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You’ve put off buying that home in 2020, now turn the page in 2021 with the purchase of a new home. Start the year right with our First Time Home Buyer Workshop on January 9, 2021.

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.

Buy a Home in 2021 and Build Equity While Interest Rates are 2.82%. 

  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6

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 who sign up.

No obligation to buy… only to learn.

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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: 800 Geranium Street NW

“This Brightwood/Takoma gem is a must-see! The stunning kitchen renovation steals the show with an open layout, GE Cafe appliances, quartz countertops and an abundance of custom cabinetry. 2019-2020 upgrades also include updated bathrooms, dual HVAC, new fencing and siding.

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

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Studio Acting Conservatory invites you to join our ONLINE spring semester beginning February 8.

Since 1975, the Conservatory has been “the area’s premier professional training facility for actors and directors” (Variety). Over 10,000 alumni have gone on to important theatre and film careers, taught by our 20-member faculty of committed professionals.

This spring, we are offering beginner acting classes, movement and voice training, Alexander Technique and improv! Our rigorous, curriculum-based classes will be taught on Zoom.

Holiday Sale! Save an additional 10% off our beginner acting classes (sale ends December 31).

Online classes begin February 8. For the full schedule of classes, visit www.studioactingconservatory.org/schedule or call 202-232-0714 to register today!

Want a sneak peak of our acting classes? Watch the video below.

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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: 2142 Cathedral Avenue NW

“Welcome to the entertainer’s dream, the renaissance rowhouse. This grand rowhome harmoniously blends style, design and luxury into one delectable package. Beautifully updated, yet maintaining the integrity of the original features, stained glass and woodwork that make this home a truly unique and one-of-a-kind home in an exceptional location. Enter the foyer through the large double doors and immediately you will be awed by the original stone floors, wood beams, and classic light fixtures that exude character. From the foyer make your way to the first-floor den, which the owners have used as an office with a sitting room and a wet bar.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is this “glorious light-filled home that has a large multi-purpose/rec/hobby room, 5 family bedrooms on one level, each bedroom with en suite bath, and high 13′ ceilings with amazing vistas of Battery Kemble Park. Other amenities include: catering kitchen; 4 car garage; 6 fireplaces; au pair suite; fitness room; sauna; wine storage; ELEVATOR. Guest house w/studio/bedroom, FB, infinity pool.”
  • “Gorgeous, spacious, modern 2 BR en-suite corner unit condo in the heart of U Street-Logan Corridor!”
  • “Traditional, semi-detached colonial 4 BD/2 BA that lives like a single family home. Uniquely situated on a corner lot. The front entrance and garage face Emerson Street like a single-family home while the front porch faces Illinois Ave.”
  • Your Auction Property of the Week is a “4 BR, 3 BA, 2 level, 2100 square foot condo that is 2 units in one.”
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Open Doors Group’s new ghost kitchen “The Tacco” launched this month and is now available for takeout and delivery.

Offering fresh tacos, burritos and bowls that are free of MSG and GMOS, The Tacco provides their customers with delicious food, mega-sized to-go margaritas and of course — a relief from this crazy year. Their tortillas are pressed in house and their ingredients are only from the best local and ethical sources.

But most notably: The Tacco is offering a buy one get one FREE deal on their entire menu through January 15 for all customers who write “POPVILLE” in the special instructions when ordering takeout from their website, Doordash or GrubHub. Amidst the news of D.C.’s indoor dining shutting down, it seems The Tacco has come at just the right time!

If you are a lover of Taco Tuesday, you’ll love having a chance to make everyday “Tacco Tuesday.” Vegetarian, Pescetarian and Meat-lovers alike, The Tacco has something for everyone.

Check out The Tacco’s menu!

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Starry Internet, the Boston-based internet-only provider that has been serving D.C. since 2018, is offering a limited-time $30 plan (for 100 Mbps) in a response to the economic hardship many communities are facing as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s another option for reliable, high-speed internet service at a great price without data caps, additional fees or long-term contracts.

Built with a full fiber-optic backbone, Starry is revolutionizing the District’s internet landscape by offering a truly white-glove, customer-first service at a fraction of the cost of other providers. You can choose your own 30 minute installation window around your schedule, and Starry provides 24/7 customer support from a locally based team of experts.

Check if Starry is available at your address.

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The closer we get to Christmas, the slower the market gets and 2020 is starting to resemble previous years. We’re seeing a downtick in opens with only 150 on the books across the District all weekend. 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.

