dc real estate totten mews

Sponsored By Comstock.

City living just blocks from the Fort Totten Metro, luxury townhomes from $599,990

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From Totten Mews, a new townhome development, you’re just minutes away from the green, yellow, and red lines at Fort Totten Metro Station.

With the Metro Station’s access to both downtown D.C. and Silver Spring, and nearby the Metropolitan Branch Trail—an eight mile paved stretch for cyclists and runners that connects D.C. with Maryland—Totten Mews is a model for transit-oriented development.

At 2,100 square feet, each home features three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a powder room.

The kitchen features a microwave/hood combination with exterior venting, side-by-side multi-cycle insulated dishwasher, and gas range with convection oven–all from Whirlpool with Energy Star rating. There are granite countertops and designer cabinets.

A one-car garage has direct access to the home, and a rear porch provides space for outdoor entertaining.

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Within a couple miles from Totten Mews, there’s a Walmart, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, and Giant Grocery Market; and a few minutes drive gets you to Indian cuisine (Woodlands Restaurant), vegan (NuVaga Cafe), Mexican (Lauriol Plaza), Laotian (Thip Khao), French (Bistro Bis), and Wiseguy Pizza, among others—a foodie footprint that’s expected to increase as new residential and commercial development in the area continues.

And of course, there’s a Starbuck’s nearby.

Prices start at $599,990. Models are now available for touring. For more information check out their website.

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Sponsored By homezen.

homezen saves you thousands by making it easy to sell your home without an agent.

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Rob and Feli were ready to sell their home, but there was one thing they wished to avoid–the 6 percent realtor commission. “We wanted to sell our house on our own to avoid that,” says Rob. “We felt that the real estate system is very broken. In our case, the fee would have been $31,500.”

But how does one sell a house when you’ve got no experience? “We were reluctant because we were not familiar enough with the process and the laws,” says Rob. “Then we stumbled across homezen. We were amazed at how low their flat fee was for the services that they were providing.”

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To help the couple determine the value of their home, homezen did a competitive analysis. “Then they helped us to formulate a selling strategy to maximize our profit,” says Rob.

Next, homezen dispatched a professional real estate photographer to take photos, which they used to list the couple’s home on the MLS. Their listing went live on Good Friday and by Saturday morning the couple started getting requests for viewing; the first offer came in later that day. By Easter Sunday, they had an all-cash offer—at $5,000 higher than their list price.

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Rob and Feli’s “thank you” to homezen

“With homezen’s help, we sounded like we knew exactly what we were talking about in negotiations,” says Rob. “We were elated with the results, because it was $20,000 more than we thought we could sell the home for.”

An Easter miracle? The couple was so grateful that they crafted a personalized thank you (pictured).

“We learned a lot in the process,” says Rob, who adds that homezen continued to help them navigate through the contract paperwork and home inspection. “And we’ve been bragging to all of our friends about how we saved $21,000!”

How can homezen save you $20,000? Instead of charging the standard 6 percent commission, homezen charges a low flat fee. They’re already saving money for sellers in Logan Circle, Shaw, Brookland, the Palisades, Glover Park, Arlington, Alexandria and beyond.

You can check out the homezen website website or give them a call at 202.509.0553.

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Sponsored By Comstock.

City living just blocks from the Fort Totten Metro, luxury townhomes from $599,990

Created By BlankSlate

Totten Mews is a new townhome development just minutes away from the Fort Totten Metro Station, with convenient access to green, yellow, and red lines.

With the Metro Station’s access to both downtown D.C. and Silver Spring, and nearby the Metropolitan Branch Trail—an eight mile stretch of pavement for pedestrians, cyclists, and runners that connects D.C. with Maryland—Totten Mews is a model for transit-oriented development.

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There are 35 homes in the development, at 2,100 square feet, each with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a powder room.

The kitchen features microwave/hood combination with exterior venting, side-by-side multi-cycle insulated dishwasher, and gas range with convection oven–all from Whirlpool with Energy Star rating.

A one-car garage has direct access to the home, and a rear porch provides space for outdoor entertaining.

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Within less than a mile of Totten Mews, there’s a Walmart, Starbuck’s, and Giant Grocery Market; and a few minutes drive gets you to Indian, vegan, Mexican, Asian fusion, and French restaurants, among others—all of which will accommodate the influx of new residential and commercial development that’s planned within walking distance of the Fort Totten Metro station.

Prices start at $599,990. For more information check out their website.

