new listing! 115 New York Ave, NW #4

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

new listing!  115 New York Ave, NW #4

115 New York Ave., NW #4  Washington, DC 20002 2 bedrooms | 2 baths 1000 square feet | $2942.53 yearly taxes $386.51 condo fee $445,000 Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with an open floor plan, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a wine refrigerator in the kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout, 2 gas fireplaces with original mantels: 1 in the living room and 1 in master bedroom. Upgraded master bathroom en suite, washer/dryer in unit, balcony and secure parking. Condo fees include Direct TV with HBO and wifi/internet. Minutes to...

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lunch at range

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in dc, Restaurants | 0 comments

lunch at range

Last Friday, my husband and I journeyed to Friendship Heights to have lunch at Range, Bryan Voltaggio’s DC restaurant.  We ate at Volt’s Table 21 in 2010 and in many ways, I knew what to expect from the cuisine at Range. It did not disappoint. It was restaurant week and we decided to give the menu a whirl.  Range offered a number of great options and this girl can’t resist a deal.  We started with a kale caesar and a beet salad.  My husband had the pizza and I had a blackened hake sandwich with no bread (gluten free these...

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real estate round up | the latest real estate news

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Real Estate | 0 comments

real estate round up | the latest real estate news

links and photos top to bottom: Urban Turf, Gardenista, Bloomberg, Boston...

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what restaurants are you trying for restaurant week?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in dc, Restaurants | 0 comments

what restaurants are you trying for restaurant week?

Do you like restaurant week?  When it first started, my husband and I would go to at least one lunch and dinner.  Then I became jaded.  A couple places we tried had terrible menu selections and the service was horrendous. (we are not 2nd class citizens because we’re here for restaurant week! ok? so slow yo’ roll) On Monday, I had lunch with a friend at the Grill Room in between appointments and it was so fun.  The roast chicken and greens was divine and I’d like to go back for dinner. The new chef is Frank Ruta, formerly of...

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the importance of staging

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Real Estate | 0 comments

the importance of staging

There are a million articles out there about the importance of staging a property to sell.  So why am I writing about it?  Reading about it is one thing. Seeing it in action is another. Since I work with buyers and sellers, I see firsthand how much of an impact staging can make.  I’ve had clients say “no” to a place because the colors of a wall or because the furniture looks like their grandmother’s.  Buyers watch A LOT of HGTV and they have certain expectations these days.  Staging a unit can help make a place shine....

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holm condos is now holm apartments

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

holm condos is now holm apartments

Another one bites the dust.  One of my colleagues alerted me that Holm Condos is no longer.  They’re switching to rentals.  He had 2 units under contract in the building and was told last week the project was going rental. I’m fascinated by the number of buildings that start as condos and covert to apartments.(The Shay is another recent conversion). Buyers are clamoring for new construction but they want to see it.  The pre-construction buying days are waning yet developers don’t seem to take that into account....

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7 tips to help sell your home

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Real Estate, Selling | 0 comments

7 tips to help sell your home

I’m prepping a new listing for the market and I always follow these 7 steps to get the most money for my clients.  It’s a lot of work but the results are always impressive.  (See the reviews from my satisfied clients!) 1. De-clutter.  I know you like your collection of troll dolls and think it’s wonderful.  It isn’t.  Box it up and utilize the space in a way that’s appealing to buyers.  Clear the counter tops in your bathroom and kitchen. (Yes, even your toothbrush.) Take your photos and holiday cards off the...

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u st. corridor ‘hood happenings

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in 'hood happenings, washington | 0 comments

u st. corridor ‘hood happenings

links and photos top to bottom: urban turf, concrete jungle dc, washington business journal, prince of...

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kate spade saturday + west elm

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Interior Design | 0 comments

kate spade saturday + west elm

Have you seen the new collaboration between Kate Spade Saturday and West Elm?  It is so.damn.cute.  If I wanted to brighten my space on a January day, these pieces would be the perfect addition! splatter chair $499   shifting shapes pillow $34   floral print chair $599  abstract one art print...

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argentina | adventures in buenos aires

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Me, me, me, Travel | 0 comments

argentina | adventures in buenos aires

Flying back to Buenos Aires was a series of mishaps.  Our flight was delayed twice, my husband was involved in pastry smooshing incident (Which was not his fault. The flight attendant was the culprit but that didn’t matter to his seat mates) and we almost got hit by another plane in an “air traffic controller miscommunication”.  There was fervent applause by our fellow passengers when we landed and that summed up my sentiments exactly. Once we got back to BA, we checked into the house we rented in Palermo Soho.  It was...

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