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Bob Dylan said "Take me as I am, or let me go..." How applicable this statement is in this housing market. Here are some things you should know about buying anything "as-is"...   1. What kinds of properties are usually sold "as-is"? Almost every short sale and/or bank-owned property I have seen h...
Yesterday, I held a great listing on 934 N. Daniel St in Arlington, VA. It's located in a great neighborhood of single family homes called Lyon Park. Close to the Clarendon metro, close to the major highways leading to Tysons Corner as well as downtown D.C. Currently there are 11 properties liste...
Located in the lobby near the 1220 N Fillmore entrance to Station Square Condominium, Le Pain Quotidien, has now opened! It's located on the corner of Fillmore and Clarendon Blvd, under the Gold's Gym (how ironic!). Check out their website and menu here.    
This weekend, Saturday April 25th and Sunday, April 26th Reston Town Center will host the 3rd Annual Great Grapes! Festival. The Great Grapes! Festival hosts over 200 wines and 20 Virginia Wineries for samples, classes, pairing, and more for local patrons who visit the Reston Town Center from Noo...
Ok, I admit it. I lied. (gasp!) When I wrote my initial blog about the Cherry Blossom Festival for 2009, I hadn't been to it yet. Ever. Here's why: I am a workaholic. I have never actually had the time to stop, and admire the flowers! That is...until today!! With my first day off in a few months,...
Here's a term you don't hear often: Capital Contribution. -What is a capital contribution? A "fee" that is incorporated into your closing costs at settlement to be contributed to the working capital fund of the homeowners association. Consider it the equivalent of a minimum balance to opening a b...
Did you wake up this morning to make your coffee and detect the faint smell of chlorine? I did, before I remembered today is the first day of the annual flush of the aqueduct system around the Washington Metro area. Local authories will be using chlorine to treat the water drawn from the Potomac ...
Arlington County has put together an program called "Green It!" A series of FREE workshops to help educate the community on environmentally friendly ways to live, work, and commute. The except below is taken from the Arlington County website on upcoming events: Appliance Energy Use DemonstrationS...
It's that time again...a closer look at Arlington Virginia real estate stats for March 2009. 160 Properties sold in Arlington in March! Condos in Arlington 1 bedroom, 1 bathAvg: $290,953Avg DOM: 89 days 2 bedroom, 1 bathAvg: $271,240Avg DOM: 64 2 bedroom, 2 bathAvg: $422,590Avg DOM: 87 *Please no...
This week's Neighborhood Spotlight is on Colonial Village in Arlington, VA. The condominium subdivision has 3 parts (C.V. I, II, and III). Originially built in the 1930s/40s, it was redeveloped into the current condo community in the 80s. The neighborhood has 212-units and 74 parking spaces (NOTE...

Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz

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