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3 Things To Do To Prepare For Owning An Arlington VA Home... - 10/31/11 09:26 AM
3 Things To Do To Prepare For Owning An Arlington VA Home... If only you just had to sign on the dotted line. While most real estate transactions are smooth, some can be a mess because a few simple precautions are not taken. Here are three simple steps you can take to prevent some common mishaps: 1) Make sure your credit is in good standing. You may pay your credit card bill off every month, but that may not assure a perfect credit score. Request a copy of your credit history from the major agencies and make sure there aren't any errors. (0 comments)
The Crystal City 1K Wine Walk Is Coming! - 10/31/11 09:24 AM
The Crystal City 1K Wine Walk Is Coming! It is never too early to start thinking about wine. The annual Crystal City 1K Wine Walk will be Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, 2012. Mark your calendars and start training! Well, there isn't a whole lot of training you have to do for a 1K walk, but it will be important to keep your palette clean and ready. The Crystal City 1K Wine Walk features more than 30 different wines and beers, all of which attendees can try. Each walker receives 20 tasting tickets, in which they can enjoy beverages or a healthy assortment (0 comments)
FotoWeek DC Reveals 2011 Selection Next Week... - 10/31/11 09:22 AM
FotoWeek DC Reveals 2011 Selection Next Week... You've seen all of the really cool photographs in the Crystal City underground, right? Well, there are about to be some new ones. On Saturday, November 5 the 2011 selection of photographs will be unveiled and hung throughout the Crystal City underground. Prior to the photo hangings in Crystal City, Fotoweek DC will host a FotoWeek launch event at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Tickets to the FotoWeek launch party are available on its Web site. In addition to the unveiling of the Crystal City underground photos, Fotoweek will also host a number of photo (0 comments)
Stay Warm This Winter With Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.! - 10/31/11 09:21 AM
Stay Warm This Winter With Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.! It's just starting to get cold in the Arlington area. In fact, it was 39 degrees on Friday... yikes! What a perfect time to check up on your heating system, before it gets even colder. Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has been a trusted Arlington VA heat and air conditioning company since 1944. The company is fully licensed, bonded, and insured and delivers all services with a smile. Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.'s services include repair and emergency repair services, heating and A/C unit installation, and contractor recommendations for your other (0 comments)
Coming soon is this lovely 2 bedroom condo in Pentagon Ridge VA. The Pentagon Ridge building has lovely views of Arlington, Washington D.C. and other nearby attractions. This 2 bedroom condo near Pentagon City Metro station has a number of features, including beautifully painted walls and well kept confines. This 2 bedroom condo near Crystal City nightlife has a number of building amenities as well. Amenities within the Pentagon Ridge grounds include a party room, exercise room, sauna, outdoor pool, storage, and parking. Commuters can rejoice in (1 comments)
Coming soon is this lovely 2 bedroom condo in Pentagon Ridge. The Pentagon Ridge building has lovely views of Arlington, Washington D.C. and other nearby attractions. This 2 bedroom condo near Pentagon City Metro has a number of features, including beautifully painted walls and well kept confines. This 2 bedroom condo near Crystal City has a number of building amenities as well. Amenities within the Pentagon Ridge grounds include a party room, exercise room, sauna, outdoor pool, storage, and parking. Commuters can rejoice in calling this (0 comments)
Three Reasons To Own Your Very Own Arlington VA Home… - 10/24/11 08:15 AM
Three Reasons To Own Your Very Own Arlington VA Home… The list of reasons why you should own your own Arlington VA home is endless. More likely than not, you’ve already weighed the pros and cons of owning your own home. In addition to not having to pay your landlord’s rent and having a great investment, here are a few more reasons to buy real estate in Arlington VA right now: 1) Enjoy tax breaks. The deductions individuals and couples enjoy because they own their own home are huge! The IRS allows you to deduct portions of your property taxes, mortgage payments, and money spent on home (0 comments)
Five Important Questions To Ask Any Arlington VA Realtor… - 10/24/11 08:14 AM
