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by ARLnow.com Sponsor — January 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Orange Line Living home seller seminar

The Orange Line Living team is hosting a Home Seller Seminar event on Wednesday, January 25 at our Rosslyn office located at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101 in Arlington. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and listing agents) to give you an overview of the home selling process.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided. Space is limited to sign up now so you do not miss out. To register, please fill out the form below.

You will get a complete home selling overview and you will learn our valuable home selling strategies that will get the sale of your home done fast and for top dollar.

We will be also providing a few benefits exclusive to all seminar attendees:

  • Contractor Credit to get your home ready for the market. ($250 value)
  • Free home evaluation.
  • Seller satisfaction guarantee! If we don’t sell your home, at a time or price agreeable to you, we will sell it for free.*
  • Move-up buyer guarantee! If you need to sell your home to buy the next, we will guarantee the sale of your home or we will buy it.

P.S. We will be raffling off a free staging consultation by one of the area’s top staging companies.

Details

When: Wednesday, January 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Optime Realty, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209
Cost: Free
Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking
Food: Appetizers and Drinks
Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653

Space is limited so you don’t miss out. To register, go to www.vipsellerseminar.com or email [email protected].

*terms and conditions apply

by ARLnow.com — January 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Looking for a new home? Arlington has several options to consider this weekend.

Check out our real estate section for a full listing of open houses this weekend. Here are a few highlights:

2400 Clarendon Blvd2400 Clarendon Boulevard
1 Bed/1 Bath
Agent: Ronald Cathell
Listed: $414,888
Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.

 

1322 S Glebe Rd1322 South Glebe Road
2 Bed/1.5 Bath
Agent: Natalie Roy
Listed: $522,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

4609 26 St N4609 26th Street North
4 Bed/4 Bath
Agent: Elizabeth Twigg
Listed: $1,139,000
Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.

 

3116 N Nottingham St3116 North Nottingham Street
5 Bed/3.5 Bath
Agent: Ann Wilson
Listed: $1,174,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

709 N Kensington St709 North Kensington Street
5 Bed/3.5 Bath
Agent: Ann Wilson
Listed: $1,199,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

4119 23rd st n4119 23rd Street North
5 Bed/3.5 Bath
Agent: Elizabeth Twigg
Listed: $1,250,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

Real estate agents, if you don’t see your listings in our real estate section shoot us an email and we’ll let you know what your office needs to do to get listed.

by Tim Regan — January 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

Arlington County tax formLocal real estate assessments have ticked up “modestly” over the previous year.

Arlington County said today that property values rose 2.9 percent over 2016. The increase includes a 2.1 percent rise for existing properties and another 0.8 percent rise for new construction, with both residential and commercial properties seeing gains.

The value of the average Arlington home, defined as existing single-family properties like condominiums, townhomes and detached homes, increased 2.3 percent to $617,200, up from $603,500 last year.

Commercial properties, such as office buildings, apartments, hotels and retail, increased 3.4 percent over last year. The increase “was fueled by 1.6 percent growth from new construction across the commercial sectors and by 14.6 percent growth in existing hotels, reflecting the strength of Arlington’s tourism market,” the county said.

The commercial growth wasn’t totally even, however. While existing office property values remained flat, apartment properties increased in value by 1.9 percent. The two represent 82 percent of the commercial tax base, according to the county.

“It is good to see continued strength in both our residential and commercial properties,” County Manager Mark Schwartz said in a statement. “Arlington remains a desirable community in which to live and do business.”

Real estate assessments are scheduled to be mailed to all Arlington property owners tomorrow, Jan. 14. The 2017 assessments will also be posted online and made available at 11:00 p.m. later tonight.

Last year residential assessments rose 2.8 percent while commercial assessments rose 1.3 percent. In 2015, residential property was up 4.9 percent while commercial properties rose only 0.1 percent.

Read the full press release from Arlington County, after the jump.

