arlington: Questions to ask your real estate agent - 09/18/15 05:21 AM
Real estate agents are licensed real estate professionals. The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that licenses be posted in a prominent place in the office of the real estate broker. If you don’t see that license, ask if the agent is licensed and ask if the license is current. Agents also carry a license on their person.
Agents are required to train and take courses, so ask about your agent about their training, and about what resources they use to locate either properties for sale or prospective buyers. If you are buying or selling a home, make sure the real estate agent has … (9 comments)

arlington: The importance of marketing … - 09/18/15 05:13 AM
Marketing is how you communicate to customers and potential customers what you’re all about. How important is marketing?
Terminator
If you’ve seen the Terminator then it should be apparent just how important marketing is. A good marketer never lies. A marketer selects the facts that are relevant and uses them to put his product in the best light.
Shining
One of the reasons a good realtor is an important asset when you’re seeking a new home is because a knowledgeable realtor might have an understanding or information that might not be readily apparent to you. As in the Mary Poppins example, home buyers sometimes … (2 comments)

arlington: Do you need a brand new kitchen? - 09/15/15 06:39 AM
One of the biggest questions every condo buyer and home buyer has to ask is, “How much work am I willing to take on?”
Some folks want a turnkey residence. Some folks want a residence that has brand new modern appliances and cabinets. Some people want appliances and cabinets that have never been used.
Some people don’t mind an older kitchen. Some people like the feel of a kitchen that was put in long ago.
Others like an older kitchen because they like the idea of ripping out the old and putting in the new. It can be very gratify—not to mention financially rewarding—to … (6 comments)

arlington: Welcome to Property Management - 08/25/15 06:12 AM
Property management is a business in and of itself. If you want to invest in real estate, but you don’t want to be a property manager, the solution is really quite simple: employ the services of Nesbitt Realty. Our property managers are experienced individuals who will manage the day-to-day operations of your property. We manage residential properties, multi-family properties and even homeowners and condo associations.
 
 
A big value-add provided by your Nesbitt Realty property manager is “separation”. This to say, your Nesbitt Realty property manager maintains a level of separation between the landlord and the tenants and the property. As you may … (10 comments)

arlington: Expert Tips for Condo Buyers - 08/25/15 06:09 AM
If you are looking or even just thinking about buying a condominium home, it’s perfectly natural to feel a little nervous. Buying a condo and owning your own home is a large, life changing purchase. Indeed, any individual thinking about buying a condo needs to know what to expect and how to prepare for those expectations. Below is a short list of 5 essential tips that any potential condo buyer would do well to consider throughout the process of finding a new condominium home. Happy hunting!
 
1) Look at Everything in Person
 
First, remember to look in person at any condo unit you are … (4 comments)

arlington: Why pick a condo? - 08/20/15 02:03 AM
 
There are many types of condominiums, some condos look like houses or townhouses, most look like high-rises or garden-style apartments. Even though a condo can look look like a townhouse or house, owning a condo differs from owing a fee simple property in many ways. There are aspects of condo living that some may view as advantages or disadvantages, and you should be aware of these before you buy.
 
Here are a few basic benefits and considerations of condo living to help you make your decision.
 
The City 
Busy folk who love being close to the action often choose a condominium because condo developments … (4 comments)

arlington: Home buying starter kit! - 08/17/15 01:25 AM
 
Where to start the home buying process? 
For a first-time home buyer, one of the most difficult things to do is to just start the process? What does one actually do to buy a home? We’ve prepared this short list of links to help you begin your home buying quest.
 
Affordability Calculator — How much home can you afford? The affordability will help you determine what your price range. Buyers Tips — Simple and effective tips for shopping homes. Closing Cost Estimator — What are closing costs? How much do you have to pay? Guide to Northern Virginia — All about the … (15 comments)

arlington: What is there to know about Astoria? - 05/04/15 08:11 AM
 
Astoria are Victorian-Style mid rise condominiums located at 2100 Lee Highway in Arlington, Va. Having access to I-66 makes these condos very convenient for short commutes.
 