Five Important Questions To Ask Any Arlington VA Realtor… As a seasoned Arlington VA Realtor who primarily works with sellers, I’ve found that the Arlington VA homeowners who take the time to find the right agent are happier with their home-selling experience than those who don’t. It’s the first and most critical step in selling your home. Below are five of the most important questions that you can ask an Arlington VA Realtor before getting the ball rolling on your Arlington VA home. If an Arlington VA Realtor can’t answer these questions, then it’s time to move on to someone who will get the job done: 1) How (0 comments)
The Best Arlington VA Shredding Service… - 10/24/11 08:13 AM
The Best Arlington VA Shredding Service… There are some documents that you shouldn’t leave laying around. And then there are some that no eyes should ever see again. For those documents that need to be ripped to pieces, give ProShred Security a call. Proshred has numerous offices across the country, and has earned its reputation of being one of the top Arlington VA shredding service providers. Its Northern Virginia office is located on Terminal Drive in Sterling and the company offers free estimates for new customers. Among the many services ProShred provides, the Arlington VA shredding company offers drop-off shredding, hard drive burning, one-time shredding services, and regularly-scheduled shredding pick-up. (0 comments)
Lovely End-Unit 3 Bedroom Arlington VA Townhouse Near Pentagon City Metro – 1713 Hayes Street South, 22202 – PETS ALLOWED – AR7710285 - 10/24/11 08:12 AM
Lovely End-Unit 3 Bedroom Arlington VA Townhouse Near Pentagon City Metro – 1713 Hayes Street South, 22202 – PETS ALLOWED – AR7710285 Lovely end-unit 3 bedroom Arlington VA townhouse within walking distance of VA Highlands Park, Pentagon City Mall, and Pentagon City Metro. Listed at $3,000/month, 1 year lease minimum. 3-bedroom Arlington VA townhouse, 2.5 bath with assigned parking out front and designated visitor parking. Renovated within last 6 years, with newer paint. Spacious living room has fireplace and glass doors lead to covered patio. Large eat-in kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Stellar location and… PETS ALLOWED! This 3 bedroom Arlington VA townhouse listing courtesy of (0 comments)
What Happens If My Spouse Dies and I Need To Sell My Arlington VA Home? - 10/24/11 08:10 AM
What Happens If My Spouse Dies and I Need To Sell My Arlington VA Home? The IRS has given special consideration regarding the sale of their jointly-owned principal residence after the death of the spouse. If the surviving spouse does not remarry prior to the sale of the Arlington VA home, they may qualify to exclude up to $500,000 of gain instead of the $250,000 exclusion for single people. 1) The sale needs to take place after 2008 and no more than two years after the date of death of the spouse 2) Surviving spouse must not have remarried 3) Both (1 comments)
A Thought On Arlington VA Mortgage Professionals… - 10/16/11 11:44 PM
A Thought On Arlington VA Mortgage Professionals… Do you remember going to the State Fair or Six Flags as a child? There was a terrific ride your older siblings were going on but there, at the entrance gate, was a sign that read “You must be this tall to ride.” After standing in line and thinking you had just about made it, you found out that you weren’t tall enough. Not only was it disappointing, it was slightly embarrassing. You never want to go through that again. It’s remarkably similar when buying an Arlington VA home. You can go through the entire (2 comments)
Q: So, what is Arlington VA title insurance and why do you need it for your Arlington VA home? A: Title insurance is protection against monetary and property loss connected to the title of your property. The most up-to-date title information pertaining to a specific property may be found on Arlington County’s Website: http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/realestate/reassessments/scripts/dreadefault.asp Q: Why do I really need to get Arlington VA title insurance? A: Title insurance is required by most lenders to receive a loan. Title insurance is required in order to protect a lender’s interest in collateral of loans arranged (0 comments)
Looking For A Great Arlington VA Painter? - 10/16/11 11:40 PM
Looking For A Great Arlington VA Painter? Not everyone is Picasso or Mozart. If you’re looking for someone stellar to come in to your Arlington VA home and work painting magic on your walls, turn to my good buddy, Ramon, over at Alvarado’s Painting Co. Ramon has been specializing in house painting for years. In addition to exterior and interior painting, Alvarado’s Painting Co. specializes in deck construction, carpet installment, drywall, woodwork, and landscaping. A full list of this Arlington VA home painter‘s services may be viewed on their Web site. I’ve turned to Ramon a number of times over the years and have been immensely satisfied by (0 comments)
