Last Update: April 3, 2022
Real Estate, Coffee and Everything in Between
Real Estate, Coffee and Everything in Between. Alexandria, VA – The April issue of the Zebra highlights all facets of the real estate industry. Mrs. Debra McElroy is a realtor at the Alexandria branch of Century 21 New Millennium. She has been active in real estate for 11 years, including nine years focused in Northern Virginia.
Actived: 7 days ago
A Day in the Life of a Realtor
(3 days ago) Generally speaking, you have sellers, buyers, a listing brokerage and agent, a buyer (selling) brokerage and agent, a lender, and a settlement company involved in most residential real estate sales. Every industry has pain points, and …
Wrapping Up 2021 and Looking Ahead For Real Estate
(3 days ago) The Moses Hepburn was known for his real estate reputation in Alexandria, developing residences like these town homes, in which he lived in the mid-1800s. (Photo: Grace Billups Arnold) By Lyssa Seward, the Seward Group
Alexandria City Council Sets Potential Maximum for 2022
(9 days ago) On March 8, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to consider a 2022 calendar year real estate tax rate of up to $1.115 per $100 of assessed value. The real estate tax rate that City Council eventually adopts could be either lower than or equal to the current rate of $1.11; however, it cannot be higher than the maximum tax rate that is advertised.
It’s Back! The SPRING Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale!
(Just Now) As things improved last year, the native plant sale was reinstated last fall. The April 30 sale will be their first spring sale since 2019. Some 700 people showed up at the October sale to buy 3,500 native plants! Of those, 80% were perennials, 15% were shrubs, and 5% were trees. It was the best fall sale that the NANPS ever had!
Goodwin House Helps Staff Become Citizens
(4 days ago) Goodwin House Helps Staff Become Citizens. Participants and tutors in GHI’s Citizenship Playbook program. (Photos courtesy of Goodwin House) Alexandria, VA – Goodwin House, Inc. has launched a U.S. Citizenship Playbook, a program to assist staff in attaining U.S. citizenship. Goodwin House CEO Rob Liebreich says, “About 25% of all staff
BREAKING NEWS: Landmark Mall Developer Foulger-Pratt Gives
(7 days ago) The real estate and development firm Foulger-Pratt announced today that they have renamed the Landmark Mall site. It is now called West End Alexandria. Managing Partner and CEO Cameron Pratt explained in a statement that the name reflects that the site will be an addition to the existing community.
City Breaks Ground at Site of New Minnie Howard Campus
(7 days ago) ALEXANDRIA, VA–On Tuesday, March 29, Alexandria City Public Schools officially broke ground at the site of the new Minnie Howard Campus, a part of the Connected High School Network of Alexandria City High School. Acting Chief of Facilities Operations Dr. Alicia Hart stated, “There are so many things that excite me about this project.
How Is the Alexandria Sheriff's Office Doing
(6 days ago) Verification by the team that the Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s standards is an important component of the voluntary accreditation process. As part of the assessment, members of the community and agency personnel are invited to offer comments on Tuesday, April 12 between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling the assessors at 229.269
Z Real Estate Beat
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Alexandria’s 2021 Real Estate Assessments Reflect a Mix of
(1 days ago) The 2021 assessments will be used to apply the real estate tax rate to be proposed by the city manager on February 16 as part of the proposed FY 2022 budget presentation, and then a rate adopted by City Council on …
Wesley Housing Receives $250K Grant To Help People With
(5 days ago) Alexandria City Council Sets Potential Maximum for 2022 Real Estate Tax Rate. Kid Create Studio Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary with Open House and Sidewalk Art. Related Articles. ALIVE! Receives $5K Donation From Food Lion in Support of Food Distribution Programs. February 1, 2022
Spring Garden Market Back at River Farm As AHS Celebrates
(2 days ago) They can purchase garden-themed art, books, tools, and garden accessories, view garden-themed paintings by local artists on display in the Estate House and explore the gardens in spring bloom. “The Garden Market is a long-standing community event at River Farm.
ATTENTION WALKERS: Join the Old Town Alexandria Greenway
(2 days ago) ATTENTION WALKERS: Join the Old Town Alexandria Greenway Walk April 23. The pedestrian-only waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. (Photo licensed to The Zebra Press by istockphoto.com) ALEXANDRIA, VA – You can do as much or as little of this two-day walk as you like. The total event involves a walk of thirty-eight colorful and scenic miles of
New Hotlist: Coolest Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria
(9 days ago) Lilly Pulitzer is donating 10% of in-store purchases made on Sunday, April 10 between noon and 5 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to help Volunteer Alexandria. Lilly Pulitzer is located at 1123 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Wednesday, April 20 – Daingerfield Island: Help remove invasive vines from native trees, along the Mount Vernon Trail.
In Gold We Tru$t
(8 days ago) I looked at the Zillow page for that property to see what real estate has done recently and was astonished that my little 1-bedroom 1-bath 925 sq. ft. unit was now valued at $400,900 – a whopping 300% price growth in 30 years. After 10 years living in New England, it has gotten tougher to find a retirement home.
FOR SALE: Alexandria House of History on Cameron Street
(9 days ago) Real Estate FOR SALE: Alexandria House of History on Cameron Street From 1899 to 1909 Alexandria exploded in size and stature, tripling its wealth through industries as diverse as making glass and fertilizer, brewing beer and tanning leather.
