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

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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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Properties in Groveton

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Inlet Cove is near Fort Belvoir and Potomac Mills

Properties in Inlet Cove

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

Properties in Woodbridge

485 Harbor Side St #407

Welcome to your new home in the waterfront community of Belmont Bay. Harborview is in the premier residential building in the community featuring numerous resident amenities including a private pool, exercise room and party room. This is the largest unit currently for sale in Harborview and lowest price per square foot. This end unit provides a wall of windows in the living room, dining room and breakfast room. You will enjoy entertaining in the generously-sized living/dining area featuring hardwood floors and a decorative fireplace. Need a home office? This unit has you covered in the den off the main entrance, The kitchen features granite counters, loads of cabinets and eating space. The master bedroom has two full size walk-in closets and the master bath has dual sinks, soaking tub and stall shower. For guests the private suite on the opposite of the unit offers a full tiled bath and large closet. Belmont Bay offers events throughout the summer on the community green, miles of walking paths, and tennis courts. The commuter rail train is located in the community for easy access to Alexandria, Crystal City, Pentagon & DC. If you're looking for location, convenience, quality & value this is condo is it. [Harbor View - $440,000]

3206 Bayfield Dr

Gorgeous home on a cul de sac that sits up on little knoll with FLAT back lot completely fenced. Incredible back yard with HUGE deck with TREX decking. Deck wraps around back of house and has covered portico area and built in gazebo. Back yard has 2 sheds (as-is) for your storage needs. This home has been well cared for and is ready for new owner. Upgraded kitchen with Cherry 42 inch cabinets, granite and stainless steel appliances. Table space off kitchen for formal dining space. Large living room area with hardwoods. Updated baths, fixtures and Fresh paint thru out. Driveway parking too. Upgrades include Water Heater 12/2016, NEW HVAC 6/2017, Brand New Siding and Gutters 11/2017, Main Water Line replacement: 12/2017 Call Heather with questions. OPEN HOUSE on Saturday 18th 1-3pm [Dale City - $329,900]

14343 Madrigal Dr

Great location and neighborhood. Great condition-Move in Ready. Fresh paint, brand new bathroom, brand new floors, and stairs. No carpet. Granite countertops, deck, patio, fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.No stress to agents and buyers...no need contract war. [Prince William Commons - $348,900]

2403 Drexel St

Professional Photos Coming Soon! Nicely Updated Home In A Cul De Sac Located In The Desirable Lake Ridge Community. Brand New Siding & Gutters!!! Freshly Painted Interior. Kitchen Was Updated In The Last 5 Years With New Cabinets, Backsplash & Granite Counters. Dining Room Located Right Off The Kitchen, Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace, Spacious Family Room With Sliding Glass Doors To The Deck & Backyard. Huge Master With Large Windows And Newer Master Bath. Two Other Bedrooms & Another Full Bathroom In The Hallway. Located Close to I-95, Restaurants & Shopping! [Lake Ridge - $389,900]

13605 Bentley Cir

End unit, brick front townhome with 3 bed rooms, 1 full bath, and 2 half baths. Kitchen has been updated in 2019 including granite counter tops, stainless steal refrigerator, and double oven. Freshly painted from top to bottom, as well as brand new carpet on upper and lower level all completed in 2020. Hardwood flooring throughout entire main level. Exterior trimming painted in 2019, siding replaced in 2016, backyard patio has been extended. Enjoy! [Rollingwood Village - $300,000]

14170 Cuddy Loop

Pond view bright and spacious 2 bedrooms and 2 full bath condo with den/3rd bedroom and balcony. 1,100 square foot condo with an updated heating system, HVAC, new kitchen countertops, and new washer and dryer. Plenty of natural light from windows on every side. Prospect Cove at Lakeside offers a swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis court, tot lots, one assigned parking space and plenty of free visitor parking. Water included in the condo fee. Great location just off Prince William Parkway between Minnieville and Smoketown Roads! Super close to Prince William Commons shopping center with Lowe~s, Home Depot, XSport, and Best Buy and near Potomac Mills and the upscale Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, etc [Prospect Cove At Lakesid - $215,000]

