Annual Free Community Paper Shred

Oct
19
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Cleanse your file cabinets & get rid of boxes of unwanted documents in a safe & secure way. This event is free, however cash donations to benefit Bridges To Independence are welcome, but not required.  

If your not familiar with Bridges To Independence, they are an Arlington based nonprofit whose goal is to lead individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures.

• When: Saturday, November 4th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

• Where: St. Agnes Catholic Church parking lot: 1910 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22207

• Why: Doesn’t everyone have unwanted documents to shred?

• Hosted by: Evan Lacopo, Holly Tennant, Janet Million & Gregg Zeiler from the 3877 Group of Wydler Brothers Real Estate. Please contact them at 703.665.7711 or 3877@wydlerbrothers.com for any additional information.

Shredding your items can help you…

Save time Protect your family Save our land fills
Save money Responsibly recycle Protect the environment
Prevent ID theft Prevent data breaches Keep your information private
Peace of mind Protect your brand Comply with privacy legislation

This is a paper shredding service. Because the paper we shred is recycled, there are certain items we avoid shredding with paper.

1. We avoid shredding plastic such as plastic bags, zip-lock bags, plastic sleeves, plastic sheet protectors, plastic file folders, corrugated plastic, garbage pails, plastic file boxes.

2. We avoid shredding items that collect and hold paper, such as 3 ring binders, zipper binders, specialty binders, very large and medium sized binder clips that grip large amounts of paper together. Paper needs to be removed from these type items before shredding. Regular size paper clips and staples are acceptable.

3. We do not shred heavy duty cardboard such as corrugated cardboard boxes. If paper is brought to us in boxes or bags, we dump the paper into our shredding bins and return the box or bag to the patron or will leave the boxes for the event organizer as we have no capacity in the shred truck to transport boxes away at the end of the event. Paper grocery bags are acceptable for shredding.

October Newsletter

Oct
18
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Dear Friends & Neighbors –

Or should we say, “Dear Witches & Warlocks,” because Halloween is here! The capital boasts events of all kinds this month, from costume contests to scary movie festivals. Amidst all the stories of haunted houses, we see how lucky we are to have clients with marvelous and ghost-free homes!

Another big development to keep your eyes on: the metro’s new Purple Line. We’ve put together a white paper outlining how you can expect this to impact the area over the next few years. For the latest updates on local news, make sure to visit our social media pages.


Facebook Contest:
Like Us for a Chance to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Please follow us on Facebook! Anyone who has ‘liked’ us by 11:59pm on Halloween will be put into a raffle for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. We promise no tricks; just lots of treats! Click here to like us.

 


Market Overview

You might hear a lot of Realtors call the market “unpredictable.” Well, analysts have a new word for what’s going on in real estate: mismatched. A Trulia study showed that in the DC area, premium homes made up nearly 44% of the listings, with searches for those properties at 33%. If you’re looking for a premium home, you have lots of options! Because of this over-saturation, you might see “For Sale” signs staying up longer at luxury properties.

The opposite is happening with starter homes. 34% of buyers are looking for a starter home, but only 22% of listings fit that category. Couple this with investors holding on to their starter homes after they trade up, and you have a truly spooky situation. However, the fall is historically a strong time for Washington – this September showed the highest pending sale activity and median sales price of the last decade. New listings are up 18.3% from last month, so grab your pumpkins and get ready for a whirlwind season!


Even Realtors Need a New Home:
WB Opens New Office in Arlington!

Wydler Brothers Real Estate has officially expanded its footprint by opening a new office in Arlington, Virginia! Located in the Clarendon neighborhood, the Arlington office is currently home to eight Wydler Brothers agents, including several teams, and Managing Broker, Evan Lacopo.

“With the growth that the Arlington job market is seeing with the addition of companies like Nestlé and Boeing, it’s the perfect time to stake our claim. Arlington has been one of our core markets since Wydler Brothers’ inception almost 15 years ago. We have some of the best agents in the business and we are actively looking to recruit top talent,” says Lacopo.

