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.


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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

Properties in Inlet Cove


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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

5041 Anchorstone Dr

Pristine TH Condo carpeted through main living area & bedrooms. Gourmet kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances, granite counters , white cabinets and ceramic tile flooring.. Cozy 3 sided gas marble fireplace and balcony off kitchen. Master suite with full bath. and his/her closets. Shops, restaurants close by & Conveniently located off Prince William Parkway for easy commuting. [County Center Condominium - $270,000]

13927 Andorra Dr

Gorgeous Renovated Home, on almost 1/2 acre level lot. Hardwood floors, Gourmet kitchen, spacious family room with fireplace, Deck, Great Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and luxury bath. New carpet, new fresh paint, separated laundry room.Will not last. [Meadows of Minnieville - $530,000]

13307 Keystone Dr

Come check out this beautiful 4 bedroom two bath Bi-level home. You'll love the great flow of this home as soon as you come through the door. The fenced in backyard is great for entering. Make your appointment today this one won't last long! [Dale City - $300,000]

1732 Featherstone Rd

Check out this beautiful nearly new Townhome, minutes to I95, VRE, Wegmans, and other great dining options. Open floor plan with wide plank hard wood floors, one car garage, door camera, electric car charger. [Featherstone Station Condominium - $319,900]

13434 Forest Glen Rd

Large Remodeled Cape Cod With Addition, Fenced Back Yard, New Vinyl Siding, New Roof, Newer HVAC, Re-Finished HW Floors, Remodeled Bathrooms, House Offers 3 Levels, Main Level Large Extended Master Bedroom With Lots of Closet Space, Full Bathroom, Large Family Room With Lots of Light, Separate Dining Room, Kitchen With Additional Room In Rear Which Leads to Large Rear Deck Overlooking Private Fenced Yard With New Retaining Wall, Upstairs Offer 2 Large Bedrooms With HW Floors and Full Remodeled Bathroom, Base Offer In-Law Suite Ideal For Family Member, Basement Has Separate Entrance With Sidewalk on Side, 2 Legal Bedrooms and Kitchen With Family Room, Outside Offer Private Back Yard With Great View, This Home Offers It ALL, Great For A Large Family, Ready To Move In, Hurry It Will Not Last Long [Marumsco Village - $329,900]

2837 Cleeve Hill Ct

Start the New Year in this spacious home, situated on a large corner lot. Fresh paint with neutral color palet, large rooms with plenty of closet space. New hardwood in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite counters. Relax near the gas fireplace to unwine. Let your imagination explore the many possiblities for the use of the Bonus Room on the main level. Need storage, not to worry, there is plenty of space with shelving in the basement. Invite your friends over and hang out in the huge finished area of the basement, no need to go upstairs since there is a full bath as well. Sizeable Master Bedroom with cathedral ceilings and large walk in closet , along with a jetted two person tub will make you feel pampered. Enjoy a short walk to the pool, tennis and basketball courts, community center and tot lots! Perfect location given that it's near commuter lot, VRE, bus stops, restuarants, schools, and shopping! [River Oaks - $499,900]

2206 Armitage Ct

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY & EARN SWEAT EQUITY. A FANTASTIC OFFERING IN WOODBRIDGE NEAR MAJOR COMMUTER HIGHWAYS, SHOPPING & DINING & OFFERING 3 LEVELS, 3 BEDROOMS, 2.5 FULL BATHS, & LOW HOA PAYMENT! BRING YOUR CREATIVE SIDE AND MAKE THIS HOME YOURS! HOME SOLD AS IS & WORTH THE INVESTMENT! DON'T DELAY & BUY THIS HOME TODAY! [Rippon Lading - $375,000]

2448 Five Fathom Cir

HIGHLY DESIRED GREAT PRICE IN PORT POTOMAC WITH 3 FINISHED LEVELS***SUPER MASTER SUITE WITH 2 WALK-IN CLOSETS & SUPER BATH***FANTASTIC REC. ROOM, 3 LEVEL EXTENSIONS, CUSTOM GOURMET KITCHEN WITH MARBLE & SILESTONE***GRACIOUS SIZED BEDROOMS WITH POTENTIAL FOR 3RD FULL BATH BSMT**2 CAR GARAGE**1 BLOCK FROM 24 HOUR FITNESS/POOL/GYM AND MEETING ROOM (ALL INCLUDED HOA)***NEW PAINT*** [Port Potomac - $469,900]

