Arlington, VA Real Estate News

The below Arlington, Virginia properties shown are all the active listings in the MRIS as of today.  Whenever you check back you will be updated with the latest listings, as this info is updated daily. Arlington VA condos for sale Arlington Virginia townhomes Arlington VA detached houses Arlington short sales Realtor These Arlington County Virginia homes for sale are all over Arlington including Annandale 22003 - Burke 22015 - Centreville 20120 20121, Braddock Road - Alexandria 22303 22304 22306 22307 22308 22309 22312 - Greenway -  Chantilly 20151 - Clifton 20124 - Dunn Loring 22027 - Fairfax 22030 22031 22032 22033 - Fair Oaks Mall - Fairfax Station 22039 - Falls Church 22041 22042 22043 22044 22046 - Fort Belvoir - Herndon 20170 20171 - Lorton 22079 - Mc Lean 22101 22102 - Merrifield...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
How fast can you walk a mile?  I know that at one time I could run a mile in less than 6 minutes.  When I ran the Marine Corps Marathon, I averaged a bit over 11 minutes for 26.2 consecutive miles.  The average healthy person should be able to walk a mile in 20 minutes or less.  Depending upon who you ask, a mile takes anywhere from 1750 to 2250 strides. Why all this discussion about distance?  Many people looking for homes in Northern Virginia want to live near the Metro for ease of commuting and access to their jobs in Washington D.C., nightlife, restaurants, the airport, etc.  North Arlington is one of the best places in the region for availability of housing near a Metro stop.  Five metro stops service North Arlington:  Rosslyn, Courthouse, Clarendon, Virginia Square, and Ballston. ...
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By Keller Williams Great Falls, Mclean
(Keller Williams, Serving Mclean, Arlington & Reston areas)
Georgetown University's Financial Education Conference is April 16, 2009  As Realtors for the Northern Virginia market we feel it is important to help our first time buyers navigate through these difficult financial times, especially when considering buying and/or investing in real estate. Please join members of the Keller Williams Mclean Virgina office as we offer an educating session that will povide a recap of the market and current trends, the first time buyer tax credit, lending and mortgage issues, common pitfalls and how to get started. For more information please visit: https://gushare.georgetown.edu/UniversityBenefits/FEC/GU%20Spring%20Newsletter%203-17-09%20FINAL%20WEB%202.pdf  or call Scott Montgomery 703-283-4524.
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By FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
(Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc)
This is part 1 of a new series on picking a Realtor to list your home in Virginia. Make sure you subscribe to the blog.Wow, do I feel for you! It is REALLY hard to find a good Listing Agent/Realtor... anywhere (not just Virginia).How do I know? Because I'm going through it right now! I'm helping my brother pick a Realtor to sell his house in Texas (yep not doing FSBO since I want him to net more).Overcoming his hesitations are EXACTLY like customers here. It is HARD to cut through the BS. Here are some typical questions he had and my answers. (He was amazed that I had a blog post for everything. Also I apologize for jumping around.)1) I taught him to not fall for the oldest trick in the Realtor book... the Buying a Listing Trick (recommend a high price to win the listing, just to drop ...
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By FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
(Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc)
Call me a "Brainist" but I do NOT think a great professional stager can also be a geat full time Realtor. I know the staging associations of americas are starting to expand into 3 day crash courses to give Realtors an official "accreditation," but that doesn't mean they understand design and can stage well. Just because they can buy $100 in trinkets at Target doesn't make them a good stager. So I'd like to start a debate. Am I right that there are two sides of the brain? The stagers use one side, and Realtors use the other side? I know there have gotta be a few "but I do both well" people out there, and I'ld love to hear from you (via comments). To give you some ammo, I would consider myself a good photographer... but ask me about a color on a wall and I crumble (unless it is bright pin...
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By Jeff Wu
(@Home Real Estate)
1 property SOLD in February 2009. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it's a lot more than the zero (0) for January 2009. It's also better than the zero (0) for the same month (February) in 2008.The property that SOLD was a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with 781 square feet. It was asking $359,900 and sold for $343,000. There was also a $5,000 seller subsidy, or closing cost credit to the buyer, effectively bringing the net purchase price to $338,000. The home was on the market for 122 days. As far as I'm aware it was not a distress sale. In fact I believe the owners were simply moving because they needed more space.   (data from MRIS)
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By Kacem Benali Bethesda & Rockville REALTOR
(Rockville & Bethesda Homes for Sale, I can help sell ur home)
Arlington, Virginia homes for sale     More Communities... Area Links Arlington, Virginia Arlington Homes for Sale and Virginia Real Estate Arlington is an urban county in Virginia of 170,000 residents, located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.  It is the smallest self-governing county in the nation at just 26 square miles with no incorporated towns or cities within Arlington's boundaries.  You will find Arlington homes for sale are in well-established residential neighborhoods with towering trees and charming old homes with character.  Residents of Arlington are just minutes from the attractions of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.  It is the best place to eat, shop and meet when visiting the National Capital area.  People looking for Arlington Real Estate ...