Wydler Brothers was able to celebrate the launch of our new office with a kick-off party sponsored by representatives of Cobalt Settlements & Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and attended by many top realtors in Virginia. We always love getting together with others in the industry. Arlington Magazine published some photos of the event on their website.


In The News

10 DC Area Hikes Worth Traveling To
There are a wide variety of gardens and green spaces in Washington, D.C., worth visiting for a breath of fresh air. Let’s get a little more active, though, with some hiking trails. Already, Curbed DC has looked at a few notable hikes along Rock Creek Park, but let’s look a little further and find some other hikes worth seeking.

For Amazon’s Second Headquarters, Virginia Backs Site Adjacent to Dulles
October 19 is the deadline for cities to pitch to Amazon to try to win the tech company’s second headquarters, otherwise known as HQ2. Amazon’s HQ2 is expected to cost as much as $5 billion, span over 8 million square feet, and bring up to 50,000 workers.

Wydler Brothers Real Estate Expands to Arlington

Sep
25
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WYDLER BROTHERS REAL ESTATE OPENS NEW OFFICE IN ARLINGTON, VA
TO SUPPORT CONTINUED GROWTH OF BUSTLING DC SUBURB

Washington, DC, September 25th, 2017 — Wydler Brothers Real Estate announced today that it has expanded its footprint by opening a new office in Arlington, Virginia.

The new office, located in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, joins the suite of Wydler Brothers’ DC area offices including McLean, VA, Chevy Chase, MD, and Washington DC. The Arlington office is currently home to eight Wydler Brothers agents and is expected to grow to more than a dozen by the end of this year.

Evan Lacopo, a Realtor since 2003, is the Managing Broker of the Arlington office, which is home to talented real estate teams, 3877 Group, Schantz Group, and NV Homes Group.

“We are so pleased to have Evan at the helm. Evan has been living in, working and serving the Arlington community for more than 20 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and embodies our collaborative and consultative culture,” says Steve Wydler, Principal Broker, Wydler Brothers Real Estate.

“With the growth that the Arlington job market is seeing with the addition of companies like Nestlé and Boeing, it’s the perfect time to stake our claim. Arlington has been one of our core markets since Wydler Brothers’ inception almost 15 years ago. We have some of the best agents in the business and we are actively looking to recruit top talent,” says Evan Lacopo, Managing Broker of the Arlington office.

Arlington is the second-largest principal city of the Washington metropolitan area. It is the highest-income county in the United States by median family income and has the highest concentration of singles in the region.

Wydler Brothers Real Estate is a successful brokerage founded by brothers, Hans and Steve Wydler. The brokerage specializes in fine homes and condominiums throughout the greater DC metro area. With over $1.5 billion in sales since their inception, they were recognized as the most “innovative Realtor in America” by Inman News, the leading trade publication that focuses on residential real estate. Through a combination of smart people, cutting-edge technology, and a community-knowledge approach, Wydler Brothers Real Estate is committed to delivering the highest level of service to clients and providing the best marketing and technical support to their agents.

For more information, contact Kathleen Wilks at Wydler Brothers at 202-276-0638 or Kathleen@WydlerBrothers.com or visit www.wydlerbrothers.com

September 2017 Newsletter

Sep
18
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Dear Friends & Neighbors –

It’s officially autumn, and you know what that means: back to school, back to work, back to reality, and trading in your iced coffee for a pumpkin spiced latte.

If the fresh fall air is motivating you to do any renovations or repairs, check out our directory full of excellent vendors. We like to call them our “extended family,” and we promise they won’t miss the school bus or need you to pack them a lunch.

Wydler Brothers also wants to take a moment to express our concerns for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Whether or not you know someone directly impacted, we hope everyone is safe, healthy, and with loved ones through these natural disasters. Our sincerest thanks and appreciation for all those who are providing vital help towards a speedy and full recovery.

Market Overview

Surban. No, it’s not the latest food craze or a trendy new phone app. It’s a word for the “in-between” of urban and suburban areas that describes the ideal for many buyers looking. These are mostly young families that are shedding their “first-time homebuyer” apartments now that they have children, who want the comforts of the ‘burbs coupled with the amenities of city life.

