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Featured Event This Week

by PoP Sponsor August 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0

Happy Monday! The following is our featured event for the upcoming week, as submitted to our event calendar.

DC Burger Battle 2018
Thursday, August 23 from 6-9 p.m.
Hill Country Backyard Barbecue, 401 F Street NW

Eat Burgers. Battle Hunger.

It’s the 2nd Annual DC Burger Battle to benefit SOME (So Others Might Eat). D.C.’s best burger makers are coming together at the Hill Country Backyard Barbecue to get their grills going and you’re invited.

Your event admission includes burgers from each restaurant, complimentary beer, live music and games. Proceeds to be donated to SOME. Tickets are $30 all-inclusive, get $5 off with the code POP at tickets.ontaponline.com.

by PoP Sponsor August 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

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So while the median wage for maids in the D.C. region is only $12.22/hour, we start our employees at $17/hour. And while most cleaning companies are misclassifying their workers as contractors to rob them of benefits, we provide a full benefits package including medical insurance, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, disability insurance, maternity leave, 100% employer-paid commuting costs and 22 paid days off annually (5 sick, 2 holiday, and 15 vacation).

Our employees deserve it. They are great people who work hard every day to provide the best service possible to our customers and get closer to their own goals. Take Norma, who is saving to buy a home in Costa Rica for retirement. Or Nishad, who is starting IT classes. Or Johanna, who wants to help deaf people succeed in the hearing world.

And you deserve it too! Let’s be honest, living and working in the D.C. area can be a grind. 60-hour workweeks are not uncommon and when you’re on a big project or campaign there’s little time left for keeping your home in order. And we all know what kind of toll a messy home can take on your happiness (check out “Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests”).

When you book with Well-Paid Maids, it’s a win-win. Ready to schedule a cleaning? Check out our website to learn more and book your appointment today!

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Founder, Well-Paid Maids

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by PoP Sponsor August 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

There’s a dip in new inventory this week to hit the market. Only 61 open houses for properties newly listed this week.

While there’s still an overall total of 178 opens scheduled, the fact that only a 1/4 are new means you best get to house-hunting before there’s nothing from which to choose… or we could see an inventory increase after Labor Day.

To see the entire DC Open House List, click here.

  • 1545 18th Street NW #312 — $395,000 — Dupont Circle
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Ellen Klein
    With a Walk Score of 93, right off of the Circle, this 1-bedroom has all you could
    need in a condo in the heart of the District.
  • 5032 A Street SE — $529,000 — Marshall Heights
    Open Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. & Sun. 1-3PM — Michael Goss
    The photos are a bit rough as is the gray and red painted rooms and the fact no
    one could be bothered to setup the patio chairs.
  • 217 Farragut Street NW — $714,999 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Kevin Wood
    3 bed/3.5 bath on the edge of Petworth with a recent $15k price reduction.
  • 1215 Staples Street NE — $660,000 — Trinidad
    Open Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Glen W. Sutcliffe
    In a turn of events, this is one of the first townhouses in a long time we’ve seen
    that DOESN’T have a wide-open main level that you can see from front to back.
  • 602 H Street SW  — $1,235,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Lewis Bashoor
    While the price seems high for an older 3 bedroom townhouse, the prime location is the main motivation for the listing price.

by PoP Sponsor August 16, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

Eat Burgers. Battle Hunger. It’s the 2nd Annual DC Burger Battle to benefit SOME (So Others Might Eat) on Thursday, August 23 from 6-9 p.m.

D.C.’s best burger makers are coming together at the Hill Country Backyard Barbecue at the National Building Museum to get their grills going and you’re invited. Your event admission includes burgers from each restaurant, complimentary beer, live music and games.

All ticket sales are donated, so vote for D.C.’s best burger and help SOME continue in their mission to support the 7,000 homeless people living in our city. Tickets are just $25 all-inclusive, when you use the code POP at checkout.

The restaurants serving up delicious burgers include Due South, Hill Country Barbecue, Rebellion, Stoney’s on L, Blackfinn, Hard Rock Café, B Penn Quarter, Bullfeathers, Capital Burger, Sign of the Whale and Penn Commons. Indulge in all-you-care-to-enjoy Budweiser, Bud Light and Goose Island IPA plus wine.

You’ll hear great live music from bluegrass band Trailer Grass Orchestra and Americana group Justin Trawick & The Common Good.

Don’t miss out on fun lawn games, a photo both and more. Read all about the event here.

Visit dcburgerbattle.com for tickets and more details.

by PoP Sponsor August 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

This column in written by Randy LiVorsi, of the District Residential Group. A DC resident for 16 years, he is licensed in DC and VA. Randy holds a Masters in Organizational Management and Development and is a certified project manager with a current PMP. Each month he will dig into all things DC area real estate. He is also a General in the KISS Army, so get ready to rock and real estate all night, and party every day!

For first time home buyers, one of the most ‘understudied’ and intimidating parts of the purchase transaction is the process of selecting not just a lender, but also discerning what mortgage product best fits their needs.

