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Above Asking: A $45,000 Premium in Mount Pleasant
Blog 8 months ago
Above Asking: A $45,000 Premium in Mount Pleasant
Source Urban Turf

For this edition of Above Asking, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings which sold for five figures over asking price. Studio with...

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A Grand Opening 100 Years in the Making
Blog 8 months ago
A Grand Opening 100 Years in the Making
Source Urban Turf

From the heart of Dupont Circle, you’ll ease down Connecticut Avenue and stroll onto N Street. In an instant, the buzz of the city fades and the...

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The Houses That Robots Built in DC
Blog 8 months ago
The Houses That Robots Built in DC
Source Urban Turf

Between announcing a future concept for a historic Chevy Chase diner and debuting residences built with the help of robots, restaurateur and...

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An Early Look at the Design for Bethesda's La Madeleine Redevelopment
Blog 8 months ago
An Early Look at the Design for Bethesda's La Madeleine Redevelopment
Source Urban Turf

Earlier this year, Washington Property Company (WPC) announced to the community intentions to redevelop the site of the La Madeleine restaurant...

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Friday's Must Reads
Blog 8 months ago
Friday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

The recently-restored 1832 lockkeeper's house on the Mall will be opened to the public just for this weekend. — (M. Ruane/WaPo) Study says more...

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From 1998 to 2018, How Far a Buck Goes in the DC Area Housing Market
Blog 8 months ago
From 1998 to 2018, How Far a Buck Goes in the DC Area Housing Market
Source Urban Turf

A new Zillow study examines the trajectory of home prices nationwide by showing how far a dollar goes in a variety of metro areas. The report finds...

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The Nearly 3,000 Residential Units Coming to Near Southwest
Blog 8 months ago
The Nearly 3,000 Residential Units Coming to Near Southwest
Source Urban Turf

Although UrbanTurf has covered a lot of development in and around the Southwest quadrant, the area between the Mall and the Waterfront has not been...

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Thursday's Must Reads
Blog 8 months ago
Thursday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Tom Sietsema gives high-end restaurant at The Wharf a brutal review.-- (WaPo)  NIMBYs are NIMBYs regardless of political persuasion.-- (NYT) "DC...

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Union Market Expansion Plans Change After Development Partner Drops Out
Blog 8 months ago
Union Market Expansion Plans Change After Development Partner Drops Out
Source Urban Turf

Last spring, EDENS-affiliate EAJ 1309 5th Street, LLC applied for a two-year extension for plans that would expand and construct a companion...

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33-Unit Residential Development Planned For Potomac Avenue on Capitol Hill
Blog 8 months ago
33-Unit Residential Development Planned For Potomac Avenue on Capitol Hill
Source Urban Turf

The second part of a multi-phase residential development on Capitol Hill is coming into focus.  The Murillo Malnati Group (MMg) has filed plans...

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A New Plan to Restore Republic Gardens as a Restaurant
Blog 8 months ago
A New Plan to Restore Republic Gardens as a Restaurant
Source Urban Turf

Over a decade since the historic club was evicted from its U Street address, the building bearing the "Republic Gardens" sign has remained fallow....

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Wednesday's Must Reads
Blog 8 months ago
Wednesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Temporary parking lot plans at proposed PenPlace inspire ire from Arlington County officials. — (A. Koma/ARLNow) National Park Foundation awards...

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When Will the Buyer's Market Return?
Blog 8 months ago
When Will the Buyer's Market Return?
Source Urban Turf

For years, the housing market in the DC area and much of the rest of the country has favored home sellers, largely due to high demand and low...

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DC’s Leading Smart Firm
Blog 8 months ago
DC’s Leading Smart Firm
Source Urban Turf

Seventeen years ago, the founding partners of DC Living Real Estate, LLC, established the DC area’s first ‘smart’ real estate firm, in which sales...

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AU Park Remains One of DC's Fastest Moving Housing Markets
Blog 8 months ago
AU Park Remains One of DC's Fastest Moving Housing Markets
Source Urban Turf

The housing market in American University Park continues to be one of the most competitive and fastest moving markets in DC.  Here are the three...

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Does Living 15 Minutes From DC's Downtown Really Save You Money on Housing Costs?
Blog 8 months ago
Does Living 15 Minutes From DC's Downtown Really Save You Money on Housing Costs?
Source Urban Turf

A recent Zillow analysis found that DC and San Francisco have the most expensive housing costs in downtown areas, at per square-foot rates within a...

