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Estate — the newest addition to The Yards neighborhood — is now offering one month free on studios and one-bedrooms for those seeking an unparalleled level of sophisticated living.

Estate boasts striking views of the waterfront, three floors of exclusive serviced amenities, elegant Parisian-style accents and a carefree spirit that’s inspired by the French joy of living, joie de vivre.

Committed to its residents’ well-being, Estate is now offering immersive virtual tours of their studio to two-bedroom Chalets and Villas on their website. You can easily navigate Estate’s stunning apartments on your desktop, mobile and virtual reality headset.

Throughout the virtual tour, you will encounter a wealth of natural light shining through floor-to-ceiling windows, warm wooden accents including sustainable engineered wood flooring, and front-loading washer and dryer. Kitchens feature Caesarstone quartz countertops, ceramic-tile backsplashes, under-cabinet task lighting and top-of-line appliances. When touring don’t miss the spacious walk-in closets with built-in Elfa organizers.

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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: 2115 13th Street NW

“The handsome row home at 2115 13th Street NW invites you to make it your home, too! Slightly removed from the heart of the hustle in the newer development of Harrison Square, three floors of cosmopolitan comfort are ready to welcome you with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and powder room, and a coveted attached garage. Beautiful touches complement the strong bones. Consider the rich wood floors, the outsized gourmet kitchen, balcony, skylight and custom-installed car-charging outlet. And that charge may come at little to no cost considering the sparkling jewels that are this beauty’s crown: an array of rooftop solar panels. Discover the richness of living with all that’s on offer with this incredible Harrison Square home.

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a massive 4-story 5 BR/5.5 BA French style detached home in Mass. Ave Heights that also includes the sale of 2 extra lots of buildable or sellable land.
  • 2 BR/1 BA unit on the border of Columbia Heights features refinished hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, a private balcony and more!
  • Petworth 3 BR/3.5 BA “offers classic D.C. row-home feelings with thoughtful, recent renovations, only a few years old.”
  • You REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is an updated 1 BR/1 BA unit in Fort Totten with new flooring, paint, kitchen and bathroom.
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Local home renovation startup remodelmate has figured out how to get you a new bathroom from at least 6 feet away. The app that lets homeowners “Push a button, get a bathroom” has a special offer during this unique time.

How it Works

1Build Your Bathroom Online: Answer two questions about your project — where and what — then get final pricing instantly. No telephone tag with contractors or meetings at your home, just to get a price.

2. Work With Your Concierge: Your project Concierge will send you a link to do a 3D scan of your bathroom with your smartphone — remodelmate automatically gets your scan when you’re done and they use it to help you get plans, permits and materials for your new bathroom.

3. Book Now, Build Later: For $100 you can lock in their lowest prices ever (up to $2,000 off) and defer installation for up to one year.

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Essential workers who must continue to commute to work amid the pandemic lockdown are still assured a guaranteed free ride home should their transportation plans change.

Commuter Connections, the regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, continues to offer all of its usual services during this time of crisis, including the Guaranteed Ride Home for those enrolled in the transit or carpool or vanpool programs.

In addition to the usual requirements — such as setting up an account — face coverings are required for transit and guaranteed ride homes until further notice. Your safety and the safety of the driver are important.

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Washington residents and businesses concerned about running short on hard-to-find hand sanitizer will be relieved know that Benji’s Hand Sanitizer is now available in 1-gallon sizes and available for free contactless delivery throughout the region.

A gallon of the sanitizer, which is 70 percent alcohol, is $65 and will be delivered within 24 hours of placing the order. The no-contact home delivery hours are from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week.

Ordering information for non-contact home delivery is available at the website, BenjiDC.com. Bulk orders for businesses are available by calling 202-952-8432 or emailing [email protected].

Keep the quarantine scene clean with Benji’s Hand Sanitizer, now available for free non-contact home delivery seven days a week.

