LIFE IN THE DMV – The Blog

Rough Economy But Why Aren’t Home Prices Dropping?

Rough Economy But Why Aren’t Home Prices Dropping?

Anyone hoping that our current economic chaos would be deals in the housing market have thus far been disappointed. In May, the median listing price in the United States was up 1.4 percent year-over-year, according to Realtor.com. Existing home sales in April fell by...

read more
The Blues Must Go On

The Blues Must Go On

The annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival isn’t exactly canceled this year, but with lingering concerns about large crowds during the phased reopening of the region, the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization is radically rethinking the event while hoping to keep the...

read more
John Eric + Trevor Moore – Social Justice Statement

John Eric + Trevor Moore – Social Justice Statement

This might offend some. If it does, so be it. It’s time for uncomfortable conversations and the acceptance of facts and the truth. Social Justice is on everyone’s mind right now. The murder of George Floyd and countless other black Americans at the hands of police is...

read more
Local High Schoolers Pitch Amazon

Local High Schoolers Pitch Amazon

High school students have lobbied Amazon to fund a reusable food-container program to serve the area around HQ2. The teens who are members of the group Eco-Teen Action Network pitched their idea to Brooke Oberwetter, Amazon’s head of community affairs. Eco-Teen Action...

read more
Open Houses at Nearly Same Rate as Prior to Covid-19

Open Houses at Nearly Same Rate as Prior to Covid-19

As jurisdictions outside of the immediate DC area begin easing stay-at-home restrictions, ShowingTime's data indicates that in-person property showings nationwide are almost at the same rate that they were a year ago. Showings for the week ending May 21st were two...

read more
Arlington Community Organizations – Can you Help?

Arlington Community Organizations – Can you Help?

Information here compiled and provided by https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/covid-19-care-community COVID-19 Care for Community AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center) Volunteer Need: Start a Food Drive Learn more, and volunteer here. Animal Welfare League of...

read more
How the Pandemic May Change Our Spaces

How the Pandemic May Change Our Spaces

Designers and architects expect the pandemic to affect apartment design long after the lock-downs are over. Here are a few trends you’re likely to see. More Flexible Spaces - Working from home with the help of digital tools was a trend long before the pandemic hit....

read more
Amazon Makes Noise (Literally)

Amazon Makes Noise (Literally)

Construction of Amazon’s Virginia headquarters is moving right along, and the noise that is being made is making Amazon neighbors crazy. For weeks on end, the relentless clang and bang from construction equipment preparing foundations for the online giant’s new...

read more

Properties Continue to Move During Pandemic

A recent article on Urban Turf reports that data in April suggested that the pandemic has tipped the DC-area housing market more in favor of home sellers — and according to realtors, this isn't a fluke. The article features our Compass' colleague Maureen Weaver, who...

read more
Amazon Proposes to Use Pentagon City Public Park

Amazon Proposes to Use Pentagon City Public Park

Amazon wants to take over a public park in Pentagon City to stage the construction of its first two office towers. Arlington County is considering it — for a price. The company is asking the Arlington County Board for permission to use about 19,300 square feet of...

read more
Support our Local Retailers

Support our Local Retailers

Local retailers have made accommodations regarding Governor Northam’s temporary stay-at-home order. Some have set up online-ordering systems, while others are taking orders by phone or email and personally delivering products. Others have curbside pickup with...

read more
New Plans for the Key Bridge Marriott

New Plans for the Key Bridge Marriott

The aging Key Bridge Marriott hotel at 1401 Lee Highway will be partially demolished and renovated. Three new residential buildings will be added to the site under a plan approved by the Arlington County Board. 445 of the hotel’s rooms will be renovated. In addition,...

read more