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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
 [ This is the neighborhood in Washington, DC.  Everyone wants live here, or to come here to eat and enjoy the city.Logan Circle is the quintessential NW DC neighborhood.  It simply looks and feels right, without the attitude one finds with the usually older & more established NW neighborhoods.Penn Quarter, closer to downtown/ Penn. Ave., has the nightlife, clubs and Capital One Arena.Shaw is the place to be and the neighborhood has a great feel of new & old woven together.  Numbers increased again from last month, with a total of 95 homes sold in March 2022. We a good bit above the 5 year average of 75, a good thing and hopefully a trend that will continue.  We'll continue to watch numbers as we move through spring.  We can't predict all the changes, so we'll just have to watch the mar...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
Capitol Hill is also a neighborhood in Washington, a big village, split halfway across, half in the NE and half in the SE quadrant of Washington, DC.  Politicians work here, but people live here also.On the north side, an iconic landmark is Union Station, with some 40 million people annually, shown here to represent the local perspective. This is a true transportation hub, with Amtrak, suburban rail, intercity  bus and the Metro(subway) stations to converge. As of 2019, 2nd busiest station in the country.As of February 2016, the H Street Trolley now gets people from (almost) Union Station to past the 15th St Starburst.This view shows the station as you drive up in a cab, or Bikeshare or walk from Capitol Hill on left.  If you were there today, you'd see no cabs, and no people inside (or...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
Capitol Hill is not only a political idea, it is also a big village, a neighborhood split halfway across, half in the NE and half in the SE quadrant of Washington, DC.  Politicians work here, but people live here also.On the south side of this neighborhood is Barracks Row, and the ever growing and popular Navy Yard with the Nationals Park neighborhood.  Let's consider that we will return to some level of foot traffic here in the summer of 2021, even if not 2019 levels yet.The Navy Yard has very good Metro access, and is also home to baseball's Nationals Park. This neighborhood has also become the 'it' neighborhood, growing faster than any other in the past year.  All the residential growth has fueled demand for lots of new neighborhood amenities, which brings more people.  It certainly ...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
This quote is getting older, but even more relevant in 2021. Councilmember Charles Allen was quoted in the Washington City Paper (8/21/2015) saying "Southwest is an absolutely incredible neighborhood.  It's a neighborhood that has so many things: Metro stations, water access, parks & greenspaces, small and big residential buildings.  A lot of people just didn't realize it was there".Audi Field, home of DC United Soccer, as well as PNHoffman's The Wharf will ensure a lot more people find this neighborhood.This view shows the opening day, which was a good day, albeit with opening issues. DC United has upped it's game this season with a few team additions, surely to benefit a stronger team.   A total of 29 homes were sold in March 2022, a handful more from the previous month with an averag...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
 [ This is the neighborhood in Washington, DC.  Everyone wants live here, or to come here to eat and enjoy the city.Logan Circle is the quintessential NW DC neighborhood.  It simply looks and feels right, without the attitude one finds with the usually older & more established NW neighborhoods.Penn Quarter, closer to downtown/ Penn. Ave., has the nightlife, clubs and Capital One Arena.Shaw is the place to be and the neighborhood has a great feel of new & old woven together.  Numbers increased from last month, with a total of 69 homes sold in February 2022. We a good bit above the 5 year average of 55, a good thing and hopefully a trend that will continue.  We'll continue to watch numbers as we move through late winter into spring.  We can't predict all the changes, so we'll just have to...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
Capitol Hill is also a neighborhood in Washington, a big village, split halfway across, half in the NE and half in the SE quadrant of Washington, DC.  Politicians work here, but people live here also.On the north side, an iconic landmark is Union Station, with some 40 million people annually, shown here to represent the local perspective. This is a true transportation hub, with Amtrak, suburban rail, intercity  bus and the Metro(subway) stations to converge. As of 2019, 2nd busiest station in the country.As of February 2016, the H Street Trolley now gets people from (almost) Union Station to past the 15th St Starburst.This view shows the station as you drive up in a cab, or Bikeshare or walk from Capitol Hill on left.  If you were there today, you'd see no cabs, and no people inside (or...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
Capitol Hill is not only a political idea, it is also a big village, a neighborhood split halfway across, half in the NE and half in the SE quadrant of Washington, DC.  Politicians work here, but people live here also.On the south side of this neighborhood is Barracks Row, and the ever growing and popular Navy Yard with the Nationals Park neighborhood.  Let's consider that we will return to some level of foot traffic here in the summer of 2021, even if not 2019 levels yet.The Navy Yard has very good Metro access, and is also home to baseball's Nationals Park. This neighborhood has also become the 'it' neighborhood, growing faster than any other in the past year.  All the residential growth has fueled demand for lots of new neighborhood amenities, which brings more people.  It certainly ...
