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homeowner winter checklist

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.

  1. Disconnect and drain all outside hoses, if possible, shut off outside water valves, to prevent hoses from breaking or even worse a busted spigot.

  2. Remove dead or damaged tree branches that would get weighed down with ice or snow and fall on your house - or your neighbor’s.

  3. During cold spells, keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, specifically those in the kitchen and bathrooms.

  4. Double check downspouts and gutters for leaf build up

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amazon coming to crystal city

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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

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new whole foods on capitol hill

The new Whole Foods at 101 H Street SE is more than just a grocery store, it’s a community gathering place. In this 35,000 square-foot store you can expect to see:

  • SoCap Wine Bar & Pub featuring 16 wines by the glass and 12 beers on tap - with the ability to sip and shop
  • Philly Wing Fry restaurant by former Top Chef contestant Kwame Onwuachi - we recommend the dry-aged ribeye cheesesteaks and confit chicken wings.
  • Allegro Espresso Bar with smoothies, cold-pressed juice, nitro coffee, tea on tap and build-your-own açaí bowls.
  • Kaz Sushi Bistro for made to order sushi.
  • Full-service meat and seafood departments
  • Self-serve fresh Severino pasta bar and olive/antipasta bar.
  • Over 100 local supplier products, from coffee to cheese to
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lot for sale in forest hills

Linnean Ave NW

$1,700,000 | Forest Hills

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).

 

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homes for sale in georgetown

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?

Georgetown Condos

Somewhere on the endless list of things that make Georgetown amazing is the selection of beautiful

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Washingtonian

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

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chevy chase luxury real estate for sale

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

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petworth rowhomes for sale

The iconic piece of Petworth real estate is, without doubt, the brick rowhome. The vast majority of rowhomes in Petworth were built in the first half of the 20th century and have shaped not only the physical life of the neighborhood, but the cultural dynamic of the community as well.

An especially notable aspect of rowhomes in Petworth that you are less likely to find in the stately Victorian rowhomes of Georgetown and Capitol Hill, is the presence of a front porch. Additionally, rowhomes in Petworth were designed with working-class families in mind and smack of egalitarianism. Whereas in other neighborhoods congruent architecture is more likely to be found in short bursts, Petworth rowhomes were planned and built by the block. Decades later,

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listings near the c & o canal

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

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petworth condominium

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

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