Our Take on Modern DC Real Estate

Arlington Bungalows For SaleThe Arlington real estate market is filled with all sorts of different housing styles and designs. Mid-rise condos, Victorian-style single-family homes, and quite the assortment of townhomes certainly occupy a large portion of Arlington’s real estate landscape, but one particular style tends to really standout to a wide-range of today’s home buyers, from first-timers looking to make the transition from renting to owning to empty-nesters who still can’t get enough of that classic vintage charm.

Of course the kind of homes we’re talking about are the bungalow/craftsman style homes that always seem to offer a cozy feel that’s truly hard to duplicate regardless of how hard you try. Some of Arlington’s older craftsman-bungalow style homes were originally built

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Arlington VA Real Estate In case you needed anymore proof that walkability continues to be a highly sought after feature that many of today’s home buyers want in a new home or condo, reports are now surfacing that one of the most expensive places to call home in the Washington DC area is also among the nation’s most walkable communities.

Although such rankings aren’t exactly the most analytical and can sometimes be influenced by outside factors, national real estate data firm Redfin compiled a list of the most walkable communities in the country, which is largely based on Redfin’s Walk Score product that takes walking routes, mixed-use development, depth of choice, pedestrian-friendliness, population and various other neighborhood data to help determine an area’s walkability.

In

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Arlington VA Real Estate Market It wasn't that long ago when chatter about Washington DC real estate being among the most expensive in the country was the talk of the town, and although homes and condos for sale in our nation’s capital can still be rather pricey, real estate for sale in Arlington might now actually be more costly.

According to a report from the Washington Business Journal, the median home selling price in Arlington County in July was $662,500, while back home in the District, median home selling prices were recorded at $550,000.

Only a year ago, Washington DC and Arlington were about even when it came to housing costs, but just within the last 12 months, median prices in Arlington jumped 10%, which now puts homes more than $100,000 higher than in DC.

Even still,

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If you're remodeling your home, conduct an energy audit to determine what improvements can be made to make it more energy efficient. An energy-efficient home can save you money in the form of lower energy bills and can reduce negative impacts on the environment.

An energy audit will assess how much energy your home consumes and evaluate steps you can take to make it more efficient. You can perform the audit yourself or have a professional do it. A professional energy audit incorporates extensive testing using specialized equipment and an assessment of residents’ energy usage to offer a thorough analysis.

If you’re conducting the audit yourself, you’ll want to:

  1. Locate air leaks -  Reducing drafts in a home will make it more comfortable while

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Every year, the Fourth of July holiday honors the birth of our nation.  Independence Day is a special time for celebration.  Both children and adults enjoy a variety of traditions that have grown to become popular pastimes for all.  If you want to see a big smile on the face of your little ones this July 4, consider the following ways to make it a kid-friendly kind of fun.

Host A Cookout

One of the most popular traditions to enjoy over the Fourth of July holiday is a cookout with family and friends.  Get out the grill, grab some hot dogs and hamburgers and get cooking.  Children love cookouts and they also love playing outdoors.  If you can find a way to combine both by hosting a cookout and inviting some of the other children in the neighborhood,

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The process of purchasing a home can be a complicated and stressful experience, but if you have to purchase a new home in another city the experience can become even more complicated.  Whether you are relocating for a job, retiring to a dream location, or are just looking for a change, purchasing a home long distance has a whole separate to-do list on top of the already long list of things that need to be done to purchase a new home.  Here are some tips to make purchasing a home long distance a little easier, and still get the home of your dreams!

The Internet Is A Powerful Tool!

The internet is a powerful research tool for learning more about virtually any topic, and purchasing a home is no exception.  From finding a REALTOR® to searching

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So you have found the home of your dreams, it has all the features you want, and it is in the right neighborhood. Even the price is right, but suddenly you find yourself in a bidding war with one or more people who also think this is the perfect home.  This can be a stressful and sometimes even heartbreaking experience, but what knowledge should you arm yourself with before entering a bidding war with other potential buyers?  Here are a few important tips to remember in order to get the house of your dreams without breaking the budget.

Know Your Budget

Having a good idea of what you can afford and knowing your target price can really prevent you from making a bid that you may ultimately not be able to honor.  The best way to do this is to get

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Search Washington DC Area New Construction Communities

Now that the housing crash that started back in 2008 seems to fully be in the rearview mirror, new construction is again on the rise around the Washington DC area, especially in Maryland and Northern Virginia. At last check, roughly 2,500 new homes or home sites over 442 individual housing communities are available around Washington DC’s Virginia suburbs, while nearly 2,000 new homes or home sites are currently on the market in over 340 communities in DC’s Maryland suburbs.

Whether you’re looking for a new construction townhouse community, a new construction single-family community, or perhaps a development that features a little bit of everything, new construction real estate for sale in the Washington DC area is as hot as ever, making it as

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Modern Townhomes For Sale in Washington DC
The townhome has made a comeback in the Washington DC area thanks to its attractive and functional design. Today there are many modern and contemporary townhomes to choose from in the area.

1327 4th Street SW

1327 4th Street SW was built in 1966 and features a number of attractive homes within the same building. The homes feature their own sweeping staircases and private den spaces. The living rooms on the lower parts of the homes are very spacious.

1911 Belmont Road NW

As a more recent townhome that was built in 1998, the 1991 Belmont Road NW townhome area features more natural lighting areas than many other classic areas. The development has been designed to include an elaborate floor plant that uses simple hallways to link up the rooms with

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There are many amazing housing communities in the Washington DC area for you to choose from right now. These include some attractive mid-century neighborhoods that include some modern-style homes. These are homes that were designed particularly for post-war families and today have become available to everyone in the region.

Hollin Hills

Hollin Hills is located around Old Town in Alexandria and has been around since the 1940s. The homes here include some attractive modern tones that mix classic brick bodies with tall glass walls and perfectly symmetrical outlines around the outside parts of the homes. Hollin Hills not only has some spacious homes for single families but it also has a series of community parks and even its own area pool and tennis

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