Afternoon Notes: Home Prices Up In Arlington

Home Prices on the Rise — The average sale price of a single family home in Arlington rose 17 percent in March, compared to the same period in 2009, local Realtor Laura Rubinchuk reports. “Inventory is way down as we’ve sold through many of the properties for sale,” Rubinchuk writes. She notes, however, that the average price of condos and co-ops fell 6 percent from 2009. More from the Arlington Real Estate News blog.

Colorful New Signs for Shirlington Village — “The old ones looked like they were in an 80s business park,” a commenter quips on the Shirlington Village Blog.

In Case You Missed It — Did you miss Arlington’s Outstanding Volunteer Award reception or Columbia Pike’s bicentennial birthday bash? Don’t worry, the county government’s Arlington Virginia Network has you covered. Check out video recaps of each event, after the jump.

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