Washington, DC

There are 200+ open houses scheduled across the District starting tomorrow, which means if you’re a homebuyer, it’s your time to get back to house hunting! 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.

  • 4803 Arkansas Avenue NW — $1,200,000 — 16th Street Heights
    Open Sat. 12-3 p.m. & Sun. 3-5 p.m. — Ellen Klein
    “You’ve found the perfect place to call home! 4803 Arkansas Ave NW, with its  approximately 3,000 sq. ft. on 3 levels, meets all your needs as you settle into life in 2020 and beyond. With its welcoming open floor plan, beautiful center island gourmet kitchen, bonus spaces on main & upper levels, this flexible 4 bedrooms/3.5 bedroom home offers lovely details, a gracious front porch and a large screened-in porch just off the dining area, solar panels on the roof, 100% owned, supplying 48% of household heating, a fenced yard with secure parking 2 + cars and lots of open lawn for gardens & swings.”
  • 117 16th Street SE — $829,900 — Hill East
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. — Reinaldo Catarino
    Spacious 2-story interior rowhome with 2 BR/2.5 BA includes a master bedroom with its own balcony and a quaint private rear deck and garden area.
  • 2151 Newport Place NW — $885,000 — Dupont West
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Judson Simpson
    “Wonderful, welcoming house in highly desirable West Dupont — the only single family home available in the neighborhood and an extremely rare find for less than $1M. Condo alternative with private patio and no HOA fees!”
  • 2425 Franklin Street NE — $795,900 — Langdon
    Open Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Andres Serafini
    4 BR/3.5 BA detached home with 3 levels features spacious bedrooms, a theatre room, a large rear deck and a fully-fenced front and backyard.
  • 4344 Texas Avenue SE — $319,900 — Benning Ridge
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Cathi Coridan
    2 BR/2 BA home end-unit at a fantastic price.

It is a great time to buy a home… if you can find one. The D.C., Maryland and Virginia housing market is very competitive.

This is due in large part to historically low interest rates which have allowed well qualified buyers to lock in interest rates as low as 3%. That has flooded the market with more buyers than available homes — inventory is down 4.6% below 2019 levels. When a desirable listing comes up, there is often a lot of competition on it and it sells quickly — 9 days on the market is the median in the DMV. To counter the effects of this trend, our buyer’s agents have gotten creative to find new ways to identify and locate listings for their clients before they hit the open market.

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Highland Park offers city-centric living directly above the Columbia Heights Metro with distinctly designed studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments.

With a Walk Score of 98 and prime location on bustling 14th Street, the property is further enhanced by a thoughtful amenity lineup including an expansive roof deck, two-story fitness center, courtyard with bocce courts, billiards room and more. With Target and Giant one block away, nationally renowned restaurants and cafés from Mt. Pleasant to 11th Street, and U Street just down the hill, Highland Park is DC living at its finest.

Choose from an array of forward-thinking flats and upscale lofts, offering distinctive stained concrete floors, plush walk-in closets, stunning barn doors, and full and French balconies. Maximize your day with uplifting amenities — a vibrant lobby with 24/7 concierge service, membership-class fitness center with a standalone yoga studio, lush outdoor courtyard with outdoor bar and bocce courts, a high-powered business center and Wi-Fi throughout the common areas. Discover next-level living and reach your full potential at Highland Park.

Sign up for your personalized virtual tour and contact the leasing team today to learn more and receive One Month Rent Free. Highland Park is a pet friendly community.

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The annual MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Sale promises to be the biggest in the event’s 20-year history as this year’s edition will expand beyond the 14th and U streets neighborhood to include businesses across the District. Naturally, due to the pandemic lockdown, the sales will be virtual.

Dog Days DC takes place Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9. The virtual festival includes a wide variety of District merchants offering weekend special prices, discounted merchandise and services, and gifts with purchases.

Participation is free; to register, see this page.

Food and beverage, retail outlets, fitness and health centers, electronic services, and online brands will participate. Businesses wishing to join the festivities click here.

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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: 1328 Park Road NW #H

“Located in Columbia Heights, this stunning townhome style condo is like new with numerous upgrades. Checkout the 3D Tour. The light-filled end unit has gorgeous hardwoods throughout the main level, with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. The modern kitchen boasts a custom backsplash, quartz countertops with a spacious attached dining room. The entire main level features soaring ceilings, upgraded lighting and fixtures, a Juliet balcony, and custom window fixtures. Step out onto your stunning, private rooftop deck with soaring views in every direction! This private rooftop deck is spacious and provides ample room to host any event. The home also features a private one car garage and includes space for storage.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a 4-story semi-detached row home that’s currently being used as an office space, but the 10 BR/4 FB/3 HB has zoning possibilities to turn this into separate condos–all for just under $4M.
  • Petworth 3 BR/2.5 BA 2-story condo conversation features a private 600 sq. ft. roof deck.
  • “Welcome to this beautiful 4 BR, 3.5 BA home just steps away from Langdon Park! Built in 2012, this contemporary style home stuns with bamboo floors, elegant crown molding, chair railing, 9 ft ceilings, open living & dining room spaces with bay windows.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is an obvious teardown in Congress Heights/Bellevue on a .2 acre lot awaiting a new investor/developer.

With around 150 open houses scheduled across the District this weekend, we are seeing a slight downtick, but that’s to be expected in the middle of the summer (regardless of a pandemic). 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.