2472 Battery Hill Cir

Beautiful Townhome available in the lovely sought after community of Rippon Landing. Close to Route 1 and the 95 you can enjoy an easy commute, and well as living close to the Potomac River / Occoquan Bay! Enjoy an open floor plan and lots of sunlight! This home has three~spacious bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, and~a peaceful enclosed back yard. Get ready to be impressed with this gourmet kitchen that has~granite countertops, tall cabinets, a beautiful backsplash, double ovens, gas cooktop, stainless appliances, built-in microwave, and vaulted ceilings. The walkout basement features a bonus room and full bathroom,~and leads you to the fenced backyard. Community amenities include pool, tennis court, and more!~Welcome home! Mask, gloves, shoe coverings, and sanitizer provided at the home and must be worn by all who view the home. [Rippon Landing - $389,500]

5562 Spriggs Meadow Dr

Impressive 5 bedroom home with fully finished basement on cul de sac lot! This enormous home has hardwood throughout main level with main level office with 16 glass panel doors. Gourmet island kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, cook top and double wall ovens with huge deck off kitchen. Amazing master suite on upper level and great sized secondary bedrooms! Finishing touches being wrapped up, which include painting entire house, and then professional photos will follow. This is an impeccably maintained home in a great commuter location nestled into a quiet community! [The Meadows At Barnes Cr - $650,000]

4792 Wermuth Way

Welcome to 4792 Wemuth Way, a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Carriage Home in Prince William Town Center. The kitchen has maple cabinets, Baltic Brown granite with backsplash, and tons of room for cooking and entertaining. The walk-up basement has lots of finished space including a rec room and two separate dens. The MBR boasts a large walk-in-closet and en-suite bath with a separate shower and soaking tub. Relax outside on your deck or walk down the stairs to play in your fenced in backyard. Community pool is across the street! You can be close to parks, stores, tons of restaurants, and major commuting routes! Due to concerns about COVID-19 and as a courtesy to all parties, please do not schedule or attend showings if anyone in your party exhibits cold/flu-like symptoms or has been exposed to the virus. Please refrain from touching surfaces in the home unless using gloves. Only one group allowed into home at a time. [Prince William Town Center - $495,000]

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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

2050 Jamieson Ave #1203

Large and sunny 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom unit in the highly coveted Jamieson building. This beautifully updated home boasts granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, gleaming hardwood floors, custom built-in closet organizers, and your own washer/dryer in unit. The building has a concierge to accept all of your packages and visitors, as well as a large furnished rooftop deck with sunset city views and plenty of room for relaxing & entertaining. Steps to King St. Metro, Whole Foods, restaurants, shopping, and all that Historic Old Town Alexandria has to offer! [The Jamieson - $675,000]

2050 Jamieson Ave #1213

Open Saturday 10 am - 12 pm. Chic living from the spectacular 12th floor in the heart of Alexandria at the coveted Jamieson condo building. Enjoy the sun-soaked 2BR/2BA unit w/ parking located steps to metro, grocery, restaurants, and so much more. Kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, granite counters, and ample cabinet space. A master bedroom suite for the magazines w/ a huge walk-in closet w/ Elfa storage system, an ensuite master bath w/ tub and dual sinks. Second bedrooms offers huge closet for storage. In-unit washer/dryer. Temperature control is modern with the Ecobee thermostat. Enjoy jaw-dropping sunsets from the rooftop deck. The friendly concierge and spacious lobby overlook Jamieson Avenue located steps to metro, Whole Foods, endless dining/shopping options, and 495/395. This unit truly has it all! See 3D tour! [Alexandria - $649,900]

2151 Jamieson Ave #701/702

PLEASE SEE VIRTUAL TOUR : https://tours.dscreativegrouptours.com/public/vtour/display/1602759?a=1#!/ Carlyle Towers South #701/702 is a three bedroom, three full + one half bath floor plan originally combined by the developer offering 2,100+ square feet of spacious living (not including the two sun rooms which add another approximate 200 sq ft of space). Generous living areas to include dining room, family room and living room. Master bedroom includes a separate sitting area perfect for a dressing room, home office or library. The three full bathrooms have been recently and beautifully updated. Popcorn ceilings have been scraped and a fresh coat of neutral paint has been recently applied. Warm wood floors throughout. Two garage spaces (#2-107 and #3-115) and two separate storage units convey. Resort style living includes 24 hour concierge in the same building, secure access, pool, gyms and tennis. Situated conveniently in the Carlyle neighborhood of Old Town between the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue metro stops. Fine dining and shopping are a quick stroll away as is the Potomac River. Quick commutes to Reagan National, Pentagon and DC by car or subway. Welcome home! [Carlyle Towers - $925,000]