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By Kacem Benali Bethesda & Rockville REALTOR
(Rockville & Bethesda Homes for Sale, I can help sell ur home)
Del Ray & Rosemont - Alexandria, VA homes for sale     More Communities... Area Links Dell Ray Citizens Assn DEL RAY & ROSEMONT, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE       Del Ray is a quaint, eclectic neighborhood between Arlington and Old Town.  Developed in the 1930s, Del Ray became home to many of the local railroad workers.  Proximity to the Braddock Rd. Metro makes this a very sought-after neighborhood. Homes in this area are characterized by bungalows, farmhouses and brick duplexes.  Recently the neighborhood has undergone a major update of the homes and businesses.  Along Mt. Vernon Avenue, you'll find upscale restaurants, wine bars, gourmet shops, ice cream parlors, antiques and an old fashioned hardware store.     People looking for Alexandria homes for sale or Del Ray & Rosemont...
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By FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
(Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc)
I hate to do this, but ActiveRain blows when it comes to copying and pasting a blogger blog into Activerain (any tips? I blew an hour trying). So here is a lamo link to my Newest (LONG) short sale post on the latest trends. Don't miss this one! NEWSFLASH! MANY Short Sales are NOW CLOSING! But still BEWARE! And even though you don't get points, I would appreciate your comments over on the other blog. Frank
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Senior Real Estate Consultant Obtains REO/BPO Certification Arlington, VA - January 27, 2009 - Aras Butas, Senior Real Estate Consultant for Odyssey Real Estate Consulting Group, has become a certified Real Estate Owned and Broker Price Opinon (REO/BPO) specialist in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. Aras Butas now specializes in foreclosure and short sale real estate sales. In today's real estate market, it is important that real estate agents stay up-to-date with knowlege and resources that allow them to best serve their existing and future clients. Odyssey Real Estate Consulting Group is pleased to announce their involvement in such market movements and trends. Odyssey Real Estate Consulting Group is up-to-date on the most current laws and markets concerning loan modifi...
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By Casey O'Neal
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
Assessment Values versus Market Values. Arlington County data reveals that the average assessment for single family property would drop 2%, from $530,100 in 2008 to $520,100 in 2009. Market statistics from the realtor’s mls data base, MRIS, reveal the following sales price declines from November 2007 to November 2008: 13% average decline for condos, 22% average decline for townhouses, and a 19% decline for single family houses ($483,600 average sold price for all three residential categories). The County does acknowledge that their mass appraisal formula for computing assessed values has a diluted effect compared to more recent sale values and lags behind the last 6 month market trends. For example, the 2009 assessed values compiled by Arlington County pulls data from sales during 7/1/2...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
  What's Happening in the Arlington, Virginia Condo Market? Here's a snapshot of Arlington Virginia condo sales in the last 30 days: ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CONDO SALES: Active condos for sale:  364 (including 89 new listings in the last 30 days) Condos sold in the last 30 days:  47 Average Sales Price:   $392,938 Median Sales Price:     $335,000 Average Days on Market:    51 (they're selling fast!) Average Sales Price/Original Listing Price:  92.42% Find a Condo in Arlington Contact Brian Block, REALTOR/Attorney, RE/MAX Allegiance: Licensed in Virginia & Washington D.C.  703-626-0715. If you are interested in purchasing or selling a property in Northern Virginia including Arlington County, Alexandria City, Annandale, Burke, D.C., Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Great Falls, Lorton, McLea...
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Greater Washington Economic Conference Dr. Steve Fuller, Economist at George Mason University says “The payroll job loss as likely to go deeper and longer – perhaps 18-20 months. There are currently 13 million unemployed, and many of these people will stay unemployed because the new jobs will have different qualifications than those for the people getting laid off. He predicted oil will still be below $80 per bbl in 2011. Normally there are 5 million house sales per year (it got up to 7 million a few years ago), and we are currently around 4.5 million now. Consumer spending will be a negative 1% in 2009 vs. the normal 2.5% growth per year. The Washington economy will have a 1.5% growth in GDP vs. the negative nationally due the presence of the federal government. Where Detroit has autos...
