Real estate brokerage firm DC Home Buzz has announced a new program for home sellers called “Full Service, Flat Fee”. It works like this: instead of a paying them a 6% fee, they charge 3% for the buyers agent and only $9900 in place of their commission at closing, regardless of of the sale price. This fee covers everything they do to market your home, like providing a dedicated agent, negotiating on your behalf, handling the offers and contract to close process, photography, listing syndication, complimentary staging, custom video and more.
DC Home Buzz says that if you were selling a $900,000 home, you would save $18,000 by using them. Watch the video above to learn the details.
You can also contact DC Home Buzz or call them at 202-503-4013 to learn more.
Worried about how to heat your home this winter? As the last leaves fall and the weather gets cooler, District residents can look to the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) for help saving money and energy, starting with these tips.
1. A great place to start lowering your energy costs is through proper maintenance of your heating system. You can find a contractor and schedule an annual tune-up to avoid any unforeseen complications with your equipment.
Don’t miss out on a chance to win one of the great massage packages that Expertly Crafted Wellness is giving away! Their lead massage therapist Jim Starn has over ten years of experience alleviating people’s aches and pains. Jim and his team want to teach you some effective massage techniques you can use on your honey.
One grand prize winner will receive a couples massage party for up to six couples in their home. One second prize winner will get a couples massage for two for 60 minutes and one runner-up will get a 90 minute massage at the Expertly Crafted Wellness Center in Dupont Circle (see above photo).
Check out their reviews on Yelp, earn extra points by following Expertly Crafted Wellness on Twitter and Facebook, and by signing up for PoPville’s mailing list and tweeting about the contest. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter!
Expertly Crafted Wellness, located in Dupont Circle (GMAP) helps people manage aches and pains thru therapeutic massage, including Swedish, deep tissue and sports massages. Jim Starn, who is the lead therapist, has ten years of experience and specializes in chronic back and shoulder pain. Jim and the team at Expertly Crafted Wellness would like you to give them a try and are giving away massages to five lucky winners.
One grand prize winner will receive a couples massage party for up to six couples in their home. The clothing-on class lasts 2.5 hours and teaches couples about effective massage techniques, including the do’s and don’ts, and more importantly how to make rubbing your honey easy and fun. Couples will learn how to hit the right spots to soothe aches and pains. This class should make for a great date night — and includes snacks and wine too.
One second prize winner will get a couples massage for two for 60 minutes and one runner-up will get a 90 minute massage at the Expertly Crafted Wellness Center in Dupont Circle (see above photo).
Check out their reviews on Yelp, Earn extra points by following Expertly Crafted Wellness on Twitter and Facebook, and by signing up for PoPville’s mailing list and tweeting about the contest. You have until October 29th to enter!
According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, 90% of homebuyers search online and shoppers perform an average of 11 searches before taking action on a real estate site. In addition to sites like PoPville and Redfin, Point2 Homes is a site you should consider when doing your metro D.C. searching. It’s got some features that can have you staring at the computer late into the evening.
First of all, like other sites, Point2 Homes has a range of search tools for sales and rentals, but the one that really caught our eye was the parcel maps with overlays that provide lots of local information. In the D.C. metro region there are many overlays like FEMA flood hazard areas, tax per square foot, school filters, and year built. With new residential developments springing up all over Washington D.C., plus all the homes for sale in towns like Arlington and Alexandria, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. The parcel maps on Point2 Homes show you what’s underneath the surface, allowing you to visualize your new neighborhood and even pinpoint the best blocks.
Another reason why you should use Point2 Homes is for the detailed Property Data Reports from their sister website Property Shark. With information like the floor area ratio, available air rights, current and projected tax value, you’ll have a deeper understanding of what you’re getting yourself into before you decide to buy. In addition, historical sales information lets you track the property’s value over time, giving you more insight into a property’s value. Savvy homebuyers are increasingly doing their own comparisons and detailed property research. By creating a login on Point2 Homes, you can access Property Data Reports on up to four properties for free.
Also, if you are a real estate agent or brokerage, the Point2 Agent offering has many resources available to help you grow and manage your business, including agent websites, lead management, social media tools, and listing syndication.
When Cullen Gilchrest and Jonas Singer, co-owners of Union Kitchen, approached the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU), they planned to buy new appliances for the over 40 culinary entrepreneurs (TaKorean and Curbside Cupcakes, just to name a few) working out of Union Kitchen’s industrial kitchen space, but weren’t sure where to start.
“You hear about energy inefficiency, but you’re not sure about what you can do to fix it,” said Gilchrist. “DC SEU staff helped us understand how to save a lot of money and electricity.”
As DC SEU staff walked through the facility, they identified quick and easy lighting upgrades, controls to manage energy use, opportunities for operational improvement, and appliances eligible for rebates from the DC SEU. The rebate application process revealed that some equipment was inaccurately advertised as energy-efficient and DC SEU staff explained why and how Union Kitchen could get the quality of equipment they expected from vendors for future purchases. Not only did Union Kitchen receive rebates for purchasing more energy-efficient appliances, but their work with the DC SEU will help them save money and energy for years to come and create a better facility for the burgeoning businesses working there.
“The DC SEU is proud to help businesses across the District like Union Kitchen become more energy-efficient,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DC SEU. “Energy efficiency allows owners to take the money they save and invest it back in their business, which helps grow the local economy and create jobs in the District.”
For more information on how the DC SEU helps District businesses and residents save money and energy, visit www.dcseu.com.
Glen’s Garden Market offers the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s finest environmentally sustainable, locally grown foods
At Glen’s Garden Market, neighbors enjoy ready access to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meat, poultry, dairy, beer, wine, coffee and grocery in a space that celebrates both locality and seasonality. A wide selection of offerings highlights the region’s finest farmers, ranchers, brewers, vintners, roasters and culinary artisans. Nearly 100 percent of the store is sourced locally and therefore minimizes its environmental impact through decreased transportation emissions (and maximizes freshness and nutritional value).
In addition, Glen’s Garden Market features a full range of house-made creations, which include sandwiches, salads, soups, pizzas, sauces, stocks and all sorts of fabulously delicious things. The Chef uses the same wonderful foods you can find in the store to create his menu, which means it changes constantly.
A featured communal eating space serves as a venue for talks, classes and demonstrations on nutrition, sustainable agriculture and healthy cooking.
The store features a small “forbidden zone” shelf dedicated to products essential for healthy cooking, but unavailable indigenously, such as olive oil, salt and Martinelli’s apple juice.
Glen’s Garden Market is open daily from 8 am – 10 pm and its team of locals is very open to ideas for new programs, suggestions for new products, and simply getting to know its neighbors.
Glen’s is generously giving away $500 OF GROCERIES (plus some extra goodies) to one lucky PoPville Reader!!! All you need to do is fill out the form below to opt-in to their newsletter… and you can earn additional entries by following Glen’s on Twitter, liking them on Facebook and sharing the contest with your friends.