2181 Jamieson Ave #1505

Step into your own private world of luxury. Whether you are looking for a great place to retire or just a place to call home, you will love living at the Carlyle Towers! Enjoy a true resort feel at a great value. Imagine the convenience of walking anywhere in Old Town Alexandria for shopping or a night out. You are only five blocks from Whole Foods and two blocks from the AMC 24 Theaters and the new Wegmans Grocery opening in Jan 2022. This condo has breathtaking views of the Masonic Memorial, the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria, the Washington Monument and the Capitol. Amenities include an outdoor deck with a huge 10-hole putting green, along with croquet and shuffleboard courts. After a long day, use the sauna, jacuzzi, or the indoor or outdoor swimming pool, or one of the two state-of-the-art fitness facilities on site. Pets are welcome and have a dedicated dog park on the property. Tennis courts, outdoor BBQ grills and picnic tables complement the deck extension of the multi-use party room with full kitchen. This rarely available floorplan combined two units into one in the original build, resulting in 1749 square feet. The unit has a 33-foot Living space open to the kitchen, 2 master bedroom suites, 3 walk-in closets with newly installed closet systems, and 2.5 baths of resplendent spa luxury. Recent bathroom and kitchen upgrades of nearly $115,000 include a six-foot, open-ended shower with two rain showers and a hand-held. The shower~s stone wall and floor evoke outdoor resort luxury. Upgrades include top-of-the-line TOTO toilets, one with a Washlet heated toilet seat. Renovations included two 3-year old, energy efficient HVAC systems. Upgraded appliances include a Bosch 800- series washer and ductless dryer set, a Bosch 800-series SilencePlus 43 dBA dishwasher, a Subzero refrigerator/freezer, and a Thermador oven and cooktop set. Enjoy the additional 200 square feet of living area on the enclosed balcony with breathtaking views of Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Two large side-by-side, ground-level parking spaces accessible from the front of the building convey. All this awaits you with the convenience of a 4-block walk to either of two Metro stations (King Street and Eisenhower). Reagan National Airport is just a 15-minute Metro ride, or stay on the Metro to arrive in downtown Washington DC three stops later. [Carlyle Towers - $900,000]

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

1412 Coventry Ln

$1,295,000

202 Vassar Pl

$1,599,000

1110 Dartmouth Rd

$949,500

1431 Janneys Ln

$1,244,000

4008 Harris Pl

$1,098,500

102 N Quaker Ln

$1,450,000

518 Canterbury Ln

$1,535,000

1201 Key Dr

$3,250,000

201 N Quaker Ln

$1,750,000

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

Properties in Shirlington

Buying a new home checklist

Are you thinking of buying a new home?

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

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

Budget

A house on money

Establishing your budget before beginning the home search is an important consideration. Some experts suggest that you can expect to pay 25% of your salary towards your mortgage. Fortunately for people living in Northern Virginia, many job centers offering high paying salaries are available. These places include the Mark Center, Inova Hospitals, USPTO, NOVA Community College, Fort Belvoir and Reston Town Center.

Size

When considering buying a home, you must answer several important questions, such as whether or not you would like roommates, or whether or not you are married or plan to start a family. The answers to these questions will help you determine whether you might prefer a 2 bedroom condo in Courthouse  or a 1,000,000 home in Mount Vernon.

Location and Atmosphere

Northern Virginia has neighborhoods to suit everyone’s needs. Arlington is a bustling city with all of the big-city amenities, such as businesses and shopping, and is only a short distance from DC. If you would prefer a small-town atmosphere, Woodbridge can offer this at only a short commuter from the bigger cities. Alexandria, a nice middle ground between Arlington and Woodbridge, has plenty of nightlife, restaurants, and shopping in a variety of neighborhoods like Old Town, West End, and Fairfax County.

Type

Condo? Townhome? Single family home? Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Condos can offer some amenities, like a pool, fitness center, or dry cleaner, all conveniently located in the condo community, but they come at the cost of  condominium fees. Single-family homes do not have these extra costs, unless they are located within a neighborhood that has a home owner’s association, but they also do not have the conveniences that a condo or townhome has to offer.

