Protecting your home from the winter months is vital. A winter storm or other severe weather conditions can cause real damage to your property. That's why it's very important to prepare your home for the next 4-5 months of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures.
Disconnect and drain all outside hoses, if possible, shut off outside water valves, to prevent hoses from breaking or even worse a busted spigot.
Remove dead or damaged tree branches that would get weighed down with ice or snow and fall on your house - or your neighbor’s.
During cold spells, keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, specifically those in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Double check downspouts and gutters for leaf build up
The big news for Arlington, VA is that the e-commerce colossus, Amazon, has chosen this Washington DC suburb to host its east coast headquarters. More accurately, the enormous project known as Amazon HQ2 has been divided into two parts--one to be run out of Arlington, VA and the other to be run out of the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, NY. Officially, the Northern Virginia HQ2 will be part of what has now been branded National Landing: a sort of Franken-hood comprised of Crystal City as well as parts of Pentagon City and Alexandria’s Potomac Yard.
Not only is Arlington County prime for Amazon, boasting--perhaps for the first time ever--a 20% vacancy rate with regard to commercial real estate. JBG
One would think that a home in Georgetown would pretty much sell itself. False. However, the amount of work you put into selling your Georgetown home will pay serious dividends. When deciding how best to concentrate your efforts, there are a few very important things to remember:
Buyers who know they’ll be spending a lot of money will be extremely judicious and want to make sure they’re getting the best combination of property and location that they can for the price.
There are a lot of houses and condos to choose from. Tons.
What To Do About It
Before you even think about how best to market your house, start looking for a realtor. It’s completely worth the cost and should save you a ton of effort and headache. When
Build your dream home overlooking Rock Creek Park in exclusive Forest Hills! Imagine owning a truly exceptional piece of land with elevated south facing views of the gorgeous Soapstone Valley. This is a rare opportunity, just minutes from the metro, where a nature-loving buyer can truly have it all! Go hiking from your backyard! Total combined size is .75 acres (list price includes both lots).
It would be easy to lose count of all the things that make DC’s Georgetown neighborhood amazing. It is exciting and serene at the same time. There is always something happening. There is an abundance of smart people. The architecture is unrelentingly gorgeous--eye-catching and able to blend into the background. The C & O Canal. Georgetown University. Dumbarton Oaks. M Street NW. The Potomac River. Wooden rowhomes. Cobblestones! And the list goes on and on and on.
Georgetown is a place where people want to be. And if you want to be there so bad, why don’t you just live there? Look at you. You’re thinking about it, aren’t you?
Somewhere on the endless list of things that make Georgetown amazing is the selection of beautiful
As you can probably guess from looking at its construction, the word “renovate” means, at the most basic level, “to make new again” and that is exactly what is happening throughout DC’s Petworth neighborhood. Without going into cringe-worthy metaphors like how the new Safeway on Georgia Ave NW and various new eateries are Petworth’s state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite worktops. It must be expressed that the gorgeous and thoughtful renovation being done inside Petworth’s rowhomes and condo conversions is a perfect parallel to the renovation of the entire neighborhood.
Especially impressive is the manner in which investors are making Petworth new again. They are not simply tearing down and building
Luxury real estate abounds in Chevy Chase DC. The neighborhood is among the most expensive places to live in the District of Columbia, offering the provisions of a big city, and the comfort and solace of a sleepy suburb. That said, there’s something automatically luxurious about living in Chevy Chase, no matter what kind of property you’re in.
Luxury real estate is available in Chevy Chase largely because of the available space. This streetcar suburb’s developers platted the community into uncharacteristically large parcels (by DC standards)--perfect for families, hard-working professionals who value a bit of leisure, and those whose working days are behind them.
Well-to-do neighbors take great pride in their community and through regular upkeep
Anyone who has visited Georgetown to explore or just wander about, has likely stumbled upon the enchanting Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (or C & O for short). It is true that Georgetown’s historic rowhomes, whether brick or timber, help to transport one back to the 18th and 19th centuries, but the C & O Canal, with its stone banks, rough-hewn footpaths, and placid green water offer something less tangible--something majestic. First-time stumblers-by may think for a moment, “I wonder if anyone else knows about this!”
Because of the unique qualities of this relic, it should come as no surprise that listings near the C & O Canal are highly coveted by those with an interest in Georgetown real estate. The absurdly gorgeous penthouse at 2900 K St NW is just
There’s no denying that Petworth is a neighborhood on the rise. As a result, Petworth real estate is somewhat harder to come by than it was ten years ago. While the neighborhood’s iconic property is the brick rowhome (complete with basement and front porch), they are attached or semi-detached anyway, so why not consider the increasing selection of Petworth condos?
As Petworth’s popularity increases, condos provide an excellent opportunity to reap the neighborhood’s obvious benefits and offerings. A condo is also a great vantage point from which to scope out your future rowhouse or detached property.
Petworth condos come in all shapes and sizes. Many buildings, such as Kennedy Flats and The Christina were purpose-built as condominiums, while
The Armed Forces Retirement Home will soon begin a project on its Northwest DC Campus that is now ten years in the making. On Monday, March 19th, the AFRH issued a solicitation to developers. Paying its operating costs from a trust fund rather than federal appropriations, the AFRH has had difficulty making ends meet over the years, but thanks to some creative thinking and congressional approval, a portion of the 272-acre campus has been allocated for private development. This will create a new revenue stream from which the fund can be topped off.
Though various ups and downs have halted the forward progress of this project, the delays may have been a blessing. Petworth, the neighborhood that shares the AFRH’s northwest border, has undergone a
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