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NAACP leadership weighs in to support Missing Middle proposal

They may be at odds – “at war” in the words of one veteran political leader – with the Arlington County Democratic Committee and local elected officials on other issues, but leadership of the Arlington NAACP is lining up...

Candidate: Housing survey rigged to get county answers it wants

An independent candidate for Arlington County Board suggests the county government will rely on a “biased survey” to shoehorn more housing into neighborhoods across the community. In a recent missive to supporters, Audrey Clement said that county government’s online “Missing...

Tree-advocacy group irked at Arlington housing proposal

A tree-advocacy group believes proposed changes to Arlington housing policy could have a cataclysmic impact on existing tree canopy in the community. “Tell the county ‘no’ – do not enact policies that further reduce our tree canopy,” the Arlington Tree...

Analyst: Fundamentals ‘remain strong’ in Va. housing market

Virginia’s real-estate market reported seasonal vigor in April, despite being held back by inventory issues and rising national economic woes. A total of 11,991 properties went to closing across the commonwealth during the month, according to figures reported by the...

Advocacy group: County government at ‘war’ against s/f zoning

An advocacy group appears convinced the fix is in and single-family zoning is likely to soon be a relic of the past in Arlington. The county government “is declaring war on single-family areas of Arlington,” Arlingtonians for Our Sustainable Future...

Pro-seller environment continues (for now) in local homes market

It’s a good, albeit slightly lagging, indicator of the state of the local real-estate market – the number of months’ worth of housing supply available at any given point in time. Any figure higher than three months’ worth of housing...

Is elimination of single-family zoning a done deal?

Arlington County Board members on May 14 gave another unmistakable, albeit indirect, signal of their intent to move forward on housing-policy changes that could end, forever, long-sacrosanct single-family zoning in many local neighborhoods. County Board member Matt de Ferranti perhaps...

Builder confidence tanks on bad economic news

In another sign that the housing market is now slowing and taking the economy with it, builder confidence took a steep drop in May as growing affordability challenges in the form of rapidly rising interest rates, double-digit price increases...

Editorial: If single-family zoning is a goner, we told you so

Notwithstanding the protestations of increasingly testy County Board members who say nothing has been cast in stone, it certainly appears that the fix is in for the elimination of once-sacrosanct single-family zoning in the county. Likely by the end...

Arlington homeowners cashing in at sales time

There may be an end in sight at some point for rising single-family home values in Arlington. But so far, it hasn’t been reached. The average sales price of the 100 single-family properties that went to closing in April was...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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