Help Crystal City Become Greener – The 2011 Crystal Green Fair - 10/16/11 11:39 PM
Help Crystal City Become Greener – The 2011 Crystal Green Fair We can all do our part to keep Crystal City clean and green. This Tuesday (October 18, 2011), the Crystal City Business Improvement District is hosting its Crystal Green Fair. The Crystal Green Fair will be on the site of the Crystal City FreshFarm Farmer’s Market at 1851 Bell Street South from 3 to 6 p.m. The unique environmental event is open to local residents, visitors, and business professionals that would like more information about green living techniques, area composting efforts, Crystal City recycling, green commuting options, and bicycle sharing services. Several representatives (0 comments)
Is There A Sex Offender In Your Arlington VA Neighborhood? - 10/16/11 11:37 PM
Is There A Sex Offender In Your Arlington VA Neighborhood? It’s probably one of the last things you’d think of in your Arlington VA real estate search… but it’s very important. In addition to doing your own personal research on crime, schools, and community amenities, I recommend that you check out the National Sex Offender Private Registry before purchasing a home. It’s a great way of knowing a little bit more about who may be your next door neighbor. If you have small children, or would simply like to assure your family’s safety, this site gives great, detailed insight into criminals that may be (3 comments)
People are staying longer in their Arlington VA homes according to the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Census. Over time, even a modest appreciation could result in a significant gain and homeowners should have a strategy to minimize possible taxes. Maintenance on a principal residence is not deductible but improvements can add to the basis which can reduce the gain in the sale. Improvements are easily identified if they add to the value of an Arlington VA home, prolong its useful life or adapt it to new uses. Receipts and other proof, such (2 comments)
Crystal City isn't the same boring, concrete slab it was a decade ago. In case you haven't noticed, a lot is happening in the Crystal City neighborhood. There are outdoor zumba classes, wine Fridays, 5Ks, a farmer's market, and a ton of new restaurants and shops. On Monday, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) broke ground on its Southern Entryway project, near the intersection of Route 1 and 33rd Street. The parcel of land, owned by Gould Property Company, is located at the southern point of Crystal City's confines. Nearly 50,000 commuters make their (0 comments)
COMING SOON: Arlington Ridge House For Rent... - 10/05/11 02:59 PM
COMING SOON: Arlington Ridge House For Rent... 1706 Arlington Ridge Road South, Arlington, VA 22202Unfurnished: $8,000/monthFurnished: $10,000/month This five bedroom, 4.5 bath Arlington Ridge house for rent offers gracious living in one of Arlington's prime neighborhoods. This Arlington Ridge home for rent is situated on a beautiful .5 acre lot and features a large formal entryway with parliament staircase. Indoor features also include a large, professional library, sunroom, screened porch, Portico porch, pub/bar room, and a maid's quarters. The kitchen is updated with sub-zero and upscale appliances! This Arlington Ridge home for rent is close to the Pentagon, Pentagon City Fashion Centre, Pentagon City Metro, I-395, Washington (0 comments)
Reston Office Building For Sale - 11250 Roger Bacon Drive #15, Reston, VA 20190 - FX7629455 - 10/05/11 02:56 PM
Reston Office Building For Sale - 11250 Roger Bacon Drive #15, Reston, VA 20190 - FX7629455 2,788 square feet / $845,000 Owner of this Reston office building for sale is offering a great opportunity! This large 3 level Reston commercial space for sale can be easily divided for multiple tenants. The new Reston metro station will be just steps away! The building is freshly painted and in a prime location, zoned I-5 with nearly 2,800 square feet of space. The second floor offices have wood flooring! There is tons of parking for all building visitors and there are several shops and restaurants within walking distance. These shops and (0 comments)
With so much to see, do, and eat... why wouldn't you retire in Arlington, VA?U.S. News and World Report just named Arlington, VA one of the top places to retire in the United States. Among the many reasons Arlington, VA is an awesome place to retire, U.S. News and World Report said: 1) There is a lot to do. Among sites to see are The Pentagon, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Arlington National Cemetery. And of course, Washington, D.C. is only a few Metro stops away. 2) There is (0 comments)
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