This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Adam Gallegos of Arlington-based real estate firm Arbour Realty, voted one of Arlington Magazine’s Best Realtors of 2013. Please submit follow-up questions in the comments section or via email.
Q. I bought a two-bedroom, two-bath house in Arlington in 2000. I see on Zillow that it’s listed as having one bath. Should I be concerned about whether the county has accurate records? Will this be a problem when I sell?
The information found on Zillow is far from perfect, but the good news is that you can update the details about your home. If you look up your home in Zillow there should be a summary of details in the upper left corner of the screen. Below that is a button labeled “Claim This Home.” Once you claim the home, you will be allowed to correct your home’s data so that there isn’t any confusion when you go to sell the home one day.
For some reason the Arlington County Real Estate Assessment webpage does not include the number of bedrooms and baths listed for the home. You can call the Department of Real Estate Assessment at 703-228-3920 to find what information they have on record. You can also have your Realtor look it up for you in the tax record portion of the MLS. If there is an inaccuracy, I recommend getting it cleared up prior to putting your home on the market.
Note: adding a bedroom or bathroom may cause your assessed value to go up, which will increase your county taxes.
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Now you can have fun with your family and friends when deciding where to eat!
Just hop aboard The Lunch Train and set the destination for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or nightlife!
– No app necessary. Simply go to the website if you’d like!
– No account necessary
– Use your current location or a desired location
– Add restaurants you’re interested in, invite your friends, and play the game!
Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above. In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?
All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).
When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM.
Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.
Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm
Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker