property: Hunting Creek Club — condos near the metro - 09/19/13 06:01 AM
Just south of Alexandria, near the intersection of Richmond Highway and Huntington Avenue, stands a sixteen story brown brick tower called the Hunting Creek Club. The tower shares the neighborhood with a few other high-rises, the most notable being Montebello at the rear on Mount Eagle.

 
Built in 1972, the architectural appeal of the building is in that awkward stage that occurs long after “new” but just before “vintage”. This is of course a personal opinion, and others may disagree, but driving past the building on many occasions, it never struck me as particularly beautiful. But then, my work … (1 comments)

property: Realtors Code of Ethics - 09/19/13 05:58 AM
 
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (R)  
Effective January 1, 2009  
Duties to Clients and Customers
 
Duties to the Public
 
Duties to REALTORS(R)
 
Where the word REALTORS(R) is used in this Code and Preamble, it shall be deemed to include REALTOR-ASSOCIATE(R)s.
 
While the Code of Ethics establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.
 

 
Preamble  
Under all is the land. … (0 comments)

property: Ramsay House - 09/19/13 05:56 AM
 
The Ramsay House in early Spring
 
Scottish Merchant William Ramsay’s built his now famous house in 1724. Many believe that the house was constructed in Dumfries but nearly 15 years later the structure was barged up the Potomac River to its present location on King St. in Old Town Alexandria. One reason for this belief is that the building was built in 1724, but Alexandria was established in 1749.
 
William Ramsay was Alexandria’s first postmaster and the city founder. His residence was opened as a Visitors Center in 1956. Today, the Ramsay House offers much for visitors and … (0 comments)

property: Why Old Town Alexandria? - 09/17/13 04:44 AM
Why on earth do people pay so much to live in Old Town Alexandria?
In case you haven’t guessed; in case you’re from out of the area; in
case you’ve never visited Old Town, I’ll tell you what’s so great about
Old Town Alexandria.  It’s not just the history. It’s not just the
colonial architecture. It’s not just the easy commute to downtown DC,
the Pentagon and Arlington. It’s the culture. It’s the way of life.
It’s the location. It’s all of this and more.
 

 
Old Town Alexandria is a quaint town—a neighborhood really—at
the heart of the … (3 comments)

property: Find Good Deals at the Flea Market in Springfield VA - 09/17/13 04:41 AM
Backlick Plaza hosts an occasional flea market. This flea market is located at the parking lot across from Backlick Plaza at 6901 Hechinger Drive Springfield, VA 22151. The flea market sells a wide variety of items including video games, clothing, and other miscellaneous goods.
People shop around at the flea market in Springfield To buy or sell a home in Springfield VA contact Nesbitt Realty Several vendors set up shop with lots of goods for sale Here are the goods this vendor has for sale At the flea market prices can be negotiated The flea market had vendors selling food See … (1 comments)

property: 5 Reasons Arlington is a Highly-Rated City for Biking - 09/12/13 12:59 AM
1. Arlington is ranked #30 amongst the most bike friendly jurisdictions in the United States, coming in just after Charleston, SC.
2. There are 36 miles of bike lanes, 50 miles of shared-use off-street trails, 78 miles of recommended on-street bicycle routes and lastly Arlington has an average walk score of 67 with the highest individual neighborhood  walk score of 90 (Ballston-Virginia Square).
 
3. The President of the League of American Bicyclists recently referred to Arlington as “the next Amsterdam” due to the increasing bike culture.
 
4. The Arlington County Board first included trails in the County’s Master Plan … (3 comments)

property: Where is XSport? - 09/10/13 06:22 AM
XSport is located at 4300 King St Alexandria VA 22302. The phone number for XSport is (703) 933-9333. XSport is gym / fitness center that is open 24 hours 7 days a week. XSport has 3  floors and the following amenities:
300 Cardiovascular with Cardio Theater, Selectorized & Strength Training Machines Group Fitness Studio(s) – All Classes Included Up to 60 Classes Weekly Certified Personal Training Staff & Nutrition Analysis Pool / Whirlpool Steam / Sauna XSport Spa Featuring Full Service Hair Salon*, Massage, Nails & Skin Care Basketball Court XSport Café / Internet Café Child’s Play Area with Play Maze … (1 comments)

property: Resale condo vs. new condo - 09/09/13 01:41 AM
If you’re in the market for a condo, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether to by a newly built condo, or to by a previously owned condominium. Both have advantages and both have pitfalls. Here are a few thoughts to consider.

