New homes for sale in Arlington VA

Tear down home in Arlington VA

This home recently sold to a builder as a teardown.

If you are looking for a new construction home to buy in North Arlington zip codes in Arlington, Virginia, prepare to pay well over 1  million.   There are currently 32 new homes for sale in North Arlington, ranging in price from $1,065,500 in Highview Park to $2,499,999 in Country Club Hills.    Another option if you are thinking of buying a new home in North Arlington is to buy a “tear down” home on a good building lot and then contract with an architect and builder or design/build firm.

The demand for tear downs is pretty high now in North Arlington, and good lots run anywhere from $500,000 on a busier street to $750,000 on an oversized lot or in premium locations like Country Club Hills, Lyon Village, or Lyon Park and Ashton Heights.

I am currently working with buyers going through this process and can walk you through the details of different neighborhoods, lots, streets, setback requirements, permits, and builders.   It can be a daunting process, but with an experienced Realtor® and Arlington resident to help you out, it won’t be so bad.

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New homes for sale in North Arlington Virginia

If you are looking for a new construction home to buy in North Arlington zip codes in Arlington, Virginia, prepare to pay well over 1.4 million.   There are currently 32 new homes for sale in North Arlington, ranging in price from $1,065,500 in Highview Park to $2,499,999 in Country Club Hills.    Another option if you are thinking of buying a new home in North Arlington is to buy a “tear down” home on a good building lot and then contract with an architect and builder or design/build firm.

The demand for tear downs is pretty high right now in North Arlington, and good lots run anywhere from $500,000 on a busier street to $750,000 on an oversized lot or in premium locations like Country Club Hills, Lyon Village, or Lyon Park and Ashton Heights.

I am currently working with buyers going through this process and can walk you through the details of different neighborhoods, lots, streets, setback requirements, permits, and builders.   It can be a daunting process, but with an experienced Realtor® and Arlington resident to help you out, it won’t be so bad.

 

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Fantastic move up home in North Arlington!

I just listed 6730 27th Street North, Arlington, Virginia 22213, in Berkshire Oakwood in North Arlington.   This home offers so many rare and sought after features in North Arlington homes for sale:   4 nice sized bedrooms, all 4 upstairs.   Two remodeled baths on the same level (yes a master bathroom!).   Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, fantastic pantry with pull out shelving, eat in table space (with possibility to open up), nice solid wood white cabinets and updated appliances.   Hardwood floors on main and bedrooms levels.  Tons of storage space in the walk up attic and crawlspace.   The lower level has a walk out rec room with tons of natural light.   And the crown jewel of this house is the main level family room!   A huge, bright space accessible from both the dining room, kitchen and side door by the driveway, this house has a vaulted ceiling, exposed brick wall and tons of light overlooking the beautifully landscaped fully fenced backyard on nearly a 1/4 acre lot.

All of this is walking distance to sought after Tuckahoe Elementary, the East Falls Church Metro and the Williamsburg Shopping Center (with lots of yummy restaurants like Peking Pavillion and Backyard BBQ, as well as the highly anticipated Italian Deli opening later in October), as well as the Falls Church City Farmer’s market, State Theater and much more.

6730 27th St North, Arlington, Virginia 22213 is in a prime position in the Arlington area for commuting to virtually anywhere in DC Metro Area, just minutes to 66, 495, the Dulles Toll Road and Route 50.

Priced at $889,000 – it is that highly sought after and rarely available price range for the “move up” buyers who need a more space.

It will be open Sunday, October 24 if it does not sell first!

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Looking to sell your Lexington Square Condo in Arlington?

I just sold this sparkling gorgeous condo in Lexington Square in Arlington.   This gem of a building is right between the Virginia Square and Ballston Metro along the Orange Line Metro corridor, placing it about a 10 minute metro ride from DC.

This building is fantastic – solid all brick construction, most units have balconies or patios, great ameneties:   Gym, Pool with lifeguard, Conference/ Party room, secure entry, wheelchair ramp and automatic doors with key fob, tons of guest parking right in front.   And it is quiet – you cannot hear your neighbor sneeze in the next unit over.

This unit, 3830 9th Road North, #305 E sold within one day on the market for a net of list price of $349,000 (actually $7,500 over with a subsidy to net).   This is the highest net price for a 1 bedroom/1 bath in Lexington Square all year!

