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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 Arlingtonians, and welcome to JUST LISTED!

As expected, the Arlington real estate took a bit of a nap over the week surrounding the Fourth of July. The fireworks, barbecues, gorgeous weather and maybe even the tornado (!) collectively took people’s minds from real estate briefly. As is typical after a brief pullback, expect next week’s numbers to strengthen a bit, with more ratified contracts than this current week.

Sellers have been consistently doing their part in listing homes and freshening up the inventory weekly. Buyer demand is a bit more tepid, geared more toward the nicest, most updated and move-in ready homes. They are seeking value after such an aggressive spring market, and they are being pickier because they can be.

To prevent your home from being one of those whose days on market figure is creeping up, it needs to be a polished gem! A fresh coat of paint, refinished hardwood floors or brand-new carpet (news flash: no buyer wants to spend their life savings on someone else’s worn out, used carpet). And if something is broken, fix it. This is how you differentiate your product from the others, and you need to now that buyers have a bit more to choose from.

PICK OF THE WEEK: 1114 21st Street S., Arlington, VA 22202 — $1,049,900

Find an expanded and fully renovated Cape Cod tucked into a super private part of the Addison Heights neighborhood. Terrific curb appeal and a stunning, mature landscaped and hardscape garden await. A gorgeous white eat-in kitchen overlooks the backyard, and a separate fully equipped bar and butler’s pantry area are an entertainer’s dream. There are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a finished basement with laundry and an attached one-car garage. Light-filled throughout, gleaming hardwoods including heart of pine upstairs, and many newly updated systems await!

Find my team here this weekend, both Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, from 1-4 p.m.

Now, for this week’s numbers…!

Sellers listed 88 homes for sale this past week, four less than the week before. Buyers ratified 54 contracts, a 44% reduction from the week prior, and just 17 those were on homes JUST LISTED in the past seven days.

There are 540 available properties for sale throughout all of Arlington and across all property types — 139 are detached homes, 56 are townhome/semi-detached homes and 345 of the available units in Arlington are condos.

For a bit of perspective, this same week last year sellers listed 79 homes and buyers ratified 47 contracts. There were also only 309 available properties for sale this week last year.

The average list price for currently available properties is $776,865 and the median is $550,000. Currently available properties in Arlington have an average of 56 days on market (DOM) and a median of just 34.

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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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.

[Note from James: The name and identifying details of the client, as well as all other individuals, have been changed to protect their respective identities. Other than those changes and our copyedits, this is entirely her story. We are sharing it with you to give our readers an idea of what it is like to apply for asylum. For a sense of the lawyer’s point of view, see Part I.]

At left, James. At right, not our client. At center, the Arlington Asylum Office.

My name is Aryana H. I came to the U.S. with a tourist visa from Iran. I had to leave my country because of the government’s anti-democratic practices, which labeled me a terrorism supporter. As part of my work, I visited the United States for conferences.

When I came here, I knew I had the right to apply for asylum because I was working on human rights issues with international nonprofit organizations that work with immigrants, but I did not apply at the first opportunity because it was a radical decision for me.

I knew that if I applied for asylum, I could not see my country anymore, which means I could not see my family and friends. I felt like Tom Hanks’ character in “The Terminal,” stuck in the airport, neither able to go back home nor enter the U.S. I also had some hope that my home country would get better about human rights and democracy, yet it got worse. However, during my last trip back home, it became clear to me that I had to flee.

I decided to “enter” the U.S. with limited English. Everything was new and confusing for me. I searched for a lawyer who could look at my case not just from a lawyer’s perspective but also from a human rights perspective. My housemate, Karen’s friend, was working for a church, through whom a contact — Mrs. Amy — suggested Mr. James C. Montana to my housemate.

I met with Mr. Montana for a consultation. He was so kind and explained all the positive and negative possibilities as well as the process. Mr. Montana asked me to collect all the evidence that shows that I am a human rights activist; I was not involved in any terrorist events, and the Iranian regime took against me. I asked my lawyer in Iran to send copies of the indictment against me and the court records and to write a letter that explains what would happen to me if I returned to Iran. My family had to send me my birth certificate. I searched the internet to collect all news about my works and data about the government’s human rights abuse all over Iran.

