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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Don’t miss out on fun lawn games, a photo both and more. Read all about the event here.
We can't wait for the 2018 DC Burger Battle on August 23rd! Enjoy all-you-care-to-enjoy burgers from DC's top restaurants, like @DueSouthDC! Admission includes burgers from each restaurant, complimentary beer and wine, live music and games. https://t.co/4ZUREDjtoe pic.twitter.com/VCm2roVsKJ
— On Tap Magazine (@ontapmagazine) July 31, 2018
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…)
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:
- The top 3 highest priced listings are all in the same brand-new luxury condo project at The Westlight, with the Most Expensive Home of the Week being this one.
- Worst Photos of the Week goes to this Petworth rowhouse which definitely needed a little more pre-photo shoot prepwork.
- A 1bed/1bath boutique condo unit “in the absolute HEART of Capitol Hill, directly across the street from Eastern Market.”
- 2 bed/2 bath unit across the street from the Washington Convention Center has a ton of community features, including a gym, billiards room, lounge and rooftop pool with amazing views.
- This Petworth REO/Bank Owned Property of the Week has some awful photos too, but that’s expected when a bank is responsible for calling the shots.
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:
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.
“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!