  • 1932 9th Street NW #201 — $775,000 — U Street Corridor/Shaw
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Thomas Doyle
    “Welcome to ArtView, a LEED Gold certified mixed-use condominium in the heart of U St corridor. Built in 2016, this sleek and modern condo designed by Inscape Studio would be the first resale in the building. You don’t want to miss this one! One of the most unique condo projects in the city, the environmental conscious developer had a strong emphasis on sustainable design and an eye for detail. Residents benefit from high end finishes and an open floor plan. The unit features reclaimed wide-plank oak solid wood flooring and floor to ceiling windows, which let in abundant natural light.”
  • 800 4th Street SW #S210 — $334,900 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Amy Wease
    Studio unit at Potomac Place Tower with hardwood floors, a massive walk-in closet and a slew of community amenities including a gym, library and pool.
  • 2151 Newport Place NW — $885,000 — Dupont Circle
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Judson Simpson
    “Wonderful, welcoming house in highly desirable West Dupont – the only single family home available in the neighborhood and an extremely rare find for less than $1M. Condo alternative with private patio and no HOA fees!”
  • 1008 E Capitol Street NE — $1,977,700 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 3-4:30 p.m. — Robert Bergman
    A wonderfully maintained 5 BR/4.5 BA rowhome boasts nearly 2,800 square feet across 3 levels, including a beautiful owner’s suite and a fully rentable and legal lower level unit with its own kitchen, laundry and entrance.
  • 4217 8th Street NW #1 — $599,000 — Petworth
    Open Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Traci Johnson
    “With over 1,300 s.f. of space, this 2-level, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo is perfect for entertaining or just lounging and gazing out of the beautiful picture windows that light up the entire living room.”

The wait is over: 901W is open for (virtual) tours and (actual) occupancy. Shaw’s newest boutique apartment community has opened its distinctive inverted “V” plaza doors at 901 W Street NW, and is revealing to the public its refreshing variety of bright and airy floor plans, ranging from studios to hard-to-find four-bedroom duplexes.

The history-rich Shaw location, at the Shaw Metro Station, is ideal for urban lifestyles, not the least of which includes the soon-to-open Whole Foods right next door. The entertainment offerings of the famed U Street corridor includes the Lincoln and Howard theatres, the 9:30 Club, and countless outlets for retail, coffee, happy hour and fine-to-casual dining. The community includes a plethora of opportunities to burn off the calories at specialized fitness clubs in addition to the in-house fitness training service.

As for amenities, in addition to a swimming pool and sundeck with social seating areas, there is a 24-hour concierge, a fitness center and yoga studio, hospitality lounge, a rooftop dining room with spectacular views and outdoor grilling, and controlled-access garage and bike storage. The public area décor includes distinctive oversized artwork by Kim Beck and Sara Ria Renner.

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Moving? Try Sparrow!

Dear PoPville readers,

Over the past year there has been increased tension in the South China Sea, exploding corporate and household debt, COVID-19, and apparently the bubonic plague is back. To top it all off, you may have to move soon!

We know it can be stressful, but there’s nothing wrong with getting help! Sparrow Moving is a full service moving company in the DMV that does a really good job, simple as that. Here are some things that we do that we are especially proud of:

  • We Offer Flat Rates: You should know how much your move is going to cost before it starts, not after.
  • COVID-19 Precautions: Moving is an essential business. We think the safest way to move during a pandemic is with a moving company. Yes, it helps our bottom line, but you are also avoiding sitting in a truck that has been driven by a lot of different people. During the move, our movers will be wearing gloves and masks. All of our movers have been COVID tested. We also clean and disinfect the truck after every move.
  • Long Distance: Sparrow Moving likes to travel! Moving out of state? Would rather work from home near the Rockies? Sparrow can take your stuff anywhere in the continental United States.

Follow @sparrow_moving on Instagram (follow for a discount!)


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: 1529 Q Street NW #4

“Soaring ceilings, incredible natural light, and luxury finishes define this beautiful and dramatic one of a kind 2 BR, 2 BA condo in one of the most desirable areas of Washington, D.C. Located on a charming tree-lined street, just 4 blocks from the Dupont Circle metro and only 1 1/2 blocks from Whole Foods and all of the trendy restaurants of 14th Street, this 1,550 square foot condo occupies the entire top floors of a majestic townhouse. The unit has been newly renovated and is ready for the artistic finishes and furnishings of a selective buyer. An enormous private roof deck and parking included.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a massively beautiful 5 BR/5 FB/2 HB Berkley home with 6,700 square feet across 4 luxury levels, which includes a media room, indoor basketball court, wine cellar, a full nanny suite and 2 garages — one even with its own carlift, all for just $6.7M.
  • “This incredible Petworth [5 BR/3.5 BA] home will charm you the moment you pull up,” featuring modernized finishes also boasts a 2-tiered rear deck, a fenced-in front and backyard and even off-street parking with a roll up garage door.
  • An uncommonly spacious studio unit in Southwest Waterfront at Potomac Place Tower.
  • Your Bankruptcy Property of the Week is a large 5 BR/4 BA detached home in SE that appears to be in decent condition.

Nationals Opening Day at Dockside!

Celebrate the return of Nationals baseball season this Thursday, July 23 at Due South‘s Dockside located on the Capitol Riverfront Boardwalk in the heart of Navy Yard! Enjoy waterfront views, an extensive bar and draft beer selection, a full offering of Due South’s menu, and a sound on showing of the Nationals Opening Day game!

Dockside opens Thursday, July 23 at 5 p.m. and will remain open through the Nationals game and into the late evening. Dockside will also be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 12 p.m. Guests will be seated first come first served with no reservations needed. Umbrellas and sunshades will be provided.

As always, Due South’s Dockside is dog friendly!

Follow Due South on Instagram and Facebook!


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