arlington: Intriguing wood at the Representative - 08/24/09 03:08 AM

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 … (1 comments)

arlington: The Air Force Memorial - 08/24/09 02:54 AM

The Air Force Memorial is sited on a promontory overlooking Washington D.C., Arlington VA and between them, the Potomac River. The Memorial's spires measure 270 feet. These spires tower above the Pentagon, Rosslyn and Crystal City. The Memorial was formally dedicated on October 14, 2006. The Memorial remains dedicated to the United States Air Force service members and the Heritage Organizations of the USAF.
The design of the Memorial intends to evoke a modern image of flight by jet and space vehicles, but yet remembers the pioneers of flight who came before. The three spires of the Monument represent … (3 comments)

arlington: Westlee near East Falls Church Metro - 08/04/09 11:57 PM
The Westlee  is located near the intersection of Lee Hwy and Westmoreland Street at 2200 N. Westmoreland Street. The Westlee has 128 residential units above the first floor. The ground floor has 8,248 square feet of ground floor retail space.
The Westlee is less than four short blocks from East Falls Church station on the Orange Line.  The units are graced with soaring 10 foot ceilings.  Included in the amenities are a classy and grandiose club room as well as a gym for the residents. 24 hour access control and garage parking make this a well secured home.   Right next door … (0 comments)

arlington: Living near the highway in major city? - 07/29/09 11:32 PM

In an area crisscrossed with high volume commuter routes and heavily-trafficked Interstates, it's inevitable that some folks are going to live in close proximity to a highway. It's great to be near the Beltway or Route 66 because this can take a serious bite out of your commute. But the downside is that the highways can generate a lot of noise. In most areas, there are towering concrete walls to dampen sound in the neighborhoods in close proximity to the Beltway, I-66, I-395 and other highways.

In the picture above the wall has been taken down as work … (0 comments)

arlington: Restaurant Row in Aurora Highlands near Crystal City VA - 07/23/09 11:26 PM
Aurora Highlands historic "Restaurant Row" is located at 23 St South between Eads and Fern. There are a number of restaurants to suit any palate here.
Bonsai Grill 703.553.7723 Café Italia 703.521.2565  Café Pizzaiolo 703.894.2250 Cantina Mexican 703.979.7033 Cesar's Diner 703.920.2700 Crystal City Sports Pub 703.521.8215 Cucina Vivace Trattoria e Enoteca 703.979.7676 El Pollito Enjera Eritrean Restaurant 703.271.0815 Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant 703.685.0555 Harar Mesob Ethopian Restaurant La Bettola Italiano 703.486.9816 Lilian's Restaurant 703.769.8999 The Portofino Restaurant 703.979.8200 Top Thai Restaurant 70.521.1305 Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grill Urban Thai Restaurant 703.979.0777 Other nearby restaurants
Athena Palace, 556 S … (0 comments)

arlington: Northern Virginia's Theatre and Cinema Options - 07/12/09 02:30 AM
Cinema The Old Town Theatre serves up arty, independent and off-beat cinema, while the AMC Theatre at the Hoffman Center, Kingstowne 16 and Regal at Potomac Yard hosts blockbusters and more mainstream movies. 

Theatre Capitol Steps Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.
In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a … (0 comments)

arlington: Summer Concerts in Arlington - 07/02/09 10:45 PM
Summer concerts are found all over Northern Virginia and it's just one of the many benefits of life inside and near the Beltway. Keep in mind that outdoor concerts may be canceled in the event of inclement weather and subject to change without notice. Here are a few of the concerts you'll find in Arlington VA.
Rosslyn Music & Farmer's Market The Farmers Market at Wilson Boulevard & N. Oak Street in Rosslyn VA features lunchtime concerts on Thursdays from May through September 24th. The music begins at a quarter till noon and ends at 1:30 in the afternoon.
July 2, … (6 comments)

arlington: Jennie Dean Park at Shirlington - 06/26/09 11:21 PM
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 offers a small picnic shelter which may be reserved for events. Charcoal grills support the shelter and picnic tables.
For activities and play the park has a school-age playground, two baseball fields, two tennis courts and a basketball court. The baseball fields include one adult field available by permit … (0 comments)

arlington: Short-changed by short-sales - 05/31/09 11:38 PM
What is a Short Sale? A short-sale occurs when the individual selling the property is selling the property for less than what they owe for the property. This means that after the seller agrees to the price, the lender must also agree to the price. Despite what anyone might try to tell you, that's the only difference between a short-sale and a normal sale. 
Unfortunately, there are many selling agents who work with the notion that there is a different set of rules for short-sales. These misguided agents are souring the market for everyone. (More below.)
In Northern Virginia, below a … (1 comments)

arlington: A tour of Crystal City - 05/17/09 12:33 AM

Crystal City is located in Arlington County Virginia between the Potomac River and the neighborhood of Aurora Highlands.

In many ways, Crystal City is a transportation hub. Crystal City well served by mass transit with easy access to the metro at the Crystal City Metro stop and many bus stops in the area. In addition to land transportation, Crystal City is served by Reagan National Airport. Jefferson Davis Highway / Rt. 1 is a main artery here, as is I-395.


Crystal Drive is generally uncongested and offers a wide choice of restaurants and shops.