All of the evidence was in Farsi. My friend Jasmine helped translate the documents into English. I also wrote my asylum statement in Farsi, and then had it translated into English, which was expensive. I then discussed my statement with Mr. Montana. He helped me to organize and edit it with further translation help. Drafting my statement took two months. Then, I applied for asylum. Three months after that, I received my work permit and Social Security card.

My application was pending for three years before I had an interview. During that time, I tried to keep communication alive with my lawyer. He followed my case very closely and gave me all the details whenever he acted. I knew that they have limited sources and the government policy was not welcome to newcomers. Everything would take a long time.

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This article was written by Arlington Economic Development.

Arlington’s robust federal government ecosystem and prime location directly across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. make it an attractive place for government contractors to grow and thrive.

In FY20, Northern Virginia companies were awarded nearly $90 billion in federal procurement awards, exceeding the total of any single state, including Texas and California (usaspending.gov). We all know Arlington is home to the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, which alone awards nearly two-thirds of federal contracts by value. Additionally, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Office of Naval Research (ONR) call Arlington home.

However, many may not know about the critical pieces of the government contracting ecosystem that help businesses grow and thrive here.

  1. Mentoring and business development: Looking for personal help and guidance for your federal contracting business? Arlington Economic Development’s (AED) mission is to help Arlington businesses grow and thrive. AED can help you find the right resources for your business. We provide small business counseling, timely workshops and webinars, and even incentives if your business is growing quickly and taking new office space. If you’re interested in ongoing mentoring, SCORE assists Arlington businesses and AED clients. Some SCORE mentors have owned their own federal contracting business and have the experience to help you grow yours. Reach out to AED’s senior business ambassador, Sindy Yeh, if you have questions about growing your federal contracting business in Arlington or want to be connected to additional resources.
  2. Accelerators: If your government startup is looking for guidance and to scale quickly, an accelerator program could be an excellent fit for you. Accelerators are a cohort-based program in which startups are given resources and education to expedite their growth in a specific market, typically ending with a pitch day or competition. Mach37 accelerator is a great choice for cybersecurity startups. Defense startups can apply to the National Security Innovation Network Accelerator program (NSIN), and FedTech has a few accelerator options for government technology contractors. NSIN and Fedtech, both in Arlington, provide a platform for innovators from the defense, academic and venture communities to change the way national security innovation works.
  3. Funding/capital investment: Is your business growing quickly and looking for outside capital? In-Q-tel invests in national security tech startups and brings a unique blend of funding and deep knowledge of the national security market. The Center for Innovative Technology aims to fill gaps in the earliest stages of innovation and commercialization. They have multiple funds, including their GAP fund and Virginia Founders Fund, to help Virginia startups.
  4. Networking: There is no shortage of networking, advocacy and education groups specifically dedicated to government contracting. The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum provides education and networking for new government contractors. In the defense industry? Check out the National Defense Industrial Association, which helps foster discussion on national security. The Professional Services Council advocates for government technology and professional services companies and professionals. The Northern Virginia Chamber has a very active Gov Con committee holding networking meetings and educational programming.
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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.

Now that we’re in the second half of the year, how are things shaping up?

Well, if the latest BrightMLS T3 Home Demand Index is any indicator, we’re in for a continued hot market through the end of the year.

According to the June 2021 report, buyer demand remains high, with the strongest interest being for single-family homes priced above $950,000 and higher priced condos. Inventory of homes for sale remains low, with just a 0.7 months supply for mid-priced single-family homes and a 2.7 months supply for higher-priced condos.

Compared to last year, the Home Demand Index says demand has increased 20.5% year over year.

So, what does this mean for the Average Joe?

Amid such a sizzling market, it has never been more important to have a dedicated team advocating on your behalf. When you’re ready to navigate today’s market, the time-tested team at Arlington Realty, Inc. has your back and is ready to roll.

