Monday, September 30, 2013

On Our Blocks... Sunday Afternoon at Meridian Hill Park

We went to Meridian Hill Park a couple of Sunday's ago for the drummer's circle festivities. During warm weather months, people have reportedly gathered in the Columbia Heights national park since the 1950's. For more, check out this Washingtonian article: Click here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DMV Connections

Which multi-billionaire tech guru grew up in Prince George's County Maryland?

A. Bill Gates - Microsoft

B. Mark Cuban - Mavericks

C. Sergey Brin - Google

D. Larry Ellison - Oracle

D. None of the above

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Spots... Redrocks on H Street

Redrocks Neapolitan Bistro's H Street location has opened...

A new wood burning pizza spot has opened on 13th & H Street, NE. Check them out here:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The U Street Corridor

Never Been to U Street? You are Missing Out

By Tracey Gold Bennett

Say you're too busy to make the trek to U street but wondering what all the fuss is about? The U street corridor is a thriving, trendy, eclectic, bohemian neighborhood that perhaps can best be described by lyrics in the theme music for the television show Cheers: "Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name... and they're always glad you came."

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Painting? Some advice from Logan Circle's Logan Hardware...

Paint Tips: From The Human Paint Guide

By Tracey Gold Bennett

Courtesy of The Little Greene
Paint Company

If you thought the Pantone Institute color of the year for 2013 was Emerald you're right. Emerald is everywhere, in the news, in retail stores, everything from makeup... to dog collars, dresses and paint. But before you go blow your home do it yourself (DIY) budget on green paint (or hire a painter) there are a few things you should know.  Trends change, quickly, even for Panetone Institute, the authority on color trends.

On Our Blocks... A few spots on the U Street corridor

A piece from PoPville on the former Republic Gardens location...

The DMV housing market continues to grow...

DC Metro Sees Double-Digit Price Growth for Third Straight Month

Continued increases in sales and new contracts; Double-digit growth for new listings for the fourth straight month
Demand in the Washington DC Metro Region remains strong in the summer months, as shown by increases in sales and pending contracts.  Inventories continue to decline, but the pace has slowed, bolstered by new listings.  High demand and low supply contributed to median sale price gains throughout the region.   All counties in the region had median sales price increases in July, and the median price for the region as a whole reached its highest July-level since 2009.  The year-to-date median price is nearly 10 percent higher than over the same period in 2012. The median days-on-market continues to be historically low, and is now at its lowest July-level since 2005.  While the number of sales and new contracts decreased from June, this is typical of summer seasonal patterns and the decline was smaller than in past years.  The Washington DC Metro Region housing market continues to show strength, with increases in new listings helping to meet pent up demand.  Increasing prices may encourage potential sellers to list their homes, continuing the growth in new listings.