our Blog

    202-250-0021

    Ask the Expert Series: The Home Inspector

    In a new series of blog posts, we aim to bring you expert information directly from the professionals typically involved in a real estate transaction. Don’t just take our word for it! We begin the series with an interview from one of our client favorite home inspectors, Jiri Danihel with House Inspection Associates. 1. How long does… Read the full article…

    Elegant and Easy Urban Living (Logan Circle)

    The Castle, a stately red-brick Victorian mansion built in 1886 and located at 1301 Rhode Island Avenue NW, is home to a beautifully renovated duplex condo that overlooks Logan Circle from the light-filled, rotunda living room. The unit was recently renovated by local developer Martin Ditto of Ditto Residential, who preserved the historical features of the… Read the full article…

    The Good Bones Home

    When Meg and Serge came to us, the kind of home they described wanting was what we like to call the “good bones” home. The kind of home with great historical details – original wood trim, doors and bannisters, transom windows, pocket doors, original hardwood floors, chicken wire tile in the bathroom, French doors –… Read the full article…

    Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates Communities East of the Anacostia

    The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is highly anticipated each summer.  Held on the National Mall, the festival typically has explored the way of life – arts, crafts, cuisine, music, dance – of cultures both locally and around the globe. The festival often delves into the complex social and political changes that have influenced these cultures…. Read the full article…

    The New Wonders of Capitol Riverfront

      Unlike most major cities that are situated by the water, DC has long lacked a vibrant waterfront destination.  Yes, there’s the Georgetown waterfront, but we’ve always known we can do better than that. Why DC waterfronts have not become tourist and retail hubs, as is often the case in other major cities (hello Baltimore)… Read the full article…

    It’s Easy to Call Bloomingdale Home

    Some of our clients are just beginning to explore their options when they first reach out to us about buying a home and some clients, like Mas Tadesse, know exactly what they want. Mas had her eye on a condominium at the intersection of 3rd Street and Rhode Island Ave NW, right in the heart… Read the full article…

    Co-ops Vs. Condos

    Since this is a conversation that we often have with our clients, we figured we’d share it with anyone wondering about a co-op. Most people are not even familiar with co-ops until they begin looking for condos. What are the benefits or drawbacks of a co-op? How do you buy a co-op? Instead of reinventing the… Read the full article…

    Plans for McMillan Sand Filtration Site

    You may not know it by name, but you surely do know the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. It’s the big, wide open space across from Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center with the creepy looking bunker things. Most people have no idea what exactly it is. Well, according to Wikipedia, it was a water treatment plant… Read the full article…

    Now You Too Can Have a Fantastic Garden

    Either you have it or you don’t – a green thumb. Some people just know how to “talk” to plants and understand what they need. I am not one of those people. I need clear direction in order to keep something alive (yes, my children’s newborn phase was tough). But I love fresh veggies and… Read the full article…

    DC Farmers Markets: Great Food, Community & Fun

    Washington DC’s farmers markets offers residents the opportunity to shop local and support local growers and businesses. It’s not only a chance for you to get to know your local producers but your neighbors as well. Enjoy food sampling, cooking demonstrations, flower arranging, and activites for the kids. Farmers markets serve as a way to connect… Read the full article…