 

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Sponsored By homezen.

homezen saves you thousands by making it easy to sell your home without an agent.

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Last year, Justin was finally ready to sell his condo, but it hadn’t appreciated in value enough for him to pull his money out after paying the 6 percent commission to real estate agents.

He says the idea of paying a 6 percent commission drove him nuts. “I thought I could probably sell without an agent, but I was little nervous to take the risk without having knowledgeable support during the process.”

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Enter homezen, which provides online tools and support to help owners of condos, townhouses, and single family homes sell without an agent, at a flat fee.

How low? For $499 — $699, homezen helps you set your listing price, has professional photographers take photos of your home, lists your home on the MLS, and takes care of the paperwork.

They’ve helped sellers in the Palisades, Glover Park, Logan Circle, Shaw, Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville and beyond save an average of $20,000 per sale — and Justin is now one of them. 

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“They helped me price, prep, list my home, and they gave me the paperwork I needed,” says Justin. “They were there for me whenever I had questions, and they gave me the confidence I needed to sell my own home without an agent.”

How much did he save? $10,000 — which he’s now using to bankroll his travel around the world, including stops in Argentina, Patagonia, Switzerland, Paris, Italy, Egypt, Dubai, and beyond. “It’s life changing,” he says, “and I can’t recommend it enough.”

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For more information on how homezen can change your life, check out the homezen website

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Sponsored By The DC Sustainable Energy Utility.

The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money.

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How much can you save on your electric bill by using LED bulbs? Replacing a 60-watt incandescent with an LED equivalent can save $130 throughout the new bulb’s lifetime—and $150 from your annual energy bill if you replace all incandescents with LED bulbs.

It’s a smart choice, but not all LED bulbs are created equal. Without ENERGY STAR-certification, that LED bulb you purchase at the store fails to meet certain quality requirements. These “ish” bulbs can flicker, shift in color, lose brightness over time, offer uneven light, or continue to use power when turned off. Look for the blue ENERGY STAR label to get the best bang for your buck.

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The current ENERGY STAR requirement is for LED bulbs to last at least 13 years. They’re also required to have guaranteed light quality and output, to cast light in all directions, and to be available in a wide variety of styles to fit any socket.

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And now, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), DC’s resource for saving energy, is helping the cause by working with retailers across the district to offer discounted ENERGY STAR LED bulbs for as low as 95¢—a cost that’s compatible with the often cheaper “ish” bulbs.

For more information about the DCSEU and its network of partnering retailers, check their website.

we work in DC

Sponsored By WeWork.

WeWork's giving away over $20 million in seven cities to those who are thinking in new ways, building fresh projects, and achieving real change.

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Got an idea for a startup business? Need some help getting funding?

WeWork’s Creator Awards will be giving away over $20 million to entrepreneurs, small businesses, growing companies, nonprofits, and artists throughout 2017 — and it all kicks off in DC on March 28.

The event is a great way for startups and growing companies to get their bearings. Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees can check out the DC Job Showcase, where local business owners will be stationed to answer and ask questions.

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Or sit in on the Master Classes, where real-world ideas for setting up your business, getting funding, and differentiating your idea will be volleyed around with some of the best in the biz.

If your startup is ready for a funding round, you’ll probably want to see how a pitch should be structured. At 8 p.m., check out a Pitch Lightning Round, where select finalists will pitch to the crowd. Furthermore, the finalists who have been selected to pitch at the event will be broadcast in real time throughout the day on Facebook Live.

Then, award winners will be announced in each of the three categories: The Incubate, The Launch, and The Scale. Winners qualify for the Creator Awards Global Final on November 30 in New York City.

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After the winners are announced, the party starts with a DJ, more drinks and more food.

Several more regional events will take place in Austin, Detroit, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Mexico City before the Global Final at Barclays Center in New York City.

“WeWork began with a group of people that believed community, passion, meaning, and intention could change how we live, work, and connect,” said WeWork co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann, who notes that membership now counts 100,000. “We could not think of a better way to honor our members and all the creators who inspire us every day.”

The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Andrew W Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. Admission is free, and there will also be a pop-up market with DC merchants selling their wares. For more information and to RSVP, check out the website.

 

DC real estate homezen

Sponsored By Homezen.

Homezen saves you thousands by making it easy to sell your home without an agent.

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Spring is in the air, and when the weather gets nicer, that means the cherry blossoms bloom–and people start selling their homes. That also means they’re writing big commission checks to real estate agents.

