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February 2013

Found 25 blog entries for February 2013.

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Dog Parks in Dupont Circle probably aren’t the first amenity that comes to mind when you think of this trendy D.C. community, bustling with restaurants, bars and highly-priced studios.

But increasingly, homeowners are calling for more pet-friendly features in their neighborhoods and Dupont is one community that has responded. Dog Parks in Dupont Circle are not obvious. The S Stree Dog Park, tucked just south of Adams Morgan and North of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue at 17th Street is perhaps the most handy dog park to resident of Dupont Circle.

Like many dog parks in D.C., the dog parks in Dupont Circle like the S Street Dog Park are maintained by the Department of Parks and Recreation, along with, of course the dog owners themselves.

Dog

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Two unit properties in Washington, DC used to be a hassle. But now the mayor of DC, Vincent Gray, is encouraging population density by making it easier for homeowners to create two unit properties. This is all part of the mayor’s Sustainable DC Plan released this month. The proposal aims to make DC “the healthiest, greenest, and most livable” city in the country over the next two decades.

By 2032, the plan targets to add 250,000 new residents to the DC population. Where are all of these people going to live? Right now, DC has approximately 300,000 residential units, which includes houses, condos, cooperatives, and apartments. 

In order to allow for the influx of new residents, Action 1.4 of the Built Environment section of the Sustainable DC Plan aims

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Upcoming real estate development in Petworth includes condominiums, apartments, restaurants, and a grocery store. The Petworth neighborhood is known for 1920s to 30s era brick row homes, many of which have been renovated and resold. The Northwest DC neighborhood has experienced a flurry of development and revitalization lately.

Georgia Avenue is the main commercial thoroughfare in Petworth with local restaurants and shops. The owners of the Blaguard in Adams Morgan have purchased the property at 3911 Georgia Avenue. After nine months to a year of renovation, they plan to open a new bistro with a beer garden on the back patio.

The “Goins Building” at Shepherd Street and Georgia Avenue in Petworth is also slated for redevelopment after a long vacancy.

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A real estate auction in Trinidad Wednesday will feature a three-level colonial townhouse at 1408 Morse Street NE in Washington D.C, just north of Maryland Avenue.

The real estate auction in Trinidad is for an end unit home with a list price of $250,000, an end with three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bathroom. It has an unfinished basement.

The public real estate auction in Trinidad will be held Wednesday, February 27 at noon at the house and requires a $20,000 deposit in certified funds only. The list price will be the opening bid and there will be no pre-auction offers. Buyers interested in the real estate auction in Trinidad can view the property in a pre-showing one hour before the auction begins.

The real estate auction in Trinidad is

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219 5TH ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002

List Price: $740,000

This is a home on Capitol Hill that needs some renovation.  The location is prime being that it is just 3 blocks from Union Station and the senate office buildings.  This would be a good buy for a homeowner looking to use the FHA203K program to fix up the home

1215 Morse St NE, WASHINGTON, DC  20002

List Price: $480,000

The Trinidad neighborhood in DC is one of the more affordable areas still left.   This is a rare 3 unit of 4 bedroom units.  The square footage is 3,570.  That is huge!  Buy this home in Trinidad and hold onto it while the area continues to improve. 

1200 HEMLOCK ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20012

List Price: $425,000

This is a massive (over 3,300 sq ft) semi-detached row

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A Columbia Heights property auction will take place next week on Wednesday, February 27 at 1 PM. That’s just one hour after the auction in the Trinidad neighborhood. So if you don’t win the first one, you can head to the next one!

The Columbia Heights property auction is for a three-level 1,116-square-foot townhouse at 758 Fairmont Street, NW between Sherman and Georgia Avenues.  You may recall that that the Sherman Avenue Streetscape project recently upgraded the neighborhood -- adding a median with trees, sidewalks, and more.  The location is also walking distance to the Metro and Howard University.  In addition, the property is just blocks from the shops and restaurants on 11th Street, which the New York Times calls the new “hip strip” in

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A real estate auction in Trinidad will take place next week on Wednesday, February 27 at noon. If you’ve been priced out of the market, want to design your own new home, or are a real estate investor, this might be the opportunity for you.

The real estate auction in Trinidad is for an end unit townhouse, so you’ll have three sides with windows, instead of just two.  The property is located at 1408 Morse Street NE and bids start at $250,000.

The majority of the home is brick with siding on the back third.  It is a three level colonial townhouse built in 1924 with a covered porch in the front and an attached garage with private driveway in the back.  The property is being sold “as-is,” which is a state of disrepair at the moment with missing windows, a

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A new iPhone app for tracking buses in D.C. is now available, making it easier for residents to rely on transportation options beyond Metro and cabs.

Called BusTrackDC, the new app for tracking buses in D.C. launched earlier this month in an effort to replace the now-defunct NextBus app that so many residents relied heavily on to plan their bus travels around the city.

BusTrackDC is free and adds what one reviewer calls “much needed competition to the D.C. Bus app market.” The new app for tracking buses in D.C. is also open source as the developer, Jason Rosenbaum, says he hopes people with devices other than the iPhone can adapt the technology to work on other platforms.

The new app for tracking buses in D.C. finds bus stops near your current

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District at Logan Circle, developed by the JBG Companies & Grosvenor, is a 125-unit, seven-story apartment building at 14th and S Streets, just around the corner from the U Street Metro.

Units of District at Logan Circle will range from about 500 square feet to 1,100 square feet, with the majority of the apartments being smaller units. About 85% of the apartments in District at Logan Circle will be studios and 1BRs with the other 15% being 2BR apartments. They were originally planned as condos.

Developers are planning to integrate a historic building at 14th and S Streets, the site of the former Whitmore-Walker Clinic, into the project, according to D.C. Urban Turf blog. Street-level space along 14th Street will feature retail. A rooftop pool and

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339 18TH ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002

List Price: $390,000

You would need to get the price down on this one for it to make sense.  The listing agent told me that the seller has some flexibility in the price of this outer Capitol Hill home.  Buy and hold or buy and flip.  The property can be turned into a two unit. 

1160 Neal St NE, WASHINGTON, DC  20002

List Price: $250,000

This is a two unit in the southern part of Trinidad in northeast DC.  Great buy and hold property.  The Trinidad area is seeing record sales so it make sense to buy this property and rent it out while the area continues to go up in value. 

414 SEWARD SQ SE #202, WASHINGTON, DC 20003

List Price: $299,000

This one bedroom on the southeast side of Capitol Hill is 557

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