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How was the 1st half of 2014 for Arlington Real Estate market?

Posted July 18th, 2014 Leave A Comment

Arlington real estate market 2013 vs. 2014

So how does 2014 Arlington Real Estate Market compare to 2013?  Is it better or worse? Well, it depends on who is looking at the statistics - buyers or sellers. The market is a simple law of supply and demand and I am seeing the demand has decreased and the supply has increased. Here are the main statistics and my interpretations: Average and median sales price remains almost unchanged. Average sales price in the 1st half of 2014 was $617,708 vs.$605,277 in... Continue Reading Article...

Arlington Real Estate Stats – 10 Years of Inventory, Demand and Closed Sales

Posted July 11th, 2014 Leave A Comment

2013 Arlington Real Estate Statistics

I am not a data person, but while helping clients with real estate needs I  have to deal with statistics and numbers a lot.  And once I get down to it - numbers are truly fascinating.  I was just playing with some real testate charts today - available homes for sale (Supply), new contingent contracts (Demand) and actual sold homes. This graph shows you the decline and the upswing in the last 10 years - I think it's quite a... Continue Reading Article...

Rates, New listings and Open Houses this weekend 6/28-6/29 in Arlington, VA

Posted June 27th, 2014 Leave A Comment

If you are shopping for a house - these might be helpful! Here is a link to new listings in Arlington, VA - all were submitted to MLS in the last 7 days Here  is a link to all open houses in Arlington, VA this weekend If you'd like more information on a specific neighborhood or piece range - just let me know - I'm here to help!   Here are the weekend mortgage rates from First Home Mortgage. Confirming 30 Year Fixed (up to $417,000)... Continue Reading Article...

Can Furniture be Sold with the Property in Arlington, VA?

Posted June 19th, 2014 Leave A Comment

Arlington property for sale with furniture

Absolutely - yes! BUT: 1. Make sure it is not in your sales contract, because your lender will have a big issue with it.  They don't know how to "value" personal items like furniture and will give you a hard time.  So you will have to create a separate bill of sale for any personal items. 2. Make sure you make a very clear list - most people hire professional movers and they pack everything. Including items you purchasing. 3. Do a walkthrough... Continue Reading Article...

Decent Italian “fast food” in Arlington just opened doors!

Posted June 12th, 2014 Leave A Comment

Paisanos Arlington

I'm so happy another lunch/dinner option in the neighborhood! 2.5 weeks ago Paisano's chain opened doors on the edge of Courthouse neighborhood - right where Route 50 meets Pershing Dr. They deliver all over Arlington and I will include a map below. So if you are tired of Chinese or Pizza delivery - they have other options. It's not just a pizza place - they have salads, sandwiches, pizza, pastas, etc.  You can order online. Here is their delivery map:   And here is my... Continue Reading Article...

How a radon inspection can go really wrong (this just happened!)

Posted June 12th, 2014 Leave A Comment

Radon real estate radon testing

EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) recommends that every home in the US is tested for radon gas.  What is radon gas? It's an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water.  It is also the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the US. You can read more about it on the EPA's website.  It is a common practice to have a radon test done when you purchase a home... Continue Reading Article...

If You Eat Out a Lot – This One is for You!

Posted June 11th, 2014 Leave A Comment

Hack a Menu Arlington

As a regular at multiple Arlington eateries and chains - I am always looking for more diversity. Did you know there are additional/unofficial menu items you can order at your favorite chain restaurants?  If you eat at Chipotle, Five Guys, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A, KFC, McDonalds, Subway, Taco Bell and would like to see more menu options - visit Hack The Menu website. They list all the secret menu items and even has a list of Healthy Secret Menu Options. So... Continue Reading Article...

Arlington, VA Real Estate Statistics for May, 2014

Posted June 11th, 2014 Leave A Comment

2013 Arlington Real Estate Statistics

Another month of higher inventory less demand - which tells me the market is definitely slowing down.   If you are looking for a single family home under a million - there is barely enough homes for sale to satisfy all the buyers, but homes in higher price ranges, condos are not doing as well.  In comparison to May of 2013 we have almost 29% more homes for sale (447 in 2013, 575 in 2014) and almost 11% less homes... Continue Reading Article...