Arlington, VA Real Estate News

By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
The Representative condo community is located at 1101 Arlington Ridge Road in Arlington VA. The Representative overlooks Pentagon Row, the Pentagon and Crystal City. It features a unique architectural style that mixes angles and curves to present interesting angles and shadows. One of the features that I find intriguing at the Representative is this custom wood trim. The trim is a solid wood and features a tooled pattern that is much more difficult to create than the standard milled pattern. In the picture below this trim is used as a base with a solid ogee trim above and below the featured trim. The base doesn't actually touch the floor but rather, it caps a carpeted base, providing a one-of-a-kind style that is impressive and appealing. As you can see this trim was carried over onto ...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Bromptons at Cherrydale is a neighborhood along North Oakland Street and Lee Highway comprised of 25 townhomes and a condo building (currently up for either repair or bulldozing: Full Story Here). However, the townhomes built in 2005 were successfully completed and sold.  The 3-4 level townhomes have 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 full baths, 1-2 half baths, garage parking, front porches, upgrades, etc. Builder Ed Peete & Co. spared no details when building these. Master bedrooms have bay windows, luxuries bathrooms, and great attention to detail. Properties are located on the 2000 block of N. Oakland Street in Cherrydale, Arlington, VA. Laura@TheLJRGroup.com 703.283.6120
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
Claude Labbe | Flaherty Group, Inc | 703 868 7774 802 ARLINGTON MILL DR S #201, Arlington, VA Coming Soon! 2BR/1BA Condo offered at $189,000 Year Built 1947 Sq Footage 765 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $364 per month DESCRIPTION This property will be available soon! Set overlooking serene Glen Carlyn Park, this condo is the perfect blend of convenience and retreat-like feel. For more information on availability, contact Claude today! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Living room - Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Granite countertop COMMUNITY FEATURES - Laundry on-site - Swimming pool(s) OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES - Popular Park Glen Condo - Granite Counters...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you've ever driven down Lee Highway in Cherrydale, you've noticed this partially-finished, fenced in condo building that has stood there for the past few years, crying for help. The would-be condo/retail building is called the Bromptons at Cherrydale, part of a development where most of the detached and townhomes were completed a long time ago.  The construction of this project was put on hold in 2006 when engineers found signs the building was sinking - there were signs of stress on beams and walls. Nearly sold out, you can imagine the nightmare that ensued from buyers with contracts and deposits on the hook for a building that was sinking into the ground!  In May 2009, the county officially gave the developer, Ed Peete, an ultimatum - either bring the building up to code and finish...
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By Casey O'Neal
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® compiles reports on June 2009 home sales activity for Fairfax and Arlington counties, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton. A total of 2,169 homes sold in June 2009, a 14.16 percent increase above June 2008 home sales of 1,900. Active listings decreased by 27 percent from last year, with 7,617 active listings in June, compared with 10,440 homes available in June 2008. The average days on market (DOM) for homes in June 2009 decreased by 14.46 percent to 71 days, compared with 83 days in June 2008. Sales prices continue to remain lower than those realized last year. The average sales price in June fell by 7.42 percent from June 2008, to $451,354, compared with last June’s average of $...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
For those of you who are single, if the fact that just over 40% of Arlington is single isn't enough....how about that the median household income is about $108,000? CNN released their "Best Cities for the Rich and Single" list and Arlington, VA ranked #2.  If you're looking for some new restaurants, bars, cafes, live music...etc to try out, try visiting one of the places voted by the Arlington Best Business Awards (ABBIEs) (list taken below is from the ABBIEs website found here): Arlington’s Best “Bargain” RestaurantDelhi Dhaba Arlington’s Best Coffee Shop****NO Longer in Arlington, moved to DCMurky Coffee Arlington’s Best Customer ServicePetMAC Marketplace and Adoption Center Arlington’s Best Date RestaurantCarlyle Arlington’s Best Family Friendly RestaurantWhitlow’s on Wilson Bar & Gr...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Located at 3625 N 10th St, Arlington, VA 22201 - The Monroe was completed in 2007. Another high-rise condo, this building features 79 units - some well over 1,500 sq ft. Amenities include a gym, library/community room, rooftop deck, ground level courtyard, and a concierge staff. The units feature hardwoods, granite, balconies, stainless steel appliances, some with extra storage all just 1/2 block from the VA Square Metro stop. Ground level units have private entrances from the street. Some nearby shops include Starbucks, Cosi, 7-Eleven, Bank of America, Brueggers Bagel, Marvelous Market, and more.  Call me if you're interested in seeing some of the units on the market!
