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Stay on Top of Weather Notices, Emergencies, and Road Closures with Arlington Alerts - 07/31/09 02:49 PM
The 2009 Urban Mobility Report conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute ranked the D.C. Metro area #2 in wasted hours attributed to congestion (i.e. traffic!). The 395/495 interchange - you could spend a massive amount of your life tied up in this bottle neck. The report showed for 2007, travelers wasted, on average, 62 hours annually in traffic. SHEESH! Only 2nd to L.A. (at 70 hours). Here's a little tip if you're trying to save a few hours of your life...sign up for Arlington Alerts!! The system will send you an email or a text message when there's something you should (0 comments)
A Reason to Move to Arlington, VA...If You're A Gold Digger - 07/29/09 09:40 AM
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 (0 comments)
Arlington Virginia Condo Spotlight: The Monroe at Virginia Square - 07/27/09 12:15 PM
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 (0 comments)
Arlington, Virginia Neighborhood Spotlight: Lyon Village - 07/25/09 07:29 PM
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 (0 comments)
Arlington, Virginia Neighborhood Spotlight: Lyon Park - 07/24/09 10:38 AM
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 (1 comments)
Arlington, Virginia Neighborhood Spotlight: Waycroft-Woodlawn - 07/23/09 02:14 PM
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 (0 comments)
My Best Day on the Job as a Realtor - 07/21/09 09:15 AM
A few weeks ago, I was filling out a questionnaire that asked: "Please describe your best day on the job." I told a story of a past client - but I think yesterday, by far, has been my best day on the job. In our crazy market right now, things fall apart, buyers get skiddish and walk, appraisals come in far below what they should, etc. etc...the list goes on and on!! Also, in this technologically advanced world where so much information is available just by Google, sometimes clients can view a Realtor as a door opener and taxi...but sometimes, you (34 comments)
Single Family Homes Price Range: $183,500 - $1,207,000 Median Sale Price; $468,000 after 34 days Average Sale Price: $506,813 after 77 days
Townhomes Price Range: $159,800 to $815,000 Median Sale Price: $430,000 after 18 days Average Sale Price: $435,163 after 47 days
Condos 1 bedroom, 1 bath Average Sale Price; $170,075 after 134 days 2 bedrooms, 2 baths Average Sale Price: $226,359 after 96 days
As you can see, there's a million dollar difference in (0 comments)
June 2009 Real Estate Statistics in McLean, VA - 22101 and 22102 - 07/16/09 10:39 AM
McLean, Virginia real estate statistics for June 2009 are very interesting. For 22101, sales volume is up about $11M from last year, the # of properties sold is greater, but the median is about the same. For 22102, sales volume is up about $4M because the number of properties sold is almost double 2008, probably because the median sales price is lower (by about $200k). Let's take a look:
22101 A total of 58 properties sold Single Family Homes Price Range: $470k to $2.2M Median Sale Price: $754,000 after 38 days Average Sale Price: $923,000 after 105 days Townhouses Price (0 comments)
Arlington, Virginia Real Estate Market Update - June 2009 - 07/13/09 05:01 PM
June statistics are in! I've broken down the different types of properties in Arlington by North (Zip codes: 22201, 22203, 22205, 22207, 22209, 2213) and South (22202, 22204, 22206). These stats are for June 2009, and attempt to capture the market as a whole, simply based on location and type. Information given is average sale price (net, after any subsidy) and average days on the market for the property. Single Family Homes North Arlington: $780,771 and 68 Days South Arlington: $477,085 and 65 Days
North Arlington: $606,869 and 45 Days South Arlington: $367,958 and 66 Days
Condos 1 bedroom, 1 (0 comments)
June 2009 Real Estate Statistics in Arlington, VA - 22201 - 07/08/09 10:19 AM
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 (0 comments)
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