Westover Farmers market has a new vendor for your four legged friends.

The Westover Farmers market (which I am pleased to be a sponsor of) has a new vendor for your furry friend. Dog Bark has hand crafter natural treats for dogs. No wheat, corn, soy or gluten. You  can visit their website at http://www.dogbarkbones.com or better yet come to the farmers market this Sunday. You can’t bring your dog into the market but because they are right at the Washington Blvd entrance you can bring your furry friend into their booth.
The Farmers market is located in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington, Va and the entrance is on the corner of Washington Blvd and McKinley.

 

 

 

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My Arlington real estate clients are the best

Helping my Arlington, Va clients meet their goals, one home at a time.

It’s really wonderful when I am able to help someone move to the next phase of their life. We reviewed the comps for Miriams’ home closely then priced it competitively. Miriam received multiple offers, well over asking and was able to get a quick close on her home.testimonial_miriam_catching

Yay!  If you would like to know what your home is worth, you can always contact me at 571-228-5656 or janejensen@comcast.net. My only job is to understand your real estate needs and goals and help you meet them.


Gardening in Arlington, Va

I am an avid gardener. I will post some photos of some of the plants I have in my yard shortly. In the mean time, I will be checking out this native plant sale.  You should too. This news is courtesy of Arlington Parks and Recreation.

 

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Want to make your yard welcoming to local birds, bees and butterflies? Plant native and they will come! You can view the order form online at here. Order today and pick up your plants at Long Branch Nature Center on Sat. Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m. Rain date is Sun., Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. Questions, call 703-228-6535.

Why Plant Native?  Native plants are local to our area so tolerate our crazy weather, they don’t need a lot of care once establish and they provide food and habitat for our local species.

Why Plant in the Fall? Fall is the best time of year for planting. It’s when most plants are focusing on growing and expanding their roots, which in turn helps them to come back strong in the spring. Plus, fall’s wet, mild weather means less watering is needed on your part to keep plants alive and thriving.

Habitat Restoration – Volunteer!                            

Help increase native species diversity right here in Arlington at Gulf Branch Nature Center Sat., Sept. 10, 2-4 p.m. Work parties are held monthly and are making a real difference, with the return of ferns and wildflowers, and the animals that depend on them, in areas once covered in destructive invasive plants. No registration required. Call  703-228-3403 for more information.

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Animal Senses

Eagle eyes, rabbit ears, catfish whiskers…how do animals use their senses differently or the same as humans? Join us on Sat., Sept. 10, 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center. We’ll do experiments and games to examine how animals use their senses in nature hike challenges. Details hereRegister online or call 703-228-4747Select activity #612926-D. Only $5 per person.

What’s a Teen to Do?

There are lots of fun and rewarding things for teens after school this year.  Teens will have fun, make new friends and develop skills.  Consider afterschool clubs at HB Woodlawn, Williamsburg and Kenmore and drop-in programs at Arlington MillGunstonLubber Run and Thomas Jefferson Community Centers.  Learn more here or contact OFT@arlingtonva.usQuestions? Call 703-228-0945.

Cricket Music

Join us on Tues., Sept. 6, 1–2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center to learn about crickets, the masters of autumn music. We will explore the cricket life cycle, habitats and listen to an orchestra of six-legged musicians. Details here.  Register online or call 703-228-4747. Only $5 per person.

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Northern Virginia Bird Club Walk

Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club on Wed., Sept. 7, 8:30–11 a.m. for an informal walk through Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park in search of resident and migratory birds. Experienced and beginning birders welcome. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Details here.Register online or call 703-228-4747Use activity #612946-A. This event is free.

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Arlington, Va. June 2016 Real Estate Statistics

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Here are the real estate statistics for Arlington, Va for June 2016. Note that these statistics are taken from MLS sales and will not include for sale by owner sales or person to person transactions.

Takeaways:

Total volume is down year over year. If we look a little deeper into those numbers we’ll see that the price of detached homes is up, while the number of sold homes is down. Inventory is also down year over year so this tells us that sellers are getting more for their homes during a time of reduced inventory. The reduced inventory of detached homes is keeping the total sold volume down more then the prices.