But not if you’re using homezen. The company, launched last year, combines technology and real estate expertise to make it easier to sell your home without an agent. Homeowners in DC, Maryland, and Virginia have been saving an average of $20,000.

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Here’s how it works: First, they run a pricing analysis to help you understand the value of your home; they dispatch professional photographers to make your home look great; and they place your listing on the MLS. They even give you lockbox so your home literally shows itself. Homezen also provides the necessary legal paperwork, and guides you all the way through closing.

And how do you save that $20,000? Instead of charging the standard 6 percent commission, homezen charges a low flat fee. They’re already saving sellers a lot of money in Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Brookland, the Palisades, Glover Park, Arlington and beyond.

You can check out the homezen website or give them a call at 202.509.0559.

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Sponsored By The DC Sustainable Energy Utility.

The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money.

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DC summers and winters are notorious for their weather extremes. Having the latest technology to keep your home cool (or warm) can help the environment and even save you a little coin, too.

The DCSEU, DC’s source for saving energy, can help bring a smart thermostat into your home with a $100 rebate.

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Smart thermostats give you climate control in the spaces you inhabit. The devices learn your preferences over time and eventually begin to set the temperature according to what you like and what saved you the most energy. That’s good for both the environment and your wallet.

Smart thermostats are also Wi-Fi and mobile app capable. Forgot to turn down the heat before heading out to that fancy dinner in Georgetown? No worries! With the flick of a finger on your smartphone, you can solve that problem and still get there on time.

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The DCSEU is offering a $100 rebate for customers who choose to install a smart thermostat from its Qualifying Product List. Since these items can cost around $250, that’s a pretty significant deal.

If you’re looking for a smarter, more connected, and environmentally conscious home, head over to DCSEU’s website for more information.

flying bach

Sponsored By Red Bull Flying Bach.

In a clash of cultures, Red Bull Flying Bach turns the international classical music world upside down.

Breakdancing meets Bach? It does when The Flying Steps, a German b-boy troupe, performs to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” at the Warner Theater January 6-8.

Red Bull Flying Bach, seen by 400,000 people in 31 countries, revolves around a story of six dancers being pushed by their demanding teacher as they rehearse for a major production. Arguments, resolutions, disappointments, and triumphs ensue, echoed by the music’s crescendos and dips and the constant shifting of dance tempos.

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“Combining urban culture with classical influences is an incredible type of street art that we are excited to share with Washington D.C.,” said Vartan Bassil, who founded The Flying Steps in 1993 and teamed with conductor Christoph Hagel– a former student of Leonard Bernstein–to create the show in 2010. “It’s an opportunity to demonstrate that our members are not just break dancers — we are artists.”

Red Bull Flying Bach will be performing at the Warner Theater at 513 13th St. NW, in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, from Friday, Jan. 6 through Sunday, Jan. 8.

Purchase tickets at redbullflyingbach.com.

 

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Sponsored By The Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Greater Washington's trusted guide to giving - featuring the area's best charities for high-impact local giving.

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We’ve all been there before – you want to give back to your community but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you want to donate to a charity but you’re not sure how your dollars will be spent. It’s normal to wonder, “Will my donation really make an impact?”

Good news! The Catalogue for Philanthropy is dedicated to helping you find the perfect charity and ensuring that your dollar makes a real difference.

Here are five ways you can make a difference in your community through the Catalogue:

1. Help Students Reach Their Full Potential
For $15, you can cover the field trip expense for one student at the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, which makes arts and humanities education accessible for public school students.

2. Provide Vital Human Services for Children, Families, Veterans, and More
For $50, you can cover the cost of gas to deliver food to 12 families through ALIVE!, an organization providing emergency food and financial assistance.

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3. Enrich Greater Washington’s Arts and Culture Scene
For $50, you can empower at-risk youth through photography and advocacy training by covering the cost of a framed print for one student at Critical Exposure.

4. Make an Impact Across the World
For $100, you can cover the cost of cervical cancer screenings for 10 women through Partner for Surgery, whose mission is to bring medical care to underserved communities in rural Guatemala.

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5. Help Protect the Environment and Animals
For $100, you can send 50 students on their very first campfire experience with the Alice Ferguson Foundation, which connects people to nature through education, stewardship, and advocacy.

The Catalogue is the only locally focused guide to giving in Greater Washington, with over a decade of experience working with the DC area’s best small charities and connecting them to people like you who want to give back.

This giving season, find a better way to give where you live.

Visit the Catalogue for Philanthropy and see how far your dollar goes.