own: Bold Design at the Heart of a London Kitchen - 06/06/17 01:19 PM
Planning on Selling?If you’re planning to sell your home, Nesbitt Realty can help. Our Realtors are familiar with the real estate market in Northern Virginia. A Realtor can determine the best listing price for your property. We know how to market your home to get the best price as quickly as possibly. Nesbitt Realty knows how the home selling process works, so we are ready to assist you every step of the way. Nesbitt Realty has access to the MRIS (our local multiple listing service). MRIS is the MLS database that agents use to find homes for sale in the area. … (3 comments)

own: What It’s Like to Live in a Frank Lloyd Wright House - 06/06/17 01:16 PM
As a seller, your real estate agent can
Help you in analyzing its fair market value Help prepare the condo for selling quality List your condo to get it out in the market efficiently Negotiate in pricing with potential buyers Complete your sales agreement and finally close the sale smoothly
Houzz at a GlanceWho lived here: Sherman and Elizabeth Booth were the original owners. Sonia and Ted Bloch restored and maintained the house from 1967 until recently. Ted passed away, and the house is on the market for $1.7 million.Location: Glencoe, IllinoisArchitect: Frank Lloyd WrightYear completed: Stable and caretakers cottage, 1912; house as it stands … (1 comments)

own: 10 Ways to Buy a Home With Little or No Money Down in Alexandria - 03/01/17 12:58 PM
There are many ways to buy a home in Alexandria, even if you have little or no money to put down. Here are a few of the basics:
1. Sweat Equity
Sweat Equity is a way to get a home by trading work for equity in the house. This could be used for a down payment or for purchase later. This is a great technique if you are handy with tools, yard-work, and paint.
Look for fixer-uppers in neighborhoods you are interested in. Many times these homes will have a hard time selling and the owner is ready for just about any offer. You … (1 comments)

own: Thanksgiving is near. . . - 11/23/15 03:53 AM

(1 comments)

own: On Art Deco Real Estate - 11/15/15 11:55 PM
The 1925 Paris Exhibition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs launched the Art Deco style, which echoed the Machine Age with geometric decorative elements and a vertically oriented design. This distinctly urban style was never widely used in residential buildings; it was more widespread in public and commercial buildings of the period.
Towers and other projections above the roofline enhance the vertical emphasis of this style, which was popularized by Hollywood movies of the 1930s. Flat roofs, metal window casements, and smooth stucco walls with rectangular cut-outs mark the exteriors of Art Deco homes. Facades are typically flush with zigzags and other stylized floral, … (1 comments)

own: 8 Tips to Guide Your Home Search - 09/28/15 06:11 AM
1. Get your finances in order.Review your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. Then, talk to a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage. This will save you the heartache later of falling in love with a house you can’t afford.

2. Research before you look.Decide what features you most want to have in a home, what neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you’d be willing to spend each month for housing. Is walkability important to you? How about proximity to the Metro? Perhaps you want your new home to … (10 comments)

own: Single Family Homes less than $350k with easy access to the metro - 09/28/15 06:07 AM
If you have a friend who is looking for easy metro access, a 3 bedroom home and only wants to spend about $300k to $350k  it will be tough. But here are my best suggestions:
Many homes at Amberleigh are within walking distance of the Springfield Franconia Metro.  Kingstowne and Manchester Lakes might work too.The Huntington Metro is also an option at with homes at Bucknell Manor and the Fort Hunt area. This is a traditional 1950’s neighborhood with lots of trees and good schools.  Huntington Metro has 4500 parking spaces, so it’s a great metro to live close to because you … (2 comments)

own: Tips for picking the right neighborhood - 09/28/15 05:46 AM
When considering a potential new residence it’s important to think about the neighborhood and surrounding amenities that are close by. Make a list of all of the amenities or services that are nearby or close to the neighborhood and track how long it takes as well as what routes you might use to get to each. You can also check the Walk Score of a neighborhood for a short-hand look at convenience.
Next, decide what the best characteristics of the neighborhoods are and determine what you like about them. Making a list of each neighborhood you are considering can be particularly helpful … (1 comments)

own: Care to Know What is the Virginia Real Estate Board? - 09/28/15 05:39 AM
The Virgina Real Estate Board was established in 1924 to regulate businesses and individuals representing others in real property transactions, including  condominiums, cooperatives, and time-shares. An adjunct responsibility allows the Board to investigate housing discrimination under the aegis of the Federal Fair Housing Act. The Board currently licenses approximately 55,000 individuals and businesses.
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Maryland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463
For further information, contact:
Phone: (804) 367-8526
Email: Board for Real Estate
(0 comments)

own: Young Professionals Survival Guide to Condo Ownership and Growing-Up - 09/28/15 05:32 AM
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 … (0 comments)

own: How can a buyer determine the value of a property, during a purchase? - 09/28/15 05:25 AM
Licensed real estate agents can provide you with a competitive market analysis, this is based on:
Comparable properties in the area Adjustments for differences in size and condition of the property Differences based on location or the sale/rental date of the property While real estate prices are fluid and certainly open to negotiation there are very real trends that affect not only the housing market as a whole, but localized areas as well.  This can include everything from:
New construction Zoning changes Condemned properties Traffic pattern changes It is important to remember when assessing property that there are three factors that … (2 comments)

own: Want to know what do property managers and leasing agents do? - 09/28/15 04:41 AM
I recently received this email:
Will,
 