  • 900 11th Street SE #409 — $740,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Andres Serafini
    “Welcome to 900 Kipling House #409, located in one of Capitol Hill’s premier buildings. This newly built (2017) modern upscale boutique condominium with only 49 units offers contemporary living in the heart of Capitol Hill! Start your next chapter of luxury living in the center of it all. This rarely available, spacious, pet friendly 2 BR/2 BA condo with premium finishes features large windows bringing in fantastic natural light throughout, high ceilings, open floor plan concept that creates a cozy and inviting home perfect for entertaining, beautiful wide plank hardwood floors, two-toned high-end kitchen cabinets with Calcutta quartz countertops and full backsplash, large island with storage and stainless steel premium appliances, stacked washer and dryer, and ample closet space. Split floor plan with spacious master bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet, while the generously-sized guest bedroom suite is ideal for a home office, workout room or both! New updates include a custom Elfa closet system.”
  • 512 Crittenden Street NW — $949,900 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Phil DiRuggiero
    Interior 4 BR ” new model home” townhouse features an open layout with hardwood floors, a rear sunroom, a large fenced-in backyard with deck  and 2 secured off-street parking spaces.
  • 2817 N Capitol Street NE — $1,145,000 — Stronghold
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-3 p.m. — Daniel Heider
    “Fully renovated from top to bottom, 2817 offers an unmistakable curbside presence. From the front covered terrace, step into a proper open-concept floor plan, with rich oak hardwood flooring streamlining the flow throughout. The main level is highlighted by fully connected living and dining areas, high ceilings and recessed lighting, as well as a gourmet kitchen complete with Viking appliances and quartz countertops.”
  • 3658 Bangor Street SE — $649,900 — Fairfax Village
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Jason Cheperdak
    Detached 4 BR/2.5 BA 3-level Colonial with 2 fireplaces, a gigantic fenced backyard and a 2-car garage.
  • 2425 California Street NW — $4,850,000 — Kalorama Heights
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Themis Johnson
    “Elegant and stately home in Kalorama. Completely renovated from top to bottom, there are four levels of living space with beautiful appointments and finishes. Gracious room sizes are enhanced by high ceilings. Perfect for large scale entertaining or intimate gatherings.”
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Happy Holidays from Due South!

Due South is celebrating this holiday season with a feast fit for gatherings of any size! A la carte menu ordering or packaged meals perfect for groups of 2-4 or 5-7 hungry humans.

Southern inspired options include Pit Smoked Ham with Apple Cider Creole Mustard Sauce, Sage Smoked Turkey Breast, Gruyere Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole with Mushrooms and Crispy Shallots, Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Cipollini Onions, Buttermilk Biscuits, Brioche Bread Pudding and more! Don’t forget to ask about beer, wine and seasonal specialty cocktails!

For all details and pricing visit Due South’s website. Send an email to [email protected] by 12 p.m. on Sunday, December 20 with your order specifics. Delivery is available to all D.C. zip codes and select Maryland and Virginia zip codes on Thursday, December 24 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Pickup is also available from Due South on Thursday, December 24 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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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: 2020 12th Street NW #T13

Gorgeous, spacious, modern 2 BR en-suite corner unit condo in the heart of U Street-Logan corridor! Bursting with southern exposure natural daylight from every angle. You will enjoy the well laid out functionality and open concept flow of this exceptionally large 2 BR corner unit, one of the biggest in the building. Tons of natural light. Hardwood flooring. Gourmet chefs kitchen. Cozy gas fireplace. High concrete ceilings. Huge floor to ceiling windows. Storage abounds in three large walk in closets. Dining area large enough to accommodate bigger 8 person + farmhouse tables. Two well appointed bathrooms in each en-suite. Convenience of in-unit laundry.”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is a 7 BR/8 FB/2 HB 5-level home in Berkley with “3 kitchens, 4 fireplaces, 2 laundry rooms, parking for 10+ cars, an elevator to all levels, wine cellar, sauna, media room, pool, [and] several outdoor terraces — all for just $16.49M.
  • “Completely renovated studio in the heart of Foggy Bottom” at The Bader boasts a near-perfect Walk Score of 98.
  • 4 BR/3.5 BA Petworth townhouse seems well renovated but might need an in-person visit as the photo gallery is a bit haphazard in terms of consistent quality.
  • Your Auction Property of the Week is a 4 BR/2 BA detached home in Gateway with excellent curb appeal and a fairly well maintained interior aside from the fresh coat of paint the whole house needs.
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There’s no question Christmas is going to look different for many of us this year, but there’s no reason you can’t celebrate at home with Washington National Cathedral’s online Christmas services and concerts.

All you have to do is sign up for a Christmas Season Pass online. You can register for free or add a donation. Then you’re done! The National Cathedral will email you the day of each service or concert with access instructions.

Some of the programming this year includes:

  • Blue Christmas Service on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
    After a difficult year, this service of prayer, music and reflection will help you find hope and healing going into 2021.
  • Joy of Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 20 at 3 p.m.
    Sit back and enjoy the talents of the Cathedral Choral Society. You’ll hear some favorite traditional Christmas carols alongside fun takes on the classics.
  • Family Christmas Service, December 24 at 12 p.m.
    Bake some Christmas treats, and have the whole family gather to watch the retelling of the Christmas story — animals from the manger included.

You’ll find a full schedule of events online, and be sure to register online before the first event airs on Wednesday, December 16.

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