At a low point for 2017, mortgage rates have dropped to the 3.75-3.80% range. For most of the year, climbing mortgage rates have pushed buyers to capitalize on historic lows before taking out loans become unaffordable. Now that the market is settling, some buyers are taking the scenic route, especially with home prices at unprecedented levels. Just as autumn days start out at sweater weather but move to gym shorts by afternoon, the housing market is shifting with the season. And who knows how Amazon’s plan to create a second headquarters will impact it all!

Wydler Brothers is Growing!

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our brokerage

Danielle Collins
Danielle was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She worked as an agent for Ansley Atlanta Real Estate and was named #1 selling agent companywide in July 2016. Her tenacious work ethic is evidenced by her meticulous attention to detail, steadfast dedication to her clients, and round the clock accessibility. Danielle’s creative edge and expertise in renovations allows her to work with buyers to conceptualize making any house the perfect place to call home. Whether you are in the market to buy or sell, Danielle ensures her clients receive the highest level of customer service throughout the entire transaction process. Danielle received her undergraduate degree in Advertising from The University of Georgia and her Masters in Social Work from The University of Maryland. She is thrilled to be part of the Wydler Brothers family and continue to put her real estate knowledge to work! Danielle and her husband, Shaun, currently live in Chevy Chase with their yellow lab, Cali.

In The News

Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You
Amazon has set off a scrum among cities that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters — with the winner getting the prize of a $5 billion investment and 50,000 new jobs over the next two decades. We’re offering to help, using Amazon’s own criteria to identify a winning city.
Over 2K Historic Photos of D.C.’s Past Have Been Revealed
With photos, news clippings, maps, and other historical documents included, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has created a brand new online photo archive, called DDOT Back in Time, perfect for browsing through if interested in taking a glimpse at the past of the nation’s capital.

August 2017 News

Aug
17
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Dear Friends & Neighbors –

We know everyone’s getting excited about the total solar eclipse next week. But just like with real estate transactions, we never want to see our clients get burned – make sure you pick up a pair of eclipse glasses! Here is the inside scoop on places handing these out for free so you can view this astronomical event safely.

Market Overview

With everyone in the midst of their summer vacations, year-over-year comparisons show a decline in housing inventory levels for the 15th month in a row. Not to mention that the strong economic recovery in our region has prompted a record “July high” for sales price. These statistics might appear great for sellers, but have shown that DC homes are actually overvalued. That means they are at least 10% higher than the long-run sustainable level (determined by factors such as average disposable income). Many are able to leverage the currently low mortgage rates to make a purchase, and Fannie Mae is even raising their “debt-to-income ratio” to 50%! But these statistics are still dissuading some potential buyers.

As more people are waiting for the right home, the sale process should slow down, allowing inventory to creep back up. This has happened before: after the big influx of inventory in 2008, levels began to decrease until 2013 (at a level 22.5% lower than our current stock). Supply increased during 2014-15, and is now cooling again. So the market certainly isn’t frozen. “Flipping” has actually been on the rise in the Metropolitan area, as shown by this Arlington family. But there are always buyers and sellers looking to dive in; just part of the circle of life!

Wydler Brothers is Growing!

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our brokerage

Natalie Vaughan
Natalie VaughanNatalie is strongly dedicated to fulfilling her clients’ specific needs, and does so with an energetic, and professional approach that is backed confidently by her expertise and experience in the market. An area resident for more than 30 years and specifically in Arlington since 2003, Natalie has practiced real estate locally with excellent results since 2007. She has gained a wealth of intimate knowledge of the community, from schools to neighborhoods to local services, and her insider’s perspective is a huge benefit to her clients. She currently lives in Arlington with her twin sons and is highly involved in the community.

In The News

Observe the Eclipse in the Nation’s Capital
For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States! Observers located in Washington, D.C., will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon blocking up to 82% of the Sun.
Read more here.
DC Getting Greener

Already, people who love green spaces should be able to fall in love with the nation’s capital. There are so many parks and public areas to choose from, from Meridian Hill Park to Rock Creek Park. In the coming years, residents and tourists alike will be able to find even more parks along with heavily refurbished ones. Read more here.