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by Tim Regan — January 13, 2017 at 10:00 am 0

(Updated at 11:30 a.m.) Though Arlington may boast some dazzling domiciles, none of the top 10 most expensive homes sold in the D.C. area last year are located there.

That’s according to a newly released report from real estate listing service MRIS.

MRIS defines the “D.C. area” as including the District, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland.

The priciest home sold between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 last year was a $10.4 million mansion in Northwest D.C., according to the report. The second most expensive home sold for $9.1 million and is also located in Northwest D.C.

Noticing a pattern? Only three homes in the list were located outside of the District: A $7.1 million house in McLean, a $6.5 million home in Bethesda and a $5.4 million residence in Potomac, Md.

Photos via MRIS

by ARLnow.com — January 12, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

"Red-shouldered hawk" by Erinn Shirley

Williamsburg to Implement Block Scheduling — Williamsburg Middle School will, in fact, be implementing a block schedule for classes next year, an Arlington Public Schools spokeswoman tells ARLnow.com. While Kenmore has a modified block schedule for sixth grade, and Gunston is “exploring moving to a flexible schedule for next year,” Jefferson and Swanson are not considering moving to a block schedule, we’re told.

Home Prices Decline in Arlington in 2016 — Per WTOP’s Jeff Clabaugh and listing service MRIS: “The median price in Arlington County last year was down 1.8 percent from 2015. Arlington and Alexandria were the only local jurisdictions to see declines in 2016 prices versus 2015.” [WTOP]

Grand Opening for Pamplona — New Clarendon restaurant Pamplona is holding its grand opening celebration tonight. The Spanish tapas restaurant is set in a self-described “sultry and sophisticated space, featuring colorful Spanish tiled floors, unique murals… and of course, an arsenal of bullheads.” [Facebook]

H-B Photography in Richmond — Work by H-B Woodlawn photography students is on display in the Richmond offices of Del. Patrick Hope. Hope plans to highlight one piece a day during the legislative session. [Twitter]

Multi-Generational Housing Construction — A 1950s ranch home near Bishop O’Connell High School is being torn down to make way for a new multi-generation house for a couple, their daughter and husband, and their grandchildren. [Falls Church News-Press]

When You Don’t Want Someone to Take Your Parking Cone — South Arlington is “so rough you have to lock up your cones,” as a photo apparently taken yesterday demonstrates. [Twitter]

Flickr pool photo by Erinn Shirley

by ARLnow.com — January 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

Looking for a new home? Arlington has several options to consider this weekend.

Check out our real estate section for a full listing of open houses this weekend. Here are a few highlights:

1730 Arlington Blvd1730 Arlington Blvd.
1 Bed/1 Bath Condo
Agent: Benjamin Grouby
Listed: $275,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2422 Walter Reed Dr2422 Walter Reed Dr.
3 Bed/2.5 Bath Townhouse
Agent: Tracy Shively
Listed: $499,900
Open: Friday 2-3 p.m.

 

1322 S Glebe Rd1322 S. Glebe Rd.
2 Bed/1.5 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Natalie Roy
Listed: $522,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1300 Crystal Dr.1300 Crystal Dr.
3 Bed/2.5 Bath Condo
Agent: Mimoza Puce
Listed: $740,000
Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.

 

713 31st St South713 31st St. South
4 Bed/3 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Geva Lester
Listed: $935,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

4762 1st St. North4762 1st St. North
4 Bed/3.5 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Susan Minnick
Listed: $1,069,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

Real estate agents, if you don’t see your listings in our real estate section shoot us an email and we’ll let you know what your office needs to do to get listed.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — January 5, 2017 at 8:00 am 0

$1,500 credit for your home at closing and if you don’t love your new home we will buy it back or sell it for free for 12 months exclusive to event attendees only*

Orange Line Living logoOur team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event on Monday, January 9 from 6-8 p.m. at our Rosslyn office located at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101 in Arlington. The seminar will last approximately 1 hour and then we will have time after for questions and 1 on 1 appointments.

