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While we still aren’t seeing the same number as we were prior to COVID-19, there are still nearly 200 open houses scheduled across the District. While almost all of them list limiting numbers of occupants at one time, we still encourage you to check these homes out online first. Check some of our favorite open houses below, their accompanying detail pages and if it looks like the home for you, throw on that mask and get to house hunting! Make sure your agent has a strategy to keep you safe while searching for your next home. To see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 1207 Columbia Road NW #1 — $574,900 — Columbia Heights
    Open Sun. 12-4 p.m. — Graham Grossman
    “Massive 1420 sq. ft. condo unit. Wide open living space with high ceilings. Master bedroom with a separate shower and jetted-tub. French doors to both bedrooms. Well lit large closets w/built-in shelving systems. Chef’s caliber Kitchen-Aid gas range with convection cooking, microwave & dishwasher. Granite countertops, freshly refinished cabinets, island with a beer/wine fridge. Exposed brick niche w/glass shelving. Bamboo floors throughout. Fancy Lutron dimmers, with recessed lights, fixtures and fans. Washer/dryer in unit. Private patio in front with lots of south facing light provides ample light for gardening. Two storage sheds convey for even more storage. Location, location, location! Only 2 blocks to ColHts Metro, Target, Giant, Bed Bath And Beyond and 4 blocks to 11th Street spots like Bad Saint, Room 11, El Chucho and more. Walk and Bike Scores of 96!”
  • 411 Mellon Street SE #2 — $285,000 — Congress Heights
    Open Sun. 12-2 p.m — Molly Branson
    “Last unit available at Congress Row” features 2 BR/2 BA and a shared garden/yard as well as off-street parking available for an extra fee.
  • 646 H Street NE #PH-5 — $1,079,900 — H Street Corridor
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Audrey Snow
    BRAND NEW 2 BR/2 BA penthouse unit was built in 2020 and features 10′ ceilings, walls of windows, a designer lighting package and a private rooftop terrace with built-in gas line for grilling.

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Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun and informative virtual workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our informative workshop.

  • July 11
  • August 8

For your convenience, our workshops are virtual and free of charge and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can learn home buying strategies from the comfort of your own home. A Zoom.us link to our video conference will be emailed to those that sign up.

No obligation to buy… only to learn.

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J Linea on 8th Street in Shaw opened this summer offering high-design, studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with loft-style options and penthouses with next level finishes.

Many apartments feature balconies to extend outdoor space with a few select residences showcasing oversized 300 sq. ft. terraces. The building is crowned with a rooftop terrace amenity for entertaining and unwinding with a fire pit, lounge seating, whimsical swing chairs, oversized outdoor flat screen, grilling stations and of course stunning views of the city skyline.

Additional amenities include a 24/7 concierge, fitness center with leading edge equipment, co-working booths with coffee bar, and a top floor lounge with billiards and fireplace.

These stylish apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in natural sunlight and offer sophisticated finishes including flat front cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, pantry, islands and sleek plank flooring. Thoughtful touches include built-in desks to make working from home more productive, cove lighting in the bedrooms, unique barn doors and custom closet organizers.

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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: : 3235 Chestnut Street NW

“Welcome to this gorgeous architectural gem. Situated in a premium lot with over 19,000 SF and located in the desirable neighborhood of Hawthorne, this brick colonial home features 6 bedrooms and 5/1 bathrooms. Upon entry, you are welcomed into an open living space and a colorful fireplace; the room is filled with light thanks to its floor to ceiling windows. Adjacent, you will find a fully remodeled gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and two refrigerators. There are 2 bedrooms on the main level with 1 full and 1 half bath. All bathrooms were renovated with a modern style. As you move up to the upper level, you will find 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master suite features an astonishing en-suite bathroom with two showers and a large bathtub. This room also opens to a big balcony that overlooks the entire backyard. On the 4th level, there is an attic filled with lights thanks to its 4 skylights and 4 side windows. The lower level is fully finished, with a large recreation room, a fireplace, one bedroom, two full baths and a kitchenette.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a “brand new sensational painted brick colonial” in Palisades with what can only be described as having the same generic layout and general design as just about any other multi-million SFH you’d find in the DMV suburbs.
  • Beautiful & spacious 6 BR/3.5 BA Woodridge detached home with 4,000+ square feet boasts an open layout featuring oversized windows, hardwood floors, 2 decks, a sunroom, a main level master bedroom suite and a fully-finished lower level with a kitchenette.
  • 4 BR semi-detached duplex in Anacostia “features a renovated kitchen with SS appliances, hardwood floors throughout the entire home, large patio off Kitchen, lots of windows for plenty of natural light, and much more.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is a “rehab ready” home that only has one photo, so it must need some serious rehab for a $600k Cap. Hill townhouse.
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Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun and informative virtual workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our informative workshop.

