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Are you one of the estimated 53% of buyers in 2009 who will be buying for the first time? Then register for a free first time home buyer seminar: Arlington Central Library (Orange Line: Ballston) Wednesday, May 20 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm As with our other classes, there is absolutely no cost or obligat...
  Westover has long been known as a quiet, eclectic "urban village" in North Arlington. Home to shops and restaurants, it has a very small town feel, but with big city advantages, like being close to the Metro and major commuting routes. Westover is on the National Register of Historic Places. W...
History Colonial Village was built between 1935 and 1940 and was one of the first garden-style apartment complexes in the United States and the first large-scale rental housing project to be financed by a mortgage issue by the Federal Housing Administration. Designed in the Colonial Revival style...
ARLINGTON FOREST is an established community of over 750 households in Arlington County, Virginia. The proximity to DC combines the benefits of living in an urban area with the comfort and security of a quiet, wooded neighborhood. The community is located about a mile west of the Ballston Common...
Zip Codes 22201 and 22203 (includes Ballston, Virginia Square, Clarendon)Source: MRIS. All data deemed accurate but not guaranteed. Stats exclude retirement communities. 1 BR Units 2BR Units ACTIVE LISTINGS as of March 4 Average List Price $348,898 $546,430 Number of Active Listings 37 62 Averag...
Stimulus Package & Budget Overhaul The final stimulus package is the news of the day - the final credit for first time buyers only is $8000. No repayment as long as you own the house for 3 years, and some other limitations apply, but generally this is great news for buyers. Read the details in my...
Lyon Park, just a short distance from Clarendon, is one of North Arlington's most popular neighborhoods. It's an extremely walkable neighborhood, as this tour shows.  The 300-acre neighborhood, bounded by Arlington Boulevard on two sides, North Irving and North 10th Street, has a population of 4...
The Maywood community is one of Arlington’s oldest neighborhoods and an example of a “trolley neighborhood” because its development was tied to the development of commuter railroads that served the area from 1906 to 1934. It was initially planned in five sections, with its primary development tak...
The stimulus bill, having had its original House and Senate versions reconciled in Committee, is now on its way to President Obama's desk in time for his President's Day goal. I'm still wading through the Committee report text, but here is what I can see: Credit is $8000 (up from the House versio...
The big headline is the news of the most recent stimulus package with a special home buying credit. So what's the story? In short, we don't know yet. It's still in Committee because the House version and the Senate version are different (Remember "I'm just a Bill, on Capitol Hill..." if there two...

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