Until then, here are this week’s Just Reduced numbers:

As of July 5, there are 155 detached homes, 51 townhouses and 348 condos for sale throughout Arlington County. In total, 45 homes experienced a price reduction in the past week:

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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Aging Right @ Home is a monthly blog series, answering your questions on providing care for individuals with disabilities, loved ones with dementia and older adults aging in place. If you have a question, please submit it to [email protected].

Did you know that our bodies have 206 bones, and 52 of those bones are in our feet?! The job our feet do is complicated as well. They support our body weight, which adds up to tons of pressure every day as we move around. They push us forward, act as shock absorbers and even provide our brains with information about the position of our bodies, which is necessary for good balance.

With all this complexity, it’s no surprise that things can go wrong. The American Geriatrics Society says one-third of people older than 65 have problems with their feet. Podiatrists see more older patients than any other age group. Normal changes of aging are partly to blame, but common health conditions also affect our feet — these include osteoporosis, obesity, arthritis, circulation problems and/or diabetes.

If your elder loved one is experiencing any symptoms of foot discomfort, here are seven steps to providing better foot care for older adults:

  1. Inspect feet regularly. Look for cuts, redness, swelling, and any changes to nails or skin.
  2. Apply lotion to the feet as recommended to prevent cracks and calluses — but not between the toes as this could lead to infection.
  3. Trim toenails straight across and smooth edges with an emery board. If toenails are thick or you have a fungal infection or diabetes, it’s best to have the podiatrist trim your nails.
  4. Wear properly fitted shoes. Shoes are a frequent culprit for foot discomfort and other issues — have shoes professionally fitted.
  5. Always wear clean, dry socks. Ask your doctor if natural fibers or fabrics that wick moisture might be the best choice for you. Padded socks also may be recommended.
  6. Exercise your feet. Stretches and resistance activities can make feet stronger and more flexible (but talk to your doctor first).
  7. Lastly, if at all needed, you can also seek professional help. That may be in the form of a podiatrist who will offer a wide variety of treatments for the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. In addition to a podiatrist, professional in-home caregivers can also assist with many aspects of hygiene, including foot care, to help alleviate concerns. Professional caregivers can also provide transportation to the podiatrist and other medical appointments. They provide companionship and supervision during exercise. And they help with all-around wellness for clients with diabetes.

Contact me today at Right at Home if you’d like a care consultation, or if I’m able to provide any other assistance to you and your family.

Your neighbor, and Owner/President of Right at Home of Northern Virginia,

Phillip Turner, CDP, CSA

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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: Can you explain what mortgage insurance is and if there’s any way to get rid of it?

Answer:

What is Mortgage Insurance?

Mortgage insurance is an additional monthly or upfront fee added to a mortgage, usually set at .1% to 1% of the loan amount, offered by either the government or private insurance companies to enable lenders to offer down payments below 20%. Mortgage insurance covers lenders for losses up to a certain amount if a borrower defaults on their mortgage.

Note: There are some sub-20% down payment products on the market for high-earning, high-credit borrowers that do not require mortgage insurance.

There are two types of mortgage insurance available:

  1. FHA mortgage insurance: FHA is a government program, which requires a down payment of as little as 3.5% of the sales price, and mortgage insurance is required on FHA mortgages, regardless of the amount of down payment.
  2. Conventional mortgage insurance: Conventional mortgages are home loans that are not insured or guaranteed by the government, as in the case of the FHA mortgage example. Many conventional loans are sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and thus follow these entities’ “conforming” guidelines.

Conventional or private mortgage insurance enables lenders to offer conventional loans with a minimum down payment as low as 3.0% to 5.0%. Most 3.0% down conventional mortgages are restricted to low-to-moderate income borrowers.

How is the Fee Determined?