Construction of Astoria was finished in 1987. Moreover, the condos are close to Courthouse Metro on the Orange line. Schools that serve the neighborhood are: Key Elementary School, Swanson Middle School and Washington-Lee High School.
 
The Astoria Condominium is a red bricked gothic castle with round towers, cone roofs, and a fountain in the front comprised of a total of 240 units, The location is along Route 66 in the Rosslyn area of Arlington Virginia. Rosslyn’s location … (9 comments)

arlington: What is for sale at Court House Metro Station in Arlington VA? - 04/03/15 02:25 AM
 
Servicing Orange Line trains, Court House Station is located at 2100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201. The station opens at 5:09 AM. First trains leave at 5:19 AM for New Carrollton and at 5:37 AM for Vienna/Fairfax-GMU. Trains depart 2 hours later on Saturdays and Sundays. Last trains are at 11:44 PM for New Carrollton and at 12:15 AM for Vienna/Fairfax-GMU. Trains leave 3 hours later on Friday and Saturday nights. Parking is not available but the station has carsharing, 25 bike racks, 2 elevators and 8 escalators.
See all Court House Metro.
Filed Under: Charleston, Court House, Court House … (5 comments)

arlington: Find a home for a McKinley Elementary School student! - 03/27/15 03:38 AM
McKinley Elementary School, located in Arlington, Virginia, serves grades PK-5 in the Arlington County Public Schools district.
1030 N McKinley Rd
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 228-5280
 
Homes for sale in the McKinley Elementary School District See all McKinley Elementary School District.
Filed Under: Arlington, Elementary Schools, School Districts Tagged With: 22205, Arlington, Elementary school, home, homes for sale, Public Schools, Sale, School district, Virginia … (4 comments)

arlington: Some of Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax’s most affordable homes - 03/23/15 03:49 AM
It’s tough to find a nice home or condo for less than $200k, but yet if you know where to look, they are there. Check out these listings in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Springfield for less than $200k.
 
Alexandria homes priced between $100,000 to $125,000 Alexandria homes priced between $125,000 to $150,000 Alexandria homes priced between $150,000 to $175,000 Alexandria homes priced between $175,000 to $200,000  
Alexandria homes priced between $100,000 to $125,000 Alexandria homes priced between $125,000 to $150,000 Alexandria homes priced between $150,000 to $175,000 Alexandria homes priced between $175,000 to $200,000  
Fairfax homes priced between … (1 comments)

arlington: Why do residents love the Grove at Arlington Ridge? - 02/11/15 05:00 AM
The Grove at Arlington Ridge is a condo community located just of I-395 well inside the Capital Beltway. The location provides residents easy access to Pentagon City, Shirlington Village and downtown DC. This community has 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom condos that feature:
Hardwood floors in living and dining rooms Deluxe kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, maple cabinetry and stainless steel undermount sinks with designer faucets Ceramic tile in kitchens and baths Maple vanities In-unit washers/dryers Designer lighting Private balconies Nine-foot ceilings Plush carpeting in bedrooms Crown molding in living rooms  
Many condominums at the Grove … (3 comments)

arlington: Why chose a walkable property? - 12/30/14 03:06 AM

 Our site allows users to search for property by Walk Score.
Pedestrian-friendly homes for sale in Northern VA
I like walkable communities because fitness can be conducted while doing an errand. Additionally, walking can make a small cut back on gas expenses for short trips. Walking is nice for enjoying the seasonal weather, such as a chilly winter day. Walkable communities are nice for some animals, such as dogs.
Walkable community factors can include proximity to shopping, dining, parks, trails, and other amenities. An example of a walkable condominium community in Arlington would be Turnberry Tower, which is a luxury … (12 comments)