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Your dryer vent is very important for releasing heat, moisture, lint and gas byproducts (if you have a gas dryer) from your home.  Keeping the dryer ducts and vent system clean ensures your dryer is operating efficiently; a clogged vent causes the dryer to work much harder, increasing energy usage.  So, a well maintained dryer vent system is important for energy consumption as well as fire safety, but what about the cold air it lets in during the cooler winter months?  Or the hot air during the hot summer months?    There is a product on the market called a Dryer Vent Draft Blocker; it is inexpensive and it attaches easily to most dryer vent pipes.  When the dryer is not running, the flapper closes; when the dryer is running, it opens.  This product will make a big difference in the amo...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Looking for a great place to live in the DC area? What about buying luxury town homes in Arlington VA.  They're close to everything.  Arlington VA is the perfect place to own a garage town homes.  Arlington VA is home to Ronald Reagan National Airport, it has easy access to Washington DC, the Pentagon, the Washington Beltway, and so much more! I compiled the names of currently listed Arlington VA town homes for sale, Arlington VA townhouses and organized them name.  This will allow the consumer to search for them easily.  To find Town Homes in Arlington VA please fee free to browse the list below. Arlington VA Townhomes Analostan Arlington Arlington Court Arlington Village Ashlawn Ridge Ballston Mews I Ballston Walk Barton Place Bromptons At Ballston Bromptons At Cherrydale Bromptons At...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Homes in Arlington VA?  It's really smart choice! less wear and tear on the car, same time, save gas, and enjoy life!  It really is hard to find a better place to live if you are working in the DC area than Arlington VA.  Arlington VA lies just within the 495 Beltway and is an easy commute to Washington DC, The Pentagon, Ballston, and even Ronald Reagan Airport.  Find out why it's smart to buy homes in Arlington VA.  See the Arlington VA Metro Map Below. ARLINGTON VA METRO MAP ART Commuter Bus METRO - WMATA Metro Bus Metrorail Map Northern Virginia Regional Parks Reston Transportation Link Ronald Reagan -National Airport Virginia DMV Virginia Railway Express Maryland Bus Schedule and Map PDF. (4.43 MB)
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Looking for a great place to live in the DC area? What about buying condos in Arlington VA.  It's close to everything.  Arlington VA is home to Ronald Reagan National Airport, it has easy access to Washington DC, the Pentagon, the Washinghton Beltway, and so much more! I compiled the names of currently listed Arlington VA Condos for sale, and organized them name.  This will allow the consumer to search for them easily.  To find condos in Arlington VA please fee free to browse the list below. ARLINGTON VA CONDOS: Alta Vista Arbors Of Arlington Arlington Court Arlington Heights Arlington Village Astoria Atrium Condo Ballston Ballston Park Ballston Walk Barkley Condo Barton Place Bedford Park Bella Vista Belvedere Cambridge Courts Cardinal House Carlton Condominium Carlyle House Carlyn Pla...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently? Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for December 2008.  All information was obtained through MRIS. Overall, there were 50 sales topping $1 million during the month of December 2008.  Despite the economy, there are still people in the D.C. metropolitan area with money to purchase their dream homes. DECEMBER'S MOST EXPENSIVE SALES Single Family Detached Homes: 10015 High Hill Place, Great Falls, VA 22066  -- Sold on December 2nd for $3,625,000.In the Falcon Ridge neighborhood of Great Falls, this Tudor home on 2 acres features an amazing wine cellar, home theater, 5 ...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
For those who wish to truly become involved and have a say which represents your interests, join the Virginia Homeowners Alliance. They are at PO Box 643 in Richmond, VA 23218. Alternatively, their website can be used.
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By Keller Williams Great Falls, Mclean
(Keller Williams, Serving Mclean, Arlington & Reston areas)
Today I received a call from a Virginia licensed real estate agent wondering if I could help their client with the purchase of a condo in the Wooster -Mercer building in Arlington Virginia. While I was flattered to be referred to as clearly  "THE ONE AND ONLY ARLINGTON CONISUER", (he had read through this blog and determined we were the ones to call)!  I had to explain that I was actually his competition and did he really want to hand his client over to me for the sale. We had a chuckle over the semantics and continued with a few minute discussion over additional information I happened to know about the building.   Short and long is, PLEASE, please, please dont ever hesitate to call to get any additional information you can about the real estate in Northern Virginia. I am licensed becau...
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