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By Will Nesbitt | Agent in Alexandria, VA
  • Guilford of Alexandria, VA

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Franconia, Home Selling in Franconia, Property Q&A in Franconia  |  September 22, 2014 8:46 AM  |  3 views  |  No comments
    An old part of Franconia, Guilford can be found intersecting both Kingstowne and Rose Hill. While many communities have begun to flow with these modern times, Guilford has managed to maintain its idyllic feel.

    Guilford can be found north of Telegraph Road, east of South Van Dorn Street, west of Rose Hill Drive and south of Franconia Road. It is characterized by small, disconnected homes situated in large land areas (half-acre lots are quite commonplace), with some homes occupying as much as two lots.

    Not much of a transportation hub, it would be odd to find pedestrians and vehicles clogging the streets of this town – thus, it is safe to say that Guilford is a relatively quiet community.

    Some of the community establishments found here are Thomas Edison High School found in the northeast area, which is also the location of a post office. The Greendale Golf course and Washington Golf’s driving range can also be found in Guilford.

    As a means of entertainment, Guilford citizens often make their way to Kingstown’s strip mall for a movie or to King Street Blues for a drink or two.

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  • Basic information about Watergate at Landmark

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Alexandria, In My Neighborhood in Alexandria, Property Q&A in Alexandria  |  September 22, 2014 8:44 AM  |  4 views  |  No comments
    Watergate at Landmark is located at 203, 205, 307, 309 Yoakum Pkwy near the intersection of King Street and I-395 in Alexandria, VA. With easy access to I-495/I-95, and 395. Watergate at Landmark was built in 1976, and is a 15 minute commute to D.C.

    Amenities include:

    Every unit at Watergate has a balcony.

    • Open spaces
    • Outdoor pool
    • Indoor pool
    • Sauna
    • Gym
    • Tennis Courts
    • Putting greens
    • Balconies
    • Garage Parking Available
    • In Unit Washer/Dryer
    • All utilities included in condo fee
    • Electric Heat Pump
    • Central A/C
  • Click Now for Three Lorton Facts

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Lorton, Home Selling in Lorton, Property Q&A in Lorton  |  September 19, 2014 7:58 AM  |  9 views  |  No comments

    1. Lorton is located south of Alexandria in Fairfax County near Fort Belvoir VA.
    2. Lorton has been rated as a top-community for families.
    3. Lorton features affordably-priced homes, reasonable commutes and access to Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • What About Annandale?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Annandale, Home Selling in Annandale, Property Q&A in Annandale  |  September 19, 2014 7:54 AM  |  10 views  |  No comments
    Annandale is in Fairfax County VA

    Annandale has yummy restaurants! Also, I like the Goodwill in Annandale. Furthermore, I think Annandale has a stretched out and sprawling independent community with many Real Estate choices.

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  • 6 Simple Home Improvement Projects

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Arlington, Property Q&A in Arlington, Home Ownership in Arlington  |  September 17, 2014 7:42 AM  |  18 views  |  No comments

    1. Painting: A tasteful paint job to a home can do wonders. Painting is very simple and can be done with minimal supplies. Also painting doesn’t take too much time to complete.
    2. Replace flooring: An upgrade to hardwood floors from carpet or linoleum can really make a difference. You don’t necessarily have to hire a professional for this job either; you can choose press-on tiles or faux hardwood flooring that snaps together easily.
    3. Replace appliances: Upgrading the washer, dryer, stove, or refrigerator can make your house much more energy efficient.
    4. Deep cleaning: Paying attention to detail and cleaning your home from top to bottom can improve your homes appearance. Don’t forget to clean exterior windows and power wash the outside of your home.
    5. Fixing up Furniture: Rundown and outdated furniture can make your home look bad. Easy fixes include getting a slipcover for your sofa or adding a few throw pillows and blankets. If you upgrade the furniture all at once you can get great deals on sets. On the other hand you can get items individually and slowly improve your furnishings.
    6. Lawn and garden maintenance: It is important to keep control of your lawn and garden. You don’t have to hire a lawn service either; you can mow your own lawn, pick your own weeds, and trim your hedges.

    Chow, David. “5 Quick Home Improvement Projects.” 5 Quick Home Improvement Projects. N.p., 27 Nov. 2013. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. <http://goedekers.realtytimes.com/advicefromagents1/item/26746-5-quick-home-improvement-projects>.

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  • Nesbitt Realty Joins Our Kidz First Advisory Committe

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Alexandria, Home Selling in Alexandria, Property Q&A in Alexandria  |  September 17, 2014 7:39 AM  |  19 views  |  No comments

    Principal Broker Will Nesbitt and his wife Julie are joining local nonprofit Our Kidz First advisory committee. The head of the advisory committee is Dr. Camille McGann M.D. Our Kidz First is a a registered 501(C) 3 public charity that offers early career exposure to kids via a variety of events including: Annual Career Fair, Monthly Career Meeting and Mentoring Groups.

    Our Kids First mission is to expose, engage, and inspire youth to discover the career of their dreams. Our Kidz First’s target audience is 7th and 8th grade students. Without guidance, studies have shown that this middle school age  group is at the highest risk of becoming High School drop outs. Our Kidz First provides an outline for success in 16 different career clusters.

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  • What are Some Fitness Options in Arlington VA?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Arlington, In My Neighborhood in Arlington, Property Q&A in Arlington  |  September 15, 2014 9:21 AM  |  23 views  |  No comments


    Arlington County has 50 miles of connecting bike routes. Commuting by bicycle is a very feasible transportation option for residents. With riding a bike, there isn’t a ton of stressful impact on the joints. At the same time, bicycle riders will notice the health benefits associated with this physical activity.


    Many neighborhoods in Arlington have very walkable communities. This walkability is reflected in the high average walk score (67 out of 100) for this county. While going through the city, there are plenty of distractions (museums, restaurants, coffee shops etc.) to keep the walk exciting.


    Most neighborhoods in Arlington have a gym. For example, there is the Energy Club in Shirlington, Gold’s Gym in Clarendon, Verve Health & Fitness in Rosslyn, Crossfit in Pentagon City, Sport and Health in Ballston, and LA Fitness in Crystal City. Having a gym membership can help encourage an individual to regularly get involved in fitness.

    Parks &Trails

    There are over twenty parks in Arlington. Parks and trails are great spots for walking, running, biking, and participating in sports at. An advantage of going to a park, is that it’s free.

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