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Commuters who share their daily rides with car or vanpools at least twice a week sometimes worry about how they’ll get home if the day’s driver suddenly can’t drive.

The car breaks down, the driver has to work overtime, or they leave early because of an illness — their own or a family member — are all very likely scenarios facing commuters.

But Commuter Connections “Guaranteed Ride Home Program” takes the worry out of the equation by offering up to four free rides a year when an unexpected emergency arises. The idea behind the concept is to encourage more ridesharing to help alleviate traffic congestion, environmental damage and other traffic-related impacts by assuring a free ride home.

The same offer is made to those who use other regional commuter travel options like transit or bicycling. Staying late for unscheduled overtime? No worries, you still have a ride home.

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Address: 906 Gallatin Street, NW Unit #203
Neighborhood: Petworth
Listed: $465,900
Open: Saturday & Sundays 1-4 p.m. Weekdays by appointment.

Sleekly designed and priced at an incredible value, The Gallatin’s new 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condominiums are now selling in the Petworth community.

An open layout from kitchen to living room, modern finishes such as, quartz kitchen countertops, marble tile and flooring in both bathrooms and glass tiled backsplashes in select kitchens are complimented with exposed iron beams and a soft palette of gray hues for a slightly industrial accent. In the center of The Gallatin’s two buildings is a beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyard that connects to an elevated social area with seating and a grill for entertaining or lounging. Private storage units, security with intercom and a bike shelter are also included.

To learn more or schedule a tour, contact Jay Zelaska of Smith | Schnider at 202.792.0070. Visit: TheGallatinDC.com.

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From Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11, experience Alaska’s wilderness without ever leaving D.C.

Through an immersive 4D experience, the Arctic Refuge Experience. Step in. Step up. takes you on a journey through a year in the Arctic Refuge. With over 66 million pixels of projected video, 20 channels of sound, custom scents, atmospheric elements and tactile sensations, prepare to be awed by America’s last great wilderness and get up close and personal with herds of caribou, arctic foxes, migratory birds and polar bears.

This limited-run Experience will also introduce you to new threats to this majestic region. After decades of protection, the Arctic Refuge — one of the few undeveloped places on Earth and a sacred place for the Gwich’in people — is about to be opened to oil drilling. After enveloping yourself in the magic of the Arctic Refuge, you’ll be able to join a movement to fight back against Big Oil and defend this incredible land.

100% of net proceeds from this event will go to the Gwich’in Steering Committee and Gwich’in Youth Council. 

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With 300+ open houses scheduled across the District this weekend, the supposed market slow hasn’t happened to D.C. yet. Check out some of our suggested open houses below and to see the full list, click here.

  • 1826 18th Street NW — $1,475,000 — Dupont Circle
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Jami Rankin
    “Stunning 1880 TH across from Lauriol Plaza was completely renovated in 2014. Features include ironwork fence, gate & entry stairs, exposed brick walls, wood floors, stainless & granite kitchen, 4 updated full baths, lower level in-law suite & rear fenced patio & 2-car parking.”
  • 1629 L Street NE #306 — $399,000 — Carver/Langston
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Jason Martin
    Spacious and bright 2 BR/2 BA unit in terrific quality isn’t even 10 years old.
  • 808 Quintana Place NW — $769,000 — Brightwood
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-3 p.m. — Melinda Schnare
    “This exceptional Colonial soaked in natural light invites the sunshine in. The home has enormous appeal and a modern flair with a circular floor plan that provides a quiet ambiance for relaxing or entertaining.”
  • 1704 Massachusetts Avenue SE — $898,000 — Hill East
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Tom Faison
    3 BR/2.5 BA Craftsman has a seemingly superb interior, if only the photos weren’t so small and grainy this renovation would shine.
  • 2506 Hurston Lane NE #G — $504,900 — Fort Lincoln
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Josh Oliver
    “This inviting, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom ENERGY STAR Certified townhouse unit in The Villages at Dakota Crossing was built in December 2012 and boasts tasteful, high end finishes throughout.”

Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun and informative workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our amazing workshop.