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
A historic neighborhood of Arlington, Lyon Village, is located near Clarendon. Bordered by Lee Highway, Wilson Blvd, Veitch and Kirkwood Roads, Lyon Village is known for it's suburban feel of tree-lined streets and 1920s and 1930s mix of single family homes. The neighborhood is also just a few blocks from both Clarendon and Courthouse metro stations. The community has it's own park, located at 1800 N. Highland St. The park has a basketball court, tennis courts, picnic tables, playground, and a spray park in the summertime for kids.  Prices in this area of Arlington have generally been higher than neighboring Lyon Park. But there are have been several new houses added to the neighborhood in recent years. January 1 - June 30, 2009 Properties Sold: 8Price Range: $777k - $1.7M Median Sales...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Back in October of 2008, I did a brief history of Lyon Park. Here's a short synopsis: Lyon Park is one of the many residential neighborhoods located throughout Arlington. Lyon Park consists of about 5,000 residents. It was founded in 1919 by developer Frank Lyon. It's also on the National Register of Historic Places as a planned community. Lyon Park goes from Clarendon, to Rt 50 to Pershing St in Arlington - all in all, about 102 acres originally were used to form Lyon Park. Lyon Park has it's own community center, citizens association, Women's Club, and so much more. It's a very community orientated area.     Looks like it's a good time to buy in Lyon Park or sell quickly! Look at the numbers for the past 3 years: January 1 - June 30, 2009 16 Properties Sold Price Range: $480k - $1.05M...
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By Bernie Kagan
(Samson Properties)
Open House July 26th! 2001 15th Street North, #1409  Condo 2 bedrooms2 full/0 partial baths1,063 sqft  $624,900 Arlington, VA Open House this sunday, from 1-4! Luxurious Platinium Penthouse Suite living can be yours. 2BR + 2BA condo has gourmet kitchen w/ granite & Viking/ Subzero/Wolf/Bosch apps & marble baths. Amenities incl: rooftop clubhouse & pool, fitness center, concierge. Condo fee covers gas & water. W&D and garage parking space convey. See photos and more info at www.berniekagan.com BERNIE KAGAN Samson Realty14526 Lee Road Suite 100, Chantilly , VA 20151direct: 703-216-0985fax: (703) 896-5816berniekagan@hotmail.comwww.BernieKagan.com  
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
A North Arlington neighborhood consisting of about 600 single family homes, Waycroft-Woodlawn is bordered by N. Glebe Rd, Rt 66, 17th St, and N George Mason Drive, just to the north of the Ballston area and metro. The neighborhood spans over the zip codes 22205 and 22207, and includes Woodlawn Park (a family-friendly area for the community).   Let's compare the first 6 months of sales in the area for the past 3 years: Jan 1 - June 30, 2009 Total Sales: 8Price Range: $520k (bank-owned) to $1.28M (brand new construction) Median Sales Price: $789,455Average Sales Price: $840,914 after 22 Days on the Market Jan 1 - June 30, 2008 Total Sales: 12Price Range: $465k to $807k Median Sales Price: $645,950Average Sales Price: $643,148 after 38 Days on the Market Jan 1 - June 30, 2007 Total Sales: ...
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There were 2 homes old in June of 2009. They were different models. The first was a one bedroom one bathroom, 961 square foot, home on the third floor. It sold for $356,000 with no seller subsdiy. That comes to the net price of $356,000 (unchanged) and a figure of $370/square foot.The 2nd property sold in June was a two bedroom two bathroom, 1252 square foot, home on the tenth floor. This home sold for $475,000 and $8919 in seller subsidy to the buyer. So a net price of $466,081, and a figure of $372/square foot.This sales activity for June of 2009 is equal to that of June 2008, where there were also 2 properties sold.There is currently 1 property for sale. It is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom, fourth floor home with 1376 square feet. It is on the market at a price of $589,900. This property ha...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Our real estate market has gotten so crazy the past few weeks, I've had a hard time keeping up with the blog and my clients! Our inventory levels are so low, that people are snatching up properties within days of them being listed - many with multiple offers! I'm going to post a sequence of statistics for Arlington, but specifically for 22201 is below: Single Family Homes in June 12 properties sold Price Range: $570,000 (fixer upper) to $1,297,000 Average Sales Price: $888,554 Average Days on the Market: 58 (there were 3 above 100 days, of the remaining 9, the average was only 16 days) Condominiums There were several units that sold that are not included in the calculations (like a studio, a 3 bedroom unit, etc.) 1 bedroom, 1 bath units (19) Average Sale Price: $342,911 after an average...
