October 2014

Found 17 blog entries for October 2014.



DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a condo located at 1923 12th Street #1 NW, Washington, DC 20009 in the U Street Corridor.  This condo  features 2 BR / 2.5 BA / 1,352 SF of living space and closed on October 27th, 2014 for $820,000 / $607 SF.  One off-street parking space conveyed with this unit.

This condo offers one-level living in a circa 1906 row house in DC’s dynamic U Street Corridor neighborhood.  This condo was renovated by Capitol City Real Estate in 2014 and features a modern kitchen and generous closet space.  Located on 12th Street NW, this condo is just around the corner from the U Street Metro Station and a plethora of dining and entertainment venues in this exciting area of Washington, DC.

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A ZIP code can say a whole lot about where you live---how wonderful an area is or not.  The Movoto Real Estate Blog says #1 hands-down is 20004 in DC as the absolutely best ZIP code in the nation on its Top 10 list.  The ZIP code includes many upscale condo buildings in the 20004 areas with popular neighborhoods such as Penn Quarter and Chinatown.  The ZIP code borders the National Mall, the White House and several Smithsonian museums.  You’ll find many recent college grads, and young professionals without kids but lots of spendable income.

DC was notable for all the cool stuff to do here like the Smithsonian Museums; Ford’s Theater; the International Spy Museum; and the White House.  The ZIP code had a high median income of $131,111 and less than 2%

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DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the buyer of a condo located at 2113 N Street NW #5, Washington, DC 20037 in DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood.  This condo features 2 BR / 1 BA / 727 SF of living space and closed on October 23rd, 2014 for $565,000 / $777 SF.  

This light-filled, top-level condo offers a private deck with expansive views of the Washington National Cathedral and Downtown.  Recent kitchen renovations include Carrara Marble counters and Omega Cabinets with lighted glass shelving.  High ceilings, hardwood floors, a fireplace and marble tile baths round out the upscale appointments of this unit. This location in the 2100 block of N Street is close to Dupont Circle, the West End and Rock Creek Park.

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More people want to visit DC than Milan, Vienna, Paris or London, according to Lonely Planet’s annual list of top destinations.  Not only is DC the #1 destination to visit for 2015, it is the world’s best city to visit in 2015.  It is the first time DC has appeared anywhere on the Lonely Planet list, which the international travel guide has published for the past 9 years.

DC ranks as the best place to visit in 2015 for its free monuments and museums; a vibrant arts scene; celebrity chefs and restaurants; and cool new destinations like The Yards and CityCenterDC.  What else can a tourist do in DC?  Tour the three houses of Government; take a walk through Georgetown; walk, bike or kayak along the C&O Canal; see a show or concert at The Kennedy Center;

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Filled with politicians and some of the most educated people in the country, the nation’s capital ranks high on the list for snobbiest cities in the U.S., according to Travel & Leisure magazine.  DC comes in at #4 in the annual poll of “America’s Snobbiest Cities,” up from last year’s #9 position.  DC is a city with countless art galleries, theaters and a soaring percentage of residents who graduated from college. DC also adheres to the ultimate in snobby attitude: It’s all about what you do.

The city gets a nod for this piece of notoriety due to its powerbrokers living in “the leafy, townhouse-filled Georgetown neighborhood or to the Politics & Prose Bookstore on Connecticut Avenue.  Daily readings by…Joe Scarborough or New York Senator Kirsten

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Gaslight Squarein Arlington, Virginia is an innovative mid-rise condominium development where Old World charm meets modern living.  Developed by award-winning builder Abdo Development, the 117-condo units include direct elevator access, private terraces, and deluxe standard features such as 19-foot ceilings and open floor plans.  Each condo features Abdo’s well-known “Elegance with an Edge” style connecting classic architecture with contemporary design elements and finishes.  Ideally located on Clarendon Boulevard in the heart of North Arlington, Gaslight Square is surrounded by many restaurants, shops and amenities, easy access to Metro and just minutes to Georgetown.

Gaslight Square is composed of 3 parallel 4-story buildings (2 are complete and

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A new boutique condominium with only 16 residences will open by the end of this year, promising a “green” state of-the-art building in the heart of city living in the H Street Corridor neighborhood of DC.  H Street is pedestrian-friendly with all of the modern conveniences you need within walking distance and various transportation options to get to work all within steps of DC’s hottest neighborhood known for its entertainment, art, dining, and shopping.  Within steps of the building, there are also Biergarten Haus, H Street Country Club, H Street Farmers Market and Union Market; a new Whole Foods Market 5 blocks away is expected to open in 2016.  Transportation options include walking, nearby Union Station for trains and Metro Station, city buses and a

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The new Potomac Yard neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia has been seeing rapid urbanization thanks in part to its high walkability quotient and transportation-friendly convenience.  Route 1, the George Washington Memorial Parkway, 4 Mile Run and Braddock Road bound the neighborhood.  Potomac Yard condos, and executive and estate townhomes display upscale urban living with an easy 10-minute Metro ride to DC.  The 3-4 bedroom residences offer 2.5-4.5 bathrooms and range in size from 1,736-4,300 square feet.

The Pulte Homes traditionally-styled townhome condos start from $619,990, and enjoy 1,736-2,800+ square feet of living space and 3 BR/2.5 BA.  Each residence includes an attached 1-car garage, 2 levels and a balcony.  The executive townhomes feature

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Real estate is so hot right now in the popular H Street Corridor that the latest home sale went so far above the asking price that it almost reached $1 million!  In just 4 years, the home price zoomed up from $273,000 to $900,000.  The home’s astronomical value is about right with the current great demand for cool homes in the area.  This home originally sold in 2010 for $273,000; was renovated; and then sold a year later for $727,000.  The house, on the market recently for only 3 days, sold $75,000 above its asking price of $825,000 for $900,000.

This small row house though packs a punch.  The 2-bedroom home also has an income suite, plus 2.5 bathrooms, and updated kitchen and bathrooms.  The kitchen opens to a cool outdoor dining area and a parking

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DC is replete with high-profile politicians, lobbyists, government contractors, and time-starved executives but also lots and lots of millionaires.  The Washington region ranks #4 in the country for number of high net-worth individuals.  DC is one of the very top U.S. cities that attract the wealthy.  DC is also home to 16 billionaires.

The annual U.S. Wealth Report by two top wealth management groups, Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management, reports 221,000 individuals in DC have investable assets of at least $1 million, excluding real estate holdings.  Only 5% of the country qualifies as true millionaires.  Washington millionaires grew by an astounding 15.6% last year.  DC millionaires’ net worth rose by more than 19% for a combined $886 billion last

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