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Open Houses in Arlington This Weekend

by ARLnow.com July 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm 3,046 54 Comments

Looking for a new home? If so you’re in luck — there are almost 50 open houses in Arlington this weekend.

See our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are some highlights:

4074 Lorcom Lane
Single Family Detached — 5 Bed / 5 Bath
Listed: $1,499,000
Agent: Kathleen Rehill
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

4010 38th Place North
Single Family Detached — 4 Bed / 4 Bath
Listed: $1,400,000
Agent: Scott Pearson
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

708 Edgewood Street North
Single Family Detached — 5 Bed / 4 Bath
Listed: $1,350,000
Agent: Betsy Gorman
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

1130 20th Street South
Single Family Detached — 4 Bed / 4 Bath
Listed: $905,000
Agent: Louis Andors
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

3131 9th Road North
Condominium — 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Listed: $789,000
Agent: Daniel Lesniak
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

851 Glebe Road North
Condominium — 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Listed: $569,950
Agent: Richard Urban
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

630 15th Street South
Condominium — 3 Bed / 3 Bath
Listed: $495,000
Agent: Lesley Salman
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

1021 Arlington Boulevard
Stock Cooperative — 1 Bed / 1 Bath
Listed: $349,900
Agent: Ivana Pelikan
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

4065 Four Mile Run Drive
Condominium — 1 Bed / 1 Bath
Listed: $299,900
Agent: Paige McLaughlin
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

1830 Columbia Pike
Condominium — 2 Bed / 1 Bath
Listed: $230,000
Agent: Connie Chillemi
Open: Sunday, July 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Neutral Commenter

    Neutral comment.

  • Lucy C

    Over priced, old and hideous! No where else in the country (except maybe NYC) will you find people buying 800K, 1 bed 1 bath CONDOS or 60 year old homes that reek of mold, funk and moth balls!

    I don’t understand it! Why?! WHY?!

    • Mike

      And you know they reek of mold and funk how, Lucy? Or are you just bitter because you can’t afford one? Either way, if you don’t like them, don’t buy one. Or just move away.

    • Choogirl

      NYC is much more expensive. Of course you find the same prices in every city in this country and every other westernized country. If you don’t like it, move to rural America. Everything is cheap there. Probably because no one wants to move there.

      • Elmer

        “If you don’t like it, move to rural America. Everything is cheap there. Probably because no one wants to move there.”

        Good. I hope everyone has that attitude. It won’t be as crowded in the country when the baby boomers leave the big city to retire there.

        • drax

          And you’ll lose money for your retirement when your home value declines.

    • drax

      Want to understand, Lucy?

      Drive 50 miles outside of town where the houses are cheap and new and wonderul. Drive back during morning rush hour. Drive out again during evening rush. Repeat that drive 500+ times a year.

  • CW

    Just keep renting, kids.

  • Combined Income of 170k…

    Depressing, right?! If you would have told me that my combined income with me and my wife at 28 and 27 would be this and I couldn’t afford to live here, I would laugh. Well, I cry.

    • Greg

      You can afford to live here. Whether you choose to spend your money on other things instead is your choice, but you can afford to live here.

      • Al Gore

        debatable

        • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

          Thats about what we make and we’re buying a place. We decided we wanted to and made a concerted effort over the past couple years to save.

          So instead of buying new cars, spending hundreds of dollars going out to eat and drink, taking crazy vacations and other things, we saved.

          It is possible, especially if you commit to it, its surprisingly easy to save up 10% to put down and with $170K income, you will easily qualify for well up to $600K.

        • Greg

          You can get a 700,000 house for a 2,500 mortgage payment at 20% down. If you don’t have 20%, I think your payment including mortgage insurance becomes 3,500. If you can’t afford that on 170,000 then you have chosen to spend your money on other things. Which is fine, but you can afford, you just chose to spend your money elsewhere.

          • Homowner

            What is all this nonsense about 10% and 20% DP being required or advisable? Get an FHA loan–3.5% down. If you’re a military veteran, there are additional programs.

            With rates this low, it makes more sense to conserve your cash and borrow more of the loan amount, unless you have gobs of cash lying around.

          • JamesE

            Both of you are correct and “combined of 170k” is terrible at money management. With rates so low if they cannot afford a home at that combined income they are living outside their means. Probably have two overpriced BMW’s they lease and a $50k custom breed poodle.

          • Tabby_TwoTone

            Labradoodle
            Goldendoodle

          • Greg

            You don’t have to pay mortgage insurance at 20% and an offer on a house with 20% down will be chosen over FHA and other low down payments almost every time. That’s why I think 20% down is advisable. You’re avoiding tens of thousands in mortgage insurance and youre putting yourself in the best position (save for all-cash) to get the house you want in a competitive market.

          • CW

            I thought FHA really wasn’t applicable to the Arlington market because our prices are so high? Is the cap on FHA really high enough that is could cover an SFH purchase here?

          • Greg

            Arlington’s FHA limit is between 700 and 750k as I recall. I considered it as an option but opted for 20% so my offer wouldn’t be penalized and so I wouldn’t have to pay 500 a month in mortgage insurance.

            20% are considered “strong buyers.”. FHA are view much more negatively for 2 reasons: 1) their financial position isn’t as good but more importantly #2, FHA is very strict with the condition of the property and the inspection has to go swimmingly and the appraisal has to be spot on since the LTV is so high.

          • drax

            Hey, Greg, no, not everyone can afford everything. That’s absurd. Some people have less income than others.

          • Greg

            My comment was directed at the person who makes 170k. I’m not naive or ignorant.