The cost of mortgage insurance will vary greatly, depending upon several factors:

  • The amount of the down payment
  • The qualifications of the borrower like credit score and debt-to-income ratio
  • Whether the mortgage is an FHA or conventional loan
  • The type of the mortgage such as a 30-year or 15-year loan

Mortgage Insurance Can Be Removed

If you have a conventional loan (not FHA), you can request that your mortgage insurance premium be removed from your payments once your equity reaches or exceeds 20% (loan-to-value/LTV is 80% or less). This can be a result of a natural equity increase through your monthly payments and/or through appreciating home value.

To qualify, you cannot have a late payment in the last two years, and if you are making your case based on a higher market value of your home, the loan servicer will require a new appraisal (cost is usually around $500).

For conventional loans, your mortgage insurance is automatically removed once your LTV reaches 78% (equity reaches 22%) or you reach the midway point in your loan (15 years into a 30-year loan). Prior to hitting a 78% LTV, it is up to your loan servicer to decide whether to approve the removal of your mortgage insurance payment.

Key Takeaway

Given how much townhomes and single-family homes have appreciated recently, if you have mortgage insurance and have not made a late payment in the last two years, it’s a good idea to contact your loan servicer about having your home reappraised to see if you now have 22% or more equity and qualify for automatic removal or have 20% to 21.99% equity and can apply for early removal.

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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When we think of Rosslyn, one thing immediately comes to mind: business district. But is this neighborhood all work and no play?

Let’s take a look at what makes the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington more than a fancy suit and yet another unique place with a ton of personality that many love to call home.

About the Neighborhood

Rosslyn is an urban area that incorporates both North Rosslyn and Radnor-Fort Myer Heights, just down the road from Clarendon. The Rosslyn neighborhood is characterized by multi-story buildings that tower over Washington, D.C. and its mandated limits on building heights. Just on the other side of the Potomac from Georgetown and D.C., Rosslyn serves as a convenient destination for professionals working in and around the area.

The section bordering the Potomac was once a disreputable town before the industrial period, but it has since matured and become one of the best places to live in Arlington. Its real estate potential was realized in the late 1800s, which is part of the reason it now stands as a flourishing commercial district within the county. Rosslyn is a hub for business and development with many consumer amenities for its residents.

But there’s a lot more to this area than being home to Fortune 500 companies and retail — it’s home to much more, including parks, memorials, tourist attractions, fine dining and trails, which comprise some of our favorite places.

Top Places in the Neighborhood

The View of DC

What a can’t-miss view from the top of the Central Place Tower, Arlington’s tallest building! Over 30 stories up is an observation deck that provides a stunning panoramic view of D.C. The first floor has floor-to-ceiling windows, and visitors can walk around an outdoor terrace on the second floor for an experience unlike anything else in Arlington.

Freedom Park

Freedom Park is a welcomed retreat nestled between buildings. The two-block park may be small, but walkways lined with floral plots give it big park character. It serves as a scenic throughway for foot traffic with plenty of seating and umbrellas to relax and step away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

US Marine Corps War Memorial

While technically not within the Rosslyn borders and not part of any neighborhood, the Marine Corps Memorial is still worth mentioning as it is easily accessible for those visiting or living nearby, not to mention it represents a significant moment in history. The memorial captures the moment six Marines raised the flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. During the summer, you can catch sunset parades held at the memorial.

Custis Trail

A hilly four-mile trail cuts through the heart of North Rosslyn, that being Custis Trail. The paved trail runs parallel with I-66 and is a convenient path for cyclists and runners. Those four miles extend from the Mount Vernon Trail, which leads to Potomac River crossings and the DC area, all the way west to Bon Air Park.

Restaurants Near the Metro

The Rosslyn station is on N. Moore Street, which is near many reputable restaurants, including award-winning Open Road. Because of the options and accessibility of this northeast region of Rosslyn, it has become a popular destination for fine dining.

Living in Rosslyn

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This sponsored column is written by Todd Himes, beermonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway). Sign up for the email newsletter and receive exclusive discounts and offers. Order from Arrowine’s expanding online store for curbside pickup.

