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You’ll notice in many descriptions the term “walkable” is used, along with distance to nearby public transportation such as the metro or the bus. But what does “walkable” really mean? It’s commonly thought that anything under 1 mile from the metro is manageable and can be counted as “walkable.” ...
When supply goes down and demand goes up, prices follow by going up (the summary of what I learned at Hopkins while getting my masters degree). Washington DC real estate was a prime example last month, experiencing a decrease in days on the market while median sales price went up 14.3%. Nearly 4...
Last week the Washington Examiner did a post called “FHA sends potential buyers through hoops to get financing for condos.” If you’ve read any of my recent blog posts on FHA Financing, you know i’m not a fan of their constant regulation changes, so it’s no surprise i’m quoted in this article: La...
It’s hard to find aggregated information when you’re moving, preparing to move, or looking to change something about your current home. Here’s a list of popular resources: Arlington County website New Resident Checklist Arlington County Parks & Community Centers Arlington Now - News and Things T...
Thanks for the tip from Under One Roof, Habitat For Humanity of Northern Virginia is building in Arlington again after 10 years. The last project in Arlington was a tow of 8 duplexes located at S Kenmore/S Glebe Road in 2000. The new project by the Habitat for Humanity of Northern VA named Perry...
We’ve been hearing a lot recently that it’s a great time to BUY, but what about selling? If you own a townhouse in Arlington, it’s a great time for you to sell. Inventory in January is down 24% from 2010, which undoubtedly contributes to the increase in average net sale price by 31%. Yes, prices...
Arlington’s a large county with a lot of schools, so it’s hard to always know where the boundaries fall for each school. Arlington County Public Schools has a great online tool called the Boundary Locator to help with finding the elementary, middle and high school associated with an address. It’...
So by now, you know Christina Aguilera missed a line from the National Anthem (that line was: “O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming”) and as the Washington Post said this morning: when you’re hired to belt out “The Star Spangled Banner” at the biggest television event of the...
A neighborhood located in Arlington, VA 22205 made up over 200 homes. Typical styles of homes in this neighborhood are Colonials built at the end of the 1930s, early 1940s, on small lots (most are within .10 to .20 acres).The majority of the properties are detached homes, but there are some dupl...
The IRS has released the form (IRS Form-5405) that will be used when you file your 2009 tax return in order to claim the $8,000 tax credit. Due to the new instructions, you’ll have to do a paper return in order to claim the credit. In addition, you’ll have to attach a copy of your settlement sta...

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