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
This quote is getting older, but even more relevant in 2021. Councilmember Charles Allen was quoted in the Washington City Paper (8/21/2015) saying "Southwest is an absolutely incredible neighborhood.  It's a neighborhood that has so many things: Metro stations, water access, parks & greenspaces, small and big residential buildings.  A lot of people just didn't realize it was there".Audi Field, home of DC United Soccer, as well as PNHoffman's The Wharf will ensure a lot more people find this neighborhood.This view shows the opening day, which was a good day, albeit with opening issues. DC United has upped it's game this season with a few team additions, surely to benefit a stronger team.   A total of 20 homes were sold in February 2022, doubling number from the previous month with an av...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
So you're scrolling through the internet, checking out this home and saw how beautiful it is. You decided that you'd like to buy it, and one website says that it's $XXX amount or something. Then you go ahead and submit an offer, but things don't go that well for you. "I did my research, what went wrong?" you ask.The algorithms you see online are good for scouting, but they can be notorious. They may not take into consideration the current market conditions, which can evolve very fast.In addition, it doesn't also take into consideration the strength of the home, or the update/s the home has been through, and what the condition of the property is, since records online might be outdated from the last time it was published for sale before it's being sold again today.Make sure that you have ...
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
When mortgage rates rise, you don't get more house, you just pay more for the house you could have had last week for less. 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Every springtime in Japan, people would go and view the blooming cherry blossom trees, known as "sakura" (桜), and welcome and appreciate the beauty of the blooming trees and flowers in the season of spring. This tradition is called "hanami" (花見) . After a very long break over the pandemic, it'll be nice to appreciate the nature once in a while. Only this time, you don't have to travel about 7,000 miles to Japan just to witness the cherry blossom trees. With that said, here are the top five places to visit the cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C.!1. Tidal BasinJust a walking distance to the Washington Monument, the Tidal Basin features the cherry blossom trees in such a beautiful style, overlooking the waters and is such a great combination to a clear sky, which the spring season is ...
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
And that's really going to work out for you.  The more you know about DC real estate, the better equipped you are to make smart choices. Whether you're buying or selling, one of the biggest transactions of your life shouldn't be like throwing 🎯 @ 🎈🎈🎈!  realestateinthedistrict.comLet us help you make the market work for you.  #realestateinthedistrict #dcrealestate #sayingthequietpart #gtkdcrealestate #buyingdcrealestate #sellingdcrealestate #honestdcrealtors #wehavetools #wehaveintel #wehavedata #wehaveitall
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
There's a brief moment in time before the spring #dcrealestate market catches 🔥, before you're🔒ed in competition with other buyers and sellers, before rates 🚀 again, before prices 📈 again....And this is it. #RecognizeOpportunity Now is the time | We are the team. realestateinthedistrict.com
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
  Sellers, let's talk about inventory & supply chain conditions and how they affect presentation of your home & pricing. This varies by type of home, location & other factors. Buyers, we'll walk you through the potential of listings that need some updating , approximate costs, & supply you with tips and a list of vendors & contractors If you're looking to save on the purchase price to apply toward updates, you'll want to ask us about the large off-market inventory list we can provide and other price-saving strategies. It's spring, everybody, let's dive in!    
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
WHAT NEW HOME SALES REPS AREN'T TELLING YOU Some new home sales & marketing companies seem to have a policy of overpromising and underdelivering when it comes to delivery dates. They quote unrealistic delivery projections to boost sales, leading to fallout when buyers are stretched to the limit with long-delayed closings. Their continually-revised promises, claims of being 'almost there!' and/or ghosting when pressed for answers all add to buyers' frustration and distrust as they nervously watch rates rise, alternatives become more expensive, and current living situation become difficult to manage.  In this article, we explain key factors relating to new construction delivery dates and suggest basic questions buyers can ask to gain insight into the process and game out a timeline on th...
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
HOW TO WIN AGAINST CASH OFFERS IN DC The real estate market in Washington DC is a fast-paced, cash-driven seller’s market with perpetually low inventory. How do you compete? Be Solutions Driven One solution to winning against cash offers in the District is to throw an insane amount of money at it. But that’s rarely the best option. In this article, we’ll outline some of the ways–and there are more, depending on your situation–that DC home buyers can compete and truly come out ahead.
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
Spring is officially a week away, but the DC real estate market is already fired up! What are you waiting for? Whether you're buying or selling, we can help you make the most of the market! Buyers: Inventory is very tight. Work with us to access listings you won't see online. Your goal is our goal - get the best house at the best price! Sellers: We excel at maximizing the potential of your home to sell it faster & at a higher price!Now's the time. We're the team! Let's do it!
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By The Isaacs Team LLC, Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
 Interest rates and home prices are rising, inventory is low and spring competition is increasing by the day. There's no upside to waiting to buy.  Let us help to make the market work for you!
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By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(RLAH / @properties)
 [ This is the neighborhood in Washington, DC.  Everyone wants live here, or to come here to eat and enjoy the city.Logan Circle is the quintessential NW DC neighborhood.  It simply looks and feels right, without the attitude one finds with the usually older & more established NW neighborhoods.Penn Quarter, closer to downtown/ Penn. Ave., has the nightlife, clubs and Capital One Arena.Shaw is the place to be and the neighborhood has a great feel of new & old woven together.  Numbers dropped some from last month, with a total of 54 homes sold in January 2022. We are still above the 5 year average of 47 though we are still up and down from the last couple months.  We'll continue to watch numbers as we move through fall and into winter.  We can't predict all the changes, so we'll just have...
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