Washington, DC

Some like it hot, some like it cold. It’s the third annual Fire & Ice Festival at The Wharf featuring the WAFF ice house.

Come play in the snow, while you help us raise money to support the Washington Area Fuel Fund — providing heating fuel for our neighbors in need. Sample whiskeys from Catoctin Creek, Elijah Craig, St. George, Miscellaneous, Larceny, Filibuster, Proper No. 12 and Pendleton or grab a ginger whiskey hot toddy at the Johnnie Walker tent.

Play ice shuffleboard or corn hole, sit in the official Capitals ice throne and don’t miss the fire dancers and DJ on the main stage. Plus we’ll be showing the Caps game on the jumbotron at the Caps Campfire.

The event is free to attend. To purchase sampling tickets on-site, you must be 21+. RSVP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheWharfDC.

The Wharf
January 18, 1-4 p.m.
District Pier
101 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024


This holiday weekend we’ve got 200+ open houses scheduled across the District, with an abundance of various row homes and row home conversions. If buying a home was one of your 2020 New Year resolutions, it’s a good weekend to start. Check out some of our favorites below and to see the full list click here.

  • 430 M Street NW #6 — $389,000 — Mount Vernon Square
    Open Sat. 12-3 p.m. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Andrew Norris
    “Experience the opportunity to reside in this spectacular 1 bed, 1 bath condo with private balcony and in-unit laundry located in the heart of D.C. with parking space included in the sale!”
  • 800 4th Street SW #N815 — $510,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — John Martinich
    2-story top level 1 BR/1.5 BA unit at Potomac Place Tower with an open floor plan, large balcony and an entire level master suite with a den.
  • 4902 Kansas Avenue NW — $600,000 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Lisa Tucker
    “Classic [3 BR/1.5 BA] Petworth row home! Updated, yet retaining all the period charm and character you crave!”
  • 605 M Street NE — $1,189,900 — NoMa
    Open Sat. 1-3:30 p.m. — Mike Paige
    Beautiful 3-level 4 BR/3.5 BA end-unit townhouse with ~2,400 square feet boasts a fenced-in side and front yard as well as a rear elevated patio overtop of the 2-car garage.
  • 2141 Wisconsin Avenue NW #502 — $359,000 — Observatory Circle
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Sean Forschler
    1 BR/1 BA unit in a boutique condo building with “brand new hardwood floors, sparkling new windows, flooded with light and a treetop view, private balcony, renovated bathroom, garage parking” and more!

Parents, if you’re exploring educational opportunities for your child, Washington Episcopal School (WES) is having an Admission Open House on Saturday, January 25, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

You’ll get the chance to learn more about the school while your children get a taste of the WES educational experience with hands-on activities.

Located just across the city line in Bethesda, Maryland, WES is an independent, co-ed, day school for children in Nursery through Grade 8. WES’s motto is “kind, confident, and prepared,” and its small, intimate class sizes nurture and foster a friendly and welcoming community. 

It has an experiential approach to education, and the curriculum includes a rigorous STEM and Innovation program; math coursework that advances to algebra and geometry; French or Spanish starting in pre-K with Latin beginning in Middle School; biweekly art and music classes for all ages that incorporate art history; and the highlight — extensive field trips that conclude with class trips to Utah, Italy, Spain and France during your child’s Middle School years. 

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Let’s be honest — car ownership is a hassle.

No one likes haggling with dealers or wasting hours waiting on the finance guy. Then once you FINALLY have the keys, the value of your car plummets the second you drive it off the lot (20% on average, ouch!). And once you put a few miles on your new wheels, you have to deal with maintenance and insurance, continuing the expensive inconvenience. Leasing isn’t much better either, as you still have the same issues, only with mileage restrictions.

Imagine skipping all of those hassles, and on top of that, having the freedom to access an entire fleet of the latest, most tech-forward hybrid and electric cars.

Look no further, Steer is here.

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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: 731 Fairmont Street NW #1

“Bright and spacious row home style residence has 2 levels w/1,800+ sq. ft. Private Secure PARKING included! Not 1, but 2 private outdoor spaces convey! This smart floor plan creates flexibility so it can live like a 3 bedroom home or it can live like 2 residences where you can generate rental income on the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom lower level unit. This Victorian home is charming with a historic exterior, and modern interior complete with w/luxury finishes. A perfect blend of old and new. Careful attention to every detail from the white oak floors, custom baseboards/door/window trim, solid wood doors, kitchen aid appliances, tile selections, hardware, light fixtures, Ring doorbell, keyless entry, and Nest Thermostat. Timeless renovation to last another 100+ years.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a $4.9M dual sale of 2 buildings side-by-side that are comprised of a total of 21 separate units so if you’re looking to break into the property management and/or landlord world, this could be your chance to make money for years to come!
  • MASSIVE (10k square feet) 2-level 5 BR penthouse unit previously owned by 8-time NBA ALL-STAR DWIGHT HOWARD at the former Pierce School could be yours and this one you gotta see!!!!!
  • “Every square foot of this [Petworth] 4-bedroom 3.5-bathroom 2,052 square foot interior is new and tastefully curated” with a deck, private patio, 2-car parking and a “deep backyard on a 1,670 sq. ft. lot.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is an immaculately renovated 3 BR/2 BA interior row home in Anacostia at a fantastic price.

