl #203

**EASTY TO ACCESS I-95 & POTOMAC SHOPPING MALL *** GREAT LOCATION *** 1,110 SF 2BR + 2 BATH *** NEW FLOOR AND NEW CARPET(OWENR SPENT $5,000) *** BUILT IN CABINT & FIREPLACE IN LIVING ROOM *** BALCONY *** WASHER AND DRYER IN UNIT *** VERY OPEN FLOOR PLAN **** [Prince William - $215,000]

2900 E Side Dr

SHORT SALE! [Beverly Plaza - $285,000]

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