buying in 2016? what you need to know

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

buying in 2016? what you need to know

While it doesn’t feel like Spring out there, the DC Spring real estate market has begun. In DC, Super Bowl weekend is the official kick off the selling season. I’ve seen inventory creeping up. The desirable listings are going under contract in 7 days or less. Multiple offers are still a reality. Interested in buying but have no idea where to start? I’ve put together a cheat sheet to guide you through the process. 1. Talk to a lender. Picking a competent lender is the most important step in the buying process. Obtaining a...

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a tribute to uncle frank

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Me, me, me | 0 comments

a tribute to uncle frank

My Uncle Frank passed away last week. He was my Dad’s younger brother who lived in Clarksburg, WV and he was a constant in my life.  He owned Chunki’s, an Italian restaurant in downtown Clarksburg. He was the father of my cousins Lori and Frank.  He was kind, generous, loyal, outspoken and opinionated. He loved our large, extended family fiercely. To the residents of Clarksburg and WV, he was Frank “Chunki” Angotti, business owner and public servant.  He served on the County Commission, was elected for two terms in the...

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gifts for my mr.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in gift guides | 0 comments

gifts for my mr.

Valentine’s Day is next weekend. SAY WHAT? In case you’re like me and order most of your gifts, here’s a few that caught my eye. 1. Indie Bourbon Trio $168 2. Funky Socks $46  3. Waterproof Gold Jacket $197.50 4. Carolina BBQ Sauce $12  ...

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welcome to miami

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Food and Drink, Restaurants, things to do, Travel | 0 comments

welcome to miami

After finally getting back to the US, my husband and I were stuck in Miami for four days.  I know..my life is full of hardship. While DC was being buried in snow, I was strolling around Miami enjoying more sand and sun. I used the Hotel Tonight app to book us at The Standard. I loved the pool and the spa but the room was tiny and loud. Most of the time, you’re in Miami for sun and fun so tiny and loud doesn’t matter. Since we were stuck, it didn’t go over as well.  Would I stay there again?  Yes. Would my husband?...

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harbour island

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Restaurants, things to do, Travel | 0 comments

harbour island

Last week, my husband and I spent a few days in Harbour Island, Bahamas.  It’s absolutely stunning.  What we didn’t anticipate was the impact of #snowzilla on the weather.  While we were far, far away, the #snowzilla weather system wreaked havoc on the entire east coast. Instead of 75 and sunny, we got 68, windy and rainy.  It was a bummer.  We enjoyed a few mornings at the beach (in every layer we had in our suitcase) but it wasn’t exactly as I envisioned. I know..pity party for me, right?  Boo hoooooo. While the weather...

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new rental! furnished 1 bed + den, 2 ba with garage parking

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

new rental!  furnished 1 bed + den, 2 ba with garage parking

4025 Conn Ave, NW #703 Washington, DC 20008 1 bed + den | 2 full baths 1400 square feet rent | $3500 Fully furnished, 2 level, 1 bedroom + den, 2 bathroom condo with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen, w/d in unit, 2 outdoor areas, garage parking and amazing city views. Den has a pullout couch that sleeps two, office area on upper level. Minutes to the Van Ness Metro, Giant, Yes Organic Market, Starbucks, Calvert and Woodley, Walgreens, CVS, City Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Rock Creek Park and...

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real estate round up | the latest real estate news

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

real estate round up | the latest real estate news

  links from top to bottom:  Urban Turf, The Washington Post, CNBC, The Washington...

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new listing! penthouse 1 bed + den with garage parking

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in dc, Real Estate, Selling | 0 comments

new listing! penthouse 1 bed + den with garage parking

929 Florida Ave, NW #8007 Washington, DC 20001 1103 square feet | condo fee $530.77 list price | $599,000 Modern 1 bedroom + den corner penthouse. Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, floor to ceiling windows, 10′ ceilings, two full bathrooms, balcony with amazing monument views. Garage parking. Communal roof deck with 2 gas grills. 2 blocks to U St. Metro, minutes to restaurants and new U St./Shaw retail, next door to upcoming Whole Foods. 95 walk score.  Open Sunday, 1/10/16 from...

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did you know rejuvenation has more than lighting?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in home, Interior Design | 0 comments

did you know rejuvenation has more than lighting?

I’ve always been a huge fan of Rejuvenation’s lighting options. I’ve been stalking their Cedar & Moss collaboration for months because it’s so good. I recently discovered Rejuvenation also sells furniture and it’s bad ass.  I don’t need anything for my house but I’ll be sharing this website with my clients. Clinton Modern Wingback    SYMBOL stereo console  Belmont Tuxedo Sofa   Cascade...

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‘hood happenings | u st. corridor and shaw

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in 'hood happenings, Real Estate, Restaurants, u st. corridor | 0 comments

‘hood happenings | u st. corridor and shaw

Happy 2016!  Lots of good stuff happening in the ‘hood lately. Can you believe the plans for the new Whole Foods?!  Holy cow..it’s going to be massive.  I’m also excited about the proposed park.  Our corner of DC definitely needs some green space. links and photos top to bottom:  Urban Turf, Washington Post, Washington City Paper,...

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