Arlington, VA

Address: 2827 N. Underwood Street
Neighborhood: Berkshire/Oakwood
Listed: $1,795,000
Open: Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, 1-4 p.m.

Built by Spring Street Development in 2011, this home is in pristine move-in condition and offers these desirable details: built-ins in the main-level office, family room and upstairs bonus room; window treatments; a patio with extensive landscaping, playset and friendship gate; a natural gas generator and electric car charger.

The traditional living room flows into the dining room and then to the kitchen, breakfast area and family room. The office, powder room and guest closet are just off the foyer. The kitchen features warm wood cabinets, center island gas cooking and a wall oven — ideal for those with a renewed or new-found interest in cooking and baking. A large pantry holds equipment and supplies while a planning desk provides space to organize daily activities. The coffered ceiling and gas fireplace in the family room are handsome details along with the gleaming wood floors throughout the main level. A mudroom off the oversized two-car garage provides nooks and hooks and a coat closet. Doors from the breakfast area open to a deck and patio for casual dining and distance entertaining. Ample areas remain for sport, play and gardening. Raised beds and a rain barrel will please gardeners and environmentalists.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a bonus room. This large room features dormered ceilings and an enchanting window seat. It could be used as the fifth bedroom, playroom, second office or space for a pampered guest. The primary bedroom has a cove ceiling, sitting area and a fitted walk-in closet. Double vanities and an oversized shower, soaking tub and linen closet are in the primary bathroom. A nook at the front of the home is a perfect spot for a computer or reading spot. Another linen closet is in the hall near the laundry room. Additional cabinet storage is in the laundry room along with a utility sink.

The lower level of the home has a large rec room with double doors to the yard, tall windows, and spots for media, play, games, and casual gatherings. A large bedroom and bath on this level are ideal for an in-law, nanny or distance-learning college student. Just off the rec room is a gym with mirrored wall and rubber flooring, and another space at the base of the stairs is great for hobbies, crafts or educating at home. The utility room offers even more storage.

The home is in the Tuckahoe, Williamsburg, Yorktown school district and near the East Falls Church Metro, Tuckahoe Park and Playground, and bike trails. Whether commuting to Washington, business centers in Virginia or Maryland, this home is well positioned for an easy commute.

Quality, space, and an enviable location.

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

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Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend.

Check out the Arlington Realty website for a full list of homes for sale and open houses in Arlington. Here are a few highlights:

1806 S. Arlington Ridge Road
6 BD/4 BA, 1 half bath single-family home
Agent: Neighborhood Real Estate
Listed: $2,000,000
Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

 

228 N. Edgewood Street
4 BD/3 BA single-family home
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $1,300,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

 

2215 N. Powhatan Street
5 BD/3 BA single-family home
Agent: RE/MAX West End
Listed: $1,125,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

 

2401 S. Culpeper Street
4 BD/3 BA, 1 half bath single-family home
Agent: Samson Properties
Listed: $960,000
Open: Sunday, 12-3 p.m.

 

2502B Fairfax Drive
3 BD/3 BA, 1 half bath townhome
Agent: Optime Realty
Listed: $875,000
Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

 

1276 N. Wayne Street #1230
3 BD/2 BA condo
Agent: RLAH Real Estate
Listed: $765,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

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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 Andors Real Estate Group.

Good morning, Arlington, and welcome to JUST LISTED! If you’re reading this with your morning cup of coffee, I thank you for including this in your morning routine. If you’re not an early riser, I’m glad you scrolled down this far!

No surprises this week — the heat of real estate in Arlington is not just hot, it’s on fire! As you’ll see later in the column, we dramatically outpaced the same week last year, and week-over-week from last week is way up as well. With the warm weather now here to stay, military PCS orders rolling out and the end of school in sight, the primary market movers are now in place for the spring.

PICK OF THE WEEK: 1017 16th Street S. Arlington, VA 22202 — $1,450,000

A one-of-a-kind architectural gem designed by John Burke of Studio Twenty Seven Architecture in Washington D.C.! This like-new 2013 custom-build features stunning design, incorporating soaring ceilings, bamboo flooring, a functional floor plan and energy-efficient living with a geothermal HVAC system.

Find four bedrooms, two full and one half bathrooms, with an optional third full bathroom in the basement. A main-level owner’s suite provides a private oasis with spa-like en-suite bathroom. A large carport, spacious basement with fantastic head height, and a large, flat landscaped 7,957 square-foot lot truly completes this amazing, move-in ready home.

Find me here hosting open houses this weekend — Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, from 1-4 p.m. Covid protocols apply.

Sellers listed 136 homes for sale this past week, up 40 from the week before! Buyers came out in force this week and ratified 88 contracts in the same timeframe — 29 more than the week prior. 50 of the homes that went under contract were on the market for seven days or less.