One of … (1 comments)

arlington: I rang the bell at the Hume School home of the Arlington Historical Society! - 05/15/09 12:12 AM

The oldest school building in Arlington County houses the Arlington Historical Museum. The Arlington Historical Museum is owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, a group of concerned local citizens that conduct research and to preserve and disseminate knowledge relating to the history, archaeology, material culture, and geographical and socio-economic development of Arlington County, Virginia.
I recently stopped by the Arlington Historical Musuem and took a quick tour of the exhibits therein. The museum is located at 1805 South Arlington Ridge Road. The location is relatively close to the Pentagon City and Crystal City metrorail stations but sits up … (1 comments)

arlington: Finding a home in Northern Virginia: is all about jurisdiction. - 05/09/09 11:43 PM
For many, especially those who are new to the area, the system of jurisdictions that we have in the Commonwealth of Virginia can be confusing. This is especially confusing in Northern Virginia, where Virginia intersects with Washington DC and the State of Maryland.
Fortunately I have a fresh bottle of CONFUSION-B-GON to spray liberally as needed.
Around our nation's capital Let me start with my single-biggest pet peeve among newcomers: the term "DC proper".
I have seen this term used regularly on a site that claims to provide local information. That information is provided by people using anonymous handles. Anonymous handles … (2 comments)

arlington: Find a home near the metro in Northern Virginia - 04/29/09 10:15 PM
I am constantly asked about condos near the metro in Northern Virginia. Whether you're looking for affordable or luxury; high-rise, mid-rise or low-rise; amenities or not; you can find something in Arlington, Alexandria or Fairfax County which will suit your needs.
Starting on Blue Line If you're on the Blue Line one place you should consider is Kingstowne---a planned commmunity at Springfield and Franconia near Alexandria Virginia. Kingstowne has easy access to Fort Belvoir, I-495, I-395 and Franconia-Springfield Metro Stops.
Kingstowne --- condos, houses and townhouses for sale in and near Kingstowne Amberleigh --- walk to the metro from this townhouse … (0 comments)

arlington: Why isn't my condo, house or townhouse selling? - 02/22/09 11:02 PM
We all know this is a tough market, but the fact is: homes sell every day. Every day homes go under contract. I continue to sell condos, townhouses and houses as people move to and from Northern Virginia.
A home seller who has a property on the market for several months and hasn’t seen much activity or any offers, has to wonder why isn't my property selling?
The price On average prices in the Northern Virginia area have 10% to 20% from the high-water-mark. In some neighborhoods prices have been hammered with 50% to 30% reductions in price. The truth is … (3 comments)

arlington: Buying Your Ideal Home --- the time is now - 11/25/08 10:31 PM
Condos, townhouses and single family homes are currently available in Northern Virginia at greatly reduced prices. This is a terrific opportunity for those who are prepared to take advantage of it. Here are some home buying notes This could be the best time buying your ideal home. The current real market is adjusting  to the uncertainty in the market place. The market has changed from the go go years to an unusually slow buyer's market. Seller expectations are now tempered, and more willing to look at your offer.In the two previous downturns, one in the 1980s and the second one in … (0 comments)

arlington: Advantages and Disadvantages of Condos - 08/10/08 10:53 PM
This article is reprinted by permission from CondoBenefits.com
Advantages Condos on average are more affordable then other types of housing. Maintenance of the exterior of the building will be take care of. The peace of mind living next to neighbors if help is needed. Condos can be located in major cities surrounded by restaurants, night clubs, and local bars. Many condos offer a pool, gym, and basketball/tennis court for those who are active. *Bonus*
Condos are often located in high rise building making for spectacular views.
Disadvantages 1. There are condo rules by the condo corporation that would have to be … (3 comments)

arlington: About Condos - 08/07/08 11:16 PM
The best part about owning a condo is that your condominium sets you on the path to financial freedom. The worst part about buying your first condo is that buying a condo usually costs more monthly cash flow than renting an apartment. 
While it often costs more per month to buy than to rent, in most cases, all that extra money comes back to you at the end of the year in the form of tax refunds. Best of all, next year your mortgage will be the same amount and your debt will be reduced. With an apartment your money is … (0 comments)

arlington: Northern Virginia's Transportation Network - 08/03/08 01:30 AM
Northern Virginia's traffic is shaped by its proximity to Washington DC and proximity to several important job centers. The world famous Capitol Beltway (Interstate 495) circles DC like a wheel around a hub. The Beltway links Northern Virginia's suburban communities such as Springfield, Kingstowne, Braddock Road and Vienna to the transportation network. The Beltway generally moves at or above the speed limit most times and most days.
In Virginia, the Beltway travels from the American Legion Bridge upriver to the newly-rebuilt Woodrow Wilson Bridge downriver. At each bridge the Beltway enters Maryland. In Maryland the Beltway loops around DC creating a complete … (2 comments)

arlington: DC's Quadrant system - 08/02/08 01:24 AM
Washington DC is organized in a quadrant system labeled as North East, North West, South East and South West. This is most usually abbreviated NE, NW, SE, & SW. If you are given an address in DC, it generally can be located in one of four places. For example, 1500 A St. could be 1500 H St. NE, SE, SW, or NW. Those four addresses aren't anywhere near each other.
The center of the quadrant system is the US Capitol Building. Because the Capitol is near the center of the original planners vision of the city and because the Civil War … (2 comments)

arlington: Hunting bigfoot by random selection? - 07/31/08 12:45 AM
I met a potential client who told me that she had been looking for two years for a condo.  She called me because she wanted to see a particular property in Belle View.  After establishing that she didn't have an agent, I showed her Belle View I practically had to drag here to see a property I thought she would like based upon her input. That property was Montebello, and she absolutely loved it and was amazed because she wouldn't have had a clue that Montebello existed if it wasn't for me.
A few days later, she wanted me to tag … (0 comments)

 
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