Capital Park Realty Blog


Tips and tricks to becoming a standout seller in the DMV.

Even in a seller's market, achieving the highest possible sales price for your home is all about thoughtful preparation. First off, minimize or eliminate potential objections. No matter what market you're in, curb appeal still matters, so take extra steps to ensure buyers first impression of your home is a positive one. Keep the yard looking its best, paint your porch, clean the windows, pick up trash around the neighborhood if you have to! The same applies if you live in a condo. When addressing curb appeal, keep any eye out for anything in your control that would detract from initial impressions of your beautiful abode.

Once you've tacked curb appeal, it's about getting all the small

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News on restaurants, events and things to do in H Street for late summer and early fall.

H Street is overflowing with news on new entertainment, restaurants, grocery stores and more. To start, the former Kramerbooks managers are set to open a new bookstore on H Street. Solid State Books will open this fall on H Street, in the new Apollo Building development, next to the Whole Foods.

There’s also the renovation of Boundary Road, which is set to reopen as a place called “Bar Elena,” which will include classic arcade games for all you nostalgia lovers out there.

If you’re longing for the days you spent studying abroad, check out the upcoming twin eateries Spile & Spigot Tap House and above the Blue Diner. First-time restaurateurs (and father-son

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THE APOLLO
Atlas District

Street View Street View Kitchen Gourmet kitchen Living Room Living Room Bedroom Bedroom with hardwood floors throughout. Mountains One of the many lounges inside The Apollo.

Address: 600 H St NE

Type: Rental Apartments

No. of units: 431

Affordable Housing: N/A

Type of Unit: Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom

Price: $2,000 - $6,000

Status: Now Leasing

First Move-in: Late 2016

Developer: Insight Property Group

Website: The Apollo DC

The Apollo is the brand-new development located in the center of H Street. It's actually built on the former site of the Apollo Theatre, the legendary entertainment venue that opened in 1913 and lasted until 1955.

The new Apollo is a LEED Gold

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Grab some grub, stop by the seasonal beer garden and explore the rich history in Shaw.

If you’re looking for something sweet, savory, fresh, bubbly or rich in history, Shaw is the place to be. There’s Canteen, a seasonal pop-up beer garden on 9th St. Enjoy 20 craft brews, snacks from Red Apron and refreshingly strong bourbon slushies.

Since last year, Shaw has its very own farmer’s market and it is thriving with delicious produce, cooking demonstrations and great people! Expect to see coffee from Qualia Coffee, baked goods from Bonaparte Bread and much more. The market is located at 925 Rhode Island Ave NW and runs on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Craving donuts? Grab one from (the newly opened as of July) Sugar Shack. Their cinnamon sugar is

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8520 Marquette Street is a beautiful 4 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom single family home with a basement on a quiet street. It is close to the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro, vibrant Mosaic District, I-495 Beltway, and I-66. This house has a huge yard (most of which is fenced in), big closets, and a master bedroom with its own bathroom. 8520 Marquette Street is newly renovated with off-street driveway parking. The basement has separate entrance and includes a washer and dryer. The monthly rent for 8520 Marquette Street is $2,800 per month. Please contact John Crisafulli at john@cparkre.com or 202-258-7036 for more information.

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Investment properties available in Washington, DC.

Please note that all MLS listings are in real time. If the link is not working, it's because that property has been sold or is under contract. Don't worry, each month we send out the best investment properties! Check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter for automatic updates.

 

4301 Brandywine St. NW

The property is allowing a $7,000 seller credit for repairs, a great incentive to invest. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath detached home in American University Park is minutes to the Tenleytown-AU metro, the Tenley Whole Foods, shops, restaurants and more. It includes four levels of living space (including an in-law suite with a partial kitchen in the basement), hardwood floors and two master

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The most expensive DC homes for sale in August 2017.

16th Street Heights

In 16th St. Heights, 4907 14th St. NW is on the market for $2,790,000. This unique home has 10 bedrooms and 9.5 baths. It would make a wonderful embassy, church, rental property, or AirBnB, you name it! There’s a two-level carriage house with 1 bedroom and 1 bath.

Brightwood

1343 Somerset Place NW in Brightwood is currently being sold for $729,900. This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home has four levels of hardwood floors and a full finished basement. With 1,987 sqft. this home is true suburban living in the city!

Chevy Chase

In Chevy Chase, 3829 Livingston St. NW is more of a modern design than many of the historical homes in D.C. Enjoy four sunlit levels, 5

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An overview of title insurance when it comes to owning a home.

When you buy your home, you receive a deed, which shows that the seller transferred their legal ownership to you. Legal ownership is called the “title.” Title insurance protects you in case there is any legal trouble down the line.

Title insurance is crucial when it comes to completing your home purchase. It protects you and the lender from the possibility that your seller (or previous sellers) don’t have total ownership of the house and/or property. If they don’t, they may not be able to transfer full ownership over—but title insurance prevents that from happening.

A couple of questions to ask about title insurance include “is the seller pushing a specific title company?” or “who do

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Outdoor fitness, kid-friendly entertainment and baseball are just some of the summer activities in DC’s Capitol Riverfront / Navy Yard.

The Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard area, affectionately known as Yards Park, is brimming with activity. If you’re looking to get fit this summer, try any of their outdoor fitness classes like morning yoga with Vida Fitness, Zumba with Balance Gym and even Jazzercise.

Sunday mornings include the Freshfarm Capitol Riverfront Farmer’s Market, which goes until 2 p.m. each week. Stop by for some of the best fresh produce and flowers out there.

Later in August, take the kids to “Kids in Canal,” a kid-friendly entertainment morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. August 2nd hosts the Rainbow Rock Band. There’s even an outdoor movie

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Good eats, family friendly activities, game nights and block parties in Chevy Chase this summer!

Summer in Chevy Chase, MD offers plenty to do around the neighborhood. Grab some pizza at Comet Ping Pong for a fun dinner with the family or grab a pastry and a cup of coffee at Bread and Chocolate as you stroll down Connecticut Ave.

The Chevy Chase neighborhood library has plenty of events to choose from, including a Kids’ Chess Club at 5 p.m. and preschool story time as well as mystery book club. From free film screenings (La La Land is coming up on July 24th) and a preschool drive-in where kids create their own cardboard cars, spending the summer at the library is a great way to keep cool.

Take the kids to Barstons Child’s Play on Connecticut Ave

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