Preserving Alexandria’s Maritime History
(2 days ago) Preserving Alexandria’s Maritime History. Robinson Landing ship timbers are stored in water tanks before being moved to Ben Brenman Park. Alexandria, VA – The ground beneath modern Alexandria contains a record of people who once lived, worked, and moved through this area. Small artifacts like bottles, buttons, and bones left by past
Kid Create Studio Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary with
(5 days ago) Kid Create Art Studio hosts 2-year anniversary celebration, Sunday March 13, at 1:30pm. (All photos courtesy Diane Greenbaum) ALEXANDRIA, VA–On Sunday, March 13, Kid Create Studio welcomes all Alexandrians to enjoy a free open house and arts and crafts in honor of its two year anniversary. On March 14, 2020, Kid Create Studio celebrated its grand …
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap Wins the “Heart of Del Ray”
(5 days ago) The Yates Team at Yates Corner (Photo Melissa Civali) Alexandria, VA – The Del Ray Business Association presented the 2022 Heart of Del Award to Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap on February 11. The annual award, given to the business that represents the heart and soul of Del Ray, is determined by a public vote of neighbors and customers.
Alexandria's Flooding Problem To Be Addressed Through
(2 days ago) - Flooding is a concern of many in Alexandria, and work is being done to address the issue. In this month's edition of the Council Connection newsletter, Mayor Justin Wilson wrote "immediate and sustained action" is necessary in the following areas: 1) Infrastructure Investment and Maintenance, 2) Financial and Technical Assistance To Residents, and 3) Development …
First African American NBA Player Earl Lloyd Gets
(4 days ago) On Oct. 31, 1950, Lloyd officially broke the color barrier in professional basketball by becoming the first African American to play in an NBA game. Today, this historical marker honors Lloyd’s life and legacy as both an African American basketball player and Alexandrian. Audrey Davis, Director, Alexandria Black History Museum.
Want To Eat Outdoors
(2 days ago) Here are some of Alexandria’s best outdoor dining spots: Waterfront Wow Factor: Let the Potomac River breeze ease you into the weekend at BARCA Pier & Wine Bar and Ada’s on the River , or raise a glass in the midst of the buzzing waterfront at Vola’s Dockside Grill (check out Vola’s Spring Oyster Festival this Saturday, April 2).
Del Ray Farmers' Market Launching New Kids Program This Spring
(4 days ago) The Del Ray Farmers' Market is launching a new, weekly children's program in the spring, the Del Ray Power of Produce (PoP) Kids' Club. The PoP Club helps connect children with local farmers and non-profits to educate them about nutrition, food, farming, and community.
At Virginia’s Wineries, the Giving and Winning Cup Runneth
(4 days ago) The 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup was given to Melanie Natoli of Cana Vineyards and Winery in Middleburg for the 2019 Unité Reserve (featured in the February Z~Oenology). It’s their signature Estate red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and mostly Petit Verdot. The Governor’s Cup mostly loves the Bordeaux blends.
“The Teenage Zone!” Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence
(1 days ago) The adorable puppy you brought home just weeks earlier suddenly hits the “Teenage Zone;” it can be a bit of a shock. Puppies head into adolescence at about five to six months of age. By seven or eight months, they are big teenagers. This phase can last until your dog is as old as eighteen months to two years, plus or minus.
Surviving the Cost of Living in Alexandria
(5 days ago) Mary C. Horner. Mary Horner. Mary works as a Housing Justice Staff Attorney in the Alexandria Office of Legal Services of Northern Virginia. She represents low-income, elderly, and disabled residents of the city in housing and consumer matters. Mary previously served as a judicial law clerk for the City of Alexandria Circuit Court.
The Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt Is On!
(6 days ago) Alexandria, VA- The Lee-Fendall House was built by two prominent families, the Lees of Virginia and the Fendalls of Maryland, on land purchased from Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee. In 1785, Philip R. Fendall, a local businessman and member of both families, had his home built at what today is the 614 Oronoco Street site.
Brutto Breads Bakes Better with Grapewood Grains
(1 days ago) Established in 2000, Grapewood Farm is owned by Fred and Cathy Sachs, long-time residents of Alexandria, and their son, David, of Arlington. The Sachs family shares a passion for the soil and a commitment to acting as good stewards of the land. Today that land includes 500 acres of grain fields, fruit orchards, and wildlife sanctuaries.
City Manager Proposes One-Time Tax Relief for All Vehicle
(3 days ago) Estimates range from 26 to 87 percent for every vehicle registered in the city. “This is extraordinary,” wrote Justin Wilson in his most recent newsletter. “To protect taxpayers, the City Manager has brought to the Council a proposal for one-time relief for vehicle owners.”. Provide no 2022 tax for vehicles assessed at $5,000 or less
This Year SSA’s Annual Gala is Live and In Person!
(1 days ago) Alexandria, VA – Senior Services of Alexandria is excited to tell you that the 2022 annual gala will be in-person at the Westin Alexandria. This always festive event will include dinner, games, a silent auction, a live band and dancing as we gather with community leaders, supporters, and friends. Our Presenting Sponsor is The Landing
It’s Spring! Get Ready for GardenFest!
(8 days ago) GardenFest will be at 2207 Mt. Vernon Ave, April 24, 12 pm-5 pm. This year GardenFest will run from noon to 5 pm. Rachel Lazarus hopes it will become an annual event for all to look forward to. “We will design GardenFest as a fun activity to get people excited about being outside and gardening again.