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Mortgage Rates End Summer Notably Higher Than A Year Ago
Blog 8 months ago
Mortgage Rates End Summer Notably Higher Than A Year Ago
Source Urban Turf

Last week, Freddie Mac reported 4.51 percent with an average 0.5 point on a 30-year mortgage. While this rate is down slightly compared to earlier...

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Under Contract: DC's Most Intriguing Loft Finds a Buyer
Blog 8 months ago
Under Contract: DC's Most Intriguing Loft Finds a Buyer
Source Urban Turf

This week's edition of Under Contract includes a loft that UrbanTurf has followed for a long time. Four Bedrooms Behind a White Picket Fence...

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Monday's Must Reads
Blog 8 months ago
Monday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

A look at renderings for DC's SLS hotel.-- (R.Cooper/WBJ)  DC will start towing cars parked overnight in a section of Dupont Circle.-- (A....

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A Netflix Renovation: DC Firehouse Turned Home Gets a Made-for-TV Makeover
Blog 8 months ago
A Netflix Renovation: DC Firehouse Turned Home Gets a Made-for-TV Makeover
Source Urban Turf

For several years, UrbanTurf has followed the story of an historic Shaw firehouse at 931 R Street NW (map). Now, the firehouse-turned-home has...

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Best New Listings: Traditional From Silver Spring to Bloomingdale
Blog 8 months ago
Best New Listings: Traditional From Silver Spring to Bloomingdale
Source Urban Turf

This week’s Best New Listings includes two homes that are traditional of the areas where they are located.  An Oversized Traditional Colonial in...

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Dog DNA: Annapolis Condo Goes to Great Lengths to Find Dog Poop Culprits
Blog 8 months ago
Dog DNA: Annapolis Condo Goes to Great Lengths to Find Dog Poop Culprits
Source Urban Turf

It appears that traditional measures to get dog owners to clean up after their pets aren't working at a condo development in Maryland, so the...

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Friday's Must Reads
Blog 8 months ago
Friday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Rat complaints skyrocket across DC.-- (WaPo)  Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr pays $1.5 million (!!!!) above asking price for San Francisco...

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106 Affordable Apartments Planned for Bellevue Site
Blog 8 months ago
106 Affordable Apartments Planned for Bellevue Site
Source Urban Turf

In what, to some, may be an unfortunate and unproductive pattern, another all-affordable development is on the boards east of the Anacostia River....

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241 DC Apartments Proposed Atop a Trail Lobby Near Union Market
Blog 8 months ago
241 DC Apartments Proposed Atop a Trail Lobby Near Union Market
Source Urban Turf

When plans for the Washington Gateway development at New York and Florida Avenues were first approved over a decade ago, the project was envisioned...

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Last Chance to Own at the Top of Capitol Hill's Hottest Condominium
Blog 8 months ago
Last Chance to Own at the Top of Capitol Hill's Hottest Condominium
Source Urban Turf

Emblem Barracks Row, the new 20-unit Capitol Hill condominium development by Bozzuto, officially launched on June 1st and sold 75 percent of the...

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Thursday's Must Reads
Blog 8 months ago
Thursday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Baltimore-based Atlas Restaurant Group to open two restaurants in the upcoming Moxy Hotel downtown. — (A. Yeager/BBJ) Annandale family falls ill...

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DC Attorney General Inquires About Short-Term Rentals at 33 Apartment Buildings
Blog 9 months ago
DC Attorney General Inquires About Short-Term Rentals at 33 Apartment Buildings
Source Urban Turf

Over the past two years, top brass in DC have been concerned over how to regulate short-term rentals and prevent the practice from depleting the...

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How Will DC's New Zoning Rules on Building Measurements Affect Developers?
Blog 9 months ago
How Will DC's New Zoning Rules on Building Measurements Affect Developers?
Source Urban Turf

The update to DC's zoning regulations in 2016 certainly accomplished a lot, but the amendments to the zoning code also contained some gaps. Last...

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$12,000 a Year: The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home in the DC Area
Blog 9 months ago
$12,000 a Year: The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home in the DC Area
Source Urban Turf

While buying a home may be cheaper than renting for those staying put for at least seven years, homeownership costs extend beyond mortgage payments...

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