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Another holiday weekend, especially a warm weather and grilling holiday, means a temporary dip in the active DC Open Houses with less than 200 scheduled across the District. If you aren’t interested in some burgers or a pool day, there are still some great options that are on the market and perhaps you’ll have less competition to make an offer if you move quickly! Check out some of our favorites below and to see the full Open House List, click here.

2930 Newark St NW — $2,200,000 — Cleveland Park
Open Sat. 11AM-1PM — Jennifer Dameika
“Welcome to 2930 Newark Street NW, an exquisite Sherman Cottage-style home located in the historic neighborhood of Cleveland Park. This distinguished residence, characterized by its charming wrap-around front porch, shingle siding, and distinctive diamond-style window sashes, offers an unparalleled blend of historic allure and modern sophistication. With five spacious bedrooms and three full bathrooms, this property exemplifies timeless elegance and contemporary comfort. As you enter the foyer, you are greeted by freshly refinished hardwood floors that extend throughout the home. The first level features a grand great room with French doors, two fireplaces, built-in shelving, and a central arch that naturally defines a multi-purpose living area. The gourmet kitchen is a culinary haven, boasting heated floors, a large center island with a double sink, gas cooking, ample cabinet space, and a generous breakfast area with a built-in serving credenza. A full bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated tile floors is conveniently located on this level. The second floor offers four bedrooms, one of which features a private porch, perfect for reading, sipping coffee, or enjoying a warm summer rain. Two other bedroom are of ample size, and the fourth is perfect for a nursery, home office, or hobby room. Another full bathroom with heated tile flooring serves this level, providing comfort and luxury. The third floor is dedicated to the primary bedroom suite, featuring vaulted ceilings and extensive closet space. The ensuite bathroom is a spa-like retreat, complete with a walk-in shower, soaking tub, vanity counter, separate toilet room, and of course heated tile flooring.”
4005 20th St NE — $750,000 — Michigan Park
Open Sun. 1-3PM — Arynne Crane
“This delightful brick house in the Michigan Park neighborhood of Washington DC might be just what you’re looking for. As you approach this enchanting home, you’ll be greeted by the inviting pergola draped with lush honeysuckle, setting the scene for the magic that lies beyond. Step through the front gate into your own private sanctuary, complete with a spacious yard adorned with mature trees, offering shade and serenity.”
7119 16th St NW — $1,495,000 — Shepherd Park
Open Sun. 1-4PM — Bill Jackson
“Welcome to this brick-and-stone stunner located in the sought-after upper northwest DC neighborhood, Shepherd Park. Nicely elevated, overlooking Rock Creek Park, and restored to its original character, this home features gleaming hardwood floors throughout, five bedrooms, and four full bathrooms.”
1127 46th St SE — $719,900 — Fort Dupont Park
Open Sat. 1-5 & Sun. 2-5PM — Julius Tikum
“Beautiful Detached Single Family home with space and parking ! 4 bedrooms with a beautiful open layout. This vibrant home is ready for a quick move in ! Multiple levels of dynamic, modern finishes, counters and stainless appliances; This 4 BR; 3.5 BAs home has large walk-in closets; an upper level laundry room; and a generous rear private parking area with space for multiple cars.”
813 25th St NW — $849,900 — Foggy Bottom
Open Sat. 1-3 & Sun. 3-5PM — Andy Hewitt
This “charming two-bedroom, one-bathroom Federal townhouse nestled in the heart of Foggy Bottom. This historic home built in 1900 is the perfect blend of classic charm with modern upgrades. Stroll through a picturesque front patio and garden, and enter to find hardwood floors, custom built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace.”
601 Wharf St SW #212 — $899,000 — Southwest Waterfront
Open Sat. 12-2PM — Melanie Gamble
“Presenting an exquisite one-bedroom, one-bathroom residence at Amaris, where meticulous design meets unparalleled sophistication, and the art of waterfront living is redefined. Crafted by a renowned NYC interior designer, this home is a testament to luxury and attention to detail, featuring special custom molding that adds an air of elegance and uniqueness to the space.”
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Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by RLAH Real Estate