We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. Not only will you get a complete home buying overview, but you will learn our valuable home buying strategies that will save you 3% or more when you purchase.

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team together helped over 200 families purchase homes in 2015. Together, they are the #1 real estate team in Arlington, the #1 real estate team in Virginia by volume and top 5 in the D.C. metro area as well. Their aim is to help even more families find their dream home in 2016 and you have the opportunity to be one of those people.

Details

When: Monday, January 9 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Optime Realty, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209
Cost: Free
Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking
Food: Appetizers and Drinks
Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653

Space is limited so you don’t miss out. To register, go to www.vipbuyerseminar.com or email [email protected].

*terms and conditions apply. The preceding post was written and sponsored by Orange Line Living.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

In an unprecedented collaboration, 13 real estate firms and RGS Title have joined forces to provide winter essentials for those in need throughout the Arlington community.

The firms are working together as Arlington Realtors Care (ARC) to collect from the public donated food and clothing items. Items are being delivered to the Arlington Food Assistance Center and A-SPAN. The drive is meant to bring aid to those most in need.

ARC logoARC’s goal is to donate over 2,500 pounds of food to AFAC and several hundred clothing items and blankets to A-SPAN.

Saturday, Dec. 17 is the second community-wide drop off date for members of the public interested in donating outerwear, blankets and food items in support of the drive. For those interested in contributing, the drop-off point is at RGS Title located at 4600 Lee Highway, Suite 110, in Arlington. Collection hours are 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.

A-SPAN’s current needs are coats, winter-wear (gloves, scarfs, beanies, long-johns) and blankets. Items should be new, cleaned or recently laundered.

Food donations are being delivered to The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), a community-based nonprofit that provides supplemental groceries to Arlington residents. AFAC accepts most unopened, unexpired, and unprepared foods, including perishable items. The organization is most in need of low sodium tomato products (diced, paste, & sauce), low sodium canned tuna, low sodium canned soups, low sodium canned beans, low sugar cereal and cooking oil.

The food and clothing drive started on Nov. 1 and continues through Dec. 31.

Participating firms are Advon Real Estate, Buck & Associates, Century 21 New Millennium, Century 21 Redwood Realty, Coldwell Banker, Compass, Keller Williams Metro Center, Long and Foster, Realtors | Christie’s International Real Estate, McEnearney & Associates, TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty, Washington Fine Properties, LLC and Weichert, Realtors. RGS Title is a host of the event.

For more information on the charities involved, visit the websites for AFAC and A-SPAN.

by ARLnow.com — December 13, 2016 at 9:15 am 0

Christmas trees on the Food Star lot on Columbia Pike (photo courtesy Peter Golkin)

Lyon Park Mansion Auction Is Tonight — The huge “Pershing Manor” mansion at 3120 N. Pershing Drive is scheduled to hit the auction block at 5 p.m. tonight. The opening bid is $750,000, though the property is assessed at $4 million. [ARLnow, ARLnow]

McHenry Talks About Towing Spat — ESPN sportscaster Britt McHenry is opening up about the time she berated an Advanced Towing employee in Arlington — and was caught on camera doing so, in a video that would go viral around the world. McHenry says she regrets what she said during the 2015 incident. The fallout has hurt her both professionally and personally, she says. [Marie Claire]

Garvey’s Swearing In Ceremony — Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey will be sworn in for her second full term today. The ceremony will take place in the County Board room (2100 Clarendon Blvd) at 5 p.m. It will feature remarks from Garvey and a poem from Arlington County Poet Laureate Katherine E. Young. [Arlington County]

Developers Want Gondola, Boathouse — At a Bisnow event in Pentagon City last week, local developers said they’re generally supportive of the proposed Rosslyn-Georgetown gondola, though they’d also be interested in a Rosslyn boathouse to connect with a local water taxi system. Rosslyn, they noted, has fewer opportunities to develop its waterfront than jurisdictions like Alexandria, Prince George’s County and D.C. [Bisnow]

Volunteers Needed for Wreath Laying — The group Wreaths Across America is seeking volunteers to help lay wreaths on gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. The holiday tradition will take place this coming Saturday morning. [Wreaths Across America]

Photo courtesy Peter Golkin

by ARLnow.com — December 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

Looking for a new home? Arlington has several options to consider this weekend.

