NAR Reports Positive Home Sales for September

selling home September was a month of real estate growth for the country according the NAR (National Association of Realtors). For Orange Line Living, the data reported is reflective of our area as well, in particular when looking at year to year data. Arlington is on pace with continued real estate growth. Figures reported that September was the highest month for sales across the nation with $5.17 million in sales. The median home price listed for the country was up 5.6% compared... Continue Reading >

The Costs of Waiting for Lower Prices

30 Year Rate History Over the last three months a shift has taken place in the Greater Washington DC Real estate market. During most of the previous two years bidding wars were very common, especially in places such as Arlington, VA, Bethesda, MD and many parts of DC. Bidding wars still happen on some properties, but they are fewer and further between. Homes that once sold on the first weekend now might take a month or so. Market Fundamentals are Better than Ever If you are... Continue Reading >

Clarendon’s Only Condo with Rooftop Hot Tub

DSC_2502 Are you looking for one of the most unique condos in Arlington? Very rarely will you find over 1,500 square feet in a Clarendon condo. This one has it. Very rarely will you find a rooftop terrace in a Clarendon condo. This one has it. Not many condos in Clarendon have monument views. This one does. Even more rare is to have all of that, plus rooftop hot tub. This condo it all. 1201 Garfield Street, Unit 712, Arlington, VA  222201... Continue Reading >

Just Listed in Falls Church

The Orange Line Living team just listed this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo located at 7024 Falls Reach Drive in Falls Church, VA. The location puts you within a  few short blocks of the West Falls Church metro stop as well as other major commuter roads such as I-66 and Route 7. The 2 levels of living offer abundant space with a family room with frieplace, dining room, eat in kitchen and balcony. The upper level has 2 bedrooms each... Continue Reading >

Arlington- City of Bikes

Capital_Bikeshare_riders_in_Dupont_Circle The Capital Bikeshare program has released its annual report and the news is positive for bicyclists. More and more people are using the service, which provides a public transport alternative for residents and visitors to Arlington. There are bike stations across the Orange Line corridor, each with several bikes available for use with a variety options. Capital Bikeshare provides docking stations for bikes built specifically for the system, where an electronic key is used to check out a bike for... Continue Reading >

Mortgage Rates at 16 Month Low and Close to All Time Low

Last week investors put money into the US Treasury market, pushing mortgage rates down.  As money flowed out of stock markets and into bond market yields on key government bonds went down, with the 10-year Treasury going below 1.9% for the first time since June of 2013 and only the second time ever. 30 Year Mortgage Rates Back Below 4% This movement in the markets sent 30 year mortgage rates below 4% for the first time in 16 months and only the second... Continue Reading >

Arlington #3 Place to Live In the Nation

arlington Skyline2 Arlington has been named one of the top three best places to live amongst small to mid-sized cities in the United States. According to an annual in depth study done by, our urban village way of life and Orange Line Living is definitely where it’s at. Not only was Arlington in the number 3 spot on the list of the top 100 cities across the country, it was the number one location within the Washington DC Metro region. More... Continue Reading >

Just Listed at Rhodes Hill Square

1511 N Rolfe St Unit A303-large-001-Exterior  Front-1500x1000-72dpi This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo at Rhodes Hill Square offers convenience and luxury. Located at 1511 Rolfe Street, Unit A303, Arlington, VA, this home is situated right in the middle of all the Orange Line has to offer. Walk to the Courthouse metro and farmer's market and plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping. Enjoy cooking in a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances and granite counters. Other luxuries include hardwood floors, laundry room with washer/drier and bathrooms with large... Continue Reading >

We Just Wrote these Buyers a $1,150,000 Check

$1,150,000 Check In the greater Washington D.C. real estate market, buying a new home when you already own one can be challenging. This is especially true in high demand areas such as Arlington, Mclean and Bethesda to name a few. Most sellers in these markets will not take a contract that is contingent upon the sale of another home. This can create a dilemma for buyers. Buying First The challenge with buying a home first for many buyers is qualifying for financing. Many buyers... Continue Reading >

Rosslyn: Urban Village of Parks, Arts & Monuments

Rosslyn Ped Bridge When it comes to urban living, Rosslyn is a place full of art, monuments and natural beauty in Arlington. For the best of Orange Line Living, Rosslyn is worth a closer look. The neighborhood has long been a location with easy access to all major roads, highways, bridges and public transportation options. Rosslyn gives commuters a central location to live and play if they work in the capital. For those that work in Rosslyn, life can be readily enjoyed in... Continue Reading >