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Rarely Available Spacious Ballston Condo for Sale

Posted June 17th, 2015 Leave A Comment

Collage for the front photo

Coming on the Market Thursday, June 18th! Open House Sunday, June 21st, 1-4 PM!                     Want more pictures? Click here to see the virtual tour. Live in the heart of Arlington near the best area conveniences in a beautiful sun-filled 3 bedroom (or 2 BR + den), 2 full bathroom condo apartment at luxurious Lexington Square! This tastefully-designed corner residence boasts 1,235 square feet of open, airy living space that makes the most of natural light. The charming yet contemporary ambiance is complemented... Continue Reading Article...

Briggman Market Watch May 2015

Posted June 17th, 2015 Leave A Comment

The Arlington Expert

How is Arlington real estate market? Per Zillow.com - the market temperature is warm and it's slightly more favorable to sellers than buyers.  Here is link if you'd like to read more about it. All numbers are about the same as last year - average sales price ($645,354), median sales price(560,000), number of units sold (287) The 2 statistics that are had a significant change are: Active listings (685 vs.575 in 2014 - that's a 20% increase) and average days on the market (44... Continue Reading Article...

Briggman Market Watch for March 2015 – Arlington Is “Warm” while DC Is “On Fire”!

Posted April 15th, 2015 Leave A Comment

2013 Arlington Real Estate Statistics

How was Arlington, VA real estate market in March, 2015? Per Zillow.com the temperature of Arlington's real estate market is "Warm". Neighboring DC is on fire with a "Very Hot" market's temperature.  Zillow.com calculates this based on list-to-sell ratios, price cuts and how long it takes to sell a home. DC is definitely a hot destination with very limited supply of available homes. 1. Market Activity. We had a 22% increase of homes sold vs. March 2014 (219 sold in 2015 vs. 179 in 2014) -... Continue Reading Article...

Dangers of overpricing in Arlington, VA

Posted April 1st, 2015 Leave A Comment

Price cut Arlington, VA

Recently I read a book written by Zillow.com guys Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate". It was a very interesting read, because they were making a good attempt at interpreting tons and tons of real estate data that Zillow.com has been collecting for years. One of the chapters addressed pricing a home and perils of overpricing.  It's such an important subject - I wanted to share their insight and how it applies to Arlington. "Pricing... Continue Reading Article...

Looking for help – do you know someone who needs a great job?

Posted March 19th, 2015 Leave A Comment

Executive Assistant

Executive Administrative Assistant  - FULL TIME The Key to the Office Are you good with people? The Administrative Assistant is usually the first person clients have contact with at Keller Williams Realty. You must be upbeat and service oriented! Because of this, a friendly professional manner is a must. This position requires competence with computers, faxes, email, multiple line phone system, and the Internet. Organizational abilities are very important in keeping the office running smoothly. We have an immediate need for a highly motivated, experienced... Continue Reading Article...

Briggman Market Watch for February 2015 – Buyers were very busy buying houses – even with all the snow we had!

Posted March 16th, 2015 Leave A Comment

The Arlington Expert

How was Arlington, VA real estate market in February 2015? The market is very steady and healthy! There was a lot more buying activity this February - many buyers battled the snow and made their offers - a lot more than last year.  The prices haven't seen any significant increases since the inventory of homes available for sale has been rising as well. 1. Market Activity - Arlington February statistics show new pendings/contracts are up 26.9% comparing to February 2014. New listings... Continue Reading Article...

Briggman Market Watch – January 2015 – Zillow predicts 1% increase this year

Posted February 19th, 2015 Leave A Comment

Weekly Arlington update

Here my scoop on Arlington real estate market for January 2015: Happy to report - Arlington real estate market is very hot and healthy, but not crazy. Last year home values went up 4.3% and based on numerous factors Zillow predicts they will rise 1% within the next year. You might be wondering – why only 1%? Simple laws of supply and demand - number of homes for sale is increasing (supply is going up) and the number of sold properties... Continue Reading Article...

Briggman Market Watch for 2014 – The Prices Are Up for the 5th Year in a Row!

Posted January 16th, 2015 Leave A Comment

Briggman Market Watch

This is The Briggman Market Watch, giving buyers and sellers the latest news on Arlington real estate. So how was the Arlington real estate market in 2014? It was a pretty flat year due to decline in federal employment, federal contracting and job growth only in lower-wage sectors. Mortgage rates did not go up as expected and are incredibly low, but qualifying for a mortgage is still very difficult. The good news is average and median sales prices went up for the... Continue Reading Article...

Briggman Market Watch for October 2014

Posted November 17th, 2014 Leave A Comment

Briggman Market Watch

Hi, I’m Renata Briggman, and this is the Briggman Market Watch, giving buyers and sellers the latest news on Arlington real estate. So what was happening in Arlington real estate market in October 2014? Here in Arlington the market does not seem to have the same buzz as in 2013, even though the number of sales so far this year is about the same. (2,841 in 2013 vs. 2,846 in 2014) So what’s happening? I think it’s the increase in inventory. We... Continue Reading Article...