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Blog 5 months ago
Thursday’s Must Reads
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A recent study shows that dollar stores tend to be concentrated in neighborhoods with... read » The neighborhood hardware store will return to its...

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Blog 5 months ago
The 500 Units Headed to the H Street Corridor
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Once one of the District's most construction-filled corridors, over 1,600 new residential units have delivered on the H Street Corridor in the past...

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When Rent Was $25 a Month and Georgetown Was the Affordable Place to Live in DC
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It's hard to imagine a time when expensive rents in DC came in at about $60 a month and the banks along the Potomac River in Georgetown were some...

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Blog 5 months ago
Which Came First, the DC Food Desert or the Dollar Store?
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Nearly a year ago, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development hosted a conversation about how to offer more fresh food...

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Blog 5 months ago
With Penn 11 Complete, Frager’s Hardware Reopening on the Horizon
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Update: Frager's will likely open at Penn 11 in late March. Nearly six years after a four-alarm blaze destroyed Capitol Hill institution Frager’s...

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From 16% to $16.5 Million: DC's Housing Market in 2018 By the Numbers
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As the shutdown hits day 28, UrbanTurf considers how the local housing market may be... read » The development pipeline waits for no one, so...

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AdMo Heights: 80 New Adams Morgan Apartments Live Like Luxury Condos
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As the shutdown hits day 28, UrbanTurf considers how the local housing market may be... read » The development pipeline waits for no one, so...

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Blog 6 months ago
Mayor Bowser Declines to Sign Short-Term Rental Bill
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Last November, the DC Council passed a bill regulating the city's short-term rental industry. However, the bill is now headed to Congress without...

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Blog 6 months ago
Metro to Sell Eight Surplus Properties, Including a Columbia Heights Dog Park
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While the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) waded into several endeavors to have their properties redeveloped last year, the...

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Monday's Must Reads
Blog 9 months ago
Monday's Must Reads
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A peek at former campaign chair Paul Manafort's forfeited New York real estate. — (S.M. Nir/NYT) Prototype tiny unit fits lofted bedrooms into a 1...

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74-Unit Condo Development Moves Forward in Navy Yard
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74-Unit Condo Development Moves Forward in Navy Yard
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The Navy Yard development pipeline continues to grow.  Yesterday, Greysteel announced that DBT Development had acquired financing to move forward...

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Best New Listings: An Industrial Adams Morgan Loft with a House-Sized Roof Deck
Blog 9 months ago
Best New Listings: An Industrial Adams Morgan Loft with a House-Sized Roof Deck
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This week’s Best New Listings include an industrial Adams Morgan loft, a Chevy Chase colonial and a rowhouse off the H Street Corridor. 3,500...

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Friday's Must Reads
Blog 9 months ago
Friday's Must Reads
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The rent-free, multimillion-dollar lodgings of university presidents. — (K. Frieswick/WSJ) Study shows three-quarters of NYC renters would have...

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Dan Snyder Lists Potomac Estate For $49 Million
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Dan Snyder Lists Potomac Estate For $49 Million
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The owner of the Washington football team has listed his Potomac, Md. home for $49 million, but he won't be moving far.  The Wall Street Journal is...

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40 Years of the Home Purchase Assistance Program, By The Numbers
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40 Years of the Home Purchase Assistance Program, By The Numbers
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DC's homebuying assistance programs are intended to bridge the gap for residents who may have the credit but not the capital available to buy a...

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UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week
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UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week
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UrbanTurf Listings is a premium property listings service that showcases some of the most appealing for-sale homes from across the DC metropolitan...

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How Where You Live in DC Affects Your Upward Mobility
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How Where You Live in DC Affects Your Upward Mobility
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A recently released study of Census data tracks where upward mobility is most likely to be enjoyed by a child born into various circumstances. For...

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Just Ten Historic Residences Remain at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables
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Just Ten Historic Residences Remain at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables
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Chapman Stables, a brand new yet historically rich condominium in Truxton Circle, is now over sixty percent sold and welcoming new owners to its...

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Thursday's Must Reads
Blog 9 months ago
Thursday's Must Reads
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WhyHotel signs on to fill nearly half of the apartments at Harris Teeter-anchored Columbia Pike project. — (J. Banister/Bisnow) Move over, she shed...

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Under Contract: Five Days for Mod in Mount Rainier to Three Weeks for a Tudor in Colonial Village
Blog 9 months ago
Under Contract: Five Days for Mod in Mount Rainier to Three Weeks for a Tudor in Colonial Village
Source Urban Turf

In this installment of Under Contract, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings which took anywhere from five to 24 days to go under...

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MRP “Extiguishes” PUD, But Moving Ahead With Massive Rhode Island Avenue Project
Blog 9 months ago
MRP “Extiguishes” PUD, But Moving Ahead With Massive Rhode Island Avenue Project
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Another planned-unit development in DC bites the dust. Last month, the development team behind the PUD intended to replace the Rhode Island Avenue...

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A $1 Million Staircase and a Whiskey Cellar: Inside Kevin Plank's $29 Million Georgetown Home
Blog 9 months ago
A $1 Million Staircase and a Whiskey Cellar: Inside Kevin Plank's $29 Million Georgetown Home
Source Urban Turf

In February, Under Armour co-founder Kevin Plank privately listed his 12,000 square-foot Georgetown mansion for $29.5 million. Now, we are getting...

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Wednesday's Must Reads
Blog 9 months ago
Wednesday's Must Reads
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Just as many 5,000 square-foot houses were built in 2017 as in 2016. — (A. Chaluvadi/NAHB) On Europeans' and Americans' vastly different home...

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DC Council Votes to Move Forward with Amended Airbnb Bill
Blog 9 months ago
DC Council Votes to Move Forward with Amended Airbnb Bill
Source Urban Turf

Last week, UrbanTurf reported on DC Council's latest attempt at a bill to regulate use of Airbnb and similar short-term rental platforms in the...

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The 10 Residential Developments on the Boards For Deanwood and Congress Heights
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The 10 Residential Developments on the Boards For Deanwood and Congress Heights
Source Urban Turf

Today, UrbanTurf catches up with the residential pipeline in two East of the River neighborhoods that have received a lot of attention lately:...

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Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Level in 7 Years
Blog 9 months ago
Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Level in 7 Years
Source Urban Turf

Last week, Freddie Mac reported 4.72 percent with an average 0.5 point on a 30-year mortgage. At that rate, long-term rates are at their highest...

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140 Luxury Condos Anchor Tyson's First Walkable Community
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140 Luxury Condos Anchor Tyson's First Walkable Community
Source Urban Turf

Tysons Corner will soon welcome its first walkable community. The Boro is a 16-acre development that includes restaurants, an ICON movie theater, a...

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Tuesday's Must Reads
Blog 9 months ago
Tuesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Owner of land at former Polish ambassador's residence drops plans for townhouses out of fear of appeal. — (M. Berlin/FHC) New Census tool maps...

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The Future of Navy Yard's Blue Castle
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The Future of Navy Yard's Blue Castle
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It's not unusual to hear about church conversions — but how about a church-led castle conversion? As reported by Capitol Hill Corner, plans are in...

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Nearly Half of DC-Area Homebuyers are Millennials
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Nearly Half of DC-Area Homebuyers are Millennials
Source Urban Turf

While the millennial homeownership rate may be lower than preceding generations, a new study suggests that in the DC area Generation Y is playing...

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