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May 2016

Found 4 blog entries for May 2016.

One of the charms of DC is the wide array of classic architecture that makes up each block of the city. There are so many similarities, as well as differences as the city developed over the years. There is truly a home for every taste. 

Take a look at this slideshow of DC homes and let us know what style is your favorite.

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One of my favorite things about Capitol Hill is all of the micro neighborhoods within it. Each block can have its own unique character and feel, and each brings its own set of offerings and charms. I have a particular soft spot for Rosedale or Kingman Park, an extension of the Hill just east of 15th Street and north of C Streets, Northeast.

My favorite section of the neighborhood sits between 21st Street and Oklahoma Avenue NE. It features classic Federal or Wardman-style homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. With inviting front porches and lush gardens, you find many of the charms and details that are coveted on Capitol Hill, but without the high price tag. 

When I speak with clients about this area, I the things that get people most excited are:

Nature:

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We're excited to be sponsoring Congressional Cemetery's Day of the Dog again this year! The event on Saturday kicks off with a 5K race and continues from 10am-3pm with lots of vendors, games, and fun. And be sure to stop by our tent for great puppy swag and treats. We'll have goodies for the dog owners as well! Congressional Cemetery is located at 1801 E Street SE. More information can be found here.

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We had a great time at our Renovation Extravaganza with a fantastic group of guests and our three expert panelists, Ryan Moody, Amy Herbert, and Gabe Peyton. There were some really great questions and a lot of creative solutions from our panel.

One of the biggest takeaways was that you should set expectations early on. This pertains to cost, timing, and quality of life. Things will cost more than you expect, and will often take longer than you expect. This is especially true for old houses, where you will not always know what you will find when you open a wall or staircase. But the benefits of improving your home make it all worth it.

When we took a look at the National Association of Realtors’ Remodeling Impact Report, it was clear that the joy

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