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Selling Your Arlington Home in Spring 2015 – Statistics

Selling Your Arlington Home in Spring 2015 – Statistics

Hi! Arlington homeowners are asking me: “What is the chance of selling my home this Spring?”

I will share here Arlington’s current inventory of homes and you will quickly see why it is a Seller’s Market.

Total of all homes, any type (detached, condo, etc.) at all prices: 462
(The estimated 2014 population of Arlington County, VA, by the US Census Bureau was 224,906)

Average price of all: $734,397

Seller's Market

Seller’s Market

Number of homes available by price bracket / range
$1,000 – 299,000 106
300,000 – 399,000 61
400,000 – 499,000 44
500,000 – 599,000 31
600,000 – 699,000 37
700,000 – 799,000 27
800,000 – 899,000 20
900,000 – 999,000 14
1,000,000 – 1,099,000 4
1,100,000 – 1,199,000 10
1,200,000 – 1,299,000 9
1,300,000 – 1,399,000 9
1,400,000 – 1,499,000 14
1,500,000 – 3,750,000 58
(If you would like a further breakout of the last bracket / range, please comment on the post and ask. Thanks.)
Source: MRIS, March 9, 2015

With this very small number of homes on the market, sellers have much more ability to ask for a price they want (it still needs to be reasonable, as always) and get it, and with the best terms possible. Having the stronger market position as compared to buyers gives home seller’s the better negotiating position. More strength.

If you would like more information or a free market valuation of your home, please contact us. We can do it within 24 hours. Have a great day!

Cheers,
Ken

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Clarendon, Arlington, VA, Mardi Gras Parade 2014

The 2014 Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade in Arlington, Virginia. It’s coming up soon!

Parade

Believe it or not, the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade is the largest celebration of Mardi Gras’ Fat Tuesday in the Washington, DC area. Organized by our wonderful Clarendon Alliance, the colorful parade features community groups, an array of floats, some pretty cars, fire trucks and “tons” of Mardi Gras beads (necklaces).

When? Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 8PM.

Where? The parade route runs along Wilson Boulevard from North Barton Street to North Irving Street. Wilson Boulevard will be closed off to non-parade activity.

How to get there? Be GREEN and take Metro. It’s right nearby.
Or, if driving, where to park? On the street or in one of the several public garages.

We look forward to seeing you. It’s a yearly outing for Team Yes I Ken!
Arlington, VA’s Mardi Gras Parade is another reason that ARLINGTON ROCKS!

Cheers,
Ken

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Chickens – Hens in Arlington? What’s all the Cluck About?

We’ve been hearing about chickens, hens in Arlington for awhile now. What’s all the cluck about really?

For the proposed Arlington chickens, hens, it seems like the potential for noise, smell, Read the rest of this entry »

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New to Market in the Heart of Logan Circle, DC

NEW TO MARKET – Yes we sell in DC and MD, as well as VA! – 1450 Church St., N.W., #102, Washington, DC 20005 – $529,000
Just steps to Whole Foods and all the shops, eateries and amenities of P and 14 streets.

Constructed just 5 years ago, CITTA 50 is a small boutique building of 27 units in the epicenter of the action, yet tucked away on a cozy, one way street. This unit is almost better than new. Having just one owner with no pets, and upgrades made after the purchase, it is wonderful kept and improved. In the heart of one of the most exciting and sought-after neighborhoods in DC, so much the neighborhood has to offer is at your doorstep.

At over 900SF, this condo oasis is generously sized. A foyer welcomes you with a half bath for ease of daily use – and for your guests. You may very well want to have guests because this home has a wonderful OPEN SPACE with a bank of almost 30 FEET of floor-to-ceiling sunny windows and a great open kitchen for ease of interacting with your guests.

The master bedroom en suite has a large walk-in closet with easily adaptable ELFA shelving to customize to your needs, if you like. Immediately adjacent is a storage closet with lots of shelves and a conveniently-located front-loading washer and dryer – right where you want them – where the laundry/clothes are. Your private master bath has wonderful Kohler appointments along with beautiful floor tiles and incredible shower featuring stunning floor-to-ceiling mosaic tiles.

Details:
– Bamboo flooring – green feature
– Dual flush Kohler toilets – green feature
– Stainless steel Fisher Paykel and higher-end GE appliances
– Granite and running horizontal kitchen backsplash
– Granite counters in both baths on wonderful cabinetry with Kohler faucets
– Custom blinds
– Kohler fixtures
– Deep under mount kitchen sink with handy pull-out sprayer
– Almost 30 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows
– BONUS storage closet
– BONUS half bath
– Front-loading washer and dryer immediately off master bedroom walk-in closet
– Low condo fee of $354/month
– Parking available immediately behind building in secured garage with a reduced fee
– Capital Bikeshare, Zip Car & Metro Rail/bus close by
– Logan Circle is ultra-convenient to commute or travel to other areas in DC

Huge living area

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Arlington Restaurants Rock! Pupatella Rocks!

Hi!

You may know that I am a Foodie. I’m  reporting today on Pupatella on Wilson Blvd,  just West of George Mason Dr., one of my favorite Arlington Restaurants.

Talk about great pizza (and donuts now, too)! Read the rest of this entry »

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