Featured Property of the Week: 159 Randolph Place NW

“Seize the opportunity with this classic Victorian Row House in Eckington, perfectly poised for renovation by an investor or savvy homeowner. Spanning four levels, this home features a welcoming main level with a living room, dining room, and kitchen, designed for both functionality and flow. The second level houses three bedrooms and a full bath, while the top floor offers an additional bedroom, expanding the living space. The lower level is an English basement with both front and rear entrances, offering potential as a rentable apartment or additional entertainment space. A spacious deck at the rear provides an outdoor retreat ideal for relaxation or hosting gatherings. Located just blocks from two Green Line Metro stations and the bustling Rhode Island Ave, with easy access to the vibrant Shaw and U Street neighborhoods, this property is not just a home but a strategic investment. Enjoy the convenience of city living with a footprint ready for transformation. Whether looking to personalize or capitalize, this Eckington gem offers endless possibilities in a coveted area.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a 5 BR/7.5 BA “renovated to perfection” Colonial in Wesley Heights with nearly 9k sq. ft. across 4 levels features 4 fireplaces, 15’ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, library/den, 3 laundry areas, home gym, athletic court and a secluded backyard with a stone patio and a heated saltwater pool with a cabana — all for $6.25M.
  • “Luxurious Living in Georgetown Park: Elegant 1 BR/1.5 BA Condo! Ideally situated within Georgetown Park, you’ll enjoy unparalleled convenience with direct access to upscale shops, gourmet restaurants, trendy boutiques, and entertainment options right at your doorstep.”
  • 4 BR/3.5 BA “traditional and modern Petworth rowhome with a charming front porch and an exceptionally deep and green rear yard” as well as 2 off-street parking spaces, garden beds and a hot tub.
  • Your Auction Property of the Week is a 2 BR/1.5 BA unit being sold AS-IS with occupants that “neither the seller nor the listing broker can verify the existence of any lease agreement” with no inspections or walkthroughs allowed.
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The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off their award-winning, six-week movie series, Adams Morgan Movie Nights, tonight, May 21, at Marie Reed Elementary School Soccer Field at 18th Street NW and California Street NW.

The movie will begin 30 minutes after sunset at approximately 9 p.m. Free sports-themed movies will take over the big screen every Tuesday evening from May 21 through June 25 in celebration of the upcoming Paris Summer Olympic games. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get a prime spot on the field which boasts tiered, amphitheater-style seating (and get a free Insomnia Cookie — available first-come-first-served at the Adams Morgan table).

From gold medal fan-favorites and comedies to more serious movies that capture athletes’ determination — you’re sure to love this year’s movie lineup. The official 2024 Adams Morgan Movie Nights screening schedule is:

  • Tuesday, May 21: Bring It On [People’s Choice Movie] — TONIGHT
  • Tuesday, May 28: I, Tonya
  • Tuesday, June 4: Bend It Like Beckham
  • Tuesday, June 11: Battle of the Sexes [Pride Night]
  • Tuesday, June 18: Race [Juneteenth]
  • Tuesday, June 25: Space Jam [Family Night]

Don’t forget to bring your own blanket and pick-up dinner from a neighborhood restaurant to enjoy during the film. Check out the amazing all-day Movie Night specials from Adams Morgan businesses.

Visit admodc.org/movies and follow the Adams Morgan Partnership BID on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter) for more details on Movie Nights and other upcoming neighborhood events.

July 9 is being held as a rain date if one of the showings is canceled due to inclement weather. Please note that alcohol and pets are not permitted on the field.

Address: 1316 4th Street SW
Neighborhood: Southwest Waterfront
Type: 4 BR, 2 BA co-op — 1,800 sq. ft.
Listed: $559,900

Noteworthy: “Embrace chic mid-century vibes in a maintenance-free community atmosphere.”

Concerned about the hassle of maintaining and budgeting for essential exterior renovations like roofs and windows for your townhome? No need to fret, as all these worries are seamlessly covered in the Co-Op Fee. If you’re not particularly handy and prefer to steer clear of interior maintenance tasks, fret not — it’s all part of the Co-Op Fee package. Furthermore, most utility bills and property taxes are conveniently included, streamlining your financial obligations.

Embrace the epitome of mid-century modern elegance in this exceptional townhouse meticulously designed by the renowned architect Charles Goodman. Nestled moments away from the waterfront in the coveted gated community of River Park, this residence offers an unparalleled living experience.

The main level welcomes you with its inviting ambiance, flooded with natural light from expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. A seamlessly integrated dining area adjacent to the gourmet kitchen and a gracious living room extending effortlessly to a secluded rear patio create the perfect setting for entertaining guests or enjoying quiet evenings under the stars.

Ascend the captivating floating staircase to discover upper levels, each boasting two bedrooms and a bath, ensuring unparalleled comfort and privacy. The lower level unveils additional living space, ample storage, and a dedicated laundry area, ensuring utmost convenience.

Residents of River Park enjoy luxurious amenities such as a dedicated concierge, state-of-the-art fitness center, refreshing outdoor pool, inviting playground, picturesque picnic area, and versatile meeting rooms.