2001 Quiet Creek Ct

Location, location, location*3 level townhouse*3 full bedroom 2 full baths* A breathtaking remodeled kitchen*w/new cabinets*new pint*carpet*all new stain steel appliances*and mach more [Rolliing Brook - $329,900]

14406 Surrydale Dr

You will love this upgraded single family home with gorgeous details. Ideally settled on a spacious lot in a peaceful cul-de-sac, this home offers privacy, while still being close to everything. Updates include newer roof, windows, refrigerator, stove, HVAC, hot water heater and more! Hardwood floors add tons of appeal to the main level. Stylish ceramic tile installed in the kitchen as well as in the huge master bath. A storage shed is included and is wired for electricity! Perfect for your building a home workshop or extra storage if you choose. This lovingly maintained property is sure to delight! Come see Sunny Surrydale today. [Stratford Glen - $395,000]

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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

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Julie Nesbitt, Manager and Andrew Patton, Real Estate Agent and office pet, at start of the month
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14155 Autumn Cir

Fabulous End Unit Townhome has 3 finished levels, 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Bathrooms! Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout! All bathrooms have been updated! HVAC replaced in 2014! Lots of recessed lights! Open floor plan! Bright Kitchen has stainless appliances & room for table. Finished walk out Basement offers Family Room w/gas fireplace, third Bedroom, full Bathroom! Washer & Dryer convey! Fenced backyard & Deck! [Green Trails - $359,000]

5727 25th Rd N

Full Renovation of this charming 3 level home. It features 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms and 1 den. The main level has a wood burning fireplace and open floorpan for dinning & living room and Gourmet kitchen is flooded with light from the windows overlooking the large backyard and a bedroom/den with half bath. Upstairs 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Lower level features Laundry room, guest bedroom & entertainment room with wet bar. Parking off street. Only one block from District taco, Joe;s Place pizza and Pasta and other restaurants. Grocery stores (Harris Teeter and Safeway are about 3 blocks from home. And Rivendell school is 2 blocks away. [Yorktown - $949,997]

4220 Pennsboro Ct

Beautifully updated and freshly painted 5 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath home nestled in at the end of a cul-de-sac. Large bonus room ready for your touches! Will it be a play room? An office? A studio? Fully fenced large back yard with a storage shed. Conveniently located just off Route 50. Community pool membership available. No HOA! This home is truly move in ready! [Brookfield - $519,900]

5141 3rd St N

Gorgeous Move-In Ready Home in Sought After Arlington Forest!! Completely Remodeled w/ 2-Story Addition, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Large Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, HW Floors throughout, Finished Basement, Master Suite w/ Spa Inspired Bathroom and Walk In Closet, Many Unique Touches including Custom Handmade Woodwork, Large Backyard, Private Driveway, Minutes to DC! Attention to Detail - MUST SEE!! [Arlington Forest - $989,000]

5143 15th St N

One of a kind Custom built new construction nearly complete! There is nothing cookie cutter about this home! 8 ft doors, Solid hardwood floors and Staircases, Trey and coffered ceilings on the main and upper levels. Gourmet Kitchen 36 inch gas range, wall oven and microwave, Huge walk in pantry, Butler pantry with wine frig, Floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace, Quartz and granite countertops in Kitchen and All baths. Main lvl bedroom with full bath and walk in closet. Master suite features 2 huge walking in closets, Master bath with Marble floors, soaking tub and /HUGE walk in shower. Each of the 5 full baths feature custom tile work with designer accents. Fully finished basement with wet bar rough in and separate entrance. All this on a flat 12,000 sq ft lot with a HUGE FLAT Backyard. [Waycroft Woodlawn - $1,575,000]

12002 Ridge Knoll Dr #9

Fully renovated condo w/ 2 master bedrooms & full bath suites. Hugh loft & balcony, over 1600 sq.ft. w/vaulted ceilings & fans, built in bookcases, marble fireplace, 2 attic storage areas. New windows and plantation shutters. New chandelier & lighting. Features stainless steel appliances,granite countertops & custom in unit laundry. Wonderful amenities...golf course community, tennis courts, exercise rooms, sauna, outdoor pools, basketball courts, tot playground, jog/walk paths, plenty of parking. Beautiful Area, Great Location and Exceptional Schools! [Oxford House - $360,000]

4401 Lee Hwy #29

Welcome to this One Bed, One Bath Condo in Arlington! Rooms Are Large and Have Lots of Natural Light. Newer Flooring in Living Room, Dining Room, and Bedroom, and New Floor in Kitchen. Kitchen Has Stainless Steel Appliances. Bathroom Was Recently Remodeled. Unit Has Lots of Storage and A Private Patio. Bus Stop in Front of Building to Metro Stations. Open Saturday and Sunday! [Lorcom House - $235,000]

