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Another great feature of Arlington is our parks. We are very fortunate to have over 1,100 acres of parks and open spaces. Each park and open space location has it's own unique setting with a variety of features and amenities.   Some of my favorites are:   Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden Park. It’s a...
Did you know that this summer kids all around the Arlington area are being given tickets by Arlington County Police officers? That’s right. But instead of these tickets being given for bad behavior, they are actually being handed out for good behavior.    In conjunction with the 7-11 stores in a ...
May 9 is RED DAY at Keller Williams. This is our annual day of service. It's an international effort and it's lots of fun! On this one day each year, agents in every Keller Williams market center fan out across their communities to volunteer their services. Our office has four activities planned...
  As a listing agent I see many homes on the market. The majority of them are in good condition, however, most of them need some amount of maintenance. To avoid the stress, time and extra money involved in deferring your home maintenance until you are ready to sell your home, it's a good idea to ...
      We are currently experiencing a nationwide housing shortage. Because of the downturn in the housing market a few years ago, fewer homes have been built since then. This has resulted in a considerable drop in inventory today. While twice as many couples are buying, only half as many homes ar...
Everyone in Arlington seems to be talking about about what's happing at the corner of Washington Boulevard and N. George Mason Dr. in the Waycroft-Woodlawn neighborhood. Suddenly, what used to be undeveloped,wooded land, has been taken over by an excavating crew. This has resulted in the removal ...
On January 1, 2013 a deal to avert the fiscal cliff was passed.  The purpose of the bill is to avoid widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts. It also contains provisions directed at maintaining the housing recovery.   This is good news for the real estate market. Here are some of the spe...
  Q: I am selling my house and my Realtor has suggested that he hold an Open House. I’m a little reluctant because a friend of mine told me that houses don’t usually sell as a result of an open house. Is this true?   A: An Open House is great device to market your home. Following are five good re...
In keeping with it’s reputation as a town rich with ethnic and cultural diversity, Arlington recently became the first jurisdiction in Virginia history to have two Latinos elected to it’s County Board.    As expected, Walter Tejada was selected by his colleagues to chair the County Board for 2013...
Q: What questions should I ask my Buyer’s Agent when we interview?   A: Great question! As a smart consumer, it’s a good idea to interview Realtors before you select the one who’s the best fit for you. Following are the top 10 questions you should ask buyer’s agents when interviewing them:   How ...

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