 Commitment

Since a mortgage is such a long term commitment, factoring in job security when preparing to purchase a home is vital. For those who end up having to leave the area, whether it is temporary or permanent, hiring a property manager is an option so that you can rent out your home and collect rent on it while you’re gone.

 Credit Score

The first step to buying a home is to get pre approved if you want to be considered a serious buyer. This can speed up the home buying process. Some ways to improve your credit score are to always pay your bills on time or, if you do not have credit, you can build your credit by opening a credit card, use it monthly, and pay the bill on time.

 

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

Renting Unsold Property May Be a Good Move

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

We thank you for considering us to manage your rental property.  Our promise is to give you our best effort on a daily basis because we strive for perfection. On those rare occasions where we make a mistake, we act immediately to rectify the situation.

Learn more about what we do and the services that we provide!

We appreciate every client and we’d love to help you achieve your real estate goals.

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

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Updated and naturally bright 3 level town home on a premium, private lot backing to woods.

6867 Ridge Water Ct

Brazilian cherry hardwoods on the entire main level, which features an updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and recessed lights, dining room, living room and powder room. French doors off of the living room lead out to your private deck backing to woods. The upper level features the master bedroom with walk-in closet, renovated master bath (2018) with dual vanities, and separate Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower, two additional bedrooms and second full bath. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. The lower walk-out level features a huge rec room with fireplace, half bath, bonus room/non-legal 4th bedroom, utility room plus additional storage underneath the stairs. The backyard is fully fenced for privacy and furry friends. Conveniently situated near shopping, dining, parks, major routes and more. New premium quality Pella windows 2019. [Compton Village - $464,900]

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5707 Fenwick Dr

homevisit.com/hvid/301781 New Open Concept Kitchen with High End Quartz Counter Tops that Look Like Marble. Shaker Style White Cabinets with Soft Close Drawers and Doors. White Tile Back Splash. A combination of Sleek Black Stainless Steel and Silver Stainless Steel Smart Appliances. 5 Burner Gas Stove with Double Oven with Range Hood that Vents to the Outside. Quiet Dishwasher and Brand New Counter Depth Stainless Steel Refrigerator. Large 32 Inch Wide by 10 Inch Deep Stainless Steel Under Mounted Sink with Cutting Board, Drying Rack and Vegetable Basin. Brushed Chrome Kitchen Faucet with Pull Out Sprayer. Separate Filtered Water Dispenser. 7 Stage Under Sink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System. Peninsula with Breakfast Bar, LED Pendant Lights and USB Outlets. 12 X 12 Tile Floors in the Kitchen. Refinished Hardwood Floors on the Main and Upper Levels. Recessed LED Lighting Throughout the Main Level. Crown Molding on the Main Level. Wood Stairs to the Upper Level. Both Bathrooms have been Updated. The Upper Level Bathroom was Updated in 2019. Linen Closet Beside the Upper Level Bathroom. Updated 6 Panel Doors. New LED Light Fixtures in Each Bedroom and Family Room. The Large Family Room Downstairs could be Used as a 3rd Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom. Laundry Room with Full Size Washer and Dryer and Laundry Sink. Updated Double Paned Windows with Cordless White Wood Slat Blinds. Lots of Attic Storage. Energy Saving Nest Smart Thermostat can be Controlled From Your Phone. Updated Electric Panel. Patio in the backyard and Covered Porch in the front yard. Backs to Mature Trees and there are Cherry Trees in the Front Yard. Fully Fenced Yard. No HOA fees. Fenwick Drive is a quiet sidewalk lined street that ends at the new levee. There are paved exercise trails and green space beside the levee. All of this ACROSS the STREET FROM the METRO! 1 Metro stop to Hoffman Theater, Restaurants and New Wegmans (under construction), 2 stops to Old Town & 4 stops to the Airport. Pedestrian Path to Hoffman Center & PTO. Take the Pedestrian Bridge to Old Town, National Harbor and MGM. New Development has been Approved for the land beside Metro which includes Retail. [Huntington - $495,000]

*OPEN HOUSE- This Sunday, 7/19, from 1 to 4pm.

