buying: Buying a home in Alexandria VA - 01/23/17 08:56 AM
Buying a home in Alexandria VA can be one of the best feelings in the world. Nothing beats that feeling of security and satisfaction when you open the door to a new home and are happy with your purchase of your own residence. The question is, how can you best ensure that feeling is going to happen? There are a lot of pitfalls in the real estate world and naturally you want to be able to avoid them and end up with a great home. Here are some great tips on how to streamline your home purchase and keep those little … (0 comments)

buying: What is a Realtor and why do you need one? - 01/11/17 08:21 AM
Only real еѕtаtе professionals who аrе mеmbеrѕ оf thе Nаtіоnаl Association оf Rеаltоrѕ саn саll thеmѕеlvеѕ Rеаltоrѕ. Nоn-Mеmbеrѕ are оnlу Rеаl еѕtаtе аgеntѕ оr Sales реорlе. Every agent at Nesbitt Realty is a Realtor. There аrе ѕеvеrаl amazing bеnеfіtѕ оf uѕіng Rеаltоrѕ оvеr a ѕаlеѕ person.
All Rеаltоrѕ (mеmbеrѕ оf the Nаtіоnаl Aѕѕосіаtіоn оf Realtors) аrе bоund to a ѕtrісt соdе оf еthісѕ. Thеіr code is based оn рrоfеѕѕіоnаlіѕm аnd рrоtесtіоn оf thе public. Random real estate agents dо not hаvе to аbіdе bу thеѕе соdеѕ. If you сhооѕе tо uѕе a Realtor уоu саn be ѕurе that thеу аrе honest аnd … (1 comments)

buying: Homes for sale near Inova Alexandria Hospital - 02/29/16 01:09 AM
Inova Alexandria Hospital, formerly known as Alexandria Hospital, was established in 1872 by Julia Johns and other community citizens. This hospital was the first full-service hospital in Northern Virginia. Located at 4320 Seminary Road in Alexandria, VA. this 318 bed facility offers a Women’s Center, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Services, Cancer Care, and Stroke Care.
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buying: Searching for an affordable condo in the heart of Del Ray? - 02/29/16 01:04 AM
Then maybe Alexandria Square condos may just be what you are looking for. Alexandria Square condos in Alexandria VA cost around $200,000, they are in the heart of Del Ray and at walking distance to shops and restaurants.
The condos were built in 1940 and they are served by Mount Vernon Elementary School, George Washington Middle School and T.C. Williams High School.
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buying: Looking for affordable condo in Old Town Alexandria? - 02/29/16 12:57 AM
Fayette Court condos in Alexandria VA are close to King Street Metro, The Patent and Trade Offices, as well as Whole Foods.
Fayette Court condos were founded in 1950 and they cost around $270,000 each. The community is served by St Mary’s Elementary School, Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy and Agape Christian Academy.
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buying: Nature Center in Alexandria - 02/29/16 12:52 AM
Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center The Ford Nature Center is located in West End Alexandria not far from the intersection of Beauregard St. and Sanger Ave. The Nature Center backs to Holmes Run behind William Ramsay Elementary School. The Nature Center is sited on Dora Kelley Nature Park, a 50-acre wildlife sanctuary with a one-mile long nature trail that meanders along streams, wooded hills, and freshwater marshland.
Staff naturalists at the Nature Center welcome visitors and “explorers” interested in Alexandria natural history. For groups of 8 or more, make reservations and a staff naturalist will take you on a guided tour … (0 comments)

buying: Luxury offered at One Park Crest - 02/29/16 12:47 AM
One Park Crest condos in Mclean VA offer luxurious amenities, such as rooftop pool, fitness center, club room and secure building with concierge. Underground parking space offered too.
Residences at One Park Crest were built in 2008 and cost between $465,000 and $780,000. The neighborhood is served by Spring Hill Elementary School, Longfellow Middle School and Mclean High School.
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buying: Olympus Update - 02/29/16 12:24 AM
Please take a moment to read these important announcements:
IMPORTANT: All vehicles must display a 2016 parking decal. Vehicles that do not display a 2016 decal will be towed at the owner’s risk and expense.
Management Office Hours: The Management Office will be closed on Wednesday, March 2nd from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for a meeting at our corporate office. If you are in need of assistance during this time, please contact the Front Desk.
Hot Water: There will be no hot water in the building on Wednesday, March 2nd from 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. due to plumbing repairs. We apologize for … (0 comments)

buying: What is Alexandria Crossing? - 02/25/16 12:19 AM
Formerly known as the old Glebe Park development, the newly constructed Alexandria Crossing is a townhouse community located between the Shops of Shirlington (on I-395) and the Shops of Potomac Yard (on Route 1).
Of Alexandria Crossing’s 12 units, four are handicap-accessible and eight have regular accessibility. Units have two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms or three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. All units come with a washer and dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal and other new appliannces. The larger bedrooms also feature a walk-in closet.
In addition to beautiful exterior architecture, an outside security phone allows residents to buzz in guests.
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buying: Why buy at Horizon House? - 02/25/16 12:10 AM
Horizon House in Arlington VA is located amid shops, restaurants, entertainment, Metro and much more. Garage parking and extra storage also available. All utilities are included and pets under 30lb are welcome.
Condos at Horizon House were built in 1965 and their prices typicall vary from $270,000 to $520,000 each. Neighborhood is served by Potomac Crescent Waldorf School and Hoffman-Boston Elementary school.
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buying: Reasons to Live in Farrington - 02/22/16 05:22 AM
Farrington is a condominium community located in the heart of Alexandria.  The community is made up of one, two, and three bedroom units. This condominium community could be just the place you are looking to call home.
Location: Miles from Washington Dc and Old Town Alexandria Affordability: One of the last communities in Northern Virginia with properties available under 200K and condominium fees under $450 a month Commuting:  Located within a half mile of I-95, I-495, and Rt 1 providing easy access to major highways. For those who prefer public transportation, Huntington Metro and Bus station is also less than a half mile walk. Entertainment: Minutes … (0 comments)