 
The majority of condos that are sold are existing condos. This is
neither an advantage or a disadvantage—simply a fact. The majority of
marketing materials and advertisements you will see for condos is for
new construction.  This means that it is easier to find ads, pretty
pictures and floor plans for new condos.
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property: Porto Vecchio Condominiums - 09/09/13 01:35 AM
Porto Vecchio Condominiums are located on the George Washington Parkway at 1250 South Washington Street at the edge of Old Town Alexandria. These condos at the edge of the Capitol Beltway bring a touch of the Mediterranean to the colonial seaport that is Old Town Alexandria.
Porto Vecchio is named after a famed port in Corsica. True to its namesake, this mansard-roofed complex looks like very much like a seaside villa transplanted to the Potomac. Terraces and colonnades present a elegant European styling which is uncommon in Alexandria.
 
Built in 1983, Porto Vecchio is a mid-rise that houses 125 units. … (1 comments)

property: Condominium Comparison: Walk to Huntington Metro - 09/09/13 01:32 AM

This is part of series of articles comparing the benefits of condos in close proximity to the Huntington Metro
 
Huntington Club Hunting Creek Club Montebello Midtowns Farrington  
Hands-down, the easiest walk to the Huntington Metro among these
would be the Midtowns of Alexandria. From this building’s south lobby
one can see the buses coming and going. It’s literally only paces from
the Midtowns to the Metro. Just cross the street and you’re at the
Metro station.
 
The runner-up here is the Huntington Club. Admittedly the Huntington
Club bounds with the Metro station, so it is physically closer … (0 comments)

property: Mark Wahlberg Visits T.C. Williams High School - 09/06/13 03:46 AM
Mark Wahlberg is actor, producer, and rapper. Mark Wahlberg starred in Planet of the Apes.  Mr. Walhberg made a surprise visit to T.C. Williams Highs School in Alexandria VA.
“I have to say, this is the nicest school I’ve ever seen,” Wahlberg said, to the students. “If I had gone to a school like this, I would have attended more classes.”
 
Wahlberg said his greatest regret is that he dropped out of high school and never received a diploma.”This is such a crucial time in your life. The decisions you make over the next few years are going to … (6 comments)

property: Barclays: Home Prices to Rise 10% This Year - 09/06/13 03:40 AM
Home prices will likely climb 10 percent in 2013 and 8 percent in 2014, according to Barclays analyst Stephen Kim, who recently upgraded his view of the housing market from neutral to positive. 
Kim told The Wall Street Journal recently that low mortgage rates are helping to make buying more affordable than renting in many markets.
 
About “18 months ago, the industry was nothing much to look at: dilapidated foreclosures were flooding the market, home equity had suffered the worst retrenchment in a generation, and housing starts and sentiment were far below historic troughs levels,” Kim notes. “But after stabilizing … (0 comments)

property: Where Can I Satisfy My Sweet Tooth in Old Town Alexandria? - 09/06/13 03:34 AM
Lavender Moon Cupcakery is located at 116 S Royal St  Alexandria, VA 22314. The phone number for Lavender Moon is (703) 683-0588. Lavender Moon is just a block from King St. Lavender Moon Cupcakery serves a variety of cupcakes.
A look at the selection at Lavender Moon Cupcakery Take a seat at Lavender Moon Cupcakery Welcome to Lavender Moon Cupcakery Lavender Moon offers a variety of cupcakes See all Old Town.
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property: What are the amenities at the Watergate at Landmark? - 09/06/13 03:32 AM
The Watergate at Landmark features 13-foot balconies. Units vary with hardwood and carpeted floors, spacious closets, crown molding and renovated kitchens with washers and dryers. Parking spaces are included in the unit price;  garage parking can cost extra.
The center of life at Watergate is an enormous 38,000-square foot, multi-purpose community center and an adjoining fitness center. The town center has several of life’s conveniences including a hair salon, a dry cleaner, and deli and convenience store. The community center has:
 
