Press Club

Address: 2300 N. Florida Street
Neighborhood: Garden City
Listed: $1,100,000
Open: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 1-4 p.m.

This expanded 1930s Cape Cod is brimming with character, style and space.

Desirable details include a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, main level bedroom and bath, spacious family room open to dining area and large kitchen. The home also has a private office or playroom on the main level and a laundry room.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom features a tray ceiling, triple windows, a walk in closet and a second closet. A large soaking tub and shower are in the primary bath along with a double sink vanity. The second bedroom has a reading nook beneath an octagonal window and both this bedroom and the third bedroom have dormer niches for desks.

The rec room in the lower level has space for media, play and a Peloton. With a full bathroom and a door to the side yard, the room provides a spot for guests or an au pair.

Walk to Lee-Harrison Center for groceries, restaurants, shops, and services and to both Chestnut Hill and Greenbrier parks. Discovery Elementary School, Williamsburg Middle School and Yorktown high school are nearby.

Listed by:
Betsy Twigg
McEnearney Associates
703-967-4391
[email protected]
www.betsytwigg.com

Poppyseed Rye, the Ballston café dedicated to sandwiches and fresh flowers has recently expanded its menu. There’s a bevy of new salads, and they’re preparing to add breakfast on weekends starting this Saturday.

Breakfast will be served starting Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Guests can swing by for breakfast paninis, egg and cheese wraps, quiches, French toasts and more. Breakfast items start at $5. View the full menu to see all available breakfast offerings!

One of our favorites is the Bacon, Egg and Cheese panini pictured above. It’s made with basil aioli, cheddar and a red pepper jelly. Or try the Farmer Quiche — also pictured above — made with roasted vegetables, cheddar and served with mixed greens. For the sweeter side, the Baked French Toast is made with vanilla, cinnamon, fresh berries and maple syrup.

Looking to make your breakfast bubbly? Guests can grab champagne bottles for $12 and Poppyseed will provide the juice for mimosas.

If you’re in the mood for a casual, affordable weekend breakfast… it would be tough to find a better option than Poppyseed Rye’s new weekend breakfast!

In the meantime, follow us @poppyseedrye to keep up to date!

Address: 801 N. Barton Street
Neighborhood: Lyon Park
Listed: $2,149,000
Open House: Saturday, May 21 from 1- 4 p.m.

Welcome to this stunning home, minutes from the heart of Arlington’s popular Clarendon Neighborhood. This striking modern home is in a prime Clarendon location, minutes from the region’s vibrant orange line corridor.

The custom, open concept home has more than 5,000 SF of living space. Features include 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, an expansive lower-level recreation room with a full kitchenette, gleaming hardwood floors, a gourmet fully equipped chef’s kitchen with a large island, marble countertops, and built-in custom cabinetry, an upper-level laundry, remote main level shades, and the main level office that also can serve as a guest bedroom. The two-car garage includes custom cabinetry and shelving, and one of the upper-level bedrooms features a deluxe bathroom with custom built-in cabinets.

Also conveying is a fully outfitted lower-level fitness center, complete with a treadmill, elliptical bench and rower, outside patio furniture and gas barbeque as well as assorted interior furniture including a bedroom set. The icing on the cake, 31 solar panels that make this designer home as energy efficient as it is beautiful.

This pristine home is situated on a 7,200 SF lot and is walkable, bikeable or a short car ride to a slew of urban and community amenities including the Clarendon and Courthouse Metro stations, the bustling orange line corridor, restaurants, coffee shops, stores, parks, playgrounds, and bike and running trails. It is also extremely convenient to major commuter routes, including Pershing Drive, Route 50, 10th Street North and Washington Boulevard. D.C., National Landing (Amazon H2Q) and Reagan National Airport are minutes away.

Listed by:
Natalie U. Roy
Owner and Realtor ®
Licensed in VA, MD and D.C.
KW Metro Center | Bicycling Realty Group
2111 Wilson Boulevard, #1050
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 819-4915
[email protected]
www.bicyclingrealty.com

Title insurance is boring, but Allied Title & Escrow is here to decode the jargon and make it (somewhat) more interesting. This biweekly feature will explore the mundane (but very necessary!) world of title insurance while sharing interesting stories of two friends’ entrepreneurial careers.

Purchasing land is a bit different than purchasing a home or commercial building.

In its vacant form, you may find yourself wondering about a few key things, such as what you can legally use the land for or what its true value is. For instance, will you legally be able to build a house on the land if that’s your intention? And, what is the value of the property when you take into consideration such things as drainage, road access, location and zoning restrictions?

And, of course, how will you protect your rights to the property? When buying a home, most consider title insurance to be a form of loss prevention for your property — so buying it is a must. But what about vacant land?