We’re a little more than a week into January 2020 and the weekend weather is predicted to hit up to 70 degrees, albeit with some rain.  Throw on a light rain jacket, get outside to check out some of our suggested open houses below and to see the full list click here.

  • 4017 13th Street NW #2 — $779,000 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Tumi Demuren
    Newly converted 3 BR/3 BA condominium on the edge of Petworth includes “an assigned parking space and a garage fob for easy access” as well as “high-end stainless steel appliances, Quartz counters, hardwood floors, luxurious master bath, spacious bedrooms, large closets & tons of natural light.”
  • 3065 Clinton Street NE — $799,900 — Woodridge
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Katherine Krevor & Pfashema Faber
    Back on the market with a $20k price reduction means you have a second chance to own this beautiful 5 BR/4 BA detached home with 2,600+ square feet.
  • 738 Longfellow Street NW #413 — $239,900 — Brightwood Park
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Jessica Evans
    “This updated top floor condo located one block from the dynamic Kennedy Street Corridor features all of the ‘must have’ items on your condo wishlist.”
  • 317 10th Street NE #1 — $559,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Ellen Klein
    2 BR/1.5 BA unit at the Hawthorne features deeded parking, a wood-burning fireplace and a ~400 square foot private patio.
  • 386 N Street SW — $565,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Heban Andargie
    “Mid century modern [3 BR/2 BA] townhome by Charles M. Goodman in the gated community of River Park just blocks away from the new Wharf.”

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

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 7

All workshops are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at our office at 2216 14th Street, NW. Multiple bus lines serve 14th Street and it’s a short walk to U-Street/Cardozo Metro Station (Green/Yellow Metro Line). Refreshments will be provided.

No obligation to buy… only to learn. Space is limited, sign up here.

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In Focus: D.C. Nightlife

Shawn Townsend wants to clear up one thing right away: He’s not the “Night Mayor.”

For the record, Muriel Bowser is Washington, D.C.’s leader, 24/7. But “Night Czar?” Well, if “czar” means ensuring that D.C.’s nightlife keeps thriving, and acting as a liaison between residents, nightlife businesses, and city agencies, that name just might fit.

Townsend, picked last December from about 500 candidates who sought to be Director of Nightlife and Culture, is one of 13 city nightlife coordinators around the world, but only the second in the United States, the other being in New York. He recently spoke with Erinn Tucker, Ph.D., Faculty Director of Georgetown’s Global Hospitality Leadership master’s program, about the importance of sustaining D.C.’s vibrant entertainment culture — both day and night.

Watch the video.


The Gallatin in Petworth | 2 Bed, 2 Full Bath | Priced in the $400s
Open Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Where: 5024 9th Street NW

Now selling in Petworth, The Gallatin’s new 2 bedroom and 2 full bath condominiums are designed for modern, urban living. Priced in the $400s, the homes are an undeniable value for the location.

Each home is a light-filled corner unit with an open concept layout. The exposed beams and contemporary finishes create a loft-like feel. Standard features include quartz countertops and a Brazilian Walnut island in the kitchen, with Marmara marble flooring and tile in each bathroom.

Customized built-in shelving in the living room and bedrooms provide that ever-crucial organizational space with personal floor-to-ceiling and bike storage also standard. The expansive outdoor courtyard centers the community with an elevated outdoor social area framed with a pergola providing filtered shade for grilling and lounging.

Those that qualify can receive up to $10,000 in closing cost payment and may qualify for up to $10,000 in down payment assistance.

To learn more, visit thegallatindc.com. Schedule a tour by contacting us at [email protected] or 202-792-0070.


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: 437 New York Avenue NW #311

BACK ON THE MARKET is this “beautiful, bright and spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit at the Yale Steam Laundry, a pet-friendly building, that features hardwood floors, open kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, and a private balcony. The open kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The condo’s many unique features include built-in book shelves, crown molding and a walk-in closet complete with custom shelving.

Unbeatable location in the heart of Mount Vernon, just steps to Safeway, VIDA Fitness, plentiful dining options and more. Easy commuting options with access to three Metro lines: just a short 7-minute walk to the Yellow/Green line and 11-minute walk to the Red line. The building amenities include a rooftop pool, state-of-the-art gym, 24-hour concierge and community area with a billiards lounge. PARKING INCLUDED!”

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