Fulcrum Properties Group News and Updates

We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable about real estate and development news in the neighborhoods where we work for our clients. Do you want to find out more or speak with us about another neighborhood in the area? Give us a call

Development News for the Week of July 17:

Capitol Hill Area 

  • H Street Connection coming down (Washington Business Journal)
  • Mixed-use project with 800 upscale apartments set for Nationals Park area (The Washington Post)
  • Congressional Square Site Sold, Switching to Residential (JDLand)
  • MRP rolls out next phase of a waterfront project next to Nationals Park (Washington Business Journal)
  • Shakespeare’s Barracks Row Rehearsal Space Wants to Be Retail/Office/Residential. But… (Capitol Hill Corner)
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For the second year in a row, Washingtonian Magazine has named Fulcrum Properties Group as one of DC's Best Real Estate Teams. We owe our thanks to our clients and friends for this honorable distinction. Thank you for helping us continue to grow Fulcrum into the best team and family!

Look for Washingtonian's Best of Washington Issue on newsstands now.

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Photo via Wikimedia/Jack BoucherBy Brian O Hora

Just north of the Hill sits an amazing community, Ivy City, which is about to be one of D.C.’s next hottest neighborhoods, and is exactly why you should be looking at it now. How do I know? I live there! The streets around Rand, R and S streets NE, are one of the last spots to find a detached, single family home with a large front and backyard for under $400K.

New development, retail, and restaurants are quickly turning Ivy City into a destination area. The historic Hecht Warehouse and adjacent land was purchased by Douglas Development in 2013 and is being redeveloped into 330 apartments and 200,000 square feet of retail space.

Businesses that are already operating and gaining tons of attention include Union Kitchen, One Eight

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There are three key things to selling a home: communication; price; and marketing and showings. Okay, there are aactually lot more details and steps, but most fall into those three buckets. And today, I want to talk about staging your home for marketing and showings.

At its most basic level, staging is the process of decluttering and rearranging your home to make it appeal to a broad array of potential buyers. Your home is beautiful. It is your life, your memories; it is the place where you have spent so much time with loved ones. But that doesn't mean it will photograph and show well. And those photographs and walk throughs can make a huge difference in how quickly your home will sell.

According to the National Association of Realtors, staged

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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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We're excited to bring you two new listings this week, along with several other great open houses! Please stop by or call us for more information about these wonderful homes, or any other property for sale.

Going to Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival? Stop by our tent! We are proud to be sponsoring this year's festival. Proceeds from this great annual event benefit the Living Classrooms Foundation. Buy your tickets at KingmanIslandBluegrass.com  

217 14th Place NE
Open Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms

Pristine, perfectly proportioned, primed for ideal Hill living. Flowing from front to back this beautifully updated home hosts exposed brick throughout the lower level. The front porch leads to the livings room's gas…
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