Listed by:
Bret Nida — Redfin
[email protected]
(202) 744-1215

The spring market is back to full bloom with 415+ total open houses this weekend. While the weather hasn’t been ideal, it does seem to be shifting with potentially even some sun in the forecast. Take a look at some of our favorites below and to see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 813 25th Street NW — $849,900 — Foggy Bottom
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 P.M. — Andy Hewitt
    “Welcome to walkable 813 25th St. NW, a charming two-bedroom, one-bathroom Federal townhouse nestled in the heart of Foggy Bottom. This historic home built in 1900 is the perfect blend of classic charm with modern upgrades. Stroll through a picturesque front patio and garden, and enter to find hardwood floors, custom built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace. New west-facing windows (2024) and fresh paint (2024) brighten up the living room and dining area. The spacious kitchen features all-white cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and ample counter, storage space. From the kitchen, access a private, fenced-in patio where you can enjoy morning coffee or entertaining guests. On the second floor you’ll find two spacious bedrooms, an upgraded full bathroom, and new washer and dryer (2024) with updated electrical. This home does not lack storage space, with massive closets throughout both floors. If you value location and walkability, this is your home.”
  • 1409 G Street NE #4 — $325,000 — H Street Corridor
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Tracey Williams Barnett
    $25k PRICE REDUCTION: “Welcome to The Almansya, a boutique condominium backed by tree-lined residential homes. Located on the first level of the building, Unit Four offers comfort and convenience. his condo also includes newer windows, sleek bamboo flooring and recessed lighting throughout, and an in-unit washer/dryer combo.”
  • 2000 16th Street NW #501 — $574,500 — U Street
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. & Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Melanie Friedson
    2 BR/2 BA 5th-floor condo unit with “AMAZING VIEWS” as well as hardwood floors, high ceilings, in-unit W/D, a southern-facing bay window and it is freshly painted.
  • 1425 4th Street SW #A505 — $695,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Michelle Bruggeman
    “This meticulously maintained 2 BR and 2 Bath condominium in the Riverside Condominium offers an unparalleled blend of comfort, convenience and the summer pleasures that only the Southwest Wharf can provide. As you step into this expansive unit, you are greeted by an abundance of natural light featuring hardwood floors throughout.”
  • 2930 Newark Street NW — $2,200,000 — Cleveland Park
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. — Jennifer Dameika
    “Welcome to 2930 Newark Street NW, a classic “Sherman Cottage” style home that can only be found in the historic neighborhood of Cleveland Park. With notable features such as the wrap-around front porch, shingle siding and variety of diamond style window sashes, this 5 bedroom and 3 full bathroom property captures historic charm like no other.”
  • 2030 8th Street NW #308 — $379,000 — Shaw/Columbia Heights
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Steve Gaich
    “Welcome home to the condos at Atlantic Plumbing in the desirable Shaw neighborhood. This Jr. 1 bedroom condo features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, facing north, allowing for an abundance of natural light. The open floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, including a cooktop with range hood, built-in wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker.”
  • 1722 Bay Street SE — $999,900 — Hill East
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-2 p.m. — John Coleman
    “This expansive 1,840 sq. ft. home features three bedrooms and two full baths, standing out with its impressive width and original vibrant wood floors. The striking green door, added by the current owners, invites you into a space where historic charm meets modern living.”
  • 3705 Morrison Street NW — $2,699,999 — Chevy Chase
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Kevin Wood
    $15k PRICE REDUCTION: “This five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom residence features working fireplaces, a coffered ceiling in the dining room, and an artist’s studio in the backyard. As you step inside, you are greeted by the grandeur of this historic home.”
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Outdoor concert season begins with a performance you won’t forget — a free opera show at the Lincoln Memorial!

On June 1 from 6-7:30 p.m., Opera Italiana will host ‘Opera For Your Soul: A Serenade At Sunset,’ an outdoor performance featuring opera’s greatest hits, sung by top performers. The concert will connect new listeners with the music, by bringing opera to a public place, free of charge.

“The mission of Opera Italiana is to bring opera to everyone,” said Maestro Alvise Casellati. “To make it accessible, to reach out to new audiences.”

Casellati will lead performances of opera’s most cherished arias in a relaxed performance beneath the sky. They will primarily perform renditions of Giacomo Puccini’s melodies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his passing. Internationally acclaimed singers Ewa Plonka, Antonio Poli, and Anthony D. Anderson are guest stars in the show.

