- Courtesy: Stay out of the way of others, including pedestrians and motor vehicles. When coming to a passage way with a vehicle stopped or about to stop and you are approaching, if you not going to stop, go to the left of the vehicle and pass behind it so that you do not interfere with their momentum, otherwise stop and wait for them to pass.
- Round-trip: Consider where you begin, in regards to where your terminal point is. For example, a trip from Old Town by bike can lead to various routes, such as Eisenhower Valley, Del Ray, Crystal City, Fairfax County' Alexandria, Mount Vernon, etc.
- Resources: Think of what you will bring with you on the way and what you might pick up while on the go. For example, a bike rack can be a luxury; storing photography accessories, snacks, water, maps, handheld electronics, etc. It can be economical to ride to a local business and back to acquire much needed resources such as home goods, hobby essentials, repair equipment, missing errand inventory.
- Soak it up: While out it is amazing to witness the weather upon the land, the change and consistency in history of a region, to feel the wind, to see people in action, to fly down a hill, and so on.
- Wing it: Weather nice? Mount the bike and head in a direction you've been before, or possibly travel to a region you have thought about before. Have some money on you and go to a business you like, pick up some fresh groceries, visit a friends dwelling, make it to a monument, etc.
- Plan: Come up with an idea for a round-trip bicycle adventure. A plan to go visit the nightlife spot you enjoy, during the day, can be refreshing. Ride to the end of the 5 mile point on the map, and back.
Properties in Arlington
$889,000 : 2453 S Kenwood St, Arlington 22206
4 beds, 3 full baths
Living area: 1,989 sqft
Year built: 2013
Days on Market: 2
$350,000 : 1400 S Edgewood St #534, Arlington 22204
1 beds, 1 full baths
Living area: 738 sqft
Year built: 1939
Days on Market: 1
$1,437,500 : 2705 N Venable St, Arlington 22213
4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
Living area: 4,620 sqft
Year built: 1952
Days on Market: 2
$1,250,000 : 2311 N Underwood St, Arlington 22205
4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
Living area: 2,695 sqft
Year built: 1978
Days on Market: 1
Arlington County is organized into unincorporated "urban villages". Our website highlights several of these villages and other areas in Arlington County.
- With the power off, locate the front panel of the unit.
- Reach under the front of this panel with both hands and pull upward on the left and right side of panel until it lifts up and off. Lay this panel off to the side so it is not in the way.
- Locate the filter at the bottom of the unit. It will be laying down parallel to the floor. Gently slide it out of its track. You may need to wiggle it back and forth to complete this step. Visually inspect the filter and do not be surprised to see a layer of filth that pre-dates the Carter administration, resulting in simply not being changed in an appropriate amount of time. Dispose of the old filter.
- Install the new filter on the track, replace the front panel and turn unit on to enjoy clean air once again.
- Repeat this process of changing out the filter every one to three months, depending on the quality of filter you install. Many Condominiums in the Alexandria area have these wall units. Please refer to the above instructions for safe and quick installation of your new filter. For information on ordering filters that you can't find in your local store, call 3M (1-888-445-9476). They will help you get the new filters sent out to you quickly and painlessly. Now, you don't have an excuse to avoid changing out that disgusting filter, do you?
Who Is Gen Z?Generation Z (Gen Z) includes people born between 1995 and 2010. In 2018, Generation Z already accounted for about 21 percent of the U.S. population—64 million people—and by 2020, this group is expected to outnumber millennials by nearly 1 million people, according to the U.S. Census! So, it’s no surprise that Generation Z is already impacting the housing market. Though the majority of Gen Z’s members still live at home with their parents, they still have dreams of becoming homeowners. A National Association of REALTORS® study found that Gen Z wants to buy houses. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate found that 97 percent of Generation Z believe that they will own a home in the future, and 82 percent indicate that homeownership is the most important factor in achieving the American dream.
Will Your Home Appeal To Gen Z?A Gen Z home buyer wants to work with an agent. When asked about whether or not they would work with a real estate professional when they purchase a home, Generation Z’s answer was a resounding yes. According to BGHRE, 81 percent of Gen Zers believe they will work with a real estate agent during the home purchase process. Even though they will most likely begin their search online, Gen Zers believe that it is important to have a professional at their side. Gen Z is connected. Gen Z was born into a connected, internet-ready era, and they don’t remember a time before smartphones, apps, and social media. Gen Z is mobile-first and expects brands to be as well. Its members keep close-knit social media circles, and 73 percent say texting or chatting is their primary mobile activity, according to a report from the IBM Institute for Business Value. Gen Z wants to live near work. The oldest members of Generation Z choose proximity to work over living in the most desirable neighborhoods. According to the National Apartment Association, they may also seek out co-working spaces or maker’s rooms, as this generation is coming of age in the gig economy where entrepreneurship is high.
We Know Our MarketWe take the time to learn who is buying homes like yours because we want to make sure that we know the most effective way to reach the individual who will end up buying your home. Talk to me about our marketing plan and what we can do to make your home appeal to the generation that is likely to buy your home.
- Johnny Mac's: Large menu, filling portions, affordable prices, originality in food style, near Fort Belvoir.
- Juliano's: Authentic Italian, scrumptious pizza pies, awesome specials, appetizers, alcoholic beverages, and so on.
- Stage Door Deli: Juke joint above, tavern below in the City of Alexandria.
- Old Chicago: Order online, close to Huntington metro, premium ingredients, speedy delivery.
- Magic Wok: Hot food, delivery, dine-in, Chinese meals.
- Al's Steakhouse: Mt. Vernon Ave. location, big meal, country-style; a delight to taste buds.
- Hautedogs: Exquisite hot dogs in various arrangements in Old Town, Alexandria.
- Philly Cheesesteak Factory: Classic steak and cheese in West End.
- Alexandria Pastry Shop: Quaint baked goods in Bradlee Shopping Center.
- Valentino's: Extra large pizza with hearty ingredients.
Properties in Alexandria
$619,500 : 1111 Oronoco St #536, Alexandria 22314
2 beds, 2 full baths
Living area: 1,159 sqft
Year built: 2008
Days on Market: 0
$1,125,000 : 801 Wolfe St, Alexandria 22314
3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
Living area: 1,685 sqft
Year built: 1852
Days on Market: 2
Learning From the Locals
This past week I had the opportunity to conduct quarterly inspections on several units that we manage in the Northern Virginia area. Being new to the region, I was excited to see some of these properties for the first time. This was not only going to give me valuable insight to the area, but it also would give me the chance to compare this area and the properties with what I already knew from the mid-west.
One thing that drew my attention right away was the amount of cars parked up and down the street on the way to my first inspection. Parking spaces are precious in this area and after talking with the tenant in the first condominium I was to inspect, I realized why this was the case.
She explained to me that she loved living in her Belle View condo because of how beautiful the area is and how wonderful her condo is. She also told me that she likes being in an area where so many people are physically active.
A point well taken, as I see many people daily walking, running, riding bicycles or just relaxing by the Potomac River from early in the morning to late in the evening. This brings me to her last point about the area. This area is inviting people to be active because it is so safe.
I learned much about the condominiums in this area inside and out. I learned a lot about the area adjacent to these condos as well. But, more importantly, I learned that some of the people in this area are not only intriguing, but also kind and vivacious. Is this the neighborhood you're ready to call home?