arlington: The Young Professionals Survival Guide to Condo Ownership and Growing-Up - 12/18/14 10:17 PM
Although there are numerous benefits to owning a condo which include the lifestyle that such ownership entails; individuals living as single, young professionals who are just starting out, are arguably the most notable beneficiaries. The economic benefits that condo ownership provides for this particular demographic are two-fold. First, owning a condo is certainly less expensive than owning residential property insofar as the material upkeep and residual costs that homeownership necessitates. Second, most contemporary condo buildings offer a host of wide-ranging amenities that would command a considerable cost to an individual homeowner but which can be enjoyed instead at a significantly reduced … (3 comments)

arlington: Woodbury Heights is in Arlington - 12/16/14 10:39 PM
Woodbury Heights is 18 story highrise condominium located at 1301 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201. Woodbury Heights has a great location for contractors, nonprofit employees, federal employees, and other workers commuting to DC (it’s just 7 minutes away). Also Woodbury Heights is 2.5 blocks away from Courthouse metro.
 
Woodbury Heights was built in 1983 and has 1 and 2 bedroom units. Nearby there are several restaurants, an AMC Theater, law offices, gyms, businesses, and 2 hybrid universities (Strayer and Troy). For those that like the nightlife Clarendon Ballroom is a 5 minute taxi ride away.
Amenities here include: 24 … (6 comments)

arlington: Surprising Listings at Shirlington in Arlington - 12/15/14 02:09 AM
Shirlington is a urban village in Arlington County, Virginia. The name Shirlington comes from “Shirley” Highway and “Arlington”. For a small town environment with great shopping, dining and entertainment, Shirlington is a wonderful place to live or visit. Shirlington mostly consist of  residential areas but does have some great stores and restaurants. It is known for some of it’s great entertainment.  The Village at Shirlington opened in 1944 and offers convenient shopping and dining.
Filed Under: Northern Virginia, Shirlington   Tagged With: Arlington County, dine, Shirlington, shopping, signature theatre, village at shirlington, Virginia  
 
 
 
 
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arlington: Rosslyn condos at a glance - 12/10/14 10:35 PM
Rosslyn is just across the Potomac from Washington DC, couched between Georgetown and Arlington National Cemetery, with easy access to the Memorial Bridge, Key Bridge and Roosevelt Bridge. Here are few highlights from the condominiums you’ll find here:
Atrium — A contemporary design with striking floor-to-ceiling glass. Astoria — All-brick condos that consistently rank as one of the area’s most desirable addresses Belvedere — A landmark structure just off Rt. 50. The Belvedere overlooks the monuments and the Iwo Jima Memorial Bromptons — 10 foot ceilings and nearly brand new structure Turnberry Tower — Twenty-five stories tall and loaded with luxury … (7 comments)

arlington: Ronald Reagan National Airport is along the water - 12/07/14 11:25 PM
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, formerly Washington National Airport, is on the Potomac across the river from Washington DC. Along with Baltimore Washington International and Dulles International, Reagan National is one of three major airports serving the Washington Metro area. Reagan National is easily my favorite of the three airports for a number of reasons.
 
 
Dulles and BWI are massive sprawling airports with shuttle buses and mobile lounges. Reagan National barely has enough room for the runway. I always like smaller airports. They feel like they are scaled to human beings. There is plenty of security at National, but … (1 comments)

arlington: Premium priced Arlington homes - 12/03/14 03:17 AM
Arlington Homes Priced between $700,000 to $800,000 Arlington Homes Priced between $800,000 to $900,000 Arlington Homes Priced between $900,000 to $1,000,000 Arlington Homes Priced between $1,000,000 to $1,100,000
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arlington: How do your ratios affect your home buying power? - 12/02/14 04:46 AM
Two ratios are calculated by mortgage lenders to determine a buyer’s maximum loan amount:1) the front ratio and, 2) the back ratio.
 
Front Ratio: The total mortgage payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI) as well as any condominium or homeowner association fees divided by your total GROSS income. Traditionally, this ratio must be below 30% Example: With a gross income of $5000 per month, a total mortgage payment (PITI) of $1350, the front ratio would be 27%.
 
Back Ratio: The total mortgage payment PLUS any car payments, credit card and any other loan payments including student loans … (3 comments)

 
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