VIO will be the second residential building to be completed along the Southwest Waterfront and the first one that is actually a part of the construction project “The Wharf.” It is set to open in the fall of 2017 and development is already underway. VIO means “I Journey” in Latin, and developers PN Hoffman, Handel Architects, and WG Architects plan to use that phrase in making you feel like you are living in a resort-like destination. The building will consist of 112 units over 12 floors. There will be a saltwater infinity pool on the roof with great views of the Washington Channel, Potomac River, and downtown DC. Most units will come with a garaged parking space and balconies with views of the waterfront. Select condominiums will also have private…
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Super Eclipse of the Blood Moon 9/27/15
Here at Capital Park Realty we are marking our calendars and we think you should too-- the Super Eclipse of the Blood Moon is coming! It will occur this Sunday night, September 27th-28th, from 9:00pm to 12:30am.
What is a supermoon? A supermoon happens when a full moon's orbit is closest to the Earth, making it appear larger. This supermoon is projected to be the closest to the Earth of 2015. This full moon is also known as a Harvest Moon in the Northern Hemisphere because it is the full moon closest to the September Equinox.
What is an eclipse? An eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon align in that order and the Earth’s shadow is cast upon the moon, blocking it from view.
A supermoon eclipse is rare because the supermoon and the…
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Pro’s and Con’s of FHA Loans
Many buyers think that an FHA loan should only be used as a last resort. Indeed, more often than not conventional loans are the way to go over FHA (which stands for Federal Housing Administration) loans. However, if you’re only able to put 3% or 3.5% cash down on a property, an FHA loan could make more sense for you. Home prices in the DC area have skyrocketed in the last few years, and with that comes more difficulty on the part of buyers to put a greater percentage down on a property. What exactly are the pro’s and con’s of FHA loans? Well, that’s exactly what we’re here to tell you:
The buyer only has to put down 3.5% of the total sales price on a property.
100% of the down payment can be a gift from a family member, friend,…
Union Market Update
A lot has changed since we last wrote about Union Market three years ago. There are too many vendors to name in one blog (more than 30!), but some of the more popular choices have become Co Co. Sala (chocolatier), Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits, Rappahannock Oyster Company, Red Apron Butchery, and TaKorean (Mexican/Korean fusion). Dock5, located directly above the marketplace, also provides a 12,000 square foot warehouse event venue. There are always pop-up artisans in Union Market, but none have gathered as much attention as the planned Angelika Pop-Up. Opening later this year, it will be a three-screen micro cinema located behind the market at 550 Penn St. NE. Dolcezza, a gelato and coffee shop, is located next to the Angelika and has been receiving rave…