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Home & Real Estate

35-unit compound for seniors approved in McLean

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on May 4 unanimously approved a special exception to allow Tri-State Chain Bridge LLC to build Chain Bridge Estates, a 35-unit independent-living facility just west of downtown McLean. The 3.26 acre property is located...

Remodeling industry already is 100% back from downturn

Confidence in the remodeling market continues to increase, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NAHB released the survey results, which highlight how the pandemic affected remodelers’ businesses, to kick off National Home Remodeling...

Vienna workshop to look at proposed zoning update

The next “On Deck with Mercury” event will feature a discussion of “Code Create Vienna,” the plan to update the town’s zoning and subdivision code. The event, hosted by Town Manager Mercury Payton, will be held on Tuesday, May 11...

‘Digital nomads’ find their groove in pandemic environment

Even if most of those who have been working from home during the pandemic eventually head back into their offices, there will be some who from now on will be living the “digital-nomad” lifestyle. Digital nomads are those able to...

Committee of 100 to look at housing from local, regional angles

The Arlington Committee of 100’s upcoming monthly meeting will focus on whether Arlington will be able to tackle affordable and “missing-middle” housing issues on its own, or whether it will require regional collaboration to effectively address the matter. It is...

Vienna to residents: No more plastic bags for yard waste

Mirroring Fairfax County’s policy change earlier this year, Vienna Town Council members voted 7-0 April 26 to eliminate use of plastic bags for yard-waste collection. Instead, town residents must place their leaves, weeds, vines and grass clippings into reusable containers...

After freefall, local apartment-rental prices again rising

The Arlington apartment-rental market is regaining lost ground but still has a way to go before being back to its pre-pandemic performance. Average monthly rents in the county remain down 9.7 percent from a year before, when the first impacts...

Lumber prices continue to bedevil new-home industry

Soaring lumber prices that have tripled over the past 12 months have caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $35,872, according to new analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Further adding to...

Vienna leaders anticipate lower tax rate

It’s not a whopping amount, but it’s a start. Vienna Town Council members on April 26 indicated their intention to reduce the town’s real-estate tax rate by a quarter of a penny to 22.25 cents per $100 assessed valuation. “We would...

Tenant-Landlord Commission to be expanded

Arlington County Board members on April 20 approved a proposal by the Tenant-Landlord Commission to expand its membership from nine to 11 members. “This is a very reasonable request,” said County Board member Takis Karantonis. “This will enhance the ability...
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Motorist ticketed after striking pedestrian in Vienna

A motorist was traveling northbound on Park Street, S.E., and turning left onto Kingsley Road, S.E., on May 4...
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