March 2016

Found 18 blog entries for March 2016.


old town flower boxes

Historic Old Town Alexandria ranks #1 on a Livability.com list for the “Top 10 Best Downtowns 2016” in the entire country.  Old Town is just 7 miles south of DC.  It’s 10 minutes to Reagan Washington National Airport, and on the Blue and Yellow Metro Line.  Cities and towns on the Top 10 Best Downtowns list all shine for trending in redevelopment with an eye on expansion of housing options.  Old Town, in particular, is a small city in a charming historic area filled with boutiques, sidewalk cafes, an art scene, new restaurants and friendly vibe all rolled into a walkable downtown waterfront pedestrian center amid historic architecture.  Locals and visitors alike stroll the sidewalks along the Potomac River.

Old Town Alexandria is more than just a quaint

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The Jackson - 630 14th St NE DC

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of a condo located in The Jackson at 630 14th Street NE #4, Washington, DC in the H Street Corridor. This newly constructed unit features 2 BR / 2 BA + Den / 1360 SF and closed on March 11th, 2016 for $715,000 / $526 SF.  One parking space conveyed with this unit.

This east-facing condo features a wall of windows that floods the interior with natural light. Upscale appointments include a luxe master suite, private outdoor space, wide plank flooring and an open kitchen outfitted with marble, stainless appliances and custom cabinetry. The Jackson is a new development located on 14th St NE between F and G Streets and just steps from all the action along H Street NE.

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525 water dc condos

Discover DC’s waterfront resort-style condominium community at 525 Water.  Situated on the lively Waterfront Park destination in Southwest DC, the waterfront is at your doorstep with views of the nation’s Monuments.  Residents of 525 Water will be able to enjoy unparalleled amenities, including a low-maintenance luxury lifestyle, 24-hour attended lobby, rooftop pool, terrace and parking.  A serene lifestyle for urban dwellers, residents of 525 Water will have a short walk from The Wharf and just 1-block to the Metro Station.  Residents can walk to the National Mall and Monuments, with nearby convenient restaurants and shopping.

Among the newest condos in DC, 525 Water will feature 108 modern residences in a 5-story building.  In addition to a lobby with

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Grace Church Capitol Hill DC

Condos are taking many shapes and forms but in DC, it’s not uncommon to see former churches being converted into residential and mixed-use buildings.  In some cases, redevelopments have given congregations a much-needed influx of cash in exchange for their valuable real estate.  In other cases, development of condo conversion projects are breathing new life into communities and bringing a second life to a surplus building.  This so-called urbanization of churches is allowing historic sites to stand, and the economy of neighborhoods are being bolstered by young professionals moving into cool new residences.  This pattern is mirroring a trend toward increased development of all types of property in DC.  As school buildings have been re-purposed, former

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kalorama court DC

DC Condo Boutique team member Melanie Hayes represented the buyer of a Kalorama Court condo located at 2412 17th St NW #302, Washington, DC in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. This loft-style condo features 2 BR / 1 BA / 860 SF and closed on March 4th, 2016 for $520,000 / $605 SF.

This 17th Street loft is finished with walls of industrial windows, high ceilings, wood floors, a granite/stainless kitchen and a spacious balcony. Kalorama Court is a 23-unit, five-story development that was delivered in 2008 and is located on 17th Street between Kalorama Road and Euclid Street.

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The Maryland Condos Washington DC

The brand new luxury Maryland Condominiums is located at the corner of two of DC’s most sought-after neighborhoods, the H Street Corridor and Capitol Hill.  As part of the bustling H Street Corridor, The Maryland is home to 1 and 2-bedroom residences that are elegantly finished and appointed with a host of top-shelf amenities both inside and outside.  The neighborhood is a mix of chic condos and historic Victorian homes taking the H Street-Capitol Hill North neighborhood up a notch.  The nearest Metro Station is Union Station on the Red Line, and The Maryland is convenient to transit options, including the newly opened H Street streetcar line.

Amenities include an expansive roof deck with grill, gaming, outdoor seating and spectacular views of the U.S.

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broadmont real estate falls church va

The Broadmont neighborhood in the city of Falls Church, a northern Virginia community, is a lovely area with mature trees, landscaped lots, pretty spring flowers, and classic 1930s-1950s single-family homes.  This is the kind of friendly neighborhood where neighbors know each other and look after one another’s homes when they go on vacations.  Broadmont is close to downtown DC.  The East Falls Church Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines is within walking distance from Broadmont, and several Metro bus routes run through the neighborhood.

The mix of architecture, including Cape Cod-style and split-levels, large wooded lots and close accessibility to major roads and shopping makes Broadmont a sought-after neighborhood.  Broadmont offers residents’

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arlington millenial wages

The richest Millennials in the U.S. live in Arlington, Virginia.  The website SmartAsset reports that this age group of 18-34 year-olds have a median income of $61, 620 in Arlington, which makes them the highest earners in the Washington, DC metro area as well as the entire nation.  So that’s the good news; the bad news is that these high earners pay the second highest federal income taxes of any County in the country.  The average Millennial pays over 26% (exactly 26.36%) of their income in taxes, according to the website SmartAsset.  Arlington is known for its highly educated and tech savvy residents.  Arlington residents like the ease of accessibility to DC with several choices of modes of transportation, including the Metro.  Many Millennials are

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