2014 Ends With an Upswing in Home Sales for Northern Virginia

Sold2 Looking at our region overall, 2014 ended with great results for the month of December. This could be good news for sellers along the Orange Line, as the figures from December show more people are ready to buy. Covering both Arlington and Fairfax counties, the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) reported an increase in sales of 10.53 percent for December 2014, compared to December 2013. A total of 1,596 homes were sold. With October and November being relatively flat... Continue Reading >

Under Contract at the Phoenix Condo in Clarendon!

The Phoenix Condo in Clarendon The Orange Line Living Team just got another Clarendon condo under contract in less than half the time of the market average! This two bedroom, two bathroom condo is located just a few blocks from the Clarendon metro in the popular Phoenix Condo listing. The Phoenix Condo offers top notch amenities such as:  concierge, rooftop pool, media room, club room, fitness center and more. The condos there have luxury finishes such as hardwood floors, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.... Continue Reading >

Arlington Street Signs: New and Improved

200px-US-DeptOfTransportation-Seal.svg You may have noticed since last July, a new look is gradually taking over Arlington’s streets. To be specific, the street signs themselves are undergoing a makeover. The streets along the Orange Line are set for updating this spring. The Arlington Department of Environmental Services (DES) began replacing all of the streets signs in the county last summer as part of the new Federal Highway Administration Regulations, which call for improving the readability on new and replacement signs. While the regulations... Continue Reading >

Arlington County Board Connects with Community

Arlington Cty During the Arlington County Board meeting on January 1st, the new head of the Board, Mary Hanes, announced she will appoint twenty residents to study and advise elected officials in an effort to help ensure better community outreach. In particular, there will be greater community input garnered for where new fire stations, schools and other civic infrastructure should be built. There will also be a focus on how to retain our parks an open space. The goal is to deeply... Continue Reading >

Coming Soon! 2BR Condo at the Phoenix in Clarendon

Phoenix Condo Unit 704 Floorplan Do not miss out on this rare chance to own a large 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo at the Phoenix with a great view! Located at 1020 Highland Street, Unit 704, Arlington, VA, this condo is only 2 blocks away from the Clarendon metro, Trader Joe's, Wholefoods, Lyon Hall and more! Enjoy over 1150 square feet of indoor luxury, plus a southern facing balcony with green views. Building amenities include concierge, movie room, club room, rooftop pool and more! This... Continue Reading >

Clarendon: Top Neighborhood for Young Professionals

Clarendon2015 Thrillist.com, a website dedicated to sharing the best of food, drink, travel reviews and information across the nation, has recently published its Top Nine Neighborhoods for Yuppies, Young urban living professionals. While some may scoff at the term, it is a fact that our area has become one of the nation’s most attractive places for young, working professionals to live. Our Orange Line neighborhood, Clarendon, made the list, and it is easy to see why. Being in the heart of... Continue Reading >

Median Prices Rise in Arlington

forsale1 Recently released data by MRIS shows that Arlington County is the place to be. Whether you are selling or buying, there is no place like our area. In particular, when it comes to selling your home, more buyers are moving here, and housing is in greater demand. Orange Line Living is poised to continue this trend; by being an ideal place to live an urban life near the capital, with so much to offer, it is hard to resist. According... Continue Reading >

Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

happy holidays We are at the peak of the Winter Holiday Season, and no matter how you celebrate; the hectic pace of the season can become overwhelming. It is always a plus if you can take some time and do something special with family or friends to mark this joyful season of the year. I have listed below some of the most unique ways you can have fun and celebrate the holidays. Everyone loves the zoo, but have you ever been to the... Continue Reading >

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 >