This market is great for sellers because inventory is low, interest rates are low and qualified buyers are ready to buy.   The Arlington Virginia real estate market is doing quite well, in spite of the negative national news – if you have the right Realtor to market and help you price your property right. All real estate is local, and micro-markets can flourish while others are struggling.  Lexington Square is a sought after building.   The Arlington Virginia condos that are selling fast and for top dollar, show extremely well, have excellent photographs and extensive internet marketing – that is what I do for you.

If you are looking to sell your condo in Lexington Square, give me a call or email. I will create a marketing, showing, staging and pricing plan for you that is sure to get you similar results.  My plan will get your house prepped for sale with the least amount of expense to you.

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Homes in North Arlington for sale under $675,000

Are you searching to buy a home in North Arlington for under $675,000? The current inventory of homes for sale in North Arlington has 69 homes and townhouses priced from $405,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo ownership townhouse in Ballston, to $675,000 for 3 detached homes and 1 townhouse, ranging in areas from Leeway Heights, to Clarendon, to Ballston.

What can you expect to get in North Arlington real estate for a budget of up to $675,000?   The detached homes available in this price range in North Arlington are mostly older, 1950s built 3 bedroom/ 1 bath up and then perhaps another bedroom and bathroom in the basement with various levels of remodeling.  You might find a newer kitchen in this price range, probably original baths.   The most common styles are ramblers, which are one level homes with basements, colonials and Cape Cods.

Here is a North Arlington 22207, home for $599,000 that I recently listed and got under contract after a week.  It settles on Wednesday.  Just under a mile to the EFC Metro and in a fantastic neighborhood with shops, restaurants and lots of activities just a few steps away.

It is nicely remodeled, 3 small bedrooms, 1 bath up and a 1/2 finished basement with a full bath there.

It’s on Sycamore Street, which is a fairly major street, or it would have been more like $625K.

Common characteristics of homes under $675,000 are 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on the main or bedroom level.  It is very rare to find a master bathroom in this range in detached homes in North Arlington.  This home on 2220 N. Harrison Street is currently listed by a McEnearney colleague of mine, Betsy Twigg.  it is beautifully updated with an open kitchen with granite, main level family room and nice basement rec room.  Great backyard too.   It is listed a $675,000 and has only been on for a few weeks.  This home also was one of my first ever listings back in 2005, I know it well and it’s a great house!

I’ve been recently looking for homes in this range with clients who really wanted a master bathroom, as well as a 1/2 bath on the main level.   These are tough to find in this price range in North Arlington, but we did it!

They ended up ratifying an offer on a nice townhouse in Cathcart Springs, close to Ballston, listed at $672,000. It had lots of bathrooms, a great basement entertaining area with a fireplace,  a huge master closet, a nice backyard space and a roomy floor plan.  Total square footage of 2574.  1716 of that is above grade.

A townhouse is something you might want to consider if room configuration is more important to you than yard space or the ability to expand, as many of these houses only have one bedroom level bath with little room to spare.   Most houses in the $675,000 and under range in North Arlington are about 1800 to 2200 square feet including the basement.   Meaning base square footage times all levels.  Finished or above grade, they are usually 1200-1400 square feet.

The properly finished basement is usually a pretty important feature in these homes as the above grade living area is kind of small.   If you are looking at a home with an unfinished basement, without a bathroom, you can count on spending $30,000-$40,000 to finish it nicely with drywall and recessed lighting and install a bathroom.  If it has a bathroom, you can probably do it for $20,000 or so.

I  know this price range very well, so if you are looking for a North Arlington Realtor to guide you through the home buying process, contact me for a consultation.  I am very honest and will be straight with you about what you can expect to find and not in North Arlington in this price range.  And even if your laundry list is long, I can usually find it!

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I love first time homebuyers!

I love first time homebuyers

There is something so exciting about being a first time homebuyer.  Even 2nd time if it is your first detached house. I remember the feeling so well.  The excitement of possibilities of the things you can do with your house, the determination of making it happen (and boy it can be tough), the dreams of painting your own walls and planting your own trees and having your very own piece of earth that belongs to you.

I held open a house yesterday that is the perfect home for a first time buyer, after all, it was my first home. I met a couple who literally had stars in their eyes about this house, and I was so excited for them.   The energy they were sending off was palpable, you could tell the guy wanted to write an offer and move in tomorrow.   They might buy it or they might calm down and decide to wait.  Either way, it’s a great feeling when you find that first house that really gets you excited.    And when you go through and buy it, it’s even better.

It can sometimes take months of searching through hundreds of houses, and sometimes it takes only one or two.

