Focusing on real estate in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church. Neighborhood notes, community commentary, local landmarks and informal information to help you know the area better.
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This little Poem should become every homebuyers mantra. As the amount of time left on the $8000 tax credit winds down there will be more and more Buyers flooding the market and competing for what little inventory is available. So for all of you looking to take advantage of this market please mak...
Founder's Walk is located just outside the Beltway near Van Dorn Metro. Although it has an Alexandria postal address it is in Fairfax County. The units at Founder's Walk are relatively large compared to similarly priced units in the Alexandria area. These garden-style condos are recently built a...
Important news for condo buyersWell so much for my blog yesterday about not having seen any change to the Underwriting Guidelines lately. This morning my office made me aware of FHA's latest Mortgagee Letter 2009-19 that was issued on June 12th. In this latest Mortgagee Letter FHA is announcing ...
Jennie Dean Park is part of the Arlington County Parks system. Jennie Dean Park is located near Shirlington at 3630 27th St. S. Arlington, VA 22206. A stream runs through the park. The park has restrooms open year round and two water fountains. In addition to picnic tables, Jennie Dean Park offer...
I recently received this email: Will, What all kinds of assistance do you provide? Do you check the background and credit of the perspective renter? If work needs to be done what happens? I know that the carpets will need to be cleaned before the renters would move into the place. Does one ...
EOS 21 is located in the West End Alexandria.
Designed by renowned architect Charles M. Goodman and developed by Robert Davenport in the late forties, Hollin Hills brought contemporary style to home construction in Northern Virginia. The community of houses with large expanses of glass, sleek lines, and unusual siting has earned national rec...
So let it be written ... so let it be done1. Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job. Longer employment time shows stability and a reduced likelyhood of default. 2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it)! This will increase your debt to incom...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ben Fornshell, the newest member of the Condo 1 Alexandria team, has been running his own business helping people with computer needs for the last twelve years. Now, with his wife taking the mantle of his computer consulting business he’s putting his extensive knowledge of...
The Eisenhower Metro stop is located at 2400 Eisenhower Avenue. It is across the street from the Hoffman Town Center and entertainment complex. Eisenhower station is just inside the Capital Beltway (I-495) at the Telegraph Road exit. The Eisenhower Metro is served by the Yellow Line. Eisenhower i...