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CHACE (Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement), a statewide campaign to raise awareness during Virginia’s 2017 election season of housing as the platform for family stability and economic vitality, launched today in coordination with the Housing Week of Action, a nationwide effort sponsored by Our Homes, Our Voices
The Arlington County Board will act on dozens of items at its September Regular County Board Meeting, Saturday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 27. Visit the County website for procedures for speaking at a Board Meeting. County Board meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on Comcast 25 and Verizon 40 and webstreamed on ATV.
The Arlington County Board today approved The Berkeley, at 2900-2910 S. Glebe Road, a redevelopment project proposed by nonprofit housing developer AHC, Inc. One hundred and fifty-five of The Berkeley’s 257 apartments will remain affordable for decades. A majority of the affordable units will be family-sized, with two bedrooms or more
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the release of President Obama’s FY17 defense budget
The 2015 Virginia residential real estate market outperformed every year from 2007 to 2014. Sales each month of 2015 surpassed those of 2014, leading to annual growth of nearly 11 percent for Virginia’s residential real estate market. Gradual and sustained market growth indicates restored strength to the housing market and its impact on the state economy, according to the most recent report published by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR).
November residential real estate sales support the year’s strengthening market. Year-to-date sales through November 30, 2015, account for more than $32.02 billion in sales volume, according to the November 2015 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). Relative to the same year-to-date period for 2014, the value of sales transactions has increased by 11.7 percent. Both the number of units sold and the median sales price have risen steadily, contributing to the boost in year-over-year market performance
The Arlington County Board today approved a redevelopment plan that will replace a single-story building at 4000 Fairfax Drive – now housing Carpool restaurant — with a 22-story LEED Gold apartment building with 330 units. The redevelopment will include the remaking of a corner at Fairfax Drive and N. Quincy Street, creating a publicly accessible courtyard with a water feature, significant road and pedestrian improvements and three new retail spaces
William A. “Bill” White Jr., president and owner of Joyner Fine Properties, has been elected to serve as 2016 president of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). He succeeds Deborah A Baisden as the top volunteer elected leader of VAR, which is the largest trade association in the state of Virginia with more than 31,000 members. White will assume his new VAR post in November 2015.
SolarizeAlexandria, a program to make it easier and more affordable for residents to install solar power systems on Alexandria homes, launched September 7 and will run through November 10. The program provides a free home energy efficiency check-up and solar site assessment; discount pricing through bulk purchasing; project facilitation and qualified installation; financing and federal tax incentive options; and qualification for the City of Alexandria’s Solar Energy Equipment Tax Exemption.
Climate change poses a real and growing threat to our children, our families, our national security, and our economy. We cannot afford to wait to act on climate change