10350 Southam Ln

Masks are required and we will make sure to observe social distancing. **Elegant and grand home feels private, yet has all the conveniences of urban amenities! Surrounded by trees, large front lawn, and privacy, yet walk to grocery, library, Starbucks, wine shop, salons, restaurants. BONUS: For the right price, buyers will also receive the owner~s membership to the OAKTON SWIM & RACQUET CLUB! Club has a 6-7 year wait list to join, but not for you. Club has swim and tennis teams, great social events to get to know your Oakton neighbors! MAIN LEVEL: Interior is stunning with 10 ft ceilings, oversized windows, gorgeous light. Front door opens to dramatic two-story foyer with large elegant chandelier and grand staircase. Dining room has chair rail/extra trim features, crystal chandelier, and opens to living room for great entertainment space. Family room opens to deck, looking out on woods through arched windows. Main level has an office that can also serve as an in-law suite w/ full bath and walk-in closet. Kitchen has full view of family room, enormous counter space, center-island. UPSTAIRS: Use grand staircase or back carpeted stairs to ascend to top floor, where a large open landing reinforces the spacious feel of the home. Off the landing are 4 bedrooms and laundry room. Master has large his/her closets with shelving/drawer upgrades. Double doors open to amazing Master Bathroom with large corner walk-in shower. Oversized jetted soaking tub, separate sink areas and toilets. BASEMENT: Includes a home theater, full bath, washer/dryer, bar, workout room, and bedroom. BONUS: Income Potential: current owners rented basement (with its own entrance) for $1500 per month. Also comfortable for au pair. LIFESTYLE: Get lots of house, the feeling of lots of yard, but not the maintenance. HOA just $236 monthly means no yard work, no snow removal, no mulching, no raking, no separate trash removal costs. Spend your weekends the way you want. Close to Metro, Dulles Airport, shopping malls. 6683 finished sq ft including 1913 in basement. [Oakton Village - $1,180,000]

Three-car garage magnificent home with in-law suite in the walk-out basement.

7104 Ayers Meadow Ln

9'+ ceilings, grand two story foyer and family room. 5BR/4.55BA with 2 powder rooms on main level, 3 full bathrooms on upper and 1 full bathroom in basement. Sunny and backs to acres of green land. Breathtaking views from the large 2-tiered deck. Every room is filled with natural light and has beautiful views. Gleaming hardwood floors on both main and bedroom levels. Gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 42~ cabinets, Corian counters and tile back splash. Spacious basement also has open rec room, an exercise room, guest room and a cedar closet. About 2 miles to shopping, metro and VRE stations, 4 miles to Kingstown and 13 miles from Amazon HQ2. Welcome to the OPEN HOUSE on Sunday 7/19 , 1-4pm. Please wear masks during the home tour. [Southampton Station - $964,900]

Welcome to Norton Square, Alexandria.

5805 Queens Gate Ct

Minutes to I-495 and Old Towne. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with a two car garage sits on a Cul de Sac. The home was completely renovated in 2017 with high end finishes including Quartz Counter tops, Stainless appliances, floors, bathrooms, Roof, HW Heater and upgraded wiring. There is new laundry room on the lower level and a 2nd hook-up on the bedroom level. The rear deck was recently upgraded. Lower level family room and bedroom and full bath. [Norton Square - $739,900]

Welcome Home to Midtown at Reston Town Center, the ONLY luxury condo IN the Town Center! This condo is located in the East Tower.