What all kinds of assistance do you provide? Do you check the background and credit of the perspective renter? If work needs to be done what happens? I know that the carpets will need to be cleaned before the renters would move into the place. Does one have to use your people to do any work necessary? What happens if I were to need a new renter, would your service handle that too? I have never used a service such as yours before, so I have a lot of questions.
Thanks for your help.
(0 comments)

own: Live near Lee District RECenter - 09/09/15 03:29 AM
Lee District RECenter off Telegraph Road near Kingstowne and Rose Hill in Franconia Virginia is sited on a 193 acre park. The park at “Lee District” has one soccer field with two overlay T-Ball fields. In addition, two football fields have overlay softball fields. There are
four outdoor basketball courts; an amphitheater; four picnic areas (one sheltered); horseshoe pits; a sand volleyball court; a playground and tot lot; four lighted tennis courts with a tennis practice wall; walking trails; a carrousel; and the RECenter itself. The REC is has nearly 84,000 square feet of recreational facilities where you’ll find a natatorium … (1 comments)

own: 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)

own: Old Town Gallery - 02/03/15 05:31 AM
Old Town is home to restaurants, nightlife, jobs, entertainment, arts and crafts, etc. Even on a winter day in the end of January it can be pleasant to people watch and see what is going on during an afternoon lunch break. Historically, Old Town is a diverse and unique city that is close to Del Ray, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Arlington. Old Town has a waterfront that is the Potomac River.

(12 comments)

own: An awesome Fairfax County Real Estate Opportunity - 01/26/15 02:42 AM
Kingstowne is a relatively new planned community. Kingstowne is near a man made body of water that is surrounded with paved sidewalks that connect to amenities.
 
An advantage to Kingstowne’s new planned community, are the many retail establishments that serve this part of Fairfax County. For example, there is a Game Stop, a Wal-Mart, a Ross, a Safeway, a movie theater, and many restaurants that vary in price from Uno’s to Bone Fish to East Moon to Moby Dick, etc. For nearby nightlife there is Top Golf, which is a popular place for it’s driving range and bar.
See all … (7 comments)

own: Four Reasons to choose the Prescott - 01/26/15 02:39 AM
Schools: Students are served by Jefferson Houston Elementary School, George Washington Middle School, and T.C. Williams High School. Old Town: This neighborhood has many amenities including retail, dining, nightlife, and culture. New: This residence was built in 2007 and feature hard wood floors and 9 foot tall ceilings. View: From the rooftop terrace there are views of the surrounding neighborhood and the lower courtyard. See all Prescott.

Filed Under: Old Town Alexandria, Prescott Tagged With: george washington middle school, Jefferson Houston, new, T.C. Williams, with a view … (3 comments)

own: On the Advantages versus Disadvantages of Condominiums - 01/12/15 04:32 AM
Advantages  
Condos on average are more affordable then other types of housing. Maintenance of the exterior of the building will be taken care of. The peace of mind living next to neighbors if help is needed. Condos can be located in major cities surrounded by restaurants, night clubs, and local bars. Many condos offer a pool, gym, and basketball/tennis court for those who are active.  
*Bonus* Condos are often located in high rise building making for spectacular views.
 
Disadvantages  
There are condo rules by the condo corporation that would have to be followed. Condos can have additional … (2 comments)

own: Do you know where Eisenhower Valley is? - 12/23/14 03:46 AM

Eisenhower Valley is the site of a metro stop on the blue and yellow line, in Alexandria, Virginia. Additionally, Eisenhower is the site of a job center for some military personnel. Eisenhower has nearby homes and condominiums available. Carlyle District is walkable to Eisenhower Valley and features condos such as the Jamieson and Carlyle Towers.
Eisenhower Valley is the mid point between West End, Alexandria and Old Town, Alexandria. Amenities here include a movie theater, dining, a water park, and more. Eisenhower Valley is one stop after Huntington and one stop before King St. Eisenhower Valley takes it’s name from … (11 comments)

own: Insight on Mount Vernon - 12/22/14 12:41 AM
Mount Vernon homes offer sprawling lawns with spacious residences. An advantage to these properties are their close proximity to urban amenities from their distanced wooded location. Waterfront properties are available in these parts. Boating is popular with some Mount Vernon residents.
 
Mount Vernon can be seen as a midway point between Alexandria and Woodbridge. As a middle ground between the two, Mount Vernon has some of the bargains of Woodbridge with the refinement of Alexandria. Furthermore, Mount Vernon is moments from Fort Belvoir. Mount Vernon is close to the historical site of George Washington’s home.
 
Mount Vernon is past … (0 comments)

 
Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) Rainmaker large

Will Nesbitt

Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Alexandria, VA

More about me…

Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria

Address: 1451 Belle Haven Rd, Ste 222, Alexandria, VA, 22307

Office: (703) 765-0300

Email Me

Neighborhood notes, local features and tips for buyers, sellers, renters and landlords in Northern Virginia especially Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church. Including fast and free property search tools.


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog