by PoP Sponsor April 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

Well-Paid Maids is the D.C. area’s only living-wage home cleaning service.

All of our staff members are employees, not contractors. They earn a living wage of at least $17/hour and receive a full benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, disability insurance, paid family leave, 100% employer-paid commuting costs and 22 paid days off annually (5 sick, 2 holiday and 15 vacation).

Paying a living wage benefits our business in many ways. It improves recruiting. It reduces turnover. It increases service quality. It motivates customers. Those are all great things, but they aren’t why we do it.

Take a moment, scroll up, and read the interview with Clarence, who joined us this month and is off to a fantastic start.

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by PoP Sponsor April 22, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

May is National Bike Month and DC Bike Ride is the main celebration!

DC Bike Ride is more than just a ride — it’s a fun filled adventure through the most iconic and historic streets of D.C. Your registration to the May 18 ride gives you access to all the live music, delicious food, giveaways and pit stops along our 20-mile car-free course!

After the ride, stop by the Finish Festival on 3rd Street between the U.S. Capitol building and the National Mall to enjoy the FitDC Movement Zone and dance to DJ Jealousy beats!

No Bike? No problem! Bike and helmet rentals are available for just $12 added to your registration. You can also B.Y.O.Bike! 

Let’s ride!

by PoP Sponsor April 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

Open houses in the District is light this weekend with only 140 from which to choose. If you’re a buyer, you better get out there and find your new home before someone else snatches it up! To see the entire DC Open House List, click here.

  • 555 Massachusetts Avenue NW #613 — $619,000 — Mount Vernon Triangle
    Open Sat. 1-4 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Fernando Garcia
    Perfectly located condo has 2 bedroom suites each with its own bathrooms and walk-in closets and an abundance of building amenities.
  • 4419 19th Place NE — $824,900 — North Michigan Park
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Howard Salpeter
    5 BR single-family home “total renovation” with over 2,400 total finished square feet.
  • 33 Brandywine Street SW — $579,900 — Bellevue
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Bronwyn Scott
    Gorgeously maintained all brick, brand new, detached home with 3 BR/3 BA and a 2-car garage.
  • 801 Crittenden Street NW — $925,000 — Petworth
    Open Sat 1-3 p.m. — Andres Serafini/The Washingtonian Group
    Back on the market with new paint and upgrades (and a $54k price reduction), this newly renovated 3 BR/3.5 BA end-unit is ready for its new owner!
  • 1313 D Street SE — $1,849,900 — Barney Circle
    Open Fri.& Sat.  12-4 p.m. — Alex Edwards
    Built last year, this 4 BR townhouse is pricey, but with 3k square feet, this home is sure to impress with its master bathroom, rooftop deck and more.

by PoP Sponsor April 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0

Every week the Eli Residential Group scours our network for off-market and pre-market homes to give home buyers and investors access to properties they can’t find anywhere else online.

If you are interested in a property you see here, have specific needs you cannot find on the market, or would like your off-market or pre-market property featured for a half million local readers on PoPvilleARLnow or Tysons Reporter, please email us at [email protected].

  • 4 BR Renovation in Brightwood Park — 612 Quackenbos Street NW
    Price: $777,777
    Courtesy of RLAH Real Estate
    Renovation project nearing completion in Brightwood Park. Over 2,500 sq. ft. with 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 fireplaces and large back patio.
  • New 10-Unit Condo Building — 2812 Georgia Avenue NE
    Price: Starting in the $400’s
    Courtesy of RLAH Real Estate
    New Construction on the edge of Parkview/Columbia Heights. 10 units available including 1+ Den, 2 BR and 3 BR floor plans each with private balconies.
  • 1 BR Condo in Columbia Heights — 1423 Newton Street NW
    Price: Mid $400’s
    Courtesy of RLAH Real Estate
    1 BR, 1 BA condo in the heart of Columbia Heights. Over 900 sq. ft. with massive bedroom and living space. Includes one parking space located right outside unit.

The Eli Residential Group is a real estate team with RLAH Real Estate, 11 Dupont Cir NW #650, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 518-8781. Office locations also include Georgetown, H Street, Arlington, and Chevy Chase. Contact the team directly at [email protected].

by PoP Sponsor April 18, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

Are you wanting to sell your home and buy another in the DMV? Agent Murrell, with Tristar Realty, is helping sellers save thousands by selling their homes for free and helping them move on to their next dream home!

