Pumpkins, haunted houses and costumed kiddos can only mean one thing – it’s time for Halloween! Every year, Zillow’s team of economists crunches the numbers to find the best cities for little ghosts and ghouls to score the best candy. These cities are based on places where home values are high, there are plenty of kids under 10, and where homes are close together, meaning less walking while you’re going door-to-door. After sliding to third place last year, San Francisco Continue Reading
Arlington celebrates some of its rich diversity at the 2017 Latino American Festival on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-6 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Held annually during Hispanic Heritage Month, the event features live music and dance, dozens of artisan and community vendors, authentic Latino food, free activities for kids and plenty of live arts programming. Enjoy a live painting demonstration with Mexican-inspired artist and Arlington resident David Amoroso. David’s paintings feature iconic portraits of everyday people as well as Mexican pop Continue Reading
A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.” The article then goes on to soften that stance but we want to bring better clarity to the equity situation. A recent report from CoreLogic (which was quoted in the article) revealed that over 80% of all Continue Reading
A lot goes into financing a home. Do I need savings? How much do I need to put down? How will the down payment factor into the overall cost? Cut through the misinformation with this infographic by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home. Take advantage of the buyer activity Continue Reading
Welcome to 2901 22nd St N in Maywood. This is such a special home. The original 1912 farmhouse has been completely updated to today’s modern standards, yet retains the original charm that makes this property so lovely. Period details include extensive woodwork and wood trim, a front room with walls of windows, a side room “sleeping porch” that is currently used as an office, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, and the list goes on. Among North Arlington homes, nothing beats the Continue Reading
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at Continue Reading
Fantastic new listing in desirable Boulevard Manor neighborhood of North Arlington. Open from 1-4 today, please come visit! 4 bedrooms, 3 full renovated bathrooms Gorgeous, open, renovated kitchen with plentiful cabinetry and lots of countertop work space large newer windows throughout large lower-level family room delightful gardens driveway for off-street parking, storage shed in back 500 N. Lombardy St., Arlington, VA 22203 Asking price $775,000. This is a nice home!
Starting October 1st, the DC Recording tax will be reduced to 0.725% for first-time homebuyers. Qualifying is not as simple as Maryland’s first-time homebuyer exemption; whereby, each homebuyer must simply be a first-time homebuyer of a principal residence to qualify. This enactment also imposes a few additional hurdles, including purchase price limitations and limits on household income. In general, the recordation tax will be reduced to .725% if: Each grantee (i.e., homebuyer taking title) has never owned a principal residence Continue Reading
Gorgeous home, just built in 2011, with stunning details and flexible floor plan. I usually avoid the word “stunning” as it has been overused, but it applies to this home. Whoever buys this home will end up pinching themselves the whole time they live here. It’s so spacious (with 5 bedrooms), has a beautiful kitchen, spacious main level family room, large downstairs rec room, to-die-for master suite, the list just keep on going. The front porch and back screened porch Continue Reading