Our Favorites – Summer Vacation Edition!

August 8, 2022Real Estate & Local News

As we make our way into August, The Carolyn Homes Team is dreaming of vacations past and those to come! No matter where we are, you can find us scoping out the local real estate and eyeing beautiful vacation homes! Haven’t made your summer travel plans yet? Check out our annual roundup of The Carolyn … Read More

Kensington – Walkable D.C. Suburb You Need to Know!

August 2, 2022Real Estate & Local News

Whether you’re a D.C. native or new to the area, Kensington, MD is the walkable suburban gem you need to know about! With tons of recent development and convenient access to downtown D.C., Baltimore, and more, Kensington is the D.C. ‘burbs newest hot spot!  Sourced from our favorite new and long-time Kensington locals, we’ve pulled … Read More

DC Area Development Updates

May 18, 2021Real Estate & Local News

*Developer Bello Realty Partners is proposing to develop 39 condominium units on the surface parking lot at 11th and U Streets NW. The project includes a mix of mainly junior- and traditional one-bedrooms, five two-bedrooms, and a few surface parking spaces. Three units will be Inclusionary Zoning. *The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing has filed … Read More

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

May 10, 2021Real Estate & Local News

Consistent home maintenance helps to preserve your property’s value, and spring is the perfect time to tackle interior and exterior projects that will keep your home in good shape for the rest of the year. Here are some routine home maintenance steps you can take each spring: Interior – Change batteries on your smoke and … Read More

5 New DC Restaurants with Outdoor Patios

April 28, 2021DC/MD/VA Events

With temperatures warming up, it’s the perfect time to support DC’s local restaurants. Here are 5 newly opened spots with outdoor dining options: The Point Address: 2100 2nd St SW Neighborhood: Navy Yard This expansive waterfront restaurant at Buzzard Point features a 150-seat patio that overlooks the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. The menu features wood-fired … Read More

DC Metro Real Estate Market – Spring 2021 Update

April 20, 2021Real Estate & Local News

With the spring season in full swing, the DC Metro real estate market has seen accelerating buyer demand and declining inventory levels over the past month. In Alexandria City, single-family homes hit a median sales price of over $1 million for the first time. Condo/co-op sales also hit a ten-year high, up 61% from last … Read More

Top 5 DC Area Home Sales – March 2021

April 12, 2021Real Estate & Local News

Below are the top 5 Washington-area home sales by price that sold in March: 5) 4834 Quebec Street NW Sold Price: $4,650,000 Community: Spring Valley Square Footage: 8,625 SF Features: 4 stories, new build designed by Studio Z and built by Laurence Cafritz Builders, six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, elevator, chef’s kitchen, and two-car garage 4) … Read More

DC Metro Area Development Updates

April 5, 2021Real Estate & Local News

*Washington Science Joint Ventures proposed a new project in the White Flint area that would bring over 2.5 million square feet of new development and over 2,000 new residences across 8 buildings. The development, “Rose Village,” would span part of Montrose Parkway. 7 mixed-use buildings would have ground-floor retail; 1 building would have only residences. … Read More

DC Real Estate Market: 2020 Recap

January 12, 2021Real Estate & Local News

Listing service Bright MLS reports today that the median price of a home sold in the D.C. metropolitan region hit a record of $500,000 in 2020, 8.7% higher than the 2019 median. Low interest rates and inventory levels have combined to push the median sales price up, despite disruptions in the spring market due to … Read More

Impact of the Recent Stimulus Law on Homeowners & Renters

January 4, 2021Real Estate & Local News

The most recent $900 billion stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law on December 27, 2020 includes several provisions that will affect homeowners and renters: Rental Assistance *The law extends eviction protection until January 31 and provides $25 billion in rental assistance for individuals who lost their sources of income due to the … Read More