12255 Exbury St

Fantastic opportunity to own a beautiful home in Herndon. This detached, 2 car garage beauty has been delightfully refreshed with new flooring and paint throughout. New stainless steel appliances. New granite countertops. Enter into the expansive main level with open living and dining room and loft overlooking the space. A separate dining can entertain tons of your friends and family this holiday season. Set up the kids table in the eat-in kitchen or breakfast bar. Sing carols around the wood burning fireplace in the family room. The sunroom addition makes for the perfect toy room or set it up with all the exercise gear. The upper level has 3 bedrooms with the 4th bedroom being used as a loft. The loft has unlimited potential - office, entertaining room or close it up for the 4th bedroom! Huge master suite with bathroom and walk in closet. Hall full bath and 2 ample guest rooms round out this great home. The back deck and yard are perfect for the gardener in the family and the fully fenced yard will keep the doggie safe! Downtown Herndon festivities are just a few miles away. Munch on freshly made tres leches from the Herndon Bodega, get your morning joe at Green Lizard and dance the night away at Friday Night Live in the summer. There is something for everyone in Herndon! Also, just minutes to major commuter routes of Leesburg Pike, 286, 28, Toll Road and Metro.Roof 2012 ~ Water Heater ~ 2016 ~ HVAC 2000 - new motor in October 2018 [Dranesville Estates - $539,000]

2860 Stuart Dr

OPEN SUNDAY 1 TO 4 !! Come and See! Fully Remodeled Home, Brand New Luxury Appliances. New paved asphalt driveway with oversize detached garage. Huge size back yard with new deck. Two fire places, wet bars!! Granite tops for kitchen and all baths !! [Fenwick Park - $657,000]

10205 Steamboat Landing Ln

Beautifully updated and well-maintained colonial in sought-after Burke Centre 'The Landings'. Granite, recessed lighting, and stainless appliances in the kitchen, 2 baths nicely updated, and gorgeous hardwoods extend through most of the main level. Family room has cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, new paint and new carpeting to make this room a favorite space. Outdoors boast a covered porch at the front of the home, and a spacious stone patio in the backyard with in-ground sprinklers. Backyard is fenced, and seasonal blooms are an added bonus! [Burke Centre - $675,000]

15128 Lilywood Ln #118

Immaculate townhouse style condo with over 2,200 square ft of finished space and attached garage! This home features a bright and open floor plan w/beautiful new hardwood floors in kitchen/family room areas. Kitchen includes large center island, 42" cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances. The main level also has large dining and living room areas + bonus office space. Upper level includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and laundry. Huge master suite w/walk-in closet and attached bath. Spacious secondary bedrooms with ample closet space ~ this home has it all! Brand new water heater! Wonderful community with loads of amenities and close to shopping, dining, schools, hospital, and major commuting roads (Rt 15, I66, Rt 29 + more). Don't miss this beautiful property! [Market Center Condo - $299,900]

1021 N Garfield St #B28

Fabulous Terrace Level 1-Bedroom Condo w/ 746 S.F. w/ expansive outdoor terrace in a completely secure building with 24/7 concierge and many onsite amenities! Kitchen=granite/stainless/gas. LR/DR=hardwoods & gas fireplace. BR=fully-carpeted with walk-in closet and sitting area; Bath=maple/granite counter, garden size soaking tub, linen closet, full-size W/D. One underground garage parking space. Amenities=24/7 concierge; rooftop pool, hot tub, bar/grill area, panoramic views of monuments and NoVa sunsets! Lots of outdoor common spaces. Conference room, party room with TV and kitchen, large onsite GYM with 15+ machines. Pets are permitted. Only 2 blocks to Clarendon Metro. Walk to world-class dining, shopping, and more in the Clarendon neighborhood. Extra storage available on premises. Move right in - do nothing but enjoy the easy life! [Clarendon 1021 - $525,000]

2550 Glengyle Dr #155

This gorgeous unit in the Mosby's Landing community of Vienna has been beautifully updated with dazzling hardwood floors, an upgraded bathroom, and features spectacular community amenities such as a swimming pool, playground, and dog stations for your utmost convenience. Located just moments away from plentiful options for shopping and dining at Vienna's finest restaurants and boutiques, this home has everything you're looking for. [Mosbys Landing - $278,000]

