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Just Listed highlights Arlington properties that just came on the market within the past week. This feature is written and sponsored by Team Cathell, “Your Orange Line Specialists.”

Finally, the inventory floodgates opened this week in Arlington with 90 new listings.

That’s the biggest weekly gain so far this year. But buyers were close behind with 83 ratified contracts. Even with this week’s surge of fresh listings, Arlington’s inventory level hasn’t been this low since the hay days of 2004-2005. There are 494 active homes for sale right now. With current absorption rate of 332 homes sold per month, Arlington has only 1.48 months of inventory. That’s a horrendously brutal market for buyers. And it probably won’t get better until summer.

Interest rates jiggled up and down this week ending up virtually unchanged at about 4.25% for a 30-yr fixed rate. When shopping for a mortgage, consider other factors than just lowest rate. Lenders charge a variety of processing fees and origination points. A “point” is 1% of loan amount. You might get a great quoted rate, but they neglected to mention the origination points.

When comparing, ask all lenders to quote you a rate based on zero origination points so you are comparing apples to apples. And ask for full list of their fees. Look at the total cost of each quoted loan. As an option, you can also pay “discount points” up front to lower your interest rate. This is a smart tactic if you plan on holding the property for five years or more.  Also, work only with reputable lenders preferably who come recommended by your agent or someone you trust. Good communication with your loan officer is essential to matching up your unique needs with the right mortgage product.

Click to see all the fresh new inventory in MRIS and call Team Cathell (703-975-2500) when you find a home you like.

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Please join us on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm for the Glencarlyn Home Tour in Arlington’s historic Glencarlyn neighborhood.  Among the featured homes will be a sparkling new home by A&N Builders at 5604-4th St. South. The inviting front porch opens to a light-filled space featuring high ceiling, wood floors, gas fireplace,  Pella windows, Shrock cabinets, Quartz countertop, and JennAir appliances.  Doors from the family room open to a large covered porch with a few steps to the level, landscaped rear yard.  Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, and linen storage.  The big lower level has a rec room, gym space, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom plus even more storage.  After leaving the home, stroll to the Ball-Sellers home, the oldest residence in Arlington, the community gardens at the library, Carlin Hall, and the 94 acre Glencarlyn Park. A lovely way to while away a late spring afternoon.

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