This is Opera Italiana’s third performance at the Lincoln Memorial. They host free opera performances in cities across the U.S. and Italy, so diverse audiences can experience opera. This performance will celebrate Italian National Day, which is on June 2.

Whether you’re a seasoned opera enthusiast or new to the genre, this event offers an unforgettable evening of beautiful music against the breathtaking National Mall at sunset. The emotional melodies will ignite your soul in the way only opera can.

“In opera, you find everything,” Casellati said. “You find human emotions and everyday emotions, and also the big pictures of who we are, and what we want, and where we should be. I thought it was about time to communicate opera differently, to go out of the theaters in the open air.”

Address: 515 Seward Square, SE #4
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Type: 3 BR, 2 BA apartment — 1,200 sq. ft.
Rent: $4,970/mo

Noteworthy: Completely renovated

Classic turn-of-the-century 3 BR/2 BA apartment elegantly renovated and located within walking distance of the US Capitol and the National Mall.

Enjoy living in Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market neighborhood — one of the most sought-after neighborhood’s in D.C. With a Walk Score of 98, this unit offers easy access to many of Capitol Hill’s attractions including historic Eastern Market, Barracks Row, the U.S. House office buildings and many fine restaurants, coffee shops, book stores and yoga studios. The Orange, Silver and Blue METRO lines are one block away.

This bright apartment with approximately 1,200 square feet boasts gorgeous wood floors, separate living and dining rooms, brand new galley kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, side-by-side refrigerator and a 5-burner gas stove, plus 2 beautifully tiled bathrooms (one with a bathtub), central heat and air and an in-unit washer/dryer.

Rental contact:
Michael Frias — Tiber Realty Group, LLC
[email protected]
(202) 365-7416

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

Featured Property of the Week: 437 New York Avenue NW #324

“Bright and updated 1 Bed/1 Bath condo in historic Yale Steam Laundry Condominium of Mount Vernon. This 785 sq. ft. home offers a spacious open-concept kitchen, living and dining area drenched in natural light — perfect for entertaining. Large windows bring in optimal southern and western sun exposure, showcasing tall ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors. The kitchen features a floating island/breakfast bar, subway tile backsplash, ample cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Additional features include a refreshed bathroom with a walk-in shower, new HVAC (2021) and an in-unit washer and dryer. A true oasis in the city, Yale Steam Laundry Condos is a well-managed, pet-friendly building with amenities, including GARAGE PARKING, a state-of-the-art gym, rooftop pool, 24-hour concierge, and a billiards lounge. This prime location is steps to Safeway, VIDA Fitness, endless dining options, and more.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a 4 BR/5 BA Georgetown contemporary-style home with 5k sq. ft. across 3 levels that “has been meticulously and completely transformed through a full renovation” and features a luxurious primary suite, 3 fireplaces, a 1-car garage, terrace, built-in grilling area, putting green and a swimming pool with a swim-up bar — all for $7.5M.
  • COMING SOON: “A charming two-bedroom, one-bathroom Federal townhouse nestled in the heart of Foggy Bottom. This historic home built in 1900 is the perfect blend of classic charm with modern upgrades. Stroll through a picturesque front patio and garden, and enter to find hardwood floors, custom built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace.”
  • “Impeccable transformation of a storied detached Georgian Center Hall Colonial in Petworth. Meticulously redesigned and restored, this 6 BR/5.5 BA custom rebuild is the perfect union of turn-of-the-century craftsmanship, modern design elements and state of the art systems laid out with simplicity and elegance.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is a 4 BR/1 BA detached Colonial with 2 finished levels and an unfinished lower level waiting for someone’s vision and creativity to complete the home and is being sold AS-IS.
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Looking to buy a home?

Assumable mortgages offer a fantastic opportunity to save thousands on your mortgage, especially in today’s high-interest rate environment. Understanding loan assumptions can set you apart from the competition and allow you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

What is an Assumable Mortgage?

An assumable mortgage allows the buyer to purchase a home by taking over the seller’s existing loan.

All VA, FHA, and USDA loans are assumable, and anyone can assume these loan types. For VA assumptions, the buyer is not required to have VA eligibility.

Example Savings

Consider an $800,000 home with a 20% down payment:

  • A new loan at 7% interest would have a monthly payment of about $4,258 (principal and interest).
  • Assuming a loan at 75% interest would have a monthly payment of only $2,612. That’s over $1,600 per month in savings — nearly $20,000 per year!

In the current rising rate environment, it would be very costly, if not impossible, for a buyer to obtain a rate several points below market by buying down the rate on a new loan.