Happy upcoming Fourth of July weekend, everybody! We’ve got a lot to celebrate this week, and for many of you, this will be a great chance to get together a little like old times. For me in the summer, that means breaking out the grill and having a few brews. In the spirit of that celebration and to toast the incredible fireworks show put on down the street by my neighbors, I’ve put together some beer and food pairings based on what might be on your menu this Fourth.

The classic all-American hot dog calls for another classic with the American lager. I like to keep it fairly simple and avoid anything too hoppy or complex. The Bingo Lager is an overwhelming favorite around here and would excel in this application. Based on the Helles style, you’ve got your balance and high drinkability here. Bonus points are rewarded for being a great value for a six pack of tall cans.

I love, love, love a porter with cheeseburgers off the grill. Especially if you’re cooking over charcoal, the roasty flavor of a porter pairs perfectly with the slight char of meat. The trick to this pairing is to not go too heavy and skip anything too adjunct laden. (Sorry coffee or coconut, you’re delicious sometimes, but I’m staying unburdened here.) My choice happens to come right from our backyard in the way of Port City’s Porter. Even at 7.2%, this dark ale won’t put you down for an early bedtime as long as you sip — not chug.

If veggie burgers are on the menu, it can be tough to give one recommendation that fits all the styles. If you’ve got something that looks and tastes more like meat, then I’d suggest the above porter or perhaps a dark lager. If you’re going with something that’s not hiding the fact that it’s full of veggies, a slightly more flavorful ale like a saison is a good choice. In the summertime heat, a grisette is a fantastic option, and we happen to have one that I thoroughly enjoy from Elder Pine. The Grizzette is going to be very similar in style to a saison but with generally a lower amount of alcohol for a much more sessionable choice.

Bingo Brewing’s Dry Crispy

Grilled chicken is another fantastic Fourth of July option. It also lends itself to a number of different preparations. If you’ve got a simple grilled chicken breast, I like an American wheat beer, particularly with a little citrus to brighten things up, and I’d recommend grabbing the Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat. Maybe you’re thinking of adding a sweet barbecue sauce to some grilled thighs in which case I’d switch over to a classic California Common or Steam beer. When in doubt, I say go for the classic Anchor Steam (now in cans with the divisive new labels as well!). If wings or any other liberal use of the Buffalo-style sauce is in the plans a West Coast IPA is going to help accentuate that heat, and I couldn’t recommend the Front Royal Gracious Living any more highly.

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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.

Happy Fourth of July, Arlingtonians, and welcome to JUST LISTED!

Sellers listed 92 homes for sale this past week, 13 more than the week before. Buyers ratified 96 contracts, 31 more than last week and 37 of which were on homes JUST LISTED in the past seven days.

This is a big pick-up from last week’s slower pace. It seems like we’re doing a bit of a seesaw as of late. Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, I expect our numbers for the upcoming week to go back down a bit. We’ll see — this market is dynamic, and anything is possible!

I’ll be hosting open houses this Saturday as I know many other agents are since we’re expecting everyone to be enjoying their barbecues and fireworks on Sunday, the Fourth!

Enjoy the weekend full of friends, family, fireworks and all the barbecuing you can — the weather looks fantastic and not too hot this weekend.

Now, for the rest of this week’s numbers…

There are 504 available properties for sale throughout all of Arlington and across all property types: 127 are detached homes, 47 are townhome/ semi-detached homes and 330 of the available units in Arlington are condos.

For a bit of perspective, this same week last year sellers listed 67 homes and buyers ratified 61 contracts. There were also only 279 available properties for sale this week last year.

The average list price for currently available properties is $768,185 and the median is $549,900. Currently available properties in Arlington have an average of 56 days on market (DOM) and a median of just 31.

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:

4527 34th Street S.
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Address: 5501 11th Street N.
Neighborhood: Lacey Forest
Listed: $1,149,500

Thoughtfully expanded and updated 5 BD/3 BA Cape Cod, sited on a well-landscaped lot near Lacey Woods Park, the bike path, and the charms and attractions of Westover Village. The updated kitchen features crisp white cabinets, tile backsplash, granite tops, stainless appliances and a tile floor. It adjoins the expansive family room with skylights and French doors to a shady deck and level rear yard. The traditional living room has a wood-burning fireplace and flows into the dining room and then the family room — perfect for a return to gatherings of family and friends.

