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Now you see them, now you don’t. Good listings in Arlington VA 22207, that is.

I’ve recently had two great homes for sale in Arlington 22207 and each one was practically sold coming out of the gate. Granted, there was a lot of prep work that made each one practically perfect and very appealing. Each home had multiple offers, so each time we left some buyers disappointed.

That’s the news from the trenches. Here are the stats for Arlington VA 22207. The first graph shows the general trend. Look at that dip from 2007 to 2009!  And then the steady rebound.  A picture really is worth a thousand words.  Those who are still looking for the bottom of the market can find it in the year 2009,  at least for the Arlington VA 22207 real estate market.

Compared to a year ago, volume is up, prices are up, the ratio of sales price to list price is up, and days on market is down.  I’m seeing a rebound for sure.

The sad side effect? Lot’s of unhappy buyers, who are having terrible trouble finding a great house in 22207 for a good price. If you have one to sell, now’s the time.

Please come visit me at 4512 Dittmar Road today, from 1-4.  The home has been beautifully staged.  If nothing else you’ll get some great decorating ideas!


4512 Dittmar Road in Country Club Hills, Arlington VA 22207

6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 4 finished levels, the list goes on…. currently offered at $1,649,000, for well over 5000 square feet of beautiful living space in one of Arlington’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com

Typical Beautiful Fall Colors in Arlington 22207

Typical Beautiful Fall Colors in Arlington 22207

Chain Bridge Forest is probably just about the most residential neighborhood you can find in North Arlington, Virginia.  If you want a house with huge rooms, a rolling, wooded setting, and a short commute to DC to Tyson’s Corner, this is the neighborhood for you.

According to the Arlington County tax records there are 205 homes in the Chain Bridge Forest neighborhood, which is located just on the border to McLean, Virginia.  What that number doesn’t tell you is that there is such a wonderful variety of home styles in that number of 205.  California contemporaries, Colonials, ramblers, custom designs.  You find them all here, and amazingly it works.

The homes in Chain Bridge Forest were built in the 1960’s and 70’s.  If the interior of the home is a little outdated, it’s usually easy (and economical) enough to renovate within the existing footprint of the home in order to have the space the way you want it.  

This neighborhood does have one quirk, though.  It actually goes into Fairfax County also.  Some homes have a portion in Arlington County and another in Fairfax County. When that happens, you get separate tax bills from each jurisdiction.  Certainly not a problem if that’s the price you pay to live in this terrific neighborhood.

Over the past 6 months, only two homes have been listed for sale in Chain Bridge Forest, and they each sold relatively quickly.  One was a huge Colonial, the other a huge Contemporary.  Both were priced at over $1 million, and offered a lot of value for the money.

Lovely Lee Heights

Lee Heights Shopping

Lee Heights is a wonderful neighborhood located on the north side of Lee Highway in North Arlington, 22207. The great thing about living right here is that you can enjoy the calm nature of the neighborhood streets, while have all kinds of great shopping and activities very close at hand. In this small, local shopping area you have a wine shop (with great bread and cheese), clothing stores, a Starbucks (yes, of course), a wonderful pastry shop that I’ve already written about, and an outpost of that yummy Arlington restaurant the Lebanese Taverna.