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Potomac Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 23 Potomac homes sold between $1,450,000-$480,000.

Potomac Home Sales: February, 2015

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Change in Arlington Courthouse Skyline

County Board approves office complex despite concerns about vacancies.

A new 12-story office building at 2025 Clarendon Boulevard will change the face of Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood. At its March 14 meeting, the County Board unanimously approved the redevelopment despite concerns about the design and use of the building.

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Change in Arlington's Courthouse Skyline

County Board approves office complex despite concerns about vacancies.

A new 12-story office building at 2025 Clarendon Boulevard will change the face of Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood. At its March 14 meeting, the County Board unanimously approved the redevelopment despite concerns about the design and use of the building.

Alexandria Real Estate: Top Sales in January, 2015

In January 2015, 126 Alexandria homes sold between $2,700,000-$127,000.

Alexandria Real Estate: Top Sales in January, 2015

Facts and Details on Kate’s Place

Kate’s Place is new, permanent housing owned by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. It’s on the campus of the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter and will serve county families who’ve experienced chronic or frequent homelessness and are in need of supportive services.

Arlington Real Estate: Top Sales in January, 2015

In January 2015, 146 Arlington homes sold between $2,300,000-$40,000.

Arlington Real Estate: Top Sales in January, 2015

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Home Improvements Earn Remodeling Awards

Four Sun Design remodeling projects named Washington-area “Contractor of the Year” winners.

It’s been a good year for Sun Design Remodeling. In January, the full-service design/build remodeler won four “Contractor of the Year” awards from the Washington, D.C. chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Then, in February, an already locally-honored gourmet kitchen was named category best (“kitchen above $150k”) in the 10-state southeastern region.

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Luxury Apartments Popping Up All Over Northern Virginia

Renters want resort-like amenities and access to transportation.

After a long, hard day at work, Jordan Coleman comes home to a large apartment with modern amenities, including a 24-hour concierge, ample living space, a state–of-the-art fitness center and a pool. The apartment features high-end appliances and finishes as well as an open, flowing layout and large walk-in closets. Coleman – a lawyer and Capitol Hill staffer – shares the pricey rent with a friend. The complex is owned by Avalon, which has properties in Arlington, Fairfax, Herndon, Falls Church, Tysons Corner and Vienna, Virginia, as well as Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington.

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Historic Virginia in Gardens

This year’s tour includes a rare private look at special properties in Fairfax County, Old Town Alexandria and Leesburg.

The Virginia Historic Garden Tour is an 8-day event that stretches across the Commonwealth. Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks.

Centreville Clock Tower Thrift Shop Now Offering Consignment

Northern Virginia Family Service is now offering furniture consignment at its Clock Tower Thrift Shop in Centreville at 6301 Centreville Crest Lane, between Advance Auto Parts and Minnieland Academy.

Alexandria Welcomes Zombie Apocalypse Survivors

The mayor welcomed Rick Grimes and others from the AMC show “The Walking Dead” to the city. Grimes entered the city on March 1 and has expressed an interest in joining local law enforcement. In the show, based on a comic series by Robert Kirkman, Alexandria is a safe-zone relatively protected from apocalyptic horrors.

Hunting Alexandria's Potholes

Over the winter, Alexandria received 18 inches of snow, higher than the 15 inch average, which has also left Alexandria with larger than average potholes.

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Congressman in the Alexandria Classroom

After student inquiry, Beyer visits T.C. Williams High School.

T.C. Williams High School Student Peter Eckel quietly confided that when he wrote the email to his congressman’s office, it was originally as a joke. He hadn’t expected a response, and certainly didn’t expect Representative Don Beyer to show up at his school on March 10 to give his class and other students a brief explanation of life in Congress and answer their questions.

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National Honor for Alexandria Educator

Ana Bonilla-Galdamez named National Social Worker of the Year

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has selected Alexandria Social Worker Bonilla-Galdamez at the recipient of its 2014 National Social Worker of the Year.

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Harrison Opens at Reston Town Center

A new, upscale rental community is now open in Reston, the Harrison at Reston Town Center. Almost 20 percent of its 360 apartments have been pre-leased. One bedroom apartments start at $1,855, while two bedroom apartments range from $2,400 to over $5,000, and a three-bedroom, three-bath penthouse apartment is listed at $6,600 with more than 1,500 square feet of living space.