Category Archives: Brookland

In the Know…DC Beer Tasting!

IMG_1180Wow! Who knew beer tasting in DC could be such a scene?

If you like beer and have not spent a Saturday afternoon tasting some of DC’s finest, you’re missing out!

Not only is the beer excellent, but there are food trucks, live music, and cute dogs available for adoption. Perfect for a fall day!

Some recommendations: Chocolate City Beer (Brookland), DC Brau (Woodridge), and Three Stars Brewing (Takoma/Brightwood).

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In the Know: What’s Happening in DC?

Brookland Development:  will replace Colonel Brooks Tavern; demo will start this fall.

Petworth Safeway:  new grocery store with apartments above will hold groundbreaking ceremony this September.

Washington Gateway:  mixed use development where Florida and New York Avenues meet will be underway soon.

New Restaurants:  H Street welcomes Cusbah and new French Bistro;  two new Mexican restaurants also recently opened in DC.

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In the Know: Latest Must Reads on DC Real Estate!

Recent articles on DC real estate not to miss…

Building an Optimistic Future for DC:  DC residents & future residents will love reading what Roger Lewis predicts is in store for the District of Columbia.

The Neighborhoods of 2015 Revisited: Investors and buyers looking to grow equity, this is a must read!  I’d add Woodridge and Walter Reed/Takoma DC to the list.

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Renovation Realtor(R): Deals for the $350k-$450k Buyer

Looking for a home in the $350k-$450k range in DC? Have you considered renovating a fixer upper? Today you can buy and renovate all in one loan.

Take a look at these potential deals in your price range.

Here’s how it would work. Say you bought a house for $250k. You did a $200k renovation. Your loan would be $450k (assuming appraisal supported the new value) – the same as if you had bought a finished house for $450k.

There are tremendous advantages to renovating, but also challenges. So make sure renovating is right for you.

I would love to show you any of these homes or help you find a fixer upper that meets your needs. Contact me today!

I am a licensed DC Realtor(R) with extensive renovation experience – your Renovation Realtor(R).   I am a full service shop — helping you find a fixer, identify financing, purchase it, and I can even provide renovation consult.

Note: I am not the listing agent for the featured houses, but I’d be happy to show them to you and represent you as a buyer agent should you choose.  I have not necessarily seen every house in person yet.

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Renovation Realtor(R): This Weekend’s Fixer Uppers 3/3/12

Great weekend for fixers on Capitol Hill. Also an interesting one in Brookland…

To receive the listings, contact me for my free “This Week’s Fixer-Uppers” email. See a sample of the types of listings you receive.

I am a licensed DC Realtor(R) with extensive renovation experience – your Renovation Realtor(R).   I am a full service shop — helping you find a fixer, identify financing, purchase it, and I can even provide renovation consult.

Find a great value & build your dream home today – contact me!

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Renovation Realtor(R): This Weekend’s Fixer Uppers 2-18-12

A great mix of fixer uppers this week!

From complete overhauls to  light cosmetics, rowhouses to ramblers, overpriced to recently reduced,  new to market to on awhile.

In short, something for everyone – and some potentially great deals to be had!

Check them out:

Hill East

Brookland

Takoma / Brightwood

Would you like to see any of them?  Contact me today to make an appointment.

I am a licensed DC Realtor with extensive renovation experience – your Renovation Realtor(R).   I am a full service shop — helping you find a fixer upper, identify financing, purchase it, and I can even provide renovation consult.

Note: I am not the listing agent for these houses, but I’d be happy to show them to you and represent you as a buyer agent should you choose.  I have not necessarily seen every house in person yet.

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Renovation Realtor(R): This Weekend’s Fixer Uppers 2-11-12

In a recent post I explained the value of a light cosmetic.  This week, I looked for a few…

Assuming these house are free of any big issues – with a little paint, some kitchen and bath work, new window treatments, and maybe some exterior updates – they could really shine!

See what you think:

Brookland Listings

Takoma / Brightwood Listings

H Street Listings

Would you like to see any of them?  I can tell you how to make them great!  Contact me today to make an appointment.

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Renovation Realtor(R): This Week’s Fixer Uppers

I identified several fixer-uppers this week in many popular DC neighborhoods! Check them out in the links below:

Petworth Fixer-Uppers

AU Park Fixer-Uppers

H Street / NE Capitol Hill Fixer-Uppers

Brookland Fixer-Uppers

Would you like to see any of them? Contact me today to make an appointment.

I am a licensed DC Realtor with extensive renovation experience – your Renovation Realtor(R)!   I am a full service shop — helping you find a fixer-upper, identify financing, purchase it, and even provide renovation consult.

Note:  I am not the listing agent for these houses, but I’d be happy to show them to you and represent you as a buyer agent should you choose.  I also have not necessarily seen every house in person yet.

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Coming Soon: The Pizza Edition!

The Prince of Petworth (PoP)  reports the possibility of 3 new pizza restaurants coming to DC neighborhoods:

Brookland (2711 12th St NE):  According to the PoP, Menomale will bring  pizza and craft beer to Brookland as early as mid-February.

Bloomingdale: (467  Florida Ave NW):  Not many details yet, but sounds like a possible new pizza cafe for the Bloomingdale neighborhood.

Logan Circle / U Street: (1832 14th St NW):  The plans sound exciting with a casual pizza concept restaurant on the top two floors, including a possible balcony and rooftop space.

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My Kind of Town! Latest DC Development

If you’re considering buying in DC, stay up on the latest development.

Check out these exciting plans:

Hill East:  DC Mud reports new apartments are under construction in Hill East near RFK.

Cathedral Heights:  Construction on the new Cathedral Commons will begin next spring, also according to DC Mud.

Brookland: A new mixed-use village for Brookland around a “college main street” at Catholic University is underway!  I think this is a huge deal for the city.  I’m surprised it doesn’t get more attention.  Thanks to DC Mud for following the progress.

If you’re looking for a Realtor, I’d love to help!  Contact me today!

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