This week, there are 458 available properties for sale throughout all of Arlington and across all property types; 117 are detached homes, a whopping 25 more than last week. This is great news for the buyers out there who have been feeling like they can’t get into a detached home.

There are 42 townhome/semi-detached homes currently for sale, and condominiums make up 299 of the available units in Arlington.

A quick comparison to last year: For the same week, sellers listed 44 homes and buyers ratified 39 contracts. There were also only 232 available properties for sale this week last year.

The average list price for currently available properties is $821,311 and the median is $575,000. Currently available properties in Arlington have an average of 62 days on market (DOM) and a median of just 30.

Click here to search currently available Arlington real estate. If you see a home you’re interested in purchasing, give us a call.

Call the Andors Real Estate Group today at 703-203-1117 to talk more about buying or selling Arlington real estate. Below are eight new listings I think you might like to check out:

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Spring is when birds build their nests and find new places to call home. It’s also a great time for you to find your new home.

But as in nature, the best places to nest always go fast — especially in Washington, D.C. and especially in Ballston. Ballston takes all the best parts of the big city and mixes it with a unique style that makes Ballston such a gem in North Arlington.

The townhomes of Trenton Square at Ballston provide the perfect balance to the cosmopolitan cadence, and it’s not going unnoticed. This elegant 19-home community is almost sold out.

These townhomes have four levels of luxury and elegance with the space and comfort to stretch your legs, take a deep breath and bathe in the light pouring through all the large windows.

The main level of the townhomes of Trenton Square is all about productivity. A two-car garage protects your vehicles and gives you some extra flex space. A dedicated office space lets you easily work from home without taking over the dining room or cramming uncomfortably into a corner of your bedroom.

The next two levels provide fuel, fun and recharging. Find a designer kitchen with microbe-resistant quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a large island that will inspire many delicious meals. A spacious dining and family room fill out the floor, providing all the room you need to entertain.

Above that, on the third floor, is your owner’s suite. Decadent. Refreshing. A sanctuary within a sanctuary.

The fourth floor is special because that’s where a large and airy loft space leads out onto your private outdoor terrace. Dine under the stars, dance with the rising sun, or share a glass of wine and a good book with the fresh air. Your private terrace provides the ultimate natural recharge.

It’s no wonder most of our homes are already sold!

Then, just down the road in the heart of Ballston, all the best dining, shopping and entertainment await you. Over 80 restaurants, boutique shops and essential services are within five blocks. You’re also close to parks, movie theaters, immersive virtual experiences, and even an ice rink (home of the Washington Capitals) — can’t get much cooler than that!

When your adventures take you farther than Ballston, just around the corner you’ll find access to all the major roads and Metro to take you deeper into Arlington, D.C. and beyond. At Trenton Square, you’re only 10 minutes to Tysons and 4 minutes to Washington, D.C.

Trenton Square at Ballston combines the peaceful calm of a luxury townhome, the electricity of Ballston, and the excitement of D.C. But don’t delay: The townhomes of Trenton Square are selling and selling out fast. Contact us today and come home to Trenton Square.

4 levels, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2-car garage — from just over $1 million.

Address: 2312 N. Richmond Street
Neighborhood: Lee Heights
Listed: $1,475,000
Open: Sunday, April 18, 2-4 p.m.

This elegant 4 BD/4.5 BA colonial in sought-after Lee Heights is on a quiet dead-end street on a rare quarter-acre lot just two blocks from Taylor Elementary School and 5 minutes to the Metro.

Offering 4,200 square feet of ready-to-move-in living space, the home shines with brand-new paint and refinished hardwood floors on all three levels.

The main level features an open kitchen/family room floor plan, gleaming kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar and brand-new stainless appliances, family room with gas fireplace, separate living and dining rooms, and a powder room.

The second level features a luxurious master suite with vaulted ceiling and a  huge walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, two additional full baths, and laundry center with a new washer and dryer.

The lower level has a great rec room, loads of storage, full bath, and a separate room with French doors to use for a home office, gym or studio.

A fully fenced, flat backyard surrounded by mature trees and a brand-new patio makes a great space for outdoor entertaining.

All this is just a short walk to Cafe Colline, Arrowine & Cheese, Starbucks, Pastries By Randolph and more at Lee Heights Shops.

For a video tour, 3D virtual tour, interactive floor plan and more photos visit
www.2312NRichmondSt.com.

Listed by:
Meg Ross
Keller Williams Realty
703-447-0970
[email protected]
MegRoss.com

This sponsored column is by James Montana, Esq., Doran Shemin, Esq. and Laura Lorenzo, Esq., practicing attorneys at Steelyard LLC, an immigration-focused law firm located in Arlington, Virginia. The legal information given here is general in nature. If you want legal advice, contact James for an appointment.

