June 2019

Found 16 blog entries for June 2019.

virginia tech innovation campus
Graphic: Courtesy Virginia Tech

In a major announcement for the DC area, Virginia Tech is headed to National Landing. The university plans to bring its new Innovation Campus to Potomac Yard.

The graduate campus is coming to the area north of Regal Cinemas and south of Four Mile Run. This puts it only about a quarter of a mile away from the Potomac Yard Metro Station.

It also puts the campus closer to Amazon’s new headquarters, with a focus on computer science and technology in generating future economic growth. Virginia Tech officials view the one million square foot campus as an ideal spot for supporting the university’s plan of developing new research, programs and tech talent for the area.

In particular, the new Innovation Campus will be

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georgetown skyline - washington dc

When it comes to the best large cities in the nation, DC makes a big jump. The District just moved into the top five, with a gain of six spots over last year.

Analysts recently gave DC the number five spot for the year. The rankings come from Resonance Consultancy, a firm that specializes in delivering real estate, economic development and tourism advice.

Resonance came up with its rankings based on public data tied to six different categories. More specifically, researchers took into consideration prosperity, promotion, people, programming, product and place. The group looked at everything from housing affordability and air quality to the crime rate, cultural diversity, entertainment and economic vitality.

They also considered the number of

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price increases

If you’re ready to buy in the DC area, be prepared to stretch your wallet. New figures show more than a quarter of homes for sale in DC are priced upwards of $1 million. In some neighborhoods the percentage is considerably higher than that.

Take, for example, the neighborhood of Spring Valley. Well known for its tree-lined streets and large homes, it’s not uncommon to find politicians, corporate leaders and media personalities with homes in the area. Recently every home on the market in Spring Valley carried a price tag of at least $1 million.

It’s a similar story in Georgetown, where roughly 71-percent of recent listings were priced above $1 million. The popular location features upscale shopping and dining, art galleries, and some beautiful

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the volocity - 1025 1st st se

DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer at The Velocity located at 1025 1st Street SE, Washington DC 20003 in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,060 SF and closed on June 21st, 2019 for $700,100 | $660 SF. One parking space conveyed with this transaction.

Walls of glass overlooking the burgeoning Capitol Riverfront neighborhood are a highlight of this Velocity condo. Upscale appointments include a gourmet kitchen, ensuite master and rich expresso floors. Velocity amenities include a 24-hour concierge, rooftop deck with pool and a fitness room.

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monarch - tysons corner va

A collection of new ultra-luxurious condos is headed to Tysons, where The Monarch is currently under construction. Priced starting from the $600,000s, other units of The Monarch command prices in the multi-million-dollar range, encircled by a park-like setting.

This gives future residents the option of everything from a one- to a three-bedroom unit, plus even a luxurious penthouse unit. With four-to-six residences per floor and around 100 units in all, The Monarch also allows for low-density living in McLean.

The 20-story property features some direct-access elevators opening up into private living rooms and some generous outdoor living space. The one-bedroom units command around 880 square feet of living space plus a balcony.

There are also

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 625 park - washington dc

With a blend of modern and historic architecture, 625 Park Road brings desirable new condo options to DC’s Park View neighborhood. The property offers a total of nearly 40 condo units, coming in one- and two-bedroom designs.

The development joins a modern new building with the renovated old New Commandment Baptist Church building. This allows some of the units in the front of the development to incorporate such unique additions as historic stained-glass windows into the living space.

Meanwhile, the top-level units of 625 Park are treated to such luxuries as private roof decks and soaring ceiling heights. Buyers at 625 Park can also expect to find such desirable additions as hand-scraped hardwoods, Italian kitchen cabinetry, designer appliances

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 perla - 810 o st nw dc

One of the Shaw neighborhood’s newest luxury condo buildings is selling fast. Perla debuted in April, but already many of its 66 residences have sold.

The sales gallery remains open, where prospective buyers can currently view a model home. An on-site model also opens this month for tours, while all units are expected to be completed sometime later this fall.

Some of the most popular options at Perla include the large two-bedrooms and the penthouse units, complete with massive terraces. While the one-bedroom floor plans are more limited, the property also includes some one-bedroom plus a den and two-bedroom plus a den floor plans.

Typically, this gives buyers options starting at around 700 square feet of living space. There are also some

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barnaby woods - washington dc

DC Condo Boutique team member Fleur Howgill represented the seller of a home located at 6630 31st Place NW, Washington DC 20015 in the Barnaby Woods neighborhood. This single-family home features 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,816 SF and closed on June 10th, 2019 for $1,100,100 | $390 SF.

This brick-front, center-entry Colonial home was originally built in 1947 and features recent renovations. Special touches include updated kitchen, two wood-burning fireplaces, sun room and deck. The Barnaby Woods neighborhood offers a suburban living experience just minutes from Downtown.

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spring valley - washington dc

Don’t let its zip code fool you, Spring Valley is decidedly suburban. This DC neighborhood may be slightly less well known than others in the area, but its residential options are certainly impressive.

The winding, hilly streets of Spring Valley are filled with beautiful homes. It’s rare to find properties priced under $1 million in this neighborhood of large homes and towering oak trees.

Generally, a majority of the homes tend to be brick Colonials, although you will find some Tudors and other designs in the area. The homes in the southern part of the neighborhood, farthest from Massachusetts Avenue, tend to be even larger, with some of the most impressive designs close to Rockwood Parkway.

Some reports suggest former presidents George H.W.

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meridian hill - washington dc

If you enjoy the opportunity to get out and enjoy nearby greenspace, DC is the place to be. DC-area parks were just named tops in the nation.

The Trust for Public Land comes out with a ranking of urban parks and recreational space each year in the nation’s 100 largest cities. This year, the ranking put DC at the very top of the list for its ParkScore.

The ranking looked at how close people live to public parks, the size of those parks, the amount of land a city devotes to its parks and the amount of money a city spends on its parks. The study also considered park amenities, such as playgrounds, rec centers, splashpads, public restrooms, basketball hoops and dog parks.

While DC trails other cities in terms of the number of playgrounds, it does

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