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Centreville Home Sales: December, 2014

In December 2014, 69 Centreville homes sold between $1,050,000-$175,000.

Centreville Home Sales: December, 2014

Burke Home Sales: December, 2014

In December 2014, 52 Burke homes sold between $959,999-$137,990.

Burke Home Sales: December, 2014

Mount Vernon Home Sales: December, 2014

In December 2014, 114 homes sold between $2,495,000-$79,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: December, 2014

Arlington Home Sales: December, 2014

In December 2014, 243 Arlington homes sold between $2,282,280-$50,000.

Arlington Home Sales: December, 2014

Potomac Home Sales: December, 2014

In December 2014, 57 Potomac homes sold between $2,500,000-$412,000.

Potomac Home Sales: December, 2014

Alexandria Home Sales: December, 2014

In December 2014, 182 Alexandria homes sold between $3,495,000-$145,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: December, 2014

Arlington Real Estate: 2014 Top Sales

Arlington Real Estate: 2014 Top Sales

Weichert, Realtors’ Recognizes McLean/Old Dominion Office, Top Associate

Bruce L. Green, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the McLean/Old Dominion office was recognized for outstanding performance in December. The office led the region, which comprises offices throughout Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier and Delaware counties, for resale dollar volume.

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Backyard Dreaming

Local tastemakers say winter is the best time to plan an idyllic backyard retreat.

Spring may seem light years away from the frigid January temperatures, and lounging in your backyard is probably the last thing you want to do at the moment, but landscape designers say now is the time to start planning a summer retreat.

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Addressing Growing Student Population in Arlington

New schools and boundary changes in the works in Arlington Public Schools.

While the rest of county moves into the new year, Arlington County Schools are finding themselves in the middle of a challenging one. Arlington schools have faced a 21 percent increase in student population over the last five years and anticipate a 19 percent increase over the next five. This has put a strain on school resources, and consequently has forced the schools to ask for budget increases. Meanwhile, the schools have begun plans to shift school boundaries to spread the student population as evenly as possible.

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Alexandria Budget Looms Over 2015 Plans

Alexandria city officials discuss goals and funding for 2015.

For Alexandria City Council, 2015 kicks off with a continuing discussion of the budget and the city’s priorities. With an anticipated decrease in federal spending, city officials are preparing for a difficult budget process.

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Alexandria's Year of the Manhunt

Local law enforcement looks back on pursuing a killer and plans ahead for 2015’s goals.

For much of Alexandria’s law enforcement, 2014 was defined by a manhunt across state boundaries to catch a suspect in killings that haunted the city’s streets for 10 years. In 2015, the most immediate concern for the police and sheriff’s office is the no less complicated task of finding a way to maintain their efficiency with the prospect of a tightening budget from the city.

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Sharing Struggle Against Addiction in Alexandria Detention

Sober Living Unit Celebrates 26th Anniversary

A recurring theme of loss and hope for recovery weaved through the songs, poems, and presentations at the Sober Living Unit’s 26th anniversary. Inmates and alumni of the program shared their stories of addiction and the long road to recovery.

Loudoun Company Donates Free Roof to Cornerstones

DryHome Roofing and Siding, a Sterling-based roofing company, has selected Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) as the recipient of a new roof through its annual Free Roof for the Holidays program.

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Gifts for the Home

Local shop owners offer suggestions to make holiday shopping easier.

While holiday shopping is part of the spirit of the season, for some choosing a present for everyone on their list can be overwhelming. Local small business owners come to the rescue with gift ideas for the home.