In one of our recent columns (A cry for help if there ever was one. – Ed.), we suggested that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ days were numbered. So far, Secretary Mayorkas has kept his post. We want to explain why we think he has rough sailing ahead, and, in the course of doing so, offer some information about what’s going on at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mayorkas is an old immigration hand. When he became DHS Secretary, wise observers described his elevation as a signal that the Biden Administration intended to return to normalcy.

Returning to normalcy only works, as a policy, in normal times. Unfortunately for Mayorkas, these are not normal times at the U.S.-Mexico border. The number of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border (typically from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) is setting new records, and the numbers are expected to increase over the next six months.

DHS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, still on the job

So, it’s a crisis. Crises force people — even bureaucratic infighters — to take a position. Mayorkas has accordingly found a position, and it is much more dovish on irregular migration than we would have expected. His recent statement to Congress lays out his position in a straightforward way:

  1. DHS is set to encounter more irregular migration at the U.S. border this year than it has for at least twenty years.
  2. DHS is receiving so many unaccompanied minors that it cannot always transfer them to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  3. DHS continues to use its Title 42 pandemic authority to expel single adult asylum seekers. (Title 42 empowers the President to take actions to protect public health, and, under color of Title 42, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expelling immigrants on the basis of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
  4. The Trump Administration released one — no, several — live ferrets into the immigration machinery, and it’s taking time to sort that out.
  5. Root causes of migration in Central America need to be addressed.

That’s all well and good, but the effectiveness of these arguments will diminish over time. The use of Title 42, in particular, is going to become increasingly untenable as the coronavirus pandemic recedes; and if the Administration does not stop using Title 42, we predict with confidence that a sympathetic federal judge will, at some point, force it to do so.

If Mayorkas’ approach fails, and unaccompanied minors continue to strain federal resources at the border, what will the Biden Administration do? Our prediction is that the Administration will do what past Presidential administrations have done, right and left: shoot the messenger. James predicts by September.

We don’t envy Mayorkas’ problems, and we wish him every success in administering U.S. law fairly and humanely. But he has a tough job. There’s only one tougher job at DHS right now: ICE Director. No one, it seems, wants the position.

As always, we would love to hear your thoughts and we will do our best to respond.

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This past week, 44 properties were reported sold across Arlington.

Looking back, as of April 11, there were 615 homes listed for sale in Arlington, according to Homesnap. This includes 420 condos, 154 detached homes and 41 townhomes.

“The median list price is $572,400 and the median sales price is $600,000,” Homesnap reports. “There have been 187 new listings in the last 4 weeks and 269 sales.”

Here’s a look at a few of the properties sold in the past seven days:

In the market? See properties that have been Just Listed and Just Reduced.

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You’re invited to be the first to tour MUSE Old Town North. In grand opening fashion, the brand-new condominium will be welcoming on-site walk-throughs April 17 and 18.

Show-stopping river views help to paint the portrait of a new life in Old Town. An oasis on the Potomac riverfront, MUSE will embody the vibrant and charming neighborhood lifestyle in Alexandria. This new development showcases plentiful amenities and outdoor spaces, and each condominium home comes replete with modern and curated luxury.

There is no shortage of artful inspiration at MUSE Condominium. Located in the Arts District of Old Town North, MUSE offers residents the opportunity to breathe in the beauty and history of the surrounding neighborhood and live a truly artistic lifestyle, including an Arts Walk, a cultural center featuring 100+ local artist studios and classes by the Art League.

Just outside the front entrance will be an array of acclaimed restaurants, retail shops, sports courts and nature. Direct access to the Mt. Vernon Trail and proximity to Tide Lock Park means everything you need to enjoy the location is at your fingertips. Proximity to Reagan Airport, National Landing and the District means access to everything is immediate.

With 29 unique floor plans, each artfully appointed residence offers inspiring spaces to create your own sanctuary. The spacious units begin at 920 square feet for select one-bedroom residences and span to large two-bedroom plus den homes at just under 2,200 square feet. Appointed with only the best features and finishes, these residences are sure to impress.

During your hard-hat tour, you can see it all for yourself: tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass with operable windows. Soon to be finished with seven-and-a-half-foot wide engineered hardwoods, modern Italian cabinets by Snaidero®, custom designer lighting and luxurious spa bathrooms with Waterworks fixtures. Modern gourmet kitchens make for chef-inspired cooking with Bosch® and Thermador® appliances, European flat-panel wood cabinetry, and a center island.

A 24-hour concierge and porter service, along with additional white-glove services, are on par with those at a luxury hotel in the expansive lobby. Amenity spaces also impress — from the lobby lounge to rooftop fitness areas. Doors from the penthouse club room open onto a large terrace with grills, perfect for relaxing and enjoying company on any pleasant evening.

Join us for the grand opening event on April 17 and 18 — now booking weekend hard hat tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Can’t make it then? Schedule a private visit to the sales gallery with a fully finished model, located adjacent to the property, at 1199 North Fairfax Street #510, Alexandria, 22314.

