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by PoP Sponsor August 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

Looking for a change in scenery? Check out these open houses to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

Below are a few of the most interesting open houses that are fairly new to the market. For the entire list click here.

1522 Allison Street NW

Agent: David Cox
Open Saturday 1-4PM
Open Sunday 1-4PM
List Price: $891,522

Remodeled semi-detached home in 16th Street Heights with a unique price and intriguing photos.

813 Capitol Square Place SW

Agent: Nancy Vento Gretz
Open Sunday 1-4PM
List Price: $959,900

A 4-level Federal townhouse 2 blocks from SW Waterfront.

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by PoP Sponsor August 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

This weekly column is written and sponsored by D.C. real estate agent and Edgewood resident Jessica Evans. Email her questions at [email protected].

In this edition of “4 under $450,000” I’m featuring the best of the best 2 bedroom condos priced under $450,000. There are no astronomical condo fees either, I’ve also limited those to $450/month.

Inventory levels are among the highest we will see all year and this means that we have an awesome range of options that should check all the boxes including parking, a huge 4 bedroom, one under $200k, newly renovated condo conversion, and one of the lowest prices we’ve seen in midtown** DC in a while, so keep reading to learn about these listings while they’re still around!

5551 Illinois Ave NW #102 – $339,500

  • Northern Petworth (kinda seems like Brightwood to me too)
  • 2 bed/2 bath unit
  • brand new appliances, wood floors, private outdoor space
  • condo fee of $266/month

1232 16th St NE #1 – $319,000

  • Trinidad: close to Ivy City, H Street and Union Market
  • 2 bed/2 bath, efficient 725 sq ft
  • Everything is new! Recent condo conversion in 4 unit building.

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by PoP Sponsor August 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

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

July’s median sales price was $570,000, matching last year’s median exactly and tying the highest July level on record.

Prices may be topping off but supply is still currently low. Many District residents are on those late summer vacations, meaning there are August home deals available and waiting for you below:

  • Ever thought about being your own landlord? The most expensive listing this week is this 8-unit condo building that’s being sold as one package for the low, low price of $3.4million — that’s only $425k per unit!
  • This completely remodeled home in Brightwood has everything you could want, including a separate lower-level suite to rent out or house your au-pair, in-laws or cranky teenager.
  • A foreclosure in Petworth for less than $130k and it’s substantially cheaper than a lot of the other 1-bedroom units sold in the building.
  • Did you hear yellow countertops are making a comeback? We didn’t either. This 3-bedroom rowhouse in Brentwood is at a good price.

For all of the DC listings that just hit the market TODAY, click here.

by PoP Sponsor August 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

This column is written and sponsored by Alan Lescht & Associates, PC, an employment litigation firm in Washington, DC, that handles cases involving contract disputes, wage and hour issues, discrimination and retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation and security clearances.

A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer that limits the employee’s ability to disclose information and to work in the future. A non-compete usually prohibits an employee from competing with the employer for a certain period of time, and in a certain location, after his employment ends. This means that an employee could not work for a competing business or start his own business to compete with his former employer.

Why does my employer want me to sign a non-compete?

Employers use non-compete agreements to protect their trade secrets and valuable information. For example, a non-compete agreement could prevent an employee from going to work for a competitor and sharing her former employer’s confidential information with her new employer.

Companies also use non-competes to protect investments they make in their employees. Many employers provide or pay for employee training. A non-compete may be intended to prevent an employee from using that training to get a new job with a competitor.

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by PoP Sponsor August 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend.

Below are a few highlights that are new-ish to the market OR just had their price reduced. For the entire list click here.

2302 17th Street NW
Agent: David Bediz
Open Saturday 1-3PM
Open Sunday 1-4PM
List Price: $1,325,000

AdMo rowhouse with 2 units means an immediate rental property to offset your mortgage and makes the double master bedroom suites worth the price.

 

4000 Tunlaw Road NW # 804
Agent: Ellen Berger
Open Sunday 1-4PM
List Price: $220,000

Studio in Glover Park is about $20k cheaper than others sold in the building and one of only a few that have even been listed in the past 5 years.

 
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by PoP Sponsor August 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

This weekly column is written and sponsored by D.C. real estate agent and Edgewood resident Jessica Evans. Email her questions at [email protected].

Renovating a home is not for everyone, it is expensive, time consuming, frustrating, but one of the best adventures of your life. If you’re up for this challenge, the journey can be well worth it.

The key is in finding a home that offers the right scope of project for your budget and time constraints and will be a finished product that meets your needs. Aside from the obvious financial benefits of instant equity, renovating a home is also the best way to get exactly what you want.

Finding the right home for you is the first step and there are a wide range of options. But don’t stress, I have that covered! Below, I’ve identified 4 homes that I think offer great potential and are renovation ready!

1846 Capitol Ave NE – $389,000

10 years from now, it’s going to believe that this price ever existed in this neighborhood. The days of non-condo homes selling under $400,000 this close to downtown are very limited. If guaranteed appreciation and a neighborhood full of fun new bars and restaurants isn’t enough, here are a few more features:

  • 2 levels and 1,184 sq ft (per tax record)
  • Upstairs: 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, but could easily be reconfigured as 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
  • “Average” condition, may meet conventional financing guidelines (which means you can get a traditional mortgage)
  • Recent $10,000 price reduction

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by PoP Sponsor August 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

dc real estate Totten mews

City living just blocks from the Fort Totten Metro, luxury townhomes from $549,990, brought to you by Comstock.

From Totten Mews, a new townhome development, you’re less than a mile away from the green, yellow, and red lines at Fort Totten Metro Station. In fact, it’s just 939 steps — we counted!

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.

Located at 4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, each home at Totten Mews has 2,100 square feet, features three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a powder room. There are nine-foot ceilings on ground and second floors.

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

A one-car garage has direct access to the home — with garage door openers and two remotes — and a rear porch provides space for outdoor entertaining. (more…)

by PoP Sponsor August 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

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

D.C. real estate may be in that short summer lull right now.

People may be taking those last summer vacations but properties are still moving. Right now is the perfect time to take advantage of the less busy market and find yourself a good deal that you could be living in by September… maybe it’s one of these below:

For all of the DC listings that just hit the market TODAY, click here.

by PoP Sponsor August 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

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by PoP Sponsor August 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

Looking for a home? There are plenty of houses and condos open for viewing this weekend.

Below are a few highlights that are new-ish to the market OR just had their price reduced. For the entire list click here.

4005 7th Street NE #2
Agent: Melissa Terzis
Open Sunday 12-3PM
List Price: $425,000

2/2 in Brookland for under $500k.

 

5120 Upton Street NW
Agent: Susie Maguire
Open Saturday: 2-4PM
Open Sunday: 1-4PM
List Price: $1,599,000

New year, new price for this Cape Cod in Spring Valley.

 

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