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
Split 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom in hot Shaw neighborhood. Rare find at this price point. Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. High ceilings. Washer Dryer in unit. Spectacular location close to metro, U street, and Howard University. Low condo fee. Tenant and pet-friendly boutique building. Great investment!
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).
ULight filled two level corner unit with soaring ceilings. This 1,325+ sq ft open floor plan includes hardwood floors, tiled baths, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Balcony overlooks the courtyard. Garage parking. 5 minute walk to metro. Steps to shops, restaurants, and grocery. Exceptional contemporary living.
Light-filled Crestwood Tudor with a classic layout and modern finishes. Kitchen with stainless appliances and large dining room for entertaining. Crown molding throughout. Wood burning fireplaces and landscaped backyard with a salt water pool. Quiet neighborhood with easy access to Rock Creek Park, but less than 1 block from the 16th St corridor. Detached garage and large fenced in front yard.
3 BR | 2 Full Bath | 2 Half Bath | $379,000 | Park Overlook
Updated modern townhouse within walking distance to metro station. Renovated kitchen includes stainless appliances, granite counters, and tiled backsplash. Spacious master bedroom with attached bath and huge walk-in closet. Brick fireplace in lower level. Rear deck is perfect for relaxing outdoors. Two car parking. Low fee includes huge community pool, yard mowing, and playgrounds.
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
If there is one truth about DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, it’s that it maintains a superior connection to history. As one of the first neighborhoods to be designated as a National Historic District, standards are incredibly high for the preservation of existing structures and the prospect of new builds.
Whether a home in Georgetown is historic really depends upon your definition of the word. Obviously, there are many houses that are the sites of notable events or one-time residences of incredibly notable people. The Forrest-Marbury House at 3350 M St NW hosted President George Washington at a dinner that would conclude with the acquisition of the land necessary to build the District of Columbia. Georgetown historic listings of this sort are quite
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