Want to know the tricks of the trade, or simply how to best prepare your house for sale? We will have a professional staging consultant on-hand to provide this information and more. We have some great tips to offer. It should be a lot of fun, and hopefully educational as well. Arlington Central Library next Thursday, Jan 24, from 5-6:30. Please contact me to register for the event.
Now that we’ve had a little time to consider the news about Amazon coming to the Pentagon City neighborhood of South Arlington, the consensus seems to be that (1) the arrival will have a significant impact on the neighborhood and more generally the entire metro region, and (2) it will be a gradual process that could take up to 10 years to unfold. An estimated 38,000 jobs will relocate to the area over the next 16 years, with the average Continue Reading
“Keep your eye on the ball.” I can’t seem to get away from the sports metaphors. The “ball” is interest rates. Keep your eye on “interest rates”. Why? Because despite the Federal Reserve raising the federal fund rate by another 25bps in December, the 30 year conforming rate has recently gone from 5% to 4.625%, and is now 4.5% according to Prosperity Home Mortgage in recent rate quotes. For every one percent the interest rate moves, it effects your buying Continue Reading
What is the most often used word in staging? Transitional. Not too traditional, not too contemporary, and just right. The folks at House Beautiful call the transitional style the “Happy Medium,” which is exactly why every Arlington VA stager I know uses that word to describe their style. This look is perfect for anyone who feels like traditional design is a bit too stuffy, but steers clear of contemporary for fear it’s too cold and stark. As described in the Continue Reading
Even on a micro level, Arlington VA wins awards, (small but mighty) for its urban and transit planning. In this case, we’re talking about Veitch St. This well-used street in the Arlington zipcode of 22201 represents a major link between the shops and restaurants of the Courthouse neighborhood in North Arlington, and the bike trails that connect Arlington to Washington DC and farther out Fairfax County. Arlington received more than 1,000 votes for its road diet/protected bike lane project on Continue Reading
This just in …. though I’ve been hearing many similar rumblings recently about a market slow-down and better balance between seller supply and buyer demand …. RISMEDIA, Tuesday, December 18, 2018— With the economy expected to slow in the upcoming year, the housing market—namely prices and sales—is set to stabilize, according to analysts at Fannie Mae. For 2019, Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group is anticipating an ease-off in home prices, which have run up unsustainably, by many measures, Continue Reading
This has been all the talk for many, many months. Three sources this morning on the news that Amazon is coming (partially) to Crystal City, none direct from Amazon — that is expected tomorrow. Good news for my client who just purchased a beautiful home in Potomac Yard. Wall Street Journal UrbanTurf WSJ: Amazon HQ2 Announcement ‘Imminent’
Current conventional wisdom is that our real estate market has transitioned from a sellers market to a buyers market. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, writes that home prices have been rising too much relative to income for many buyers to keep pace. Rates are up and consumer confidence is down. But the reason rates are going up is because the economy is “roaring” (quoting Yun), and that as long as the economy stays strong home sales could head up even Continue Reading
OPEN SUNDAY, 11/11, 1-4pm Rare opportunity to own a beautiful, fully renovated, authentic mid-century gem with amazing views of wooded 1/2 acre lot from 2 levels! A stunning wood burning stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the home. Soaring beamed ceilings on the main level create a feeling of spaciousness and add character. The expansive open floor plan is perfect for today~s lifestyle. Owner made exquisite renovation choices in the kitchen and bathrooms. Hardwood floors throughout are in stellar condition. Continue Reading
Put it on your calendar! Thursday, November 15, from 5:30-7:30. Call me for more details, 703-362-7764 I love to take a moment to thank my clients, introduce them to each other (they’re all amazing), and share a fun local restaurant. Texas Jacks this year. Nice that the owner is also a client of mine!