Indoor pool
 
an indoor heated pool with lap lanes, exercise and fitness center, sauna, library, card room, billiard … (0 comments)

property: Have your condo docs in order. - 09/05/13 01:24 AM
I have a tip for condo sellers out there. As most of you may know, in the Commonwealth of Virginia (and in other states) the buyer must be allowed an opportunity to review the condo docs.  From the time the condo docs are delivered, the buyer has 3 days to cancel the contract without cause, other than to say the condo docs contained information which caused the cancellation. The buyer doesn’t have to explain why or what the problem was.

 
Recently a client of mine was buying a condo and when he received the documents, the condo docs said … (6 comments)

property: Restaurants of the Carlyle District - 09/05/13 01:21 AM
Here’s a brief list of restaurants in the Carlyle District. If your establishment is not listed, please contact me for inclusion on this list.
Bruegger’s Bagels Einstein Bros Bakery Gallery Market & Cafe Jamieson Grille Jerry’s Subs & Pizza Jimmy Johns Pizzeria Venti Plaza Gourmet at Carlyle Quattro Formaggi Quiznos Robeks Ruby Tuesday San Antonio Grill Ted’s Montana Grill The Carlyle Club Trademark Bar Zikrayet Restaurant & Lounge See all Carlyle District.
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property: Where is a Walkable Neighborhood in the Heart of Old Town? - 08/30/13 05:51 AM
Cameron Mews is located at Cameron Mews Alexandria, VA 22314. Cameron Mews is just across the street from the Torpedo Factory which is on Union St. Cameron Mews has Overwood less then a block away. The nearest park is Founders which is a block or two away. Founders Park has a volley ball court.
Cameron Mews homes have 4 floors. Typically these homes have 3 beds and 2 baths. The homes here were built in 1965. Cameron Mews are a block away from King St.
 
 
 
Cameron Mews in the afternoon Cameron Mews in the beginning of Spring The … (5 comments)

property: Where is the Light Horse? - 08/30/13 05:45 AM
The Light Horse is located at 715 King St  Alexandria, VA 22314. The phone number for the Light Horse is (703) 549-0533. The Light Horse is located halfway between the waterfront and the King St metro. The first floor has a nice dining area and the upstairs has a nice bar scene.
Welcome to The Light Horse The bar at Light Horse Light Horse has a variety of games including ski-ball Light Horse has a bar on the 2nd floor See all Old Town.
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property: Shops and Entertainment Complex at Eisenhower Metro - 08/29/13 06:31 AM
AMC movie complexes are located all throughout the United Sates and Canada with over 350 theaters and over 5,000 screens. AMC Hoffman 22 is a 22-screen theater, making it the largest movie complex in Northern Virginia and second largest in the region. Built in 2001, it is a relatively new theater. There are ATM machines for purchasing tickets and advance ticket pickup. Ten of the screens are on the first floor with a very large lobby leading to an escalator or elevator to the second floor with 12 more screens. Two of the theaters seat 410, and three others seat 318.
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property: About the Shops of Crystal City - 08/28/13 04:15 AM
Crystal City has an abundance of shops and eateries with over 200 choices, including apparel, electronics, jewelry, specialty gifts and books/newspapers.
 
Many of these shops are located underground between Crystal Drive, 15th and 23rd Streets. The shops of Crystal City are just five minutes from downtown Washington, Old Alexandria, and right off the Metro Yellow/Blue line at the Crystal City station.
 
Many services are also provided at Crystal City Shops such as
 
pedicures, banking, shipping, medical health, cleaners, car rentals, shoe repair, costume tailors, and more.  
Guests of Crystal City can stay at one of 11 hotels … (0 comments)

 
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