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November 2012

Found 10 blog entries for November 2012.

The Brightwood Walmart is coming to Georgia Avenue, NW in Ward 4 near Missouri Avenue.  It will be the first Walmart to open in the District.  The development project began in September 2011, but has been plagued by delays from various opponents.

The new Brightwood Walmart development sits on the site of the former Curtis Chevrolet dealership. After demolition began, residents sought protected status for the site from the Historic Preservation Board.  But development continued after the application was denied.

In February, Occupy DC and Respect DC teamed up to stage a demonstration at the Brightwood Walmart construction site.  The protest prevented some crews from entering the construction site that day, but did not end the project.

Even after the

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1-You should always scrape and clean food particles from dishes before putting them in your dishwasher. 

2-The best rated jellies and jams were 365 Everyday Value from Whole Foods and Smuckers Concord. 

3-Do it yourself identity safeguards are just as effective as the paid identity theft services.  Do it yourself. 

4-The company that has the best cell service in Washington DC is Verizon. 

5-The Applie Ipad mini got great reviews. 

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Like many communities on the outskirts of Washington D.C.’s long-established downtown and Dupont areas, the Shaw neighborhood  has been slower to change but is now welcoming a surge of enhancing development that’s triggering a hot housing market.

Referred to as the “Harlem of Washington D.C.” for its rich black culture, this area in Northwest along Florida Avenue is predominantly known for Howard University and the U Street corridor of bars, restaurants and shops. Now, its apartment, condos and Victorian row homes are in high demand.

Properties there range from a $267,000, 453-square-foot condo on Marion St. NW to a $1.2 million, 4,200-square-foot townhouse on Florida Avenue NW. House hunters can find 1880 Federal-style single family homes or brick

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715 VAN BUREN ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20012

List Price: $450,000

This is a single family home in the Brightwood area of NW DC which is also referred to as Takoma Park DC.  This short sale opportunity has been on the market for 71 days and was originally priced at $490,000.  The home would be perfect for a buyer that is willing to do work on a home. 

5619 COLORADO AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20011

List Price: $625,000

This is a single family home up in 16th Street Heights.  The home is listed as a 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath detached colonial on .05 of an acre.  The price started at $725,000 back in July.  Great price for the square feet(3,803 total square feet). 

6021 ORRIS ST, MCLEAN, VA 22101

List Price: $1,000,000

What a great opportunity this is

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Union Market is a year-round food market with 40 local artisans located between Gallaudet University and New York Avenue on 5th Street in Northeast DC.  It’s also near the H Street Corridor and Trinidad neighborhoods. 

What can you find inside the 47,000-square-foot warehouse that is Union Market?  Fresh vegetables, cheese, meats, oysters, tacos, empanadas, breads, beverages, olive oils, vinegars, pickles, gelato, cupcakes, home decor, and more.  Maybe I should have asked what you can’t find there!

The culinary destination opened in September and is curated with a selective process to find the best food artisans.  The vendors have a mix of experience from well known restaurant owners to brand new entrepreneurs.  Some will be permanent vendors, while

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The Petworth community, a mix of brick row houses and single-family homes tucked between Arkansas Avenue and North Capital Street Northwest, has come a long way from its origins as two privately owned country estates in the 1800s.

Petworth, which started to blossom as a community with a streetcar stop on a route from Silver Spring to downtown, is still bulging with project. They include a new and long-awaited Safeway, more bars along Georgia Avenue and at least one new restaurant on Upshur Street that are already receiving strong reviews from patrons.

The area’s first development came after Washington D.C. annexed the 204-acre Petworth site owned by Col. John Tayloe and the 183-acre Marshall Brown Estate. Two private development firms purchased the

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What would you do if your husband ate Libido ice cream with another woman?  It happened to me!

My friend from college and his wife were visiting from out of town.  He and I both ride motorcycles, so we took mine out for a spin.  Not to be outdone, my husband took my friend’s wife to Larry’s Ice Cream in Dupont Circle.  He highly recommended the Libido ice cream, and she was game.

Libido ice cream just sounds so scandalous, especially with someone else’s wife!  Larry’s Ice Cream must have a clever marketer because “Bailey's with Pistachios” just doesn’t have the same shock value.  Plus, the jokes that can go along with ordering Libido ice cream are endless.  

Is there any truth to Larry’s Ice Cream’s silly name?  Can ice cream actually increase your

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Cathedral Commons is coming to Cleveland Park in Fall 2014!  What the heck is that?  It’s a mixed-use development including 137 apartments, 8 townhouses, retail, and parking.  The project will occupy 2 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue (between Macomb and Idaho) in view of the National Cathedral.

The cornerstone of Cathedral Commons will be a new 56,000 sq. ft. Giant grocery store, replacing the outdated 18,500 sq. ft store built in the 1950s.  The new supermarket will include full-service floral, bakery, meat, seafood, and deli departments.  In addition, the store will expand it’s offerings of fresh produce, as well as natural, organic, gluten-free, and international products.

This has been a contentious project from the start.  Some local residents are

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5400 31ST ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20015

List Price: $650,000

This is a 4 bedroom single family home in Chevy Chase right off of Military Rd NW.  The home needs renovations and is sold as-is.  A home like this in good shape will sell over $800K easily.  Buy this home and fix it up and re-sell.  Great opportunity in Chevy Chase DC. 

5501 29TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20015

List Price: $550,000

This Chevy Chase home is owned by the same owner as the home above.  This is a detached rancher on .14 of an acre.  This is a short distance from Rock Creek Park and Friendship Heights.  The home is listed as being in living condition but it needs work.  Great investment with big profit potential.

915 E ST NW #1214, WASHINGTON, DC 20004

List Price:

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Wells Fargo CityLIFT Program for Washington DC and PG County

On September 26, 2012 Wells Fargo announced that the companies CityLIFT program would launch in Washington DC and PG County MD on October 5th and 6th.  The Wells Fargo CityLIFT program provides homebuyers that meet certain criteria with $20,000 towards a down payment on a home in Washington DC or Prince Georges County Maryland.  To qualify for the Wells Fargo CityLIFT program in Washington DC and PG County the homeowner must occupy the home as their principal residence.

Here are the qualifications for the CityLIFT program in Washington DC and PG County:

1-Annaul income cannot exceed 120 percent of the median income for the area(Varies depending on family size). 

Income Limits for

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