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peninsula 88 condo

This is a cool building. No other flashy or more descriptive words are needed. It’s just cool. The Peninsula 88 condominium is located at Buzzards Point and is unique in that it is situated right where the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers meet. This makes for excellent and exciting views—especially from the building’s wisely considered rooftop terrace.

Southwest Waterfront’s elevation as a DC community cannot be oversold. The SW quadrant was already humming and buzzing with life, just waiting to become the next hot thing and then...along comes The Wharf. If there had previously been any doubt, the arrival of The Wharf made it official: Southwest Waterfront is a neighborhood to be reckoned with. The amenities and conveniences that the development

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633 Park Inc.

Park View, much like adjacent neighborhoods Columbia Heights and Petworth, has become increasingly popular within the last five years and the development of new homes to accommodate new residents has been going at a substantial clip. There have been several new builds in the neighborhood including The V and The Warder, as well as a strong showing of conversions like The Helicopter Factory, and renovations such as The Parkview and The McMillan. The 625 Park Road condominium combines both development practices quite deftly.

The main building of the New Commandment Baptist Church was purchased five years ago, with an aim at tearing down and re-building. Along the way, neighbors chimed in and achieved historic designation for the

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easy ways to incrase ROI on your dc property

Real estate development is booming in Washington, D.C. with prices at a premium and the market shows little sign of slowing down. This means that investing in property now can end up reaping significant dividends in the future. Whether your goal is to create a short-term rental or a family home that accrues value, there are some simple upgrades you can make to increase your return on investment. Here are five easy ways to increase the ROI on your property.

1. Attic Insulation

While not the most attractive upgrade, the truth is that beefing up your attic insulation is one of the easiest ways to increase your ROI. Remodeling Magazine reports a 117% ROI on attic insulation 1. This upgrade pays for itself in two years and then continues adding value

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Of late, the District of Columbia has seen the development of an all-but-countless number of condominiums and it appears this trend will continue. Interestingly, Washington DC’s borders remain within what was once a 100-square-mile diamond. Now as more and more people want to live here, it stands to reason that the demand for multi-family dwellings--such as condos--will increase.

Additionally, the District’s long-standing restrictions on how tall and wide buildings can be built means an increased number of individual developments--that just keep coming. Unsurprisingly for anyone who has kept up with DC’s real estate trends--or any urban market for that matter--the most sought after condos are situated on or near the water.

Here are the three

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living in arlington va

Arlington VA is a richly diverse streetcar suburb that deserves the attention of anyone looking to buy a home. Not only will it host half of Amazon’s incoming east coast headquarters—which will require some 25,000 employees—but its countless offerings and great proximity to DC make it an incredibly attractive place to live. Filling out the space between the Potomac River and the deadly straight, 45-degree line, which was once the District’s southwest border, are an eclectic mix of exciting and characterful neighborhoods. Potential homebuyers should take special note of Courthouse, Clarendon, Ballston-Virginia Square, Rosslyn, Crystal City, and National Landing.

Courthouse (aka Court House)

Is this neighborhood named after the courthouse that

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living in alexandriaVisit Alexandria

Let’s say you want to live in the DC Metro Area, but not right in the district, and you want to live somewhere super classy with reasonable cost of living. You’ll want to consider moving to Alexandria VA for sure. As the southernmost destination of the Metro, Alexandria seems to be the perfect distance from the big city—close enough to keep you in the loop and plenty far for escaping the constant hustle.

Two brand new developments have cropped up to support the relaxing lifestyle that those moving to Alexandria are after: Cameron Park and Robinson Landing. Both combine townhomes and condos and feature green and waterfront landscapes respectively. Alexandria VA is a proper city with a small-town vibe, yet it has the scope to support

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Photo: Cosmos DC

The Cosmos is located at 2030 16th St NW, the heart of the U Street Corridor in a historic 16th Street rowhouse. Sales for The Cosmos started in late 2018.

The four story building holds four residences - two duplexes and two flats, and garage parking for two. Situated between Logan Circle, DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan, residents are blocks away from shops, restaurant, parks, metro and much more - earning a walk score of 97.

Cosmos Floor Plans

The Cosmos includes four eloquent floor plans, three two-bedroom units and one one-bedroom unit. All residences will enjoy private outdoor space. The units sizes range from 900 to 1700 sqft with pricing starting at $799,000.

The Cosmos in the U Street Corridor are each preserved with

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waterfront living dcPhoto: District Wharf

It is easy to forget that the District of Columbia has a waterfront--except for those that truly enjoy it. Of course, when we hear ‘waterfront living,’ many of us would jump to waves crashing onto sandy coastlines, but the Potomac and Anacostia are no mere creeks propelling old mills. They are mighty rivers, named by the indigenous peoples who once called the area home, into which city-dwellers may escape the urban hustle by means of a single glance. Now imagine for a moment that you started every day with such a glance--from your riverside balcony, with your hot beverage of choice in hand. Sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it?

As anyone who has ever thought about real estate would imagine, property on DC’s waterfront comes at a

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pacifica condos for saleThe Washington Post

Dupont Circle is an iconic and well-beloved neighborhood in Northwest Washington DC. With such popularity and so many people and businesses wanting to maintain a claim to their part of Dupont Circle, it is quite rare to find new condominiums cropping up there. J Street Companies, however, has managed to begin such an undertaking and it is called The Pacifica. The developer acquired what was 2122 - 2128 N Street NW in 2017 and construction is expected to be completed later this year.

The brand new Pacifica condominium will catch the eye because of its ultra-classy design, but this same aesthetic will allow the building to blend seamlessly into the historic landscape of Dupont Circle. The Pacifica, opposite a collection of unique

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Photo by Elysium Logan

Elysium Logan is an awe-striking luxury condominium ideally situated in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood. This eight-story building houses 32 diverse and gorgeously appointed dwellings. Among them are generously sized one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Penthouse units also include a balcony and a substantial den as well as 2 bathrooms and 1 to 2 half-baths.

If you’ve been around DC a while you’ll know this, but if you’re on your way in, you’ll soon find out: Logan Circle is a stellar place to be. Not only does it maintain a knockout combination of dining, shopping and nightlife, and peaceful residential streets, but it also enjoys being wedged between Dupont Circle and two of the District’s most vibrant neighborhoods: U Street

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