The same cannot be said for attached homes (townhomes and condos). While the # of detached units sold went up, the prices came down almost 10%.  This is a signal to buyers that now might be a time where you can negotiate a bit on that condo if the unit is priced at or above recent market. Sellers should also be cognizant of this trend when pricing their home. If you are looking for a quick sale, consider pricing your home at or just below market.

Statistics are available for other Northern Virginia counties as well as Washington, DC. If you are interested in these numbers send me an email at janejensen@comcast.net or call 571-228-5656 and I will get you the stats.

 


Upgraded Condo in Shirlington Village.

Welcome to this wonderful loft style home located right in the heart of Shirlington Village. Walk to Harris Teeter, Signature Theatre, Movies, restaurants, library and so much more. Also right near the the trail head of the W&OD and Four mile bike/jogging trails. This home features some true advantages. Heated brick floor in bedroom. Yes, that’s right. Home is at ground level and features a separate entrance for easy bike access, dog walking etc. This is a great unit for anyone on the go. Garage parking space, storage bin, fitness center and outdoor pool too. Near DC, Mark Center and other commuting routes. Metro bus access. 2720 S. Arlington Mill Dr. #109.  Arlington, Va. Priced at $395,000 Call me at 571-228-5656. Or email Janejensen@comcast.net. Click subscribe above to stay on top of local real estate news.


Open House in Arlington, Va 1-3 Near Clarendon

This lovely home with huge hard has just been reduced 100K. It is now listed at $1099,000 and you won’t want to miss it. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and huge flat yard. Updated 1920s bungalow. A true front porch sittin’ classic. 3205 N. Pershing Dr. Arlington, Va.

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6238 22nd Rd. N. Arlington. $699,000. 3 beds/2baths. Near Metro and Westover

Great little house in a cul-de-sac that is just .5 to the East Falls church Metro and .75 to the popular Westover Shopping Area which includes a library, hardware store, Westover Beer Garden, Lebanese Taverna, Lost Dog, The Italian Store and More.  3 beds, 2 baths, finished lower level + plenty of storage. Nice fully fenced back yard. This home will be priced at $699,000. You will want to see this. janejensen@comcast.net. 571-228-5656


Arlington, Va Real Estate Statistics for February 2016

The real estate statistics are in. February is often a slow month and this is reflected in the sales volume. Year over year volume was down a little over 10% to $80.8M from $90.2M. The average sold price crept up just slightly from $601,964 to $607,690. Not enough volume or price change to reflect a significant trend. Units sold dropped to 133 from 150 and average days on market went from 63 to 74. Attached homes sold price went from $920,279 to $874,541 a drop of almost 5% and attached average sold price went  from $465,975 to $496,975 up 6.75%.

As a seller if you are going to take anything away from these #sFebruarystatistics you might think that you should consider listing your detached home at recent comps and if you’ve got a condo you may be looking at a little bit more if prices keep going up.

There is not enough volume in February to make any real trend predictions though so we’ll have to keep a lookout for March statistics to see where the spring market is heading.



Free Peeps at the Westover Farmers Market in Arlington

 

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Many of you know that I am one of the original sponsors for our local Westover Farmer Market in Arlington, Va., and this is my third year as a sponsor. The market is a great service to the community and I am proud to be associated with it. All of the vendors come from within a 125 mile radius so when they say the produce is fresh and local…they mean it. It’s located at the intersection of Mckinley and Washington Blvd.

It’s a slow day with the cold weather but stop by and see some of great vendors including bakeries, produce and Number One Son’s pickled products (you must try the Kim Chee…seriously, it’s my favorite…just don’t breathe on anyone afterwards. The garlic is intense, yum).

Please stop by the Sponsors booth where you can pick up a package of free Peeps courtesy of me!  The man in the photo is Robert Swenson who is the markets Marketing Manager and the two ladies are volunteers and from Yorktown High. Stop by and say hello and thank them for manning the booth on this cold spring morning. Happy Peep-ing.

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