sales: Other House In McLean Virginia Selling For $1,725,000 - 05/18/17 11:36 AM
Here’s a number of properties curated by Nesbitt Realty specifically for home purchasers looking for a 6 bedroom house in 22101.
If you’re thinking about spending $1,725,000 in McLean, you’ll want to know about 938 Dead Run Dr. This property is a 6 bedroom home with 4,126 sqft of living space.
 
The median age of homes in Broyhill Langley Estates is 3 years of age. 938 Dead Run Dr is listed for $1,725,000. The community is composed of Brick Others with an average of 5,462 sqft of living space. The subject property has been on the market 42 days, but the average … (4 comments)

sales: 4 Great Challenges of Home Selling - 03/09/17 06:59 AM
An Active Rain published blog 4 great challenges of home selling is relevant to Real Estate. To see the entire blog, scroll down.
Like home buyers who have great challenges to hurdle to finally purchase their dream homes, the home sellers have also their own challenges when time comes for them to part with their home sweet homes.
The Let It Go moment
Properties like homes are fruits of hard labor. The money invested towards the purchase is product of years of dedicated work. Thus, when an owner decides to sell a house, letting it go is a hard truth. But … (1 comments)

sales: What To Do When Your Home Isn’t Selling - 02/10/17 10:30 AM
When you sell your home, the process is almost like going to a job interview. Selling a home involves presentation, which is one of the key factors that determine the outcome. Although this may sound a bit weird, presentation is a way of life in the world of real estate. Buyers in today’s market look for good presentation – many basing their final decisions on it.
If the property you are selling comes with a garage, you’ll need to go through your garage before you sell your home. Chances are that you store things in your garage, which can easily pile up … (1 comments)

sales: 8 Signs That You Were Destined to Work in Real Estate - 02/10/17 10:27 AM
Eight signs that you were destined to work in Real Estate is a published Active Rain entry that is relevant to Real Estate. Scroll down for the reblogged content.
  Very few people are lucky enough to know what they want to do from a young age and even fewer are fortunate enough to see their dream through. You might have wanted to become an astronaut when you were 4 years old, but the chances that you're currently orbiting earth in the International State Station are fairly slim. But what we think we want to do and what we're destined to … (3 comments)

sales: Deciding on a Price for Your Montebello Condominium - 02/01/17 10:30 AM
When it comes time to put your Montebello condo on the market, how will you price your condo?  Pricing can make or break your sale. If you overprice your condominium, you risk waiting and watching without traffic or feedback.  On the other hand under-pricing your condo means minimizing your investment.
The starting point for pricing should be based on recent sales in Montebello, not on personal attachment. Regardless of what you think your condominium is worth, the pricing should be based on market value – this is why it’s important to find a good real estate agent, like Julie Nesbitt, who is familiar with … (0 comments)

sales: When to Sell: A Guide for Homeowners - 01/23/17 08:44 AM
When to sell: a guide for homeowners, is a published Active Rain blog post that is pertinent to Real Estate. Scroll down to see the entire article.
The one constant in the real estate market is that it’s always changing. From month to month and year to year, things rarely stay static for very long. But regardless of the overall tone of the market, it is almost always seasonally predictable – some times of the year are widely considered better for sellers than others.
This has a lot to do with a numerous outside factors that influence the behaviors of buyers … (0 comments)

sales: Why A Seller Should Always Consider A VA Offer - 01/17/17 07:39 AM
Why a Seller should always consider a VA offer is a Active Rain published Real Estate blog. To see the full length content, scroll down.
 
There's many myths about VA Mortgages and Veteran buyers that we need to dispell out there. Veteran home buyers are some the best borrowers out there and historically VA Mortgages perform better than just about any other home loan out there. I hear to often that a VA buyer's offer is being rejected due to unsubstantiated fears regarding VA appraisals, and other factors, sadly most of these fears are born in myth from years ago … (1 comments)

sales: 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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sales: 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)

sales: Single Women: Why They Do Buy Real Estate. - 02/08/16 12:06 AM
According to  research economist Jessica Lautz, “More than one-third of all home buyers buy a home for the desire to own. This has been the most cited reason consistently for the last several years, but it is even more true of single female buyers. Nearly half of single female buyers purchase a home because they have a desire to own a home. The second most cited reason for single female buyers in choosing to purchase a home is a change in family situation—13 percent of single female buyers purchase for this reason, compared to 9 percent of all buyers.
“In comparison … (0 comments)

sales: 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)

sales: Recent Pending Home Sales on an Upswing - 02/07/16 11:46 PM
Pending home sales increased again in March, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, rose 5.3 percent to 102.9 from 97.7 in February, and is 21.1 percent above March 2009 when it was 85.0; this follows an 8.3 percent increase in February. The data reflects contracts and not closings, which usually occur with a lag time of one or two months.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said favorable affordability conditions have been … (0 comments)

sales: 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)

sales: Remodeling Benefits Owners Who Sell or Stay - 02/02/16 10:31 PM
WASHINGTON (December 9, 2015) — Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, remodeling projects can also bring major benefits to homeowners who choose to remain in their homes.
“Realtors® know that certain home upgrades and remodels can be beneficial to get more buyer eyes on a property, potentially bring in more offers or gain more equity from a home,” said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in … (1 comments)

sales: Now is the Time to Buy, Investment Firm Says - 01/17/16 11:52 PM
When you compare the real estate downturn to the real estate market in the 1980s, Blumberg Capital Partners, which provides real estate investment management, finds similarities that lead the company to think now is an optimal time to buy.
Its analysts point out that the recession of the 1980s lasted 16 months, running from July 1981 to November 1982. Unemployment peaked in November of 1982 at 10.8 percent. From that point it took 38 months for the economy to recover fully and for unemployment to fall below 7 percent. It was another 10 months before unemployment was consistently below 7 percent.
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sales: Single Women: Why They Buy Real Estate. - 01/17/16 10:54 PM
According to  research economist Jessica Lautz, “More than one-third of all home buyers buy a home for the desire to own. This has been the most cited reason consistently for the last several years, but it is even more true of single female buyers. Nearly half of single female buyers purchase a home because they have a desire to own a home. The second most cited reason for single female buyers in choosing to purchase a home is a change in family situation—13 percent of single female buyers purchase for this reason, compared to 9 percent of all buyers.
“In comparison … (2 comments)

sales: 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)

sales: 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)

sales: 5 Signs a Home is Worth Purchasing - 11/09/15 05:08 AM
The best deals on homes are often on properties that aren’t perfect, but how do you spot a home with potential?  These are the 5 factors we’ve found:
Home shoppers looking for a great deal should keep these factors in mind when they are looking for a place with potential:
Location, location, location. You can fix a home’s condition, but you can never change it’s location.. Less than 50 years old. Properties older than a half century are likely to have more fundamental problems — like aging wiring, inadequate plumbing and sagging foundations. But when examining a home take care to … (1 comments)

sales: 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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