Tag Archive: Arlington County Real Estate

Ashburn vs. Arlington: What Does The Nations Highest Median Income Pay For Housing?

In a report from WTOP this morning we learned that the DC suburbs have 10 of the top 15 counties for median income. Tops on that list? Loudon County. So, case what does someone in Ashburn pay for housing compared to someone in Arlington? I was curious, abortion and thought others may be as well….

The Premium You Pay For 5 Bedrooms In Arlington County

We all know that the DC area is an expensive place to live, order and we also know that much of Arlington County is a big contributor to that. Finally, pilule we also know that space can be a premium in that sliver of land between Fairfax County, ask The City of Falls Church, and…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: Renovated North Arlington Bungalow

For the first “catch of the day” of 2012 I have chosen a newly renovated 1914 North Arlington bungalow. There seems to be a relatively seamless transition from old to new in this classic craftsman. The design style that builders throughout Arlington are trying to mimic is delivered in it’s original from in this space….

Energy Efficiency In Arlington: Insulate Pipes in Older Homes

This video is just the tip of the iceberg for quick, nurse cheap, buy cialis and easy jobs the average home owner can take on themseleves. The topic of “green” living and improving energy efficiency is ever on the rise in todays increasing environment and budget conscious world. However, salve when so many of us…

Arlington Housing Market Through October 2011

Boring. That sums up the Arlington real estate market through 2011 so far. And in this economic environment boring is good. This first chart below shows single family home performance vs. condo performance which looks especially boring, but admittedly things liven up a bit once we break each out in to it’s own chart (chart…

Joining Forces With The A.C.E. Energy Efficiency Education Project

Here’s some additional information about the ACE (Arlingtonians for Clean Environment) Energy Efficiency Education project. ACE is launching the new Energy Efficiency Education project this fall. This program is funded by the Arlington County Community Development Fund and will focus on increasing energy efficiency for residents in the Arlington County Neighborhood Focus Areas. Applications are now…

Colin’s “Catch of The Day” 9/12/11: 5029 38th St. N Arlington

So the “Catch of The Day” is not always about homes that I like, or that I think present a good opportunity. Sometimes I use the Catch of The day to make a point. Today’s point: If the market is so bad, why is just under an acre of land worth nearly $1,000,000. This home*,…

Colin’s “Catch of The Day”: 6220 Lee Hwy Arlington

Every now and then I like to post my real estate listing* “catch of the day”. I am a sucker for bungalows, and I am a sucker for craftsman style homes, so there is some bias with today’s selection. THE UPSIDES: this home has some beautifully updated spaces, including the kitchen and the exterior it…

Arlington Real Estate Holds Steady Despite Increased Inventory

Back in June I took a look, with some concern, at the state of Arlington County home prices in comparison to the rising inventory at the time. Now, a little more than two months later the summer is winding down, and that rising inventory has leveled off and has begun a clear decline. So, lets…

Arlington Spotlight: Berkshire Oakwood Real Estate Update

Though I often provide commentary on Arlington Real Estate, illness by my own admission Arlington as a whole is too large and too diverse a data set to be useful to individual homeowners. In the hopes of providing something more meaningful today we will take a closer look at the Berkshire Oakwood neighborhood in Arlington (see…

What Can I Buy In Northern Virginia For $850,000?

Continuing in this fun series looking at how much house you can buy for the money in Northern Virginia we move on from the $650,000 budgets and look at what someone can buy in Northern Virginia for $850,000. CRITERIA: $845k – $855k Single Family Detached Inside the beltway (Alexandria listings may extend south of the…

Arlington Real Estate Through The Financial Crisis – Part 3

In part 1 of this 3 part series we looked at how Arlington Real Estate responded to the financial market meltdown of 2008. Then in, part 2 we looked at how Arlington Real Estate responded to the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, and its subsequent expiration. Today we take a quick look at how…

Arlington Real Estate Through The Financial Crisis – Part 2

What Happened In Arlington Real Estate After The Expiration of The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit? Single Family Detached Homes   In part 2 of my brief series on Arlington Real Estate Through the Financial Crisis, I want to look at how the Arlington market responded to the Home Buyer Tax Credit, and it’s…

Arlington Real Estate Through The Financial Crisis – Part 1

The bursting of the housing bubble is one thing, but what happened in Arlington after that fateful September in 2008 (financial market collapse)? How did Arlington react after the expiration of the first time home buyer tax credit in 2010? Where is Arlington right now as numerous reports say much of the nation seems poised…

Arlington Housing Update, June 2011: Can Prices Sustain with Higher Inventory?

June is upon us already, amazing! So where are we housing-wise in Arlington? Arlington County as a whole has seen a steady uptick in prices for single family dwellings since September of last year. As you will see below, the Arlington Condo market followed suit until about mid November, and has since seen a steady…