September 2013

Found 12 blog entries for September 2013.

New construction sales have begun at the the Lima Condos, located at 2101 11th Street NW in the U street Corridor neighborhood. This location at 11th and V Streets NW is directly across the street from the Beauregard and just a block from all the action and excitement on U Street.

This new project by Sequar Development features 31 residences with one and two bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 693 Sq Ft - 1,082 Sq Ft.  Building amenities include a shared rooftop terrace and bike storage. Units are finished with hardwood flooring throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, Quartz kitchen counters, custom espresso cabinets, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid and Bosch Appliances and Italian porcelain bathrooms.

Currently, new units are listed from $399,900 for a 1 BR /

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the buyer of a condo at 3426 N Street NW #3A, Washington, DC 20007 in DC's Georgetown neighborhood.  This residence which features 2 BR / 1 BA / 808 SF / sold on September 17, 2013 for $675,000 / $835 SF.

This newly renovated condo is located in the West Village, just half a block west of Wisconsin Avenue and is finished with espresso solid wood floors, marble baths and kitchen counters, Bosch Appliances and two wood-burning fireplaces.  3426 N Street was previously owned by prominent DC banker, innovator and community leader Leo M. Bernstein.

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Graphic courtesy of The Atlantic Cities Graphic courtesy of The Atlantic Cities


Young, educated Millenials are not matriculating to grad school at the levels of previous generations, and instead are looking for jobs upon college graduation.  Across the nation, DC ranks as the 2nd best city for jobs and earnings for recent college grads, according to labor market data from EMSI.    DC follows San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA with a reputation for attracting highly educated singles.  DC has a lot to offer young and educated 20-somethings: a strong job market, high wages, fun walkable neighborhoods and a thriving nightlife in revitalized vibrant downtown areas of the city.

In a separate survey, DC comes out on top as the best city in the U.S. for young adults to live and work. 

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It’s been more than 50 years since Ben’s Chili Bowl opened on U Street.  It’s a popular restaurant where DC residents and tourists alike flock to dine, even President Obama.  Besides its famous menu (chili smokes, chili-cheese fries), its place in history is well-known in black culture and history for being in the epicenter of the 1968 race riots.  Longtime neighbors and customers are proud of its place in DC history, as it stands as a testament to black pride and preservation. 

Nearby, the Industrial Bank building on 11th and U Streets, the country’s first black bank, still stands and is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.  Another DC establishment that prioritizes history is the 9:30 Club at 815 V Street.  The music venue opened in 1996, and

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The small-town village feel of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood comes from its main street full of sidewalks and tree-lined streets, town square and distinct boundaries.  As DC has grown, Mount Pleasant has evolved into a fashionable street with burgeoning businesses, churches and condo buildings.  Mount Pleasant is filled with beautiful architecture, a refreshing cultural diversity, and a rapidly growing number of young professionals with a zest for upscale coffee houses and eclectic restaurants.

Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in the northwestern quadrant of DC.  The neighborhood is bounded by Rock Creek Park to the north and west; and Harvard Street, NW and the Adams Morgan neighborhood to the south; and 16th Street, NW and the Columbia Heights

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Arlington’s popular Ballston neighborhood is welcoming Ballston Green, a new community of four-story luxury townhomes now for sale just four blocks from the Ballston Metro at the intersection of N Wakefield Street and Wilson Boulevard.  Only 28 townhomes are being built, with 18 already pre-sold, awaiting spring 2014 deliveries. 

Ballston Green homes will have classic brick facades and contemporary interiors, featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with high-end finishes like hardwood floors, granite countertops, and designer kitchens, but interiors can be completely customized as well to include whole-house sound systems and cabinetry options, for example.    The homes feature large master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, terraces, rear 2-car garages and

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the seller of a condo at the Clara Barton, located at 616 E Street #819 Washington, DC 20004 in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood.  This residence which features 1 BR / 1 BA / 805 SF / sold on September 1, 2013 for $471,000 / $585 SF.

The Clara Barton offers an extensive roster of building amenities including 24/7 concierge, rooftop pool, fitness center, rooftop pool, movie theatre, business center and a peaceful courtyard.  Located on E Street NW between 6th and 7th, the Clara Barton is surrounded by great dining and entertainment venues and just steps from multiple Metro Stations.

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Fifteen deluxe residences in a new historic condo building in upscale Georgetown are now selling at 3052 R Street, NW, across from Montrose Park.  The Montrose units are expected to deliver in late 2013 and nine units have already been sold.  The exterior of this historic tan building with white tall columns and brick façade has been preserved during the renovation, although the interior has been completely gutted to bring in top of the line finishes and luxury upgrades. 

The conversion of the former Henry and Anne Hunt home into 15 two-story condos on 3 floors features units ranging in size from 700 SF to almost 2,500 SF with 1-3 bedrooms plus dens.  Some units will feature private outdoor spaces with patios or terraces, and all have 2 parking spaces

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Rock star Jim Morrison, the lead singer for the legendary Doors band, spent part of his childhood in an Arlington home now up for sale.  Older residents and their families recall seeing a young Jim Morrison playing at 2320 Evergreen Street North.  His former childhood Cape-Cod style home has been expanded and remodeled, with current owners investing more than $100,000 into exterior renovations alone transforming the backyard into a quiet oasis.  Morrison’s father was an admiral in the U.S. Navy and the family reportedly lived in several Virginia locations.

Selling for $920,000, this updated, lovely home features 4 BR/3BA/1,964 SF with a chef’s kitchen as well as an eat-in kitchen.  There is a master bedroom addition on the main floor with a spa-like

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DC ranks in the Top 10 in the U.S. for best recreation and living an active lifestyle, according to a study done by Nerdwallet.  DC is tops for offering a variety of recreational activities, and if you value exercise and personal health, then DC should be high on your list when choosing a place to live.

Coming in 8th place out of data culled from 95 U.S. cities and chasing 1st place Minneapolis, DC has first-rate facilities that meet the need of every resident: playgrounds, gyms, fitness centers, community gardens, athletic fields, pools, tennis courts, and senior adult centers.

DC’s Department of Parks and Recreation was hailed for its family-oriented programs as well as facilities: it offers Outdoor Explorer Family Adventures for families to explore

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