Muse Old Town North will deliver in late 2021. To schedule a hard hat or private tour go to museoldtown.com, email [email protected] or call 571-771-MUSE.

This article was written by Adam Henry, CEcD, Business Development Manager for Arlington Economic Development.

This month, Arlington Economic Development is celebrating innovation and all the business community members that contribute to the innovation economy. From venture capital raises to project announcements, Arlington has kicked off 2021 with great momentum in many areas that contribute to our innovation ecosystem.

In January 2021, Microsoft announced its decision to grow its presence in the Washington, D.C. area with a new lease at 1300 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington for its DMV Sales Headquarters. According to a LinkedIn post by Toni Townes-Whitley, President of U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft, “[the] new offices will feature a Microsoft Technology Center, state-of-the-art customer facilities, and innovative employee workspaces to support collaboration and innovation.”

In February 2021, Governor Northam announced the location of ZEBOX in Arlington as part of a larger announcement for the Commonwealth. According to the press release, “ZEBOX will assist innovative start-ups in developing new technologies for transportation, logistics, mobilities, and industry 4.0.” This was a great win for Arlington County as the community continues to expand its offerings of co-working and incubator spaces for tech startups.

Also announced in February 2021 was George Mason University’s President’s Advisory Council. This council, comprised of business executives and community leaders in the region, including AED’s director, Telly Tucker, will provide strategic guidance and advocacy to the University’s Arlington innovation initiatives.

Last month, DeepSig announced the opening of its 5G Wireless AI Lab in Rosslyn. According to the press release, “The lab includes an end-to-end 5G network using state-of-art, commercial grade, multi-vendor products and tools. The 5G Wireless AI Lab focuses on measuring and validating machine learning software on over-the-air calls and data using 5G Open virtual radio access network (vRAN) and signal classification for dynamic spectrum allocation and interference mitigation.”

Finally, 2021 has been a great year thus far for venture activity for Arlington-based companies. Since the beginning of 2021, notable deals include Stacklet’s announcement that it secured $18 million Series A funding and WireWheel’s announcement that it raised $20 million in Series B funding. Additionally, CareerGig announced the acquisition of Charlottesville, Virginia-based Moonlighting, a SaaS platform that empowers individuals to build their freelancer profiles and allows businesses to hire talented professionals quickly and affordably, according to a January press release.

All these announcements contribute to the success of Arlingtonʼs innovation ecosystem by helping the community attract and expand the businesses, talent and venture funding to make Arlington an ideal hub for innovation.

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Meet Bentley, Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week. Bentley is new to Arlington, and he’s excited about these warmer temps, so he can start exploring his new city and making friends!

Here’s what Bentley had to say about his life in Arlington:

Hey y’all! I’m Bentley, a small sheltie born and raised in Georgia. I moved to D.C. with my mom four years ago, and we just recently relocated to Arlington. With warmer weather on the horizon, I am excited about getting out and exploring my new city (safely, of course) and meeting new friends — both furry and two-legged.

I love treats, toys and nap time. I’ve also done my fair share of traveling! My mom and I like to take short little weekend getaways to escape the city. We’ve been to Annapolis, Richmond, Charlottesville, Winchester and Williamsburg — to name a few. If you have any suggestions please let my mom know in the comments!

I’m always a good boy. Mom calls me her little prince. I know I am spoiled and get everything I want, but I was also taught the importance of giving back. When we were cleaning out for our move to Arlington, I told my mom I wanted to donate some of my new/gently used toys, blankets and sweaters to other animals in need. (See last pic.) We were able to donate to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a local organization in Arlington. I really hope they enjoy their new goodies!

If you see me around, don’t be a stranger! Come say hello.

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos — they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

We are also looking for local pets who look like their owners or like celebrities. Email us photos of your pet and their doppelgänger, explaining the resemblance and whether it has been noticed in your neighborhood.

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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.

There are 365 days per year (unless it’s a leap year, of course). And, for this week’s Just Reduced column, we have $365,000 in price reductions to share! Add ’em all up and that’s what you’ll be saving off the collective original list price, folks.

But, as a friendly reminder, these preliminary savings can be only the beginning.

From the Just Reduced price and if you have a polished team on your side, you can negotiate even lower. And, if the home you’ve been eyeing hasn’t been reduced just yet, your team can help you negotiate on that front, too.

While the market may be wild right now, there are plenty of opportunities to achieve your unique real estate dreams. When you’re ready to roll, the time-tested team at Arlington Realty, Inc. is ready to advocate on your behalf.

And now on to this week’s Just Reduced figures…

As of April 12, there are 136 detached homes, 53 townhouses and 326 condos for sale throughout Arlington County. In total, 31 homes experienced a price reduction in the past week, including:

Please note 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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