A rare feature of the home is a large primary bedroom on the main level. It offers space for a desk and seating area along with French doors to a deck. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and an updated bathroom. Another upstairs room has a spiral staircase to the deck and could be used as either a fourth bedroom or den. Gleaming wood floors, fresh paint and generous closet space enhance the appeal of all five bedrooms.

In the lower level, there is a rec room with built-ins — ideal for an office, playroom or gym — and a sleek, renovated bathroom. Also on this level is a fantastic laundry room with multiple cabinets, a folding counter and an industrial-looking ceiling. Tile floors brighten the area and make laundry a more appealing chore. The garage has been converted to space for bikes, sports, gardening and yard tools, and could be reclaimed as a one-car spot for a prized vehicle.

Bike to Westover Village for restaurants, shops, summertime ice cream, library, post office, services and Sunday farmers market. Lacey Woods Park has playing fields, basketball courts, a picnic pavilion and acres of wooded trails to enjoy nature. The home is within the walking zone for Cardinal Elementary School and Swanson Middle School. High schoolers attend Washington-Liberty with its IB program.

A bright open airy home in pristine move-in condition awaits the savvy buyer.

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

This column is sponsored by BizLaunch, a division of Arlington Economic Development.

Since starting ReLaunch in March of this year, over 100 Arlington businesses have applied for the program.

ReLaunch is an initiative from BizLaunch, Arlington’s Small Business Assistance Center, broken into two segments: ReNew and ReVitalize. Through ReNew, businesses can gain assistance with enabling a website or e-commerce solution developed by Nub8 and powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). With ReVitalize, companies can access free consulting services provided by Revby, an experienced small business consulting firm.

While many small businesses have leveraged the free consulting services through ReLaunch, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the businesses that received help in upgrading their website or were able to launch a brand-new site with the help of Nub8 and AWS.

Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin website before ReLaunch in April 2021 (via Wayback Machine Internet Archive)

Like many cultural non-profits, the health restrictions forced Jane Franklin Dance to pivot back in March 2020. Thus, Jane Franklin Dance began offering performances, summer camps and classes digitally through Zoom.

“After the past 16 months of virtual programming, it’s a great time for us to sport a new look (website) to highlight in-person experiences for young campers, general audiences and movers of all ages,” said Jane Franklin, artistic director and founder of Jane Franklin Dance. “The website now has a more fluid and dynamic look, plus we have the background tools to adapt as necessary. Thanks to AED, AWS and Nub8 for developing the ReLaunch initiative and for help updating our website.”

Check out their new website to see a list of their upcoming performances, classes and summer camps.

Rincome Thai Cuisine

Rincome Thai Cuisine website before ReLaunch in March 2021 (via Wayback Machine Internet Archive)

Rincome Thai Cuisine has been a staple of Columbia Pike for the past 36 years, long before the internet age. When many businesses began developing websites, the founder of Rincome Thai, Mihee Pansiri, wanted to market her business online and solicited help from a friend who created her initial website using Dreamweaver. Unfortunately, as time progressed, her initial website began looking dated and wasn’t optimized to be viewed on mobile devices.

About two years ago, Caviar, a food delivery service, reached out with an offer to upgrade her existing website.

“It was a nice website, but it was a benefit only to them,” said Pansiri at a recent webinar, Techtify Your Business. “It had some pictures and prices, but there was nothing about my restaurant and directed customers to order through their delivery service. When I got selected for ReLaunch, I was very grateful, and the Nub8 team was extremely patient with me in helping to launch my new site. Now we have a brand-new website that tells the story of my restaurant, and customers can navigate very easily.”

Check out Rincome’s new website developed by Nub8 and AWS to learn more about them and see their menu.

If your small business needs help with website upgrades, or maybe you’d like to utilize the complimentary business consulting services, visit www.relaunch.business and apply for these free resources today.

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