  • November 9
  • December 7
  • January 11

All workshops are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at our office at 2216 14th Street, NW. Multiple bus lines serve 14th Street and it’s a short walk to U-Street/Cardozo Metro Station (Green/Yellow Metro Line). Refreshments will be provided.

No obligation to buy… only to learn.

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The ever-evolving “security threat landscape” and changes in user behavior and IT infrastructure require IT professionals to keep their knowledge up to date and stay on top of the latest trends and developments.

Earning a 100% online Master of Information Technology with a specialization in cybersecurity from Virginia Tech can help individuals meet these heightened demands in a number of ways.

Ranked the #1 online master’s degree for cybersecurity by Cyberdegrees.org, and one of the top 3 online graduate IT programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report, Virginia Tech’s VT-MIT program takes a unique approach to specialized education.

Core courses in areas such as information systems design, elec­tronic commerce, software engineering and computer programming help students master technical expertise in a business context. After completing these core courses, degree students can choose to specialize in cybersecurity.

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Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by Real Living At Home.

Featured Property of the Week: 1633 Kalmia Road NW

Back on the market, is this “absolute must-see. Nothing like it on the market! This traditional [5 BR/6.5 BA] home has been completely transformed and now features an open floor plan with contemporary finishes throughout. Nestled in the beautiful and sought after Colonial Village neighborhood. 3 fully finished levels. Over 3,500 square feet of living space. “In-law suite” features a 28′ x 15′ recreation room complete with a fully-equipped second kitchen and state-of-the-art appliances. Private backyard offers stone patio and expansive 20′ x 16′ Trex deck with outdoor lighting, off-street AND garage parking.”

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In today’s digital age, as technology drives innovation throughout the enterprise, business acumen and technology expertise are emerging as essential skills.

At the same time, traditional functional roles are blurring, creating a blended business environment where IT leaders must embrace more business-oriented responsibilities and line of business leaders must find their way around sophisticated and complex technology systems. Only through education can these professionals gain the necessary skills and expertise to keep pace with this evolving business landscape. But it shouldn’t have to come at the cost of a full-time position.

Virginia Tech’s dual Master’s degree in business administration and information technology (MBA + MIT) is based in the D.C. area and can help professionals gain the experience, expertise and advantages they need to succeed in a blended business environment. Here’s how:

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The Washington National Cathedral is the majestic setting of a musical tribute to American servicemen and women on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 10, when the voices of the Washington National Cathedral Choir and the unparalleled musicianship of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Chamber Orchestra combine for a powerful national musical tribute to veterans.

Guests artists will join in a 90-minute program of inspirational and patriotic songs beginning at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

A special annual prayer service in honor of our veterans will also be held, and following the service, clergy will be available for prayer with members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families, in the War Memorial Chapel.


As predicted last week, the District is now home to the newest World Series champions. Whether you plan to attend the parade tomorrow or not, fear not, there are plenty of open houses on Sunday as well. Check out our favorite ALL-STAR open houses in the District below and to see the full list, click here.

  • 418 Hamilton Street NW — $949,900 — Petworth
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Balaram Owen
    4 BR/3.5 BA interior rowhome looks practically BRAND-NEW both outside and inside with beautiful hardwood floors, a stainless white kitchen and a Trex rear deck and relaxing backyard with a firepit and off-street parking.
  • 1632 Otis Street NE — $1,195,000 — Brookland
    Open Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Eli Residential Group
    “A complete renovation with fenced in yard, located on a tree-lined street in Brookland, you’ll be blown away the moment you step through the front door” of this 5 BR/4.5 BA detached Colonial.
  • 404 Newcomb Street SE #2 — $280,000 — Congress Heights
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Molly Branson
    1 of 14 newly converted open layout 2 BR/2 BA condos.
  • 528 Kennedy Street NW #301 — $465,000 — Petworth/Brightwood Park
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Omar Gonzalez
    2 BR/1 BA “modern condo located in the heart of vibrant and coveted Kennedy Street. This spacious condo boasts two grand bedrooms with ample closets.”
  • 45 Sutton Square SW #1003 — $1,899,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sat. & Sun 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Gerard Muskus
    Luxury 2 BR/2 BA condo unit at The VIO with gorgeous views of the Potomac.

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