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penn eleven - 1111 pennsylvania Ave SE DC

Available condos are going fast at Penn Eleven, as the new luxury development in Capitol Hill nears a sellout. Only a handful of units remain on the market in the building, all of which are move-in ready.

This includes the property’s final penthouse unit, complete with a large terrace and sweeping views overlooking the Capitol and the nearby Washington Monument. In fact, a majority of the condos of Penn Eleven offer the desirability of private outdoor space with built-in gas grills for entertaining.

Remaining units all include large floor plans, with a two-bedroom unit priced starting in the $700,000s. The two-bedroom designs currently on the market all top 1,000 square feet of living space, with some of the listed units substantially larger

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boneval - 300 8th st ne dc

Brand new options for boutique-style condo living are coming to Capitol Hill. Bonéval brings with it your choice of 40 new and sophisticated condo residences, set within a highly distinguished address.

Options at Bonéval start with a one-bedroom unit. This offers its residents around 600 square feet of living space. Buyers can also, however, opt for a larger one-bedroom with a den floor plan or a two-bedroom design, some of which command more than 1,000 square feet of enviable living space.

Priced starting generally from the $400,000s, some of the largest units of Bonéval are priced upwards of $ 1 million. New buyers can expect to find such features and additions as high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Other

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mount pleasant - washington dc

One of DC’s most popular neighborhoods, housing continues to be in-demand in Mount Pleasant. While part of its appeal is no doubt its location, the neighborhood’s diversity is also a big draw for many future buyers.

For generations that community has continued to change and adapt to the needs of its residents. The neighborhood credits much of that diversity to its past.

Originally marketed to middle class and upper middle-class residents, Mount Pleasant attracted some big names to the area. In the coming years, though, racial segregation left its mark on the community and Mount Pleasant went through a time of transition.

Fast-forward a few years, and a large population of Spanish-speaking residents immigrated to Mount Pleasant, changing the

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the bexley - tysons east

A collection of new and modern condos heads to Tysons this fall with the introduction of The Bexley. Under construction right now, the luxury condos are going up in Tysons East, offering up an added layer of convenience for future residences.

Priced starting from the $600,000s to some priced around $1 million, condos of The Bexley range from one- to three-bedroom designs. This allows for up to 2,000 square feet of living space for future owners of The Bexley condos.

Buyers can expect to find kitchen islands with quartz countertops and Wi-Fi enabled appliances. As well, also expect to find spa-like baths with frameless glass showers and dual vanities.

In addition, the new units will also feature large windows for admiring the views, and a

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carver langston - washington dc

While its actually home to two neighborhoods, Carver-Langston is more commonly referred to as one single location. This popular area of Northeast DC is a favorite with homebuyers, which is why Zillow recently declared it tops when it comes to those searching home listings in the DC area.

That’s a tall order, especially considering Carver-Langston came out ahead of appealing Georgetown and its million dollar homes. Carver-Langston is certainly more affordable than its counterpart, though, and that’s just part of the reason so many people are drawn to the community.

Set alongside the Anacostia River’s western bank, the two triangular-shaped neighborhoods of Carver and Langston come together to form a square of land. Carver is slightly farther to

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 eclipse on center park - 3600 & 3650 S Glebe Road Arlington VA 22202

For the added convenience of living in National Landing and a range of available floor plans, consider the many options of living at Eclipse on Center Park. Made up of two towers, the property sits near Potomac Yard, with generous views overlooking the city skyline and the Potomac River.

Found at Jefferson Highway and South Glebe Road, the Arlington location is just a short walk away from the nearby shopping, dining and entertainment options of Potomac Yard. In addition, the property sits close to the Metro, the Mount Vernon Bike Trail for easy outdoor recreation, plus within walking distance of National Airport and the fun of Four Mile Run Park.

The building offers up the convenience of ground-level retail space too, with plans to help entice

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webster house - 1718 p st nw dc

If you ever hoped to own of the most famous condos in Washington, DC history,  Bob Woodward’s Watergate-era condo in Dupont Circle was recently listed for sale. In the last couple of days the unit at the Webster House has gone under contract and is now off the market.

It’s the same condo the Washington Post journalist lived in and used to communicate with “Deep Throat” during the Nixon scandal. Once a studio apartment, the 450 square foot home is now a one-bedroom, one-bath condo, currently priced at $349,000.

The condo includes the desirability of newer stainless steel appliances, plus an updated kitchen and bath. Along with the cozy interior of the condo, the unit also features a balcony.

For those keeping tables, it’s the same balcony

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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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