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Found 15 blog entries for August 2013.

Homes in Takoma Park put homeowners just outside of the busy core of D.C., but close to a plethora of activities, restaurants and shops that are the jewels of city life.

Takoma Park is a very diverse community at the D.C.-Maryland border and is often called “Granola Park” because the community has a very active green movement. The Takoma Park farmer’s market on Laurel Avenue is very popular with the usual produce along with breads, pasture-raised meats and artisan cheese. It’s open Sundays year-round.

Many of the homes here are free standing, single family homes, from simple colonials to grand Victorians, and the area has been attracting an increasing number of young professionals and young families.

Listings here are slightly more affordable…

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Foreign Investors own a great deal of commercial real estate in the District of Columbia. They are funding major development projects and purchasing existing office buildings. Some of the investments are government funds from countries like Norway and Qatar, while others are from private investment groups in Korea, China, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. These foreign investors are all looking for a stable investment with predictable returns over a long period of time.

The head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s International Capital Group for the Americas, Stephen Collins, says that foreign investors want stability. “But they’re also looking for a market dynamic that has an ability not to produce more assets for lease or for sale. So Washington DC has a very finite…

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Bike & Ride is a new facility that provides secure, covered bicycle parking at the Metro. The first Bike & Ride opened last year at the Metro station in College Park as a pilot program.

The Bike & Ride in College Park spans 2,400 square feet on the first level of the Metro parking garage. It features bright environmentally-friendly LED lighting, security cameras, an emergency callbox, and card-controlled access. There is even a bike repair stand nearby with tools and an air pump for cyclists who need to make a quick fix. 

Bike & Ride does not require a monthly or annual fee, but users must purchase a BikeLink access card for $20. Since the card arrives by mail, be sure to do this well in advance of your first planned trip to Bike & Ride. The first…

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Bloomingdale real estate is increasingly in high demand as this up-and-coming neighborhood is proving ideal for young professionals and young families.

Bloomingdale real estate, located in a lesser known area of the district, is home to a hidden gem of a park in Crispus Atticus Park, which is tucked between V Street and U Street and maintained through volunteer work and donations. Bloomingdale real estate is an area just east of the hip U Street Corridor and is dominated by Victorian style row homes.

Many of the large Victorian homes here have been converted into condos, giving a variety of price points among Bloomingdale real estate. The Big Bear Café is near Bloomingdale real estate, as are the Rustik Tavern and the Boundary Stone. Howard…

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District Flea is a spinoff of Brooklyn Flea, the popular outdoor food and merchandise market in New York City. District Flea will be open for six Saturdays starting on September 14 at 945 Florida Avenue, just two blocks from U Street.

Brooklyn Flea started in 2008 and is now a market for 150 vendors who sell food, jewelry, antiques, furniture, crafts, vintage clothing, and records. The idea was so successful that the founders created markets in multiple locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Plus, they opened a new market in Philadelphia this summer.

The Washington, DC location, called District Flea, will be located near the 9:30 Club on a vacant lot with 37,000 square feet of space. The site is part of the Atlantic Plumbing Building project that will…

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