This is a picture of me in this house in Arlington, Virginia, our first house circa 2001, happily scrubbing away at my worn out, hideous old kitchen that we were in the process of remodeling.   Why do I look so bug-eyed and delirious? The first time homeowner high. We remodeled that ugly kitchen, and made it beautiful, but even before we did that, I loved it, because it was ours.

Coral Gundlach, CRS

Realtor serving Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Vienna, Falls Church, Fairfax and Loudoun County Virginia

www.coralgundlach.com

Check out my Facebook page for fantastic pictures of my listings!

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Relocating to Arlington? Here’s a great house to buy and places to eat once you move in!


I am completely in love with Arlington, Virginia.  Even though I moved here 9 years ago from arguably one of the world’s most beloved and traveled cities – San Francisco – I have always felt at home in Arlington and know most of its true treasures.

One of the ways I felt so at home when I moved here was I bought a house (that does help one feel more at home than renting) for the first time and I had some awesome Realtors who showed me where the best places to eat are.  I don’t mean 4 star restaurants, but the dives and take out joints that will become your staples.   When you are new to a city, knowing where to get good grub is very important, and for those first few days unpacking, take out or delivery will probably give you a better meal than cooking if you can’t find your pots and pans!

So, step one:  Buy a house! Nothing makes you feel more at peace and connected to your community than home ownership. After literally throwing away tons of money in rent in San Francisco for 3 years, I was determined to buy a house when we got here.    And of course, we could not afford what we wanted and had to make compromises.  Luckily, we found this house (see below).  It was not this cute when we bought it but it met our basic criteria:   North Arlington, short commute for my husband, easy Metro access, good schools for when we had kids, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, a basement.  Not too picky.  it needed a ton of work and we did it.   And a lovely couple bought it from us when we were ready to move on and now they are selling this gem.

And fortunately for some lucky buyer, it is being listed again this week: 2818 N. Sycamore St, Arlington, VA 22207.  3 bedroom, 2 full bath, two level home with lovely finishes.  Open Sunday, July 25, 1-4 pm.

This house, as you can see, is a charmer, loaded with curb appeal. From the landscaped yard to the flagstone walkway and extra-wide front stairs to the red door – this house will grab you before you even go inside!   Then the interior delights even more with sunshine streaming through ample windows in every room.

Everything’s been updated: Kitchen has nice white 42 inch cabinets, windows are replaced with low-e glass and efficient dual panes, both baths have new tile floors and vanities, all bedrooms have closet organizers, custom wooden blinds adorn nearly all rooms.  Plus, the basement is roomy and has a nice sized rec room with high ceilings, recessed lights and new berber carpet.

All of this in Berkshire Oakwood, one of Arlington’s most beloved neighborhoods, walkable to East Falls Church Metro, shops, dining, Falls Church City farmers market and a quick commute to almost the entire DC Metro area!

Listed at $599,000, it is sure to grab another buyer as it did myself and the current owners.  It is a charmed place to live!  Click on the link to my Facebook page for more pictures.

Now, once you buy this charming house, here are some of the best take out and hang out joints to help you out on those nights of unpacking and getting your bearings in your new community of Arlington:

Lost Dog Cafe: Oh how I love this place.  They have over 52 specialty sandwiches such as the Fat Molly and The Big Dog and about 30 kinds of pizza, plus shakes, malts, ice cream and they even deliver beer!  Located in Westover, about 1.5 miles from this house – they most certainly do deliver here.  And not only do they make great food and deliver it, they are also a wonderful charity for homeless pets.  The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation is one of the area’s biggest advocate for lost animals and keeps thousands of pets each year from being euthanized by placing them in homes.

Thai Thai: Some of the best Thai food in Arlington, located about 2 miles away in the shopping center on the corner of George Mason and Lee Highway.   Although they tell you they will deliver in 40 minutes, they usually get to your house in 10.   Spectacular Panang Curry and Pad Thai!

Westover Beer Garden:  Okay, I really love this place too and technically it’s not a take out place, but rather a cool place to hang out and meet new friends/neighbors.  Right across the street from the Lost Dog, this place has created a college type garden party in the outdoor space adjacent to the Westover Market.   They have live bands and lots of cool exotic beers on tap.  If you want to feel like you are at a college party, but know that it’s okay to bring your baby – stop by the Beer Garden.  They are open every day and have live music every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

That’s all the takeout/hang out tips for now.  There are more, but I will save them for my next blog.  Come see this adorable house this Sunday, 1-4.   2818 N. Sycamore Street in Arlington.  There’s tons of street parking!

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