Here’s how it works:

  • Sellers contact Agent Murrell directly — [email protected]
  • Sellers exclusively list their current home for free and buy a new one, directly with Agent Murrell.
  • Once the seller’s home is listed and under contract, sellers then close on the new home within 1-4 months.
  • Sellers save thousands and move into their new home!

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by PoP Sponsor April 17, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

The U.S. Postal Service just released a new stamp honoring Marvin Gaye — D.C. native son and international music superstar — and we’re having a party!

On Saturday, April 20, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. the National Postal Museum will host a Marvin Gaye Dance Party.

Dance to Marvin’s tunes and more with D.C.’s own DJ RBI. Bring your own tote bag or T-shirt to be screen printed with inspirational text or print the text on paper with artists from Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center.

Break out your moves and join Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute, who will take you on a journey across the past and future of D.C. Hand Dancing.

The U.S. Postal Service will salute the “Prince of Soul”, Marvin Gaye, with a dedication of the Forever stamp honoring the legendary singer. The dedication will begin at 3 p.m. at the museum with remarks by representatives of the National Postal Museum and the U. S. Postal Service.

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by PoP Sponsor April 17, 2019 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.

Featured Property of the Week: 2217 Flagler Place NW

  • This impressively maintained 3 level end-unit Victorian row home has a total of 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, including a complete lower level in-law suite with its own kitchen, laundry and outside entrance. The home boasts a plethora of aesthetically pleasing features including exposed brick, light hardwood floors, high ceilings and marble tile in the upstairs bathroom with his and hers vanities. Other highlights include rear off-street parking and deck, a separate dining room, bay windows and built-ins, all in this conveniently located Bloomingdale home.

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by PoP Sponsor April 16, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

Shaw Main Streets will host its annual soiree to celebrate the neighborhood as a top dinning destination on Wednesday April 24, from 7-9 p.m.

EAT.DRINK.SHAW. highlights the neighborhood’s status as a nationally-recognized dining and drinking destination and is a fundraiser for initiatives that enhance and promote commerce within the Shaw neighborhood.

Formerly known as “A Taste of Shaw,” EAT.DRINK.SHAW. is hosted by dozens of the area’s top bars and restaurants who all come together for a one-night culinary extravaganza.

EAT.DRINK.SHAW. gives guests the opportunity to experience the best that the neighborhood has to offer in one night for one low price along with live music, raffles and swag bags.

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by PoP Sponsor April 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University has been named No. 2 in the country in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for its security studies programs.

If you dream of a career in international security, homeland security, emergency management or other fields that tackle “wicked problems” around the world, the Schar School has top-rated master’s degrees, graduate certificate programs and PhD programs to help you achieve your goals.

The Arlington, Virginia-based Schar School, convenient to the decision-and policy-makers of Washington, D.C., boasts a faculty that includes program former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency director Michael V. Hayden, former ambassador Richard Kauzlarich and inaugural Carnegie Fellow and terrorism expert Louise Shelley.

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by PoP Sponsor April 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

The open houses are piling up with 250+ scheduled across the District this weekend. To see the entire DC Open House List, click here.

  • 1391 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #310 — $369,900 — Potomac Avenue
    Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Fernando Garcia
    1 bedroom at Jenkins Row “offers an open kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and ample granite countertops.”
  • 259 56th Street NE — $349,000 — Grant Park
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — District Residential
    2 BR/1.5 BA end-unit renovated in 2019.
  • 820 Kennedy Street NW #3 — $640,000 — Brightwood Park
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Pfashema Faber & Katherine Krevor
    One of six new units on Kennedy, both this 2 BR as well as the 1 BR at unit #1 will be open this weekend.
  • 1521 Constitution Avenue NE — $699,000 — Kingman Park
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — James Thomley
    “Stately 1909 Federal style DC row house just blocks from the hip H Street Corridor, a casual walk to Eastern Market and a short walk to the Metro.”
  • 555 Massachusetts Avenue NW #1311 — $499,999 — Mount Vernon Square
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Robert Sabanosh
    1 BR unit at 555 Mass. features hardwood floors and large windows as well as a plethora of community amenities including a gym and rooftop deck.
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