5 Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Home This Winter

January 11, 2020Real Estate & Local News

Traditionally, spring is the busy selling season because bad weather can make homes look dreary and may be a deterrent to buyers visiting open houses. On the other hand, sellers may take advantage of the limited inventory available during the winter season and sell their home quicker and/or for a premium. Below are 5 tips … Read More

DC Named Top Place to Visit in 2020

January 9, 2020Real Estate & Local News

The New York Times has named Washington, D.C. the top place to visit in 2020 in its list of 52 top destinations for the new year. The reasons for DC’s attractiveness as a travel destination include: *Access to numerous cultural institutions, such as the Library of Congress and National Museum of American History, many with … Read More

Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2020

January 5, 2020Real Estate & Local News

If you are considering refreshing your home’s décor in the new year, consider these five trends that top designers anticipate will be big in 2020: *Bold Mono-Chromatics – monochromatic colors in bold hues such as Cobalt Blue and Kelly Green will be big. *Warm Wood Floors – walnut, mahogany, and dark oak finishes are becoming … Read More

Top 5 Priciest DC Home Sales – 2019

December 18, 2019Real Estate & Local News

With 2019 coming to a close, check out the five most expensive home sales that closed this year in DC: 5) 3306 O Street NW Sale Price: $7.7 million Square Feet: 7,166 Neighborhood: Georgetown Beds/Baths: 5 br/7 ba 4) 3949 52nd Street NW Sale Price: $7.75 million Square Feet: 8,976 Neighborhood: Spring Valley Beds/Baths: 7 … Read More

Arlington Approves Phase I of Amazon HQ2 Development

December 16, 2019Real Estate & Local News

The Arlington County Board unanimously approved a redevelopment plan for Amazon HQ2, giving the green light to transform 6.2 acres of Metropolitan Park, located near Pentagon City. The plans are the first phase of HQ2 development; once completed, HQ2 will span 2.1-million square feet in Northern Virginia, including a mixed-use office building located at 1232-1450 … Read More

DC-Area Neighborhoods Slated for Transformation in 2020

December 8, 2019Real Estate & Local News

H Street/Union Market *Recent Changes: The opening of the Atlas Performing Arts Center *Upcoming Projects: Avec, a mixed-use project spanning two city blocks, will open next year; Union Station is set to be overhauled, creating 14 acres of offices, residences, and hotels; a new mixed-use neighborhood is coming to the Union Market district. Reston *Recent … Read More

DC Home Prices Expected to Rise in 2020

December 5, 2019Real Estate & Local News

Realtor.com’s annual forecast projects prices in the DC region will rise as much as 2.6% in 2020. While prices continue increasing in the district, some of the nation’s largest markets will see falling prices, including San Francisco and Las Vegas. Mortgage rates are expected to rise modestly, with the average on a 30-year fixed rate … Read More

5 Energy-Saving Tips for Winter

December 3, 2019Real Estate & Local News

The five simple and inexpensive strategies below can help you save energy and money, while staying comfortable through the cold winter months! If you are interested in getting a comprehensive home energy assessment, you can find more information and resources on the Department of Energy’s website here. 1. Open curtains on south-facing windows during the … Read More

DC Luxury Home Sales Keep Pace in 2019

December 1, 2019Real Estate & Local News

An analysis by local real estate website UrbanTurf found that 2.5 percent of homes sold in the district were purchased for north of $2 million, keeping pace with luxury sales for each of the last two years. A total of 190 of 7,771 listings sold this year were purchased for over $2 million; 55 homes … Read More

Bethesda Development News: November 2019 Update

November 24, 2019Real Estate & Local News

*The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to consider a $500,000 grant to move the Fox 5 TV station operations in D.C. to Bethesda. The news station would relocate its headquarters at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue for a minimum of 10 years. In exchange for the grant, Fox is required to have at least 178 full-time employees … Read More