30 Year Mortgage Rates Remain Below 4%

homebuyer Now is a great time to buy a home, especially if you have been thinking of Living on the Orange Line. Freddie Mac announced last week that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage remains below 4%, well below rates from a year ago. The average rate last week was at 3.93%, up slightly from the week prior which was at 3.89%. A similar change was reported for 15 year loans as well, with the average 15... Continue Reading >

Arlington Full of Volunteer Spirit

volunteer Many of us who enjoy the urban life of Orange Line Living, also enjoy being able to help others in need. This is a wonderful time of year to volunteer as part of your Holiday celebrations. No matter where your interests lie, there are so many ways to get out and help our community. Be it one-on-one assistance, spending time at an organization’s event, or donating, when you volunteer your time and support, you are not only helping others, you... Continue Reading >

Wilson Blvd Lanes to Change

Wilson BLvd There is a big change in store for Wilson Blvd, west of George Mason Drive, and those living along the Orange Line. The major thoroughfare will go from a four lane street down to two through lanes with a center turn lane. The work is expected to be done this spring. This is the first phase in improving Wilson Blvd. The street itself will not change as yet, but the line striping will, making for a much different travel experience... Continue Reading >

Army Navy Tailgater

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.20.22 AM Please join the Orange Line Living Team and Bridgeview Bank Mortgage for a tailgater to get ready for the Army Navy game! We will have catered food, a full bar and lots of fun and camaraderie. From the Orange Line Living team we will have Dan Lesniak (USNA '02), Sean Ponder (USNA '02) and Ed Slavis (USNA '01). From Bridgeview Bank Mortgage Todd Jones (USMA '02) will be hosting. For more details or to sign up for the event please click... Continue Reading >

Turkey Trot Helps Those in Need in Arlington

turkey2 Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we at the Orange Line Living Team hope you have a wonderful holiday, and can spend some quality time with family and friends. When it comes to Thanksgiving and the holidays in general, it is a special time of year to share with others less fortunate than ourselves. Arlington has its own special way to help those in need, and bring our community together for a fun time. It is the annual Turkey Trot 5k fun,... Continue Reading >

Coming Soon! Renovated Arlington Home

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 9.57.42 AM Do not miss out on the rare chance to own a completely renovated home in Arlington! Located at 30 S. Park Street this home is nestled in a quite neighborhood, but is close to shopping centers, restaurants and major commuter routes just minutes from Washington D.C. This 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home is undergoing a complete renovation. Enjoy new floors, completely updated and expanded kitchen with new appliances, cabinets and granite, updated bathrooms, new interior and exterior paint, newly finished... Continue Reading >

Coming Soon! Townes of Lyon Park

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 10.08.14 AM Do not miss out on this rare chance to own a 4BR/3.5BA townhome in one of Arlington's most desired locations. Located in Lyon Park at 2309 9th Street in Arlington, VA this townhome is only a few blocks from the Clarendon metro. Directly nearby are plenty of parks, restaurants and shopping. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the top level and an additional bedroom and bathroom on the lower level, this townhome has more space than most found on... Continue Reading >

Big Changes Coming to Ballston Metro Station and Plaza

Ballston Metro There has been a lot of talk and many projects underway to improve area neighborhoods along the Orange Line. Not one to be left out, Ballston is now up for some major improvements surrounding the Metro Plaza. Arlington County is now in the process of outlining what the improvements will be.  The first step is to gather public input. There was a meeting at the Arlington County Library at the beginning of November where the main plans were unveiled. The... Continue Reading >

Concert of Valor – November 11

Have you made plans to attend the Concert of Valor this evening? Tonight our military veterans and service personnel will be honored with a special concert at 7 p.m. on the Mall in DC. The Concert of Valor will feature music greats Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, Eminen, Dave Grohl, Rihanna and more. This free, three-hour Veterans Day concert is expected to be a mix of patriotic tunes and the artists’ biggest hits. A crowd of 800,000 is expected... Continue Reading >

US Route 50 Lights Up the Night at Courthouse

Courthouse ROute 50 Bridge art The newly constructed bridges along US Route 50 have been given their final touches and brought some new light to Orange Line Living in the Courthouse area. Back in September of this year, the updated construction on Route 50 provided new exits for east and westbound traffic, bicycle lanes, and two new bridges to help with traffic flow. The final stage of the new section of Route 50 was officially launched on Friday, October 24th, with new light displays created... Continue Reading >