9298 Cardinal Forest Ln #201 / B

Two bedroom, two bath condo with 2018 updates to kitchen, including granite counters, stainless appliances, sink & faucet. Recent paint, gas furnace replaced in 2014. Convenient assigned parking, two pets are permitted in this condo! Very convenient to Interstate 95, 395, 495, Fort Belvoir, GSA~ [Gunston Corner Condominium - $245,000]

5041 Anchorstone Dr

Pristine TH Condo carpeted through main living area & bedrooms. Gourmet kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances, granite counters , white cabinets and ceramic tile flooring.. Cozy 3 sided gas marble fireplace and balcony off kitchen. Master suite with full bath. and his/her closets. Shops, restaurants close by & Conveniently located off Prince William Parkway for easy commuting. [County Center Condominium - $270,000]

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

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

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$359,000 at Green Trails
$949,997 at Yorktown
$519,900 at Brookfield
$989,000 at Arlington Forest
$1,575,000 at Waycroft Woodlawn
$360,000 at Oxford House
$235,000 at Lorcom House
$657,000 at Fenwick Park
$675,000 at Burke Centre
$525,000 at Clarendon 1021
$278,000 at Mosbys Landing
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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:

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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.

Are you ready to buy a home?

All across Northern Virginia, people are looking to a buy home – either now or in the future. Over the last few years, lower interest rates have come along, making it more affordable than ever to buy a home. In order to buy a house, you’ll need to start saving your money and have enough for the closing costs and a down payment. Check out our Closing Cost Estimator and talk to an agent to get an idea of what you need to have on hand to make your home purchase.

In most cases, the closing costs will run you around 5% of the property price. Before you purchase the home, you should always get an estimate. An estimate won’t be the exact price, although it will be really close. You should always plan to save up a bit more money than you need, just to be on the safe side. It’s always best to have more than enough than not enough.

You’ll know your ready to buy a home when you know exactly how much you can afford, and you’re willing to stick with your plan. When you buy a home and get your monthly mortgage payment, it shouldn’t be any more than 25% of your total monthly income. Although there are lenders out there who will say that you can afford to pay more, you should never let them talk you into doing so – but stick to your budget instead.

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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.

Nesbitt Realty is a family-owned family-operated business serving Northern Virginia. As such, we compete against some of the biggest names in our industry. Even in this highly competitive market, we manage to succeed and have won numerous awards for client-satisfaction.  We provide a turn-key solution that allows our landlords to enjoy a stress-free passive income with no work required.

Our team is experienced, professional,

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Will Nesbitt, Julie Nesbitt and, Stuart Nesbitt.

and dedicated to managing every detail from leasing to maintenance to financial transactions.

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We have experience working Northern Virginia and can save you thousands on your purchase.

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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!

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For most people in Northern Virginia, the most important investment you will ever make is probably the purchase of a home. Knowing the basics about home-buying will give you a head start and save you time and money in your search.  Additionally Nesbitt Realty can rebate THOUSANDS of dollars to clients who want to use our Realtor services.

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14155 Autumn Cir

Fabulous End Unit Townhome has 3 finished levels, 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Bathrooms! Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout! All bathrooms have been updated! HVAC replaced in 2014! Lots of recessed lights! Open floor plan! Bright Kitchen has stainless appliances & room for table. Finished walk out Basement offers Family Room w/gas fireplace, third Bedroom, full Bathroom! Washer & Dryer convey! Fenced backyard & Deck! [Green Trails - $359,000]

5727 25th Rd N

Full Renovation of this charming 3 level home. It features 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms and 1 den. The main level has a wood burning fireplace and open floorpan for dinning & living room and Gourmet kitchen is flooded with light from the windows overlooking the large backyard and a bedroom/den with half bath. Upstairs 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Lower level features Laundry room, guest bedroom & entertainment room with wet bar. Parking off street. Only one block from District taco, Joe;s Place pizza and Pasta and other restaurants. Grocery stores (Harris Teeter and Safeway are about 3 blocks from home. And Rivendell school is 2 blocks away. [Yorktown - $949,997]

4220 Pennsboro Ct

Beautifully updated and freshly painted 5 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath home nestled in at the end of a cul-de-sac. Large bonus room ready for your touches! Will it be a play room? An office? A studio? Fully fenced large back yard with a storage shed. Conveniently located just off Route 50. Community pool membership available. No HOA! This home is truly move in ready! [Brookfield - $519,900]