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By BJ Matson
(The Choice Group)
The below listed 22201 Arlington FHA APPROVED condominium listings in Arlington County Virginia are all the active listings for sale in the MRIS as of today.  This is a keyword search, and sometimes you will also see homes listed from other areas.  Whenever you check back you will be updated with the latest listings, as the below link is updated daily. Ballston condominium Colonial Village Shirlington Village The Charleston The Monroe The Williamsburg  
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By Bernie Kagan
(Samson Properties)
2001 15th Street North, #1409  Condo 2 bedrooms2 full/0 partial baths1,063 sqft  $624,900 Arlington, VA Open House this sunday, from 1-4! Luxurious Platinium Penthouse Suite living can be yours. 2BR + 2BA condo has gourmet kitchen w/ granite & Viking/ Subzero/Wolf/Bosch apps & marble baths. Amenities incl: rooftop clubhouse & pool, fitness center, concierge. Condo fee covers gas & water. W&D and garage parking space convey. See photos and more info at www.berniekagan.com BERNIE KAGAN Samson Realty14526 Lee Road Suite 100, Chantilly , VA 20151direct: 703-216-0985fax: (703) 896-5816berniekagan@hotmail.comwww.BernieKagan.com
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I just received this note below from my clients, This is why I am a REALTOR: Dear Charles, Now that our beautiful new home is complete and we are about to move in, we wanted to take the time to thank you for everything you have done to help make this possible. Your service has gone way beyond anything we could ever have expected, or have ever experienced, from a real estate professional. You spent many hours driving us around Charlottesville, over several different weekend visits, and patiently showed us different neighborhoods and houses. As we worked together, you figured out what we were looking for, and brought us to the development where we ultimately put an offer on our new house. You expertly helped us with our negotiations with the builder, from the offer stage, while the house ...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Another condo built in 2004, The Berkeley is a smaller building, but boasts 83 quality units. Turnover in this building is very low...only 10 units sold in 2007, 3 in 2008, and only 1 is currently available (a 2 bedroom,  2 bath with den).  The building is located at 1000 N. Randolph Street, just 1 block from the metro, and across the street from the Eastview Condominiums (a rental conversion to condos). Building amenities feature a gym, underground parking, some storage space, and landscaping. The building does not have a pool. Some units have fireplaces, great views, and huge wrap-around balconies.  Most recent sales in the building (from 2008): 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 3rd floor, 1 parking space: $358,000 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, 1 parking space: $643,000 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, 2 parking s...
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By Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES )
Today at 3:30 pm, under clear skies, some 1500 soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment walked through the upper gates of Arlington Cemetery carrying rusacks full of American flags.  Their mission?  To place a flag on each and every grave site, leaving no soldier forgotten. Known as ‘Flags In’, this decades old ceremony marks the beginning of Memorial Day activities at Arlington National  Cemetery. The 3rd Infantry Regiment, fondly know as the “Old Guard”, was designated as the Army’s official ceremonial unit in 1948.  That same year, non-commissioned officers began the practice of placing flags at each grave site on Memorial Day.  Old Guard members also guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, escort deceased service members to their final resting place at Arlington and serve in regu...
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By Casey O'Neal
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 offers an $8000 maximum tax credit for first-time homebuyers buying homes as their primary residence between January 1 and December 1, 2009. A First-Time Home Buyer is anyone who has not owned a home within the last 3 years. If an unmarried couple jointly buys a home, and one person owned a home (within 3 years) and the other did not, they can “designate” the tax credit to that person who will be able to claim it on their individual tax return. This rule also applies for parents to co-sign on a mortgage. The parents own a home, their son or daughter is FTHB— and may claim the tax credit. Income Limits can be more complicated and first-time homebuyers should always seek advice from a tax expert. The income number is always based on Modifie...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Yesterday, a group of Evers & Company agents crossed the Potomac River to help a colleague price a house in Arlington, Virginia. One agent who lives nearby thought the price might have to go down a bit because the elementary school was not a well rated as others in the county.  OK, schools are important, but... This house had a great finished basement.  And in the basement there was a feature that made me flip my proverbial wig.  And rats!  I didn't have my little camera with me! The owners had two large Shepherd mix doggies.  And in the basement, the husband (an excellent home improvement contractor) had built in a totally fabulous dog bath!  Everyone there with a dog was saying forget about the crummy schools, this place has a freakin' dog bath!  What I wouldn't give for one of those!...
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