Lower Closing Costs

Closing costs are reduced when assuming an existing loan compared to taking out a new one. First, there is no requirement for an appraisal with a loan assumption. Second, the buyer benefits from not needing to purchase a new lender’s title insurance policy because the existing policy remains in place. Combined, these two items can save buyers a few thousand dollars in closing costs alone!

Who Can Assume a VA Loan?

There are no eligibility requirements for FHA assumptions, and anyone can assume a VA loan, even if they are not a veteran! While there are military service requirements to originate a new VA loan, almost any buyer can take over an existing VA loan if they meet the lender’s financial qualifications, such as:

  • Sufficient income
  • Good debt-to-income ratio
  • Decent credit score
  • Required down payment funds (which could be substantial if the seller has significant equity)

How to Find Homes with Assumable Mortgages 

Until recently, it was exceedingly challenging to find homes for sale with assumable mortgages. Only about 10% of homes with assumable mortgages are advertised as such by listing agents, making it extremely difficult to use keywords to find those homes online.

Fortunately, if you are a prospective homebuyer in the National Capital Region, there is a purpose-built search platform to help — AssumeList. Veteran-owned, AssumeList enables users to search through every home listed for sale with a VA, FHA, and USDA assumable mortgage. Users can view interest rates and loan balances, and filter listings based on the down payment requirement (aka cash gap). Licensed agents who use AssumeList can even search all off-market homes with assumable loans. 100% of AssumeList homes contain an interest rate below 5%; the vast majority have rates of 3% and lower.

Not only can AssumeList help you find a home, if you work with one of their expert agents you’ll receive white-glove service throughout the entire assumption process at NO additional cost! From finding a home, to negotiating the contract, through working with the seller’s lender for prompt approval… AssumeList will get the job done!

The Bottom Line

As interest rates continue to rise, loan assumptions are primed to become increasingly popular. By educating yourself about this powerful financing option, you stand to benefit and save thousands on your next home purchase.

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It’s Mother’s Day Weekend so there’s a slight temporary dip in DC Open Houses but still more than 360 across the District. With a majority on Saturday, there are still some Sunday options as well, so if you are looking for an epic gift for Mom, take her house hunting! Check out some of our favorites below and to see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 3528 13th Street NW #1 — $929,000 — Columbia Heights
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. — Nicole Roeberg
    $6k PRICE REDUCTION: “You’ll love this massive 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom condo with parking! Two living rooms, including a built in bar, make this an entertainer’s dream. Designer finishes include exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen with marble countertops.”
  • 151 North Carolina Avenue SE — $2,650,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Phyllis Jane Young
    “Imagine approximately 4500 sq. feet (formerly 151 and 153 North Carolina Avenue) of living and entertaining space…2 living rooms, a banquet scaled formal dining room, den, library/great room, marvelous table-space chef’s kitchen, and even a catering kitchen!”
  • 4505 15th Street NW — $1,390,000 — 16th St Heights
    Open Sat. 12-4 p.m. — Ashk Adamiyatt
    $8k PRICE REDUCTION: “Welcome to the epitome of modern luxury living in this exquisitely renovated Wardman-style rowhouse! Boasting approximately 3,000 square feet of living space across three levels, this fully renovated home is a sight to behold.”
  • 3009 17th Street NE — $1,149,900 — Brookland
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. & Sun. 4:30-6:30 p.m. — Anousha Nikjouian
    “Welcome to your charming oasis nestled on an elevated corner lot! This delightful single-family bungalow offers a perfect blend of comfort and style. Step inside to discover a cozy living space adorned with natural light, creating an inviting ambiance for gatherings.”
  • 437 New York Avenue NW #324 — $475,000 — Mt. Vernon Square
    Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Andy Hewitt
    “Bright and updated 1 Bed/1 Bath condo in historic Yale Steam Laundry Condominium of Mount Vernon. This 785 sq. ft. home offers a spacious open-concept kitchen, living and dining area drenched in natural light — perfect for entertaining.”
  • 815 6th Street SW — $1,269,900 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Kristin Francis
    “A stunning property in the heart of Washington, D.C., newly renovated to redefine luxury living. This beautiful space offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and historic charm. Key features include: Prime Location: Ideally situated in the vibrant 6th St SW neighborhood, this residence is a short walk to The Wharf — an iconic waterfront destination with premier dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions.”
  • 1150 K Street NW #408 — $620,000 — Mt. Vernon Square
    Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — John Mariz
    $19k PRICE REDUCTION: “Fantastic unit at a fantastic location in Mount Vernon Square/Downtown! The best floor plan in a great building. This unit features 2 spacious and sunny bedrooms with large closets and two full bathrooms.”
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