buying: Recent Listings of homes and condos for sale in Northern Virginia - 02/08/16 12:19 AM
Are you searching for real property in Northern Virginia? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Condo-Alexandria.com is the official site of Nesbitt Realty . Our real estate agents provide this site to help educate and assist home buyers with their real estate needs. Please don’t hesitate to take advantage of our  comprehensive real estate guides, real estate news, mortgage calculators, links to real estate market conditions, and wisdom from our team of skilled realtors. If you’re in the market for homes for sale or if  you’re seeking a condo in Northern Virginia, Condo-Alexandria.com is the real estate website for you.
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buying: Transportation Costs Do Hurt Housing Affordability - 02/08/16 12:16 AM
A new study contends that only 39 percent of U.S. communities are affordable for typical households when the cost of transportation is included in the calculation of housing costs.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology analyzed the Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, which examined 161,000 neighborhoods housing 80 percent of the U.S. population, and concluded that for most families, transportation is the second-largest household expense.
It is also a fairly unmanageable one, the study concluded, because it is difficult for families to estimate the full cost of a location before they move there. Gas prices and employment demands aren’t very predictable for … (3 comments)

buying: Recent Economists Give Housing Mixed Reviews - 02/08/16 12:11 AM
Home prices that approach what they were before the bust are at least five years away, says Peter Morici, a University of Maryland professor of economics.
“I think we’ll see housing values rise 20 or 25 percent and then more gradual appreciation,” Morici says.
The problem, he believes, is the oversupply of housing. “Supply is a couple of years ahead of demand,” he says.
Other housing observers were less optimistic. “Foreclosures are still going to bite the market. Given the preponderance of negative housing data, we may see another leg down,” says Joseph Brusuelas, president of Brusuelas Analytics.
Source: Bloomberg, Courtney … (0 comments)

buying: Yes, Real Estate Investors Optimistic - 02/08/16 12:03 AM
Real estate investors worldwide are convinced the market is at or near bottom and about to shoot up, according the Colliers International’s first survey of global investor sentiment.
Investors from Asia, Canada, Latin America, and Western European say financing is increasingly available, while investors in the Middle East and Eastern Europe make the opposite observation.
While there was considerable disagreement about what “normal” is, the majority of respondents say their respective markets will return to “normal” within 18 months.
Globally, rents are anticipated to hit bottom this year – the first quarter of 2010 for the office sector was the most … (1 comments)

buying: Pending Home Sales Drop - 02/07/16 11:39 PM
Following a surge driven by the home buyer tax credit, pending home sales fell with the expiration of the deadline for qualified buyers to sign a purchase contract, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator, dropped 30.0 percent to 77.6 based on contracts signed in May from a reading of 110.9 in April, and is 15.9 percent below May 2009 when it was 92.3. The falloff comes on the heels of three strong monthly gains as home buyers rushed to take advantage of the tax credit.
The data reflects contracts and not closings, … (0 comments)

buying: Demand is Strong for Well-Prices Homes - 02/07/16 11:22 PM
Yes, houses will sell as long as they are priced right. In many — but not all places — that means they’re priced low.
“People who price their homes to the market are selling them in a reasonable amount of time, but people who cling to 2004 or 2005 prices aren’t,” says Richard Smith, president and CEO of Realogy, the parent company of Century 21, ERA, Coldwell Banker and Sotheby’s International Realty.
In some areas, pent-up demand has exploded. “It’s crazy,” says Brendon DeSimone, an associate with Paragon Real Estate in the Noe Valley near San Francisco. “I had one house … (0 comments)

buying: Seven Things Your Realtor, Doesn’t Ever Want to Hear - 11/23/15 03:15 AM
“I’ll know it when I see it.” Buyers should come into the home buying process with a list of must-haves and wants. Buyers that want to be taken seriously get preapproved. This helps to expedite the process of making offers and also to pinpoint the price range of what the buyer can afford. “I’m not in any hurry.” Realtors don’t expect to rush you through the home buying process. At the same time, they don’t want to waste their time with a client that doesn’t have any firm motivation to make offers or to buy. “I’m not going to give it … (1 comments)

buying: On What Home Buyers Really Want - 11/16/15 12:21 AM
Home buyers want energy efficiency, according to a new study released by the National Association of Home Builders titled, “What Home Buyers Really Want.” Four of the top-ranked home features involve saving energy.
For example, 94 percent of buyers surveyed say they want energy-star rated appliances. Ninety-one percent said they want the whole home to boast an energy-star rating. What’s more, 89 percent said they wanted energy-star rated windows and 88 percent desire ceiling fans, according to the survey.
Home buyers are also paying more attention to the laundry room in homes. Fifty-seven percent consider a laundry room “essential” in a home and … (3 comments)

buying: Buying a home near the highway? - 11/09/15 04:55 AM
In an area crisscrossed with high volume commuter routes and heavily-trafficked Interstates, it’s inevitable that some folks are going to live in close proximity to a highway. It’s great to be near the Beltway or Route 66 because this can take a serious bite out of your commute. But the downside is that the highways can generate a lot of noise. In most areas, there are towering concrete walls to dampen sound in the neighborhoods in close proximity to the Beltway, I-66, I-395 and other highways.
In the picture above the wall has been taken down as work crews expand the road. … (0 comments)

 
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