In my experience, the most common reason first time buyers shy away from adeptly navigating this component revolves around one thing — fear.

Fear of the unknown, fear of the perceived complexities of both the products as well as the process of obtaining a mortgage. Like anything else, if an emotion drives behavior that leads to avoidance, it can result in an unnecessary ‘handicap’ that can be costly.

In this month’s installment, I share three tips to amp up your readiness as a buyer and a bonus fourth for the real overachievers!

1. Eliminate ego and critically assess your own level of knowledge.

Read, read, read, read… and then read more. Don’t be intimidated by what you identify as shortcomings.

Create a punch list of those specific items​ — whatever they may be (eg. the difference Fixed Rate Mortgage (FRM) vs. an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM).

Next, do independent research — ​there’s no one you will trust more than yourself. Don’t ​rely​ on what your friend said last week — there are too many extraneous variables specific to YOUR purchase goals that likely do not align with the well meaning advice of your friend.

2. Establish a comfortable baseline where you can confidently speak to a loan officer without experiencing crippling levels of anxiety or nervousness.  (more…)

by PoP Sponsor August 15, 2018 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.

DCPS goes back to school on Monday, so if finding a new home was your family’s summer goal, you best get looking before class projects and homework takes over your daily routine. Take a look at our suggested Fresh Finds below:

by PoP Sponsor August 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

Scrofano Law PC is D.C.’s premiere Criminal, DUI and Cannabis defense firm. We give anyone who cares about their future a fighting chance when they are facing the full weight of the criminal justice system.

When a friend or family member gets arrested, it is a scary, difficult and unexpected event. There is some practical information that people should know in case they get the unthinkable call that police have arrested a friend or loved one.

First, understand that the person will immediately be brought to the police district in which the incident occurred. That is also where the arrestee will ultimately have to return to get their personal property like cell phone, wallet, purse and keys. You can find the addresses and contact information for each police district here.

Second, if the person is eligible for citation release, then the police will release them after several hours of booking at that station. Eligibility requirements for citation release depend on several factors.

Once they have been processed, police will release them from the station with a Citation to Return to Court in 2 to 4 weeks.

Next, if they are not eligible for release from the station, the next place police will take them is Central Cellblock where they will likely spend the night. Contact information for Central Cell Block can be found here.

While friends and family members are not allowed to go see them at Central Cell Block, a criminal defense attorney is. It is likely they will stay the night at Central Cell Block and be brought to D.C. Superior Court where they will go before a judge who will determine whether to release them with conditions or hold them for at least 3 to 5 more days.

Before you think it cannot happen to you or a loved one, please consider the following circumstances that often lead to the arrest of folks who are ordinarily law-abiding citizens:

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by PoP Sponsor August 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

With over 200 open houses already on the books for this weekend, there’s bound to be something that sparks some interest if you’re house-hunting. Check out some of our favorites occurring this weekend below and to see the entire DC Open House List, click here.

  • 5017 Sheriff Road NE — $269,000 — Deanwood
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Angela Hoyos
    Federal style 2 bedroom, 1 bath at a price that isn’t unbearable.
  • 160 G Street SW #146 — $985,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Lewis Bashoor
    “Stunning renovation of a huge 4-story condo townhouse.”
  • 4800 Georgia Avenue NW #301 — $435,000 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Lance Macon
    A nice 2 bed/2 bath.
  • 18 9th Street NE #303 — $519,900 — Hill East
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Amanda Briggs
    “Spacious two-bedroom condo in charming boutique building in the heart of Capitol Hill.”
  • 1347 Franklin Street NE — $1,049,999 — Brookland
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Barak Sky
    Detached 4-bedroom Arts & Crafts with an Avatar-blue exterior color.

by PoP Sponsor August 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

Address: 4120 Southern Avenue SE
Neighborhood: Fort DuPont Park
Listed: $399,998
Open: Sunday, August 11 and August 19 1-4 p.m.

“Extraordinary” is precisely what this home offers!

Stunning renovation like no other in the area. Open floor plan on the main level with beautiful oak hardwood floors throughout.

The kitchen features Italian tile along with an island and hammered granite countertops. Custom pantry with 42 inch cabinets plus plenty of natural sunlight.

Off the kitchen is the perfect backyard, great for entertaining as well as off street parking for one car.

This astonishing home features two amazing en-suites with generous closet space. Bathrooms are equipped with soaking tubs, custom linen closets and unique lighting fixtures.

Built-in speakers included throughout the entire house. It’s also Bluetooth accessible and extremely easy to operate.

The basement has a wet bar and is the perfect open space for family gatherings with a powder room. Washer and dryer there as well for convenience.

Suited in the very prominent Fort DuPont subdivision, this property is close and convenient to the highway and downtown D.C. Wonderful dining in the area as well!

Truly a must see!

Listed by:
Melanie Davis
ONE Street Company
202-491-9870
[email protected]
www.melsellsdc.com

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