Check out our real estate section for a full listing of open houses this weekend. Here are a few highlights:

1111 Arlington Blvd1111 Arlington Boulevard
1 Bed/1 Bath Condo
Agent: Wendy Vadala Benvenga
Listed: $189,900
Open: Sunday 12-2 p.m.

 

2220 Fairfax Dr2220 Fairfax Drive
1 Bed/1 Bath Condo
Agent: Charles Roundtree
Listed: $385,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2119 Oakland St2119 South Oakland Street
4 Bed/4.5 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Heather Carlson
Listed: $679,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2229 North Vernon Street2229 North Vernon Street
3 Bed/2 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Michele Symcak
Listed: $800,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

3724-vermont3724 North Vermont Street
3 Bed/2 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Matthew Shepard
Listed: $999,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1311 19th St South1311 19th Street South
6 Bed/5.5 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Deborah Gorham
Listed: $1,995,900
Open: Sunday 12-4 p.m.

 

Real estate agents, if you don’t see your listings in our real estate section shoot us an email and we’ll let you know what your office needs to do to get listed.

by ARLnow.com — December 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Looking for a new home? Arlington has several options to consider this weekend.

Check out our real estate section for a full listing of open houses this weekend. Here are a few highlights:

3000 Spout Run Pkwy3000 Spout Run Parkway
1 Bed/1 Bath Condo
Agent: Patricia Ammann
Listed: $255,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

231 N Thomas St231 North Thomas Street
2 Bed/2 Bath Condo
Agent: Rachel Adler
Listed: $360,000
Open: Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m.

 

1322 South Glebe Road1322 South Glebe Road
2 Bed/1.5 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Natalie Roy
Listed: $555,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

501 S Adams St501 South Adams Street
5 Bed/3 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Sebastian Martinez
Listed: $729,999
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

800 N Barton St800 North Barton Street
4 Bed/3.5 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Megan Fass
Listed: $999,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

1881 Nash St1881 Nash Street
3 Bed/3.5 Bath Condo
Agent: Salley Widmayer
Listed: $2,499,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

Real estate agents, if you don’t see your listings in our real estate section shoot us an email and we’ll let you know what your office needs to do to get listed.

by ARLnow.com — December 1, 2016 at 11:20 am 0

In October its owner was asking for permission to use it as a bed and breakfast.

Now, in December, it’s up for auction.

3120 N. Pershing Drive mansion (via Prime Auction Solutions)The controversial “Pershing Manor” mansion at 3120 N. Pershing Drive is being sold to the highest bidder on Tuesday, Dec. 13. We’re told that the bidding is starting at $750,000, with an undisclosed reserve.

The auction firm released a video tour of the massive home (above).

Per the auction website, the 13,700 square foot brick mansion, built on 0.42 acres in Lyon Park in 2005, features:

  • Gated Circular Driveway and 2 Car Garage
  • 4 Bedroom Suites and 2 Additional Guest Suites
  • 7 Total Full Baths and 2 Powder Rooms
  • Indoor Heated Pool & Stone Waterfall
  • Dual Grand Staircase with Intricate Cast Iron Railing & Banisters
  • Chef Inspired Granite Gourmet Kitchen
  • Theater Room with Multi-Level Stadium Seating
  • Embassy Sized Walk Out Lower Level with Wet Bar, Dance Floor and Full Kitchen

The County Board agenda item to consider allowing the home to be used as a bed and breakfast was deferred to December, to give the owner more time to discuss the proposal with skeptical Lyon Park neighbors.