11990 Market St #503

Take in unique urban views of RTC and the scenic town center park from your walls of floor-to-ceiling windows! The excitement of city living bustles all around, making the environment a one-of-a-kind lifestyle. The open & flexible floorplan with only one shared wall lends itself to added privacy and a versatile design. The gourmet kitchen offers plenty of prep space for the chef in the home, featuring beautiful granite counters, tons of cabinet room, GE Profile SS appliances, gas cooking, a 5-burner range and ceramic flooring. The kitchen's oversized pass through breakfast bar seats up to four and leads to the spacious dining area making entertaining a breeze! End the day with cocktails on your oversized wraparound balcony while taking in the activity below. The electric fireplace adds additional ambience. And, the hardwoods gleam! After a fulfilling day, unwind in the master retreat that boasts a luxury spa-like bath with dual vanities, granite counters, 6-foot soaking tub and enclosed shower. The second bedroom/office offers privacy located across the living area and boasts a second entrance to the balcony. This is elegant living at its finest! 2 Parking Spaces convey and are conveniently situated for close access to the elevator. **ENJOY MIDTOWN'S EXCEPTIONAL AMENITIES, INCLUDING 24-HOUR CONCIERGE SERVICE, VALET PARKING, HEATED POOL, GYM, OUTDOOR GRILLING SPACE, COMMUNITY KITCHEN, PARTY ROOM, THEATER AND THE LOCATION CAN'T BE BEAT! W&OD TRAIL IS ONE BLOCK! ENJOY FINE DINING, SHOPS, BOW TIE CINEMA, SKATING RINK, AND THE PARK JUST STEPS outside your front door! Dulles Airport is less than 10 minutes! And, Silver Line metro slated to open in Fall of 2020! AS AN ORIGINAL RESIDENT OF MIDTOWN, I CAN'T IMAGINE LIVING ANYWHERE ELSE! **AGENTS....MUST MUST MAKE SURE BALCONY DOORS ARE LOCKED! FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS TAPED TO THE BALCONY DOORS AND LOOK AFTER YOUR BUYERS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE INDEED LOCKED*** [Midtown At Reston Town - $619,900]

New photos of the property painted Crushed Ice (Sherwin Williams) are coming on Tuesday.

5129 Gardner Dr

This beautifully upgraded and move in ready Jackson model features granite countertops, SS appliances in kitchen, carpets in bedrooms and hardwood floors in main level, freshly painted interior, gas fireplace replaced in 2013, updated HVAC units, built ins in lower level den, TREX deck. Three bedrooms, two and half baths, one car garage with carport. Great location just minutes away from community amenities and Brenman Park. [Cameron Station - $649,900]

Escape from Northern Virginia to this piece of paradise that makes you feel like your away on vacation.

15550 Winding Creek Dr

If you~re looking for a turnkey home ready to move in and start enjoying home ownership and the lowest interest rates in history, you~ve found the right place. Starting with the location and being an end unit give this built in privacy overlooking winding creek which feeds into Lake Montclair, with pristine landscaped yard. You~ll love the covered parking in the 1 car garage and off street parking. The gorgeous country kitchen welcomes you with updated hardwood floors, granite counters, added recessed lights, stainless appliances, and walkout to cement and paver patio overlooking private wooded paradise and perfect place to enjoy a fire pit and nature~s finest. All the bedrooms upstairs have vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors perfect for the owner who may be asthmatic, The master bath has a nice soaking tub when you need to soak away the stress of work. Many of the big ticket items like the roof and kitchen have been updated. You cant help but always feel happy with the abundance of natural light that streams into this home from every window. Living in Southlake~s at Montclair gives you so many perks amenities including their own pool, tennis and basketball courts, playground and since you also are part of Montclair you have access to boating, fishing and beaches with access to memberships in their private golf course. Thank you for following the Covid guidelines and always wearing a mask when inside. Your paradise awaits... Welcomes home! [Southlake At Montclair - $350,000]

Beautifully updated colonial 4 bedrooms plus den/office, 2.

9812 Bacon Ct

5 bath home. BRAND NEW Custom Kitchen, penninsula eat in area. Completely updated master bath with stunning countertops & tiled shower. Updated 2nd Bath. So many thoughtful touches including Hardwoord Floors throughout, Stainless Steel Appliances, fresh paint, Bluetooth Light switches on main level, Nest Thermostat & Nest Smoke Detectors. Brand New Retaining Walls in backyard & Recently Extended Driveway. Relax on the Rear and Side Patio & Fire pit. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, walking distance to Royal Lake Park, community pool, trails, & bus. Home is move-in ready. Easy access to VRE, GMU, & Pentagon Bus Line. [Kings Park West - $645,000]

Beautiful 4 bedroom and 3.

9207 Northedge Dr

5 bathrooms colonial situated on nearly a 1/3 of an acre. A splendid interior design that offers great flow and abundance of natural light through skylights. Huge deck backing up to woods for privacy. Fully finished, walk out basement with two recreation rooms. A perfect home nestled in a welcoming neighborhood. [South Run Forest - $714,950]

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