      • Tabby_TwoTone

        Definitely. C’moffit.

    • Al

      My girlfriend and I aren’t far off at 25 and 25. I can certainly afford to rent, but to buy a house? Forget about it! It would take years of saving up for a downpayment just to end up with a 1 or 2 bedroom condo that is no better than what we are renting now.

      • Sam

        You have to start somewhere. Lose the sense of entitlement, start saving your money and you’ll eventually be able to afford something. Yes, it may take a couple of years. I’m not sure why, after only 3 years out of college, you feel you should be able to afford a single family home in one of the most in demand markets in the country.

        • Tabby_TwoTone

          I know, right?!

          (intentional jab at 20something irony)

      • drax

        Well, then start saving.

        When you buy a condo, you’ll have something later. When you rent, you’ll spend years throwing your money into a rat hole and have nothing at the end.

      • dk (not DK)

        OMG, are you for real? So you think you should just be able to move out of your college dorm and into your 3000 sq. foot house?

        Let me let you in on a little secret, Al. It doesn’t usually work that way. You want to own something bigger, you start by building equity in something smaller.

        I guess I’m old enough now to start griping about the younger generation?

        “years of saving!” Oh the injustice!

    • JamesE

      If you can’t afford a 1 to 2 bedroom condo at 170k you are terrible at finances. Stop thinking your first home purchase has to be a single family home.

    • Take a deep breath

      First, you are young. Relax.

      Second, you CAN afford to live here. But you may not be able to live here AND drive expensive cars/take fancy vacations/eat out 5 nights a week/etc. And you may have to live in something smaller or older than you’d like. Them’s the breaks.

      There are plenty of solid little homes in the $400-$500k range in Arlington.

  • sunflower

    unusual names for identical twins……

  • Combined Income of 170k…

    Live or exist? I can exist in Chantilly and have a 1.5 hour commute each day. Personally, I look forward to a collapse of the defense and homeland security industries and hopefully housing markets.

    • Mike

      Wow – “I want a cheaper place to live so I hope millions of people lose their jobs and the value of their biggest asset.”

      Stay classy.

      • Al

        I wish the same thing.

        • Boom! Roasted

          I don’t need to wish, it’s only a matter of time…

          • mark

            Yawn.

          • Boom! Roasted

            During the time it takes to yawn, another 5 contractors were laid off!

    • Choogirl

      The problem with your logic is in the event of a collapse, the people who live in the multi-million dollar homes in Arlington will come out fine. It’s the people out in Chantilly or the ones living in less expensive homes in Arlington that will suffer. So Chantilly will continue to go down in price as people suffer and the low priced home in Arlington you cold have sucked it up and bought, will become a McMansion because as soon as that puppy goes into foreclosure because the poor worker who used to pay the mortgate with that defense salary is unemployed, the guy with money will buy it and make Arlington even more expensive.

      • Brian

        Actually, in the housing collapse of the last few years, it’s the people with the most expensive houses who have lost the most value in their home. $1M homes dropping $300K, $400K, wasn’t unheard of.

        • mark

          In Arlington that was unheard of. They dropped around 10% here and seem to have rebounded just fine. It’s the outer suburbs that suffered the most.

        • Choogirl

          You must figure in the ARM loans that made those $1 M homes affordable to people who would not normally be able to afford them and the fact that those same homes are, in fact, out in the suburbs where the prices were overinflated. There was a time when you would find homes for that price in Leesburg but, who wants to live in Leesburg?

          • Boom! Roasted

            A lot of absurdly rich people who don’t think Liberty Taven is fine-dining?

      • Boom! Roasted

        “low priced home in Arlington”

        does not compute

    • dk (not DK)

      Combined income, please enlighten us. What are you currently paying in rent? What kind of cars are you driving? What credit card debt are you carrying? Student loans?

      If two healthy adults without dependents can’t live comfortably on $170,000–even in Arlington–they are doing something wrong.

    • dk (not DK)

      Ah yes, let’s hope we can pull the rug out from under middle-aged people who have worked for years to buy a bit of real estate and save for retirement so that 20-something yuppies can buy the starter McMansions to which they are entitled.

  • brian

    did anyone even go to any open house?

  • U ROY

    Welcome to Arlington

  • househoor

    Got married at 28. Didn’t buy first home until 34. Saved, saved, saved–worked hard…held off procreating until 34. By the time junior came along 7 years later we were in a strong place to put 20% down on something in the city. Prices were at an all time high as it was in the middle of the housing boom. Note we did put “20%” down and didn’t fall for the tricks the lenders were playing back then or buy something so far above our budget as they kept saying we could qualify. Qualify (esp then) and afford are not the same thing.

    Watch ‘House Hunters’- Manhattan episode. You won’t think it is so expensive here anymore. It was good to see other couples that couldn’t afford anything on their wish list. 7 figures and we don’t have a garage or a master bath–but we do have incredible public schools and walkability to everything. Unless you are Mitt Romney- you are either a ‘house person’ or a ‘location person’ since you won’t be able to have the best of both. The latter will hold its resale value better. I always choose location over size.

    • sunflower

      “that’s what she…….nah, cheap shot for a good post

      • househoor

        I set that one up for you!

        • sunflower

          oh, hai——-DID much?

    • drax

      Put 10% down with PMI, then get the PMI canceled when your home value goes up enough.

      • JamesE

        ^^^, also PMI is now tax deductible

    • dk (not DK)

      Keeping it real. Thanks.

  • Tabby_TwoTone

    “Agent: Ivana Pelikan”

    But I’ll settle for a pigeon.

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