Check our latest blog post to find out the answer!

Are you considering a land purchase or planning to build on purchased land? Contact us with your questions and we’ll connect you with one of our title experts.

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This article was written by Arlington Economic Development.

Arlington is an innovative and forward-thinking community. Our business community is comprised of many high-tech industries that are innovating in their fields, while also leading the way in sustainability. Arlington boasts more than 17 million square feet of certified green development.

Arlington is the first community in the nation to be certified LEED Platinum and is a nationally recognized leader in creating a sustainable and resilient urban environment. Our residents, businesses and government work collectively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change and promote energy efficiency — with an eye toward the ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. We take our environmental responsibilities seriously and encourage citizens, businesses and government agencies to be “green” in all they do.

For our business development, we’ve adopted a voluntary green building program that offers site plan developers bonus density in exchange for (at least) LEED Gold certification, additional energy requirements and other environmental components in an effort to encourage developers to build high-performance green buildings to reduce environmental impacts. This program uses the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® green building rating system as a standard to measure the comprehensive green approach of each project.

And it’s a philosophy that is Countywide, not just for our businesses. Arlington’s Department of Environmental Services is always looking at new and innovative methods of recycling. The Arlington Solar and Electric Vehicle Charger Co-op offers opportunities for those interested in using solar power. Our transportation initiatives look at cleaner and accessible public transit; in fact, more than half of Arlington commuters travel to work via transit, bike or on foot.

Urban agriculture is taking hold to create new, sustainable ways of creating fresh food in our urban community. And Arlington’s Green Home Choice provides free professional project consulting on home energy efficiency, comfort, water efficiency, indoor air quality and other sustainability measures.

In recent years, companies have put a greater emphasis on sustainability when making location and real estate decisions. Here in Arlington, that commitment to sustainability is already a way of life, and we continue to strengthen that commitment every day.

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Players, there’s just under one month left to register for summer leagues!

Make sure you’re signed up to be a part of the fun this coming season. Sign up solo, with some friends or even a full team at dcfray.com.

Summer Team Leagues include kickball, basketball, flag football and more. Summer Bar Leagues include cornhole, skeeball, tennis and yoga!

Team league registration closes June 14. Bar league registration closes June 21.

Register today!

#fraylife

Each week, “Just Reduced” spotlights properties in Arlington County whose price have been cut over the previous week. The market summary is crafted by Arlington Realty, Inc. Maximize your real estate investment with the team by visiting www.arlingtonrealtyinc.com or calling 703-836-6000 today!

Please note: While Arlington Realty, Inc. provides this information for the community, it may not be the listing company of these homes. 

As of May 16, there are 138 detached homes, 39 townhouses and 205 condos for sale throughout Arlington County. In total, 33 homes experienced a price reduction in the past week, including:

6408 24th Street N.

Please note that this is solely a selection of Just Reduced properties available in Arlington County. For a complete list of properties within your target budget and specifications, contact Arlington Realty, Inc.

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The Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour returns this weekend, and you’re invited to enjoy a self-guided, family-friendly weekend on the farm, May 21-22.

This year’s tour features nearly 40 locations that offer everything from vegetables to alpacas, and vineyards to farmers markets. New to the Spring Farm Tour this year is an app with navigation, descriptions, scavenger hunts, leader boards and exciting prizes for visiting farms.

All locations provide an educational component for visitors, and most will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

For details on specific farm hours and instructions to download the app, please visit LoudounFarmTour.com.

This regularly scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Eli Tucker, Arlington-based Realtor and Arlington resident. Please submit your questions to him via email for response in future columns. Video summaries of some articles can be found on YouTube on the Ask Eli, Live With Jean playlist. Enjoy!

Question: What responsibility does a seller have to disclosure problems with their home?

Answer: Sellers cannot lie about or conceal material defects of their home, but in Virginia, property owners are under no responsibility to disclose them to a buyer. That’s because Virginia is one of the few states in the U.S. still operating under the common law concept of Caveat Emptor, meaning “Let The Buyer Beware.” This places the duty of discovery (of defects) on the homebuyer. Per Bankrate.com, the other states include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Dakota and Wyoming.

Residential Property Disclosure

The Residential Property Disclosure is required in most transactions except for sales between relatives, foreclosures, builders and a handful of other scenarios. The Disclosure, signed by the seller and buyer, states that the homeowner(s) makes no representations or warranties with respect to things like:

  • Property Condition
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Adjacent Parcels
  • Wastewater Systems
  • Historic Districts

Alternatively, jurisdictions like Washington, D.C. and Maryland require extensive disclosures by homeowners. The D.C. Disclosure runs 4+ pages long and requires owners to make representations on every material aspect of the property and community including roof, insulation, heating/cooling, appliances, drainage, zoning and more.