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More days of social distancing means more vacant homes to check out! We have selected another batch of our favorite “virtual showings” with 3D tours, videos or both below. Make sure your agent has a strategy to keep you safe while searching for your next home. To see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 3524 S Street NW — $1,899,900 — Burleith
    Open ONLINE — Jessica Evans
    BACK ON THE MARKET with a nearly $25k PRICE REDUCTION, “this attractive Dutch Colonial Revival row home has recently been completely renovated to very high standards of contemporary interior design. The four-story floor plan includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.” View the full listing here.
  • 2318 18th Street NE #2318 — $688,900 — Langdon
    Open ONLINE — Rebecca Williams
    “This 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home is gorgeously renovated and awaits just… YOU! There are 2 balconies, plenty of storage, separate family room and en suite master bedroom.” View the full listing here.
  • 1454 Newton Street NW #301 — $439,000 — Mt. Pleasant
    Open ONLINE — Oliva Merlino
    2 BR/1.5 BA converted townhouse unit with an incredible Walk Score of 99. View the full listing here.
  • 900 South Carolina Avenue SE — $1,499,999 — Capitol Hill
    Open ONLINE — John Smith
    “Location is a ten! Landmark property since 1870! The 1870 south-facing corner brick building has hosted music, theater performances, gallery exhibitions, dinners, classes and more.” View the full listing here.
  • 517 13th Street NE — $1,349,900 — Capitol Hill/H Street Corridor
    Open ONLINE — Ann Robertson
    Gorgeous 3-story corner townhouse with 4 BR/3.5 BA features an open floor plan with hardwood floors, 3 sides of light exposure and a fully loaded lower level with its own kitchen and laundry room for an AirBnB or In-law suite. View the full listing here.
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The D.C., Maryland and Virginia housing markets have been among the strongest seller’s markets in the country for some time now, meaning that there tend to be more buyers than new listings for sale.

With the coronavirus scaring some sellers out of the typically strong spring housing market, that trend has only intensified. Even now, many homes are getting multiple offers and the market is competitive. How do you stand out in a crowd of qualified and motivated buyers?

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Cleaning promotes a well-kept appearance of your home, but did you know having a clean home and space is also beneficial to our health and the health of our home? There are many benefits to a clean home that will help your immune system prosper and Maid Bright can help.

Here are the top benefits of having a clean home:

Reduce Allergies and Illness

A clean home is one way to keep allergies at bay especially during high allergy season. Regular cleaning can be impactful on common allergens such as dust, pollen and pet dander. These allergens can build up in our homes, particularly on our bedding and upholstery over time if they are not washed properly leading to worsened allergic responses.

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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: 517 13th Street NE

“Feel instantly at home in this warm, inviting, light-filled corner property. It is situated in the heart of D.C.’s historic Emerald Street neighborhood and close to Lincoln Park and H Street NE. This spacious 3,000 SF home offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bath over 3 floors. It draws you in from the grand double door front entrance to its light filled main floor with living and dining rooms, half-bath, chef’s kitchen connected to a side patio for outdoor dining and access to a fully finished basement apartment.”

“Completely renovated and truly a labor of love, all construction and design details were thoughtfully executed to provide a worry free, low maintenance home. Renovated by the current owners, with all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, oak hardwood floors throughout and a chef’s kitchen with a 9.5 ft island perfect for entertaining. More details unfold throughout the house, from exposed brick walls, solid wood interior doors, handpicked marble and porcelain tiles, oversized showers and extensive built in storage throughout.”

“Upstairs you will find three spacious and light filled bedrooms and two bathrooms. Basement is configured as a one-bedroom apartment with full bath, kitchen and full size washer/dryer, its own heating and AC and connecting stairs to upper levels with a fireproof door. As-is, the unit can be used for great flex space for both AirBnB and personal use.”

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For professionals on the rise, an MBA is a key credential. But while an MBA may help launch the next stage of a career, few are willing to put everything on hold to obtain one. Staying on top of course work while holding down a job and meeting personal obligations is challenging at best.

“Students nowadays aren’t willing to go to school to earn an MBA on a full-time basis and forego the economic benefits of a full-time job,” says Dr. Parviz Ghandforoush, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

That’s one of the reasons why business schools like Pamplin have developed an alternative: hybrid MBA program options that combine the flexibility of online courses with the in-person interaction of a traditional MBA.

Online collaboration and discussion modules give students flexibility to access coursework whenever and wherever they are located. In-person class lectures offer hands-on learning, face-to-face discussions and substantive interaction with instructors and classmates.

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