5141 3rd St N

Gorgeous Move-In Ready Home in Sought After Arlington Forest!! Completely Remodeled w/ 2-Story Addition, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Large Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, HW Floors throughout, Finished Basement, Master Suite w/ Spa Inspired Bathroom and Walk In Closet, Many Unique Touches including Custom Handmade Woodwork, Large Backyard, Private Driveway, Minutes to DC! Attention to Detail - MUST SEE!! [Arlington Forest - $989,000]

5143 15th St N

One of a kind Custom built new construction nearly complete! There is nothing cookie cutter about this home! 8 ft doors, Solid hardwood floors and Staircases, Trey and coffered ceilings on the main and upper levels. Gourmet Kitchen 36 inch gas range, wall oven and microwave, Huge walk in pantry, Butler pantry with wine frig, Floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace, Quartz and granite countertops in Kitchen and All baths. Main lvl bedroom with full bath and walk in closet. Master suite features 2 huge walking in closets, Master bath with Marble floors, soaking tub and /HUGE walk in shower. Each of the 5 full baths feature custom tile work with designer accents. Fully finished basement with wet bar rough in and separate entrance. All this on a flat 12,000 sq ft lot with a HUGE FLAT Backyard. [Waycroft Woodlawn - $1,575,000]

12002 Ridge Knoll Dr #9

Fully renovated condo w/ 2 master bedrooms & full bath suites. Hugh loft & balcony, over 1600 sq.ft. w/vaulted ceilings & fans, built in bookcases, marble fireplace, 2 attic storage areas. New windows and plantation shutters. New chandelier & lighting. Features stainless steel appliances,granite countertops & custom in unit laundry. Wonderful amenities...golf course community, tennis courts, exercise rooms, sauna, outdoor pools, basketball courts, tot playground, jog/walk paths, plenty of parking. Beautiful Area, Great Location and Exceptional Schools! [Oxford House - $360,000]

4401 Lee Hwy #29

Welcome to this One Bed, One Bath Condo in Arlington! Rooms Are Large and Have Lots of Natural Light. Newer Flooring in Living Room, Dining Room, and Bedroom, and New Floor in Kitchen. Kitchen Has Stainless Steel Appliances. Bathroom Was Recently Remodeled. Unit Has Lots of Storage and A Private Patio. Bus Stop in Front of Building to Metro Stations. Open Saturday and Sunday! [Lorcom House - $235,000]

12255 Exbury St

Fantastic opportunity to own a beautiful home in Herndon. This detached, 2 car garage beauty has been delightfully refreshed with new flooring and paint throughout. New stainless steel appliances. New granite countertops. Enter into the expansive main level with open living and dining room and loft overlooking the space. A separate dining can entertain tons of your friends and family this holiday season. Set up the kids table in the eat-in kitchen or breakfast bar. Sing carols around the wood burning fireplace in the family room. The sunroom addition makes for the perfect toy room or set it up with all the exercise gear. The upper level has 3 bedrooms with the 4th bedroom being used as a loft. The loft has unlimited potential - office, entertaining room or close it up for the 4th bedroom! Huge master suite with bathroom and walk in closet. Hall full bath and 2 ample guest rooms round out this great home. The back deck and yard are perfect for the gardener in the family and the fully fenced yard will keep the doggie safe! Downtown Herndon festivities are just a few miles away. Munch on freshly made tres leches from the Herndon Bodega, get your morning joe at Green Lizard and dance the night away at Friday Night Live in the summer. There is something for everyone in Herndon! Also, just minutes to major commuter routes of Leesburg Pike, 286, 28, Toll Road and Metro.Roof 2012 ~ Water Heater ~ 2016 ~ HVAC 2000 - new motor in October 2018 [Dranesville Estates - $539,000]

2860 Stuart Dr

OPEN SUNDAY 1 TO 4 !! Come and See! Fully Remodeled Home, Brand New Luxury Appliances. New paved asphalt driveway with oversize detached garage. Huge size back yard with new deck. Two fire places, wet bars!! Granite tops for kitchen and all baths !! [Fenwick Park - $657,000]

10205 Steamboat Landing Ln

Beautifully updated and well-maintained colonial in sought-after Burke Centre 'The Landings'. Granite, recessed lighting, and stainless appliances in the kitchen, 2 baths nicely updated, and gorgeous hardwoods extend through most of the main level. Family room has cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, new paint and new carpeting to make this room a favorite space. Outdoors boast a covered porch at the front of the home, and a spacious stone patio in the backyard with in-ground sprinklers. Backyard is fenced, and seasonal blooms are an added bonus! [Burke Centre - $675,000]

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