Realtors Held To A Higher Standard

While Virginia homeowners aren’t required to disclose defects, the Realtor Code of Ethics holds us to a higher standard. A listing agent who is a Realtor “shall disclose to prospective buyers/tenants (customers) all material adverse facts pertaining to the physical condition of the property which are actually known by the licensee.”

While listing agents don’t have a duty to discover latent defects, they are required to communicate anything they’re made aware of through the standard course of the transaction be it discussions with the seller, inspection of the property, or otherwise.

Should Virginia Change?

Personally, I’d like to see Virginia make changes to the seller disclosure laws to balance the scales a bit. One could make a case that increasing disclosure requirements would reduce buyer risk, thereby making Virginia homes more valuable and pushing home values up across the board (sellers would still have the ability to offer “As-Is”). It would be particularly valuable in a market like we’ve had the last few years where due diligence periods are shortened or waived completely.

As a counter point, buyers in jurisdictions with heavy disclosure requirements can rely too much on what the seller says/does not say and fall victim to a seller simply not being aware of a defect that a buyer could have discovered through due diligence.

What do you think? Are you happy with the current system or would you like to see Virginia get rid of Caveat Emptor and place more duty on the seller to disclose material defects?

If you’d like to discuss buying, selling, investing, or renting, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected].

If you’d like a question answered in my weekly column or to discuss buying, selling, renting, or investing, please send an email to [email protected]. To read any of my older posts, visit the blog section of my website at EliResidential.com. Call me directly at 703-539-2529.

Video summaries of some articles can be found on YouTube on the Ask Eli, Live With Jean playlist.

Eli Tucker is a licensed Realtor in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland with RLAH Real Estate, 4040 N Fairfax Dr #10C Arlington VA 22203. 703-390-9460.

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You deserve to own a home that is as unique as you are.

That’s where new construction properties come in. Discover everything you need to know about creating a custom-built home and avoiding costly mistakes in the process from the top-selling real estate team in Virginia!

Bridget Mendes and Sofia Luna, two of Keri Shull Team’s expert Client Success Agents, will be leading this seminar at our office in Rosslyn.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Advantages of New Construction — We’ll take an in-depth look at how you can design the exact home you are dreaming of!
  • Buying a Builder-Owned Lot vs. Finding Your Own — Which solution is best when finding a lot? In the D.C. metro area, land can be rare. We’ll show you how to find it.
  • Choosing the Right Agents and Specialists — Don’t risk costly problems or losing your dream home! A good agent will help you close faster and pay less.

Join us in person on Tuesday, May 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. for this FREE seminar. Make the home of your dreams a reality through expert support and education.

Reserve your seat today!

What makes Waycroft-Woodlawn special?

Established in the 1930’s, Waycroft-Woodlawn is a beautiful neighborhood located in Arlington, just north of the Ballston-Rosslyn Corridor and anchored by Virginia hospital to the west. Known for its quiet streets, access to D.C., and rolling hills and gardens, this neighborhood is home to 530 homes.

The tree-lined streets and community spirit are protected and upheld by the Waycroft-Woodlawn Civic Association, which is composed of community members dedicated to keeping residents safe and happy. This tight-knit community comes together often to host community parties and events — like the annual July 4th children’s bike parade and barbeque.

Waycroft Woodlawn is the best of both worlds; minutes from D.C., the hustle and bustle of Ballston, but in between a tranquil neighborhood with beautiful tree-lined streets and natural landscapes. Its location allows for easy travel throughout the region, whether it’s via public transit, car, or bike. The neighborhood sits just north of the Orange and Silver Metro lines with the Ballston-MU metro station just a few blocks away. 

If traveling by car is for you, Waycroft-Woodlawn is convenient to a few of the main thoroughfares in the region, with I-66 bordering on the southern edge, and Glebe Road marking the eastern border. The neighborhood is also notable for having great access for cyclists, and most commutes and daily errands can be accomplished via bike along the Custis Trail, which is great news for anyone looking to avoid D.C. traffic.

There is so much to see and experience in Waycroft and Woodlawn, reach out to me if you want to learn more about neighborhoods in Arlington and around the region!

Felicia Cook | 703-899-5226 | [email protected] | www.feliciacookhomes.com | www.McEnearney.com

McEnearney Associates — Arlington Office

Waycroft and Woodlawn Links & Recommendations

For 40 years, McEnearney Associates has been a premiere residential, commercial and property management firm with 11 offices located in the Washington metro region. With service excellence, hyper-local expertise, powerful data insights, innovative technology and cutting-edge marketing, McEnearney Associates have helped their clients make informed decisions on their most valuable real estate investments. There is an important difference at McEnearney: It’s not about us, it’s about you. To learn more, visit us at www.McEnearney.com.

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