  • July 11
  • August 8

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With both COVID and Fourth of July, the amount of in-person open houses is even lower than one would expect for this holiday weekend. Due to the extra unusual circumstances, we present you another hybrid series of open houses, both virtually and in-person tours. Make sure your agent has a strategy to keep you safe while searching for your next home. To see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 3524 S Street NW — $1,810,000 — Burleith
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Jessica Evans
    $15K PRICE REDUCTION! “Best value in Burleith! This attractive Dutch Colonial Revival row home has recently been completely renovated to very high standards of contemporary interior design. The four-story floor plan includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms — multiple options for the perfect home office space. Enjoy the best of summer on the spacious rooftop terrace, equipped for entertaining with a gas line and electric outlets. Designer elements are prevalent throughout, including white oak wide plank solid hardwood flooring, picture windows, crown molding, and frameless glass railings in the staircases. The open-concept ground floor hosts a lounge with a wall-mounted fireplace and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a Thermador range, quartz countertops, and Shiloh and Eclipse cabinets.”
  • 1605 E Street NE #1 — $383,000 — Kingman Park
    Open ONLINE — Traci Johnson
    “Welcome home! Just steps away from the H Street Corridor is this beautiful, open floor plan 1 bed/1 bath + powder room condo, with hardwood floor throughout. This one is perfect for entertaining! Whether you are wowing your guests with the stunning gourmet kitchen, including an over-sized island & ample cabinet space or firing up the grill and relaxing on your private patio, this is the perfect place to call home.” View the full listing here.
  • 3923 1st Street SW — $545,000 — Bellevue
    Open Sun. 12:30-1:30 p.m. — Stefan Rahimian
    Completely renovated 4 BR/3.5 BA detached 3-story home features a large rear yard space that’s just awaiting a new owner to build a private rear deck and create their own backyard oasis.
  • 920 I Street NW #1003 — $799,000 — Penn Quarter
    Open ONLINE — Jenny Chung
    “Welcome to this exquisite 1 bedroom condo at the highly sought after Residences at CityCenter. Modern luxury living at its finest.” View the full listing here.
  • 1377 Independence Avenue SE — $1,299,999 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Sherif Abdalla
    4 BR/3.5 BA “Quintessential Federal Style end unit home” includes a fully operational 1 BR lower level rental unit with its own kitchen, laundry, built-in shelving and even its own fireplace!
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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: 3404 13th Street NW #102

“Welcome to the popularly sought after neighborhood of Columbia Heights, D.C. From the moment you walk inside this 2 level condo, you will be greeted by brand new bamboo floors with loads of natural light shining in. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo features a modern and sleek designed kitchen with granite countertops, Bosch stainless steel appliances, and bar counter seating. Main level includes 1 BR & 1 full bath, plus nice-sized living and dining areas. Lower level also includes 1 BR & 1 full bath, along with ample closet space and superbly high ceilings. The rooftop deck and shared private backyard are the perfect spots to wind down with a glass of wine before hitting the city, and all the amazing spots just moments away. Choose from many nearby restaurants and bars, or zip over to Giant and Target to pick up something to enjoy at home. Lastly, don’t forget to take your dog to play at Columbia Heights Dog Park just feet away!”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a massive modern masterpiece built in 2020 with 6 BR/6 FB/2 HB spread across 12k+ square feet and includes a pool, an illustrious master bedroom suite, on office and a humongous 6-car garage all for only $12.95M.
  • 2-story 2 BR/2.5 BA Petworth townhouse conversion with hardwood floors, high ceilings, a gourmet kitchen and more just finished construction and is waiting for its first homeowner!
  • Ground level 2 BR/2 BA unit in Trinidad boasts nearly 1,600 square feet featuring hardwood floors, spa-like baths and both a front and rear entrance that leads directly to the off-street parking.
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is a Brightwood Park row home that’s extremely outdated on the interior, including the fact that there seems to be no 2 rooms painted the same color.
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The majestic Washington National Cathedral presents a virtual Fourth of July concert featuring mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, contemporary Christian singer Michael W. Smith, former Senator Elizabeth Dole, and others, accompanied by the President’s Own United States Marine Orchestra.

The hour-long Independence Day Online Concert and Tribute is free, open to the public and begins at 11 a.m.

The program includes recognition to COVID-19 first responders, health care workers and others who rise to meet the challenge of keeping the public safe during the pandemic.

Participants for the celebration obtain an exclusive pass to this concert by filling in contact information here. On July 4, a link to view the concert will arrive. Participants are encouraged to share the link with friends and family.

With regional leaders recommending stay-at-home plans for celebrating the Fourth, the virtual, star-studded concert from the National Cathedral is an ideal way to recognize the character of the nation and the resilient, compassionate values that make America strong.

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RSVP Catering, one of the region’s premier catering services, has created a “Weekend Getaway Package” that provides three days of gourmet meals and adult beverages for four, brought to your door in contactless home delivery.

Diners can enjoy fresh and wholesome breakfasts, light lunches and snacks, and three-course dinners Friday through Sunday without the hassle of meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking from scratch.

The catered weekend concept is ideal for those who are homebound as well as those who are planning a weekend away from home. Contactless home delivery is available as well as pickup service at RSVP Catering’s Fairfax facility.

Entrees include smoked dry barbecued ribs with hickory sauce, Caribbean chicken with caramelized pineapple, and Greek chicken and beef kabobs with tzatziki sauce. Breakfast includes breakfast burritos, French toast casserole, and fruit salad; lunch and snacks include charcuterie, crudité platter with humus, and an array of fresh vegetables. (Substitutions area available; contact [email protected].)

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D.C. Metro home buyers are seeing stiff competition as the region emerges from COVID-19 shutdowns.

Buyers are facing off against each other more frequently as an impactful increase in new listings has remained elusive.  Sellers scared out of the spring market by restricted showings and negative headlines are slowly starting to list their properties for sale. The region has long needed more housing inventory, and the pandemic further crushed supply, while Buyer demand remained strong.

Here is the data:

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