August 2014

Found 12 blog entries for August 2014.



Stunning new 1 and 2 bedroom condos and penthouses are now for sale at the all-new high-design 4-story Victoria located between a quiet park setting on one side and the fashionable and lively 14th Street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of DC.  Along 14th Street between U Street and Columbia Heights stands the brand new Victoria building for those craving an urban lifestyle and some of the best views in DC---the Washington Monument, the US Capitol, the National Shrine, the Potomac River and Rosslyn from the Victoria.  Perfectly located, it is walking distance to the U Street and Columbia Heights Metro Stations, restaurants, boutiques, theater and nightlife.  The condo market in DC is tight with new condo inventory at its lowest level in 10 years, so

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DC Condo Boutique team member Mansour Abu-Rahmeh represented the buyer of a Cameron Station townhouse located at 5017 Grimm Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304.  This townhome features 3 BR / 3 BA / 2,082 SF of living space and closed on August 22nd, 2014 for $616,000 / $296 SF.

Delivered in 2000, this Georgetown Model town house is offers hardwood flooring on 2 levels, new carpeting, granite in the kitchen and a two-car garage.  Cameron Station is a master-planned community featuring 18th century architectural styling coupled with modern conveniences and amenities.

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Eco-friendly brand new 17 Solar is one of DC’s most progressive communities offering 26 glass, solar-powered modern homes near “hot” 17th Street, NE between D and E Streets.  The development integrates solar cells and high-efficiency finishes to its design that look modern and reduce energy consumption.  The 17 Solar townhomes will be delivered in March 2015. Urban living with its mix of luxury condos and townhomes near the H Street, NE corridor, 17 Solar is also close to Capitol Hill.  The H Street Corridor is one of the “it” neighborhoods in the District, with a wealth of restaurants, bars, theaters and nightlife.  Trolley service is expected to begin in the near future.  Residents are close to both the Union Station Metro and the Eastern Market

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Forbes magazine gives a shout out to DC as “America’s Coolest City” on its 2014 list.  DC offers plenty to do and a good size young, hip population.  DC beat out Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, New York and other cities.  Young people are flocking to this area excited by high salaries and a terrific quality of life and social activities.

DC’s best features, as characterized by Forbes, include lots of cultural and entertainment options, plenty of recreational activities, bars and restaurants, breweries, farmers markets per capita, ethnically diverse demographics, and a significant part of the population that falls in the 20-34 year age group.  Forbes also points to DC’s constant influx of population that has grown almost 5% since 2010.

After DC,

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DC Condo Boutique team member Michael Fowler represented the buyer of a condo located at 1442 Harvard Street NW #4, Washington, DC 20009 in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood.  This condo in the Old Bacon Street development features 1 BR / 2 BA / 806 SF of living space and closed on August 18th, 2014 for $545,000 / $676 SF.  

This elegant unit offers an indoor-outdoor living experience with a large private deck off the kitchen.  Finishes at Old Bacon Street include Bosch Appliances, Silestone Counters, walls of exposed brick and hardwood floors.  The 1400 block of Harvard Street is located just two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station and all the shopping, dining and entertainment venues in this bustling neighborhood.

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While the economic recovery across America continues and many jobs lost are being replaced with lower-paying ones, DC is in a unique position: 44.1% of households have incomes greater than $100,000 while only 11.5% of households earn less than $25,000.  These numbers are staggering in light of a disproportionate share of low wage jobs taking hold in many parts of the country.  California tech hubs in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara boast the highest income levels in the country; DC ranks #2 in highest household income.

A study by the U.S. Conference of Mayors released figures this month showing income gains further skewed toward the wealthy, while parts of the US. have the most income inequality.  The study suggests from 2005-2012 median household income

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DC offers the best opportunities to start a business or climb the corporate ladder.  A new Bizwomen study ran data to show which city across the country is best for women in business.  DC’s market is  #1 in the U.S.  The Bizwomen study looked at the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, and DC emerged as the clear winner in all categories.  DC is a female-friendly town.  Women own more than a third of the businesses in DC, which is the highest rate in the entire country.

The top highest scores in the study went to cities with a significant number of well educated, well-paid women who hold positions of power and influence in the business community.  DC has the most educated women in the country: 46% of women in DC have Bachelor’s degrees; 21%

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MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski will be living in a Georgetown condo soon, after paying $925,000 in June, for a Phillips School condo on Olive Street, NW.  The unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Phillips School condos are convenient to M Street and the luxury Four Season Hotel.  The location is great, just a block off Rock Creek Park.  One of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of DC, the upscale Georgetown neighborhood offers Rock Creek Park jogging and bike trails, many shopping and dining options, and walking distance to the center of Georgetown and Dupont Circle.

The 1890 Phillips School was converted to condos in 2003, and has been completely renovated.  Originally a federal schoolhouse, the building is located on Olive Street

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With sales starting in September, the brand new Holm condominium building in highly desirable Logan Circle will feature 38 luxury condos, and over 3,100 square feet of retail on the ground floor.  Located at 1550 11th Street, The Holm will be a 4-story contemporary building in the hottest neighborhood in DC.  Close to the lively 14th Street Corridor to the west and 2 blocks from the trendy 9th Street Corridor, the location of The Holm can’t be beat.  It’s in a convenient location within walking distance to all of the amenities that DC has to offer with a “Walk Score” of 91 out of 100.

Construction of The Holm began in early 2014 and expected to be completed near February 2015.  The Holm will feature 38 upscale residences with studios, 1, and

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DC Condo Boutique team member Melanie Hayes represented the buyer of a condo at City Overlook located at 1454 Belmont Street NW #6 Washington, DC 20009 in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood.  This condo features 2 BR / 2.5 BA / 1,600 SF of living space and closed on August 5th, 2014 for $950,000 / $594 SF.  This price includes one parking space.

This stunning condo offers large windows with three exposures including stunning views to the south of DC’s monuments.  Two large bedroom suites with full baths featuring Restoration Hardware finishes make this a unique property.    City Overlook is located on the 1400 block of Belmont Street just steps from Meridian Park and very close to the U Street Corridor, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights.

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