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March 2013

Found 22 blog entries for March 2013.

Upshur Dog Park is located at 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW. It’s a public-private partnership between the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Friends of 16th Street Heights Parks. The park encompasses 9,500 square feet of off-leash space where dogs can roam, socialize, and run freely.

The plans for the Upshur Dog Park were approved in February 2009, and the park was completed the following year in October at a cost of $286,000. Thus, the first official dog park in Ward 4 was created. The dog park includes fencing, double gates (to prevent accidental escapes), landscaping, a tool shed, benches, picnic tables, a dog fountain, and water bowls.

The dog park is free and available to all DC residents during the hours of 7 AM and 9 PM on weekdays and

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DC Business Improvement District (BID) tax revenues provide services and programs within a specific commercial area. The District has eight BIDs -- Adams Morgan Partnership, Capitol Hill Business Improvement District, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Georgetown Business Improvement District, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District, and NoMA Business Improvement District. 

BID expenditures supplement city services to support cleanliness, safety, economic development, and other business issues. This can include maintaining commercial corridors with litter and graffiti removal, as well as landscaping. Some BIDs also opt to increase

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Homes near Sidwell Friends School in the Friendship Heights area have, unlike other areas of the District, been increasingly on the market in the past few months.

On the District side, homes on the market include a three-bedroom, semi-detached home on 45th Street for $725,000 with crown molding, a sunroom and more than 1,200 square feet of living space along with some outdoor area. A 562-square-foot studio condo on Military Road here lists for $425,000; it boasts granite counters, white marble floors and a 24-hour concierge. Homes near Sidwell Friends on the Maryland side, homes include a one-bedroom, $699,000 condo at 5600 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase.

Sidwell Friends School has a middle school and high school located in the District on Wisconsin

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Residences at City Center, a project that spans five blocks just south of New York Avenue from 11th to 9th Streets and down to H Street, is offering a variety of apartment and condo luxury living in the Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhoods.

Chinatown, anchored by the Verizon Center, is a bustling neighborhood full of unique eateries and bars with some of the more expensive real estate in the city. The Spy Museum and Portrait Gallery are here as are a number of new office buildings and condos, among them the Residences at City Center, which is just blocks from Metro Center and Chinatown Gallery Metro Stations.

One-bedroom, 768-square-foot condos at the Residences at City Center go for about $585,000, according to Capital Park Realty listings. The

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The Shaw Dog Park is a free dog park near Logan Circle. It’s just a few blocks away from the circle at 1673 11th Street in Northwest. The dog park is maintained by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the public. 

Shaw Dog Park opened in 2008 and consists of a 15,000-square-foot public park where dogs are free to play and socialize off-leash.  The park has two fenced enclosures for different speeds of dogs. The smaller enclosure, which holds up to five dogs, is for dogs under 25 pounds, physically challenged dogs, and senior dogs. The larger enclosure is for active play like ball tossing and running with a maximum of 28 dogs. The dog park near Logan Circle is open from 7 AM to 10 PM on weekdays and opens an hour later on

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Condos near U Street Metro are no doubt among the more in-demand homes in Washington D.C. in recent years. The U Street Corridor, nestled next to the hip Adams Morgan and Dupont Circles, is brimming with new development and renovations.

While inventory of available condos near U Street Metro has been sharply declining in the past four months, buyers can still find a good array of condo housing options here, although many of them are on the higher end of the price ranges for District condos. If you’re willing to renovate a condo near U Street Metro station can of course find better deals.

Current listings for condos near U Street Metro include a 2BR, 1,150-square-foot loft-style condo at 2020 Lofts at 2020 12th Street. Condo fees here are $600 per

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Investors in Petworth area of Washington D.C. are apparently seeing enormous potential in these properties in northwest D.C., which are attracting more young professionals who are drawn to the area’s more affordable prices and proximity to hip nightlife.

Petworth is one of the largest neighborhoods in Washington D.C. and investors are likely well aware this area is undergoing a significant revitalization. Among the many acquisitions going on here, Urban Investment Partners LLC has acquired The New Hampshire House apartment building at 3728 New Hampshire Ave. NW for $2.1 million, the Washington Business Journal reports.

The D.C.-based developer plans to renovate the 21-unit building, which it bought at a record amount for an occupied Class-C

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Here is this weeks list.  Inventory is still extremely low so it is slim picking out there in just about all price ranges. 

2810 BRENTWOOD RD NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20018

$569,900

This is a giant home in Woodridge.  The property is a short sale so keep that in mind.  The homehas been on the market for 211 days.  The price started at $669,000 on this 4 bed/4 Bath single family with a .06 acre lot.  The home is listed at 3,200 sq ft.  That is a reasonable price for the square feet and who knows...maybe you can get that price down more. 

1326 CONSTITUTION AVE NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002

$649,999

This is a 2 unit on Capitol Hill.  The value of owning real estate on Capitol Hill is only growing. The parking in the rear will hold over 4 cars.  Solid piece

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Real estate near Catholic University includes a growing number of new developments, including a $200 million development by Abdo and Bozzuto, which broke ground in November of 2011 in an effort to create a new market for homes and businesses in Brookland, the Washington Business Journal reports.

This new real estate near Catholic University, called Monroe Street Market at the campus’ southern edge, includes about 765 apartments and townhomes and 83,000-square-feet of retail space in Northeast D.C. The project also entails 15,000 square feet for artistic uses and a community arts center.

Future residents can begin reserving a new apartment home this month, choosing from one of three styles – Brookland works available for move-in in June, Portland Flats

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A Trinidad neighborhood home sold for a record high in January. Lots of DC homes seem to be setting neighborhood highs lately, like the ones in Petworth and Brightwood that also set records this year. All three of these record setting sales prices closed above list price, signaling that times are good for sellers and bidding wars may become the norm again.

The record setting Trinidad neighborhood home is located on Neal Street in Northeast Washington, DC just east of Gallaudet University and close to shopping on H Street. After just seven days on the market, the home sold for $552K -- $3K above the listing price.

The 1,223-square-foot Trinidad neighborhood row home is a three-story colonial built in 1925. The home was renovated in 2012 and includes

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