Photo via Prime Auction Solutions. Hat tip to “John Fontain.”

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — December 1, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

home-buyer-seminar

Our team is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event on December 5 from 6-8 p.m. at our Rosslyn office located at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101.

Orange Line Living logoThe seminar will last approximately 1 hour and then we will have time after for questions and 1 on 1 appointments.

We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process.

Not only will you get a complete home buying overview, but you will learn our valuable home buying strategies that will save you 3% or more when you purchase. The event is totally free and all attendees will receive two guarantees just for attending.

  1. Buyer satisfaction guarantee! If you don’t love your new home we will buy it back or sell it for free for 12 months!*
  2. $1,500 home purchase credit (exclusive to event attendees only)*

When: Monday, December 5th from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Optime Realty, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209
Cost: Free
Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking
Food: Appetizers and Drinks

Registerhttp://livetheorangeline.com/vip-buyer-seminar/
Contact[email protected] or call 571-969-7653

We will be providing drinks and appetizers. Space is limited to sign up now so you do not miss out. To register email: [email protected].

The preceding was sponsored by Orange Line Living/Optime Realty. *Terms and conditions apply.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — November 23, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

Just Reduced banner

Each week, “Just Reduced” spotlights properties in Arlington County whose price have been cut over the previous week. The market summary is crafted by licensed broker Aaron Seekford of Arlington Realty, Inc. GET MORE out of your real estate investment with Aaron and his team by visiting www.arlingtonrealtyinc.com or calling 703-836-6116 today!

Please note: While Aaron Seekford provides this information for the community, he is not the listing agent of these homes.

A HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of the “Just Reduced” readers out there. From my team to you and yours, I hope you enjoy your holiday. And I also hope you’re saving up a nice appetite for whatever meal(s) await!

One of my favorite parts about this time of year is the quality time that I get to spend with loved ones. Sure, my wife, kids and I travel throughout the VA/DC/MD area visiting our closest family and friends. But, we also love having so many folks over to our beautiful home in Arlington County.

It’s an honor to host those who have made such a positive impact on us.

If you’re looking for your very own home in Arlington County, I’m always here for you. In the meantime though, I hope your Thanksgiving 2016 makes for some amazing memories.

As of November 21, there are 195 detached homes, 41 townhouses and 270 apartments for sale throughout Arlington County. In total, 41 homes experienced a price reduction in the past week.

Here is this week’s selection of Just Reduced properties:

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 Aaron Seekford.

by ARLnow.com — November 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Searching for a new home in Arlington? You’ll be able to find plenty of options this weekend.

Visit our real estate section for a full listing of open houses this weekend. Here are a few highlights:

5314 8TH ROAD SOUTH5314 8th Road South
1 Bed/1 Bath Condo
Agent: Kathleen Fong
Listed: $168,830
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

2400 CLARENDON BOULEVARD2400 Clarendon Boulevard
2 Bed/1.5 Bath Condo
Agent: Ronald Cathell
Listed: $439,888
Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.

 

5436 N CARLIN SPRINGS ROAD5436 Carlin Spring Road North
3 Bed/2 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Megan McMorrow
Listed: $719,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

1418 RHODES STREET NORTH1418 Rhodes Street North
2 Bed/2.5 Bath Townhouse
Agent: Daniel Lesniak
Listed: $824,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

414 GARFIELD STREET NORTH414 Garfield Street North
2 Bed/2 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Natalie Roy
Listed: $849,000
Open: Saturday 1-3:30 p.m.

 

2834 HARRISON STREET NORTH2834 Harrison Street North
5 Bed/4.5 Bath Single-Family Detached
Agent: Keri O’Sullivan
Listed: $1,599,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

Real estate agents, if you don’t see your listings in our real estate section shoot us an email and we’ll let you know what your office needs to do to get listed.

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