616 E lr

One of my client’s is renting his 1 bedroom condo at the Clara Barton in Penn Quarter.  Details below.

616 E St., NW #422
Washington, DC 20004
822 sf
rent | $2350.00
1 bedroom condo with an open floor plan, wide plank floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and an in-unit w/d. Building amenities include 24 hour front desk, business center, movie room, gym, rooftop with gas grills and a pool. Rental parking available. No pets or smokers. 93 walk score.  Minutes to Penn Quarter restaurants/retail, the National Mall and the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro (red, green & yellow lines). Tenant pays for electric, cable internet. Available September 1, 2017. Click here for the virtual tour.
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life via instagram july

Why hello! After a lovely 4th of July at the beach with my family, I’m back in DC and trying to survive the heat.  There’s nothing like showing property in 98 degree heat and humidity.  Uf.

What have you been doing?  Any good vacations coming up?

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2125 14th ext

2125 14th St NW #330

1 bed + den + parking

list price | $609,000

sold price | $605,000

I represented the buyer in the purchase of this condo. I’m pleased to announce we negotiated $4,000 off the original list price.  It’s almost never happens in the DC market and I’m thrilled for my client.

2125 14th st lr

This is the 4th time this year I’ve negotiated money off the list price for my buyers.  Does it mean the market is softening?  A little. I think some sellers have dollar signs in their eyes and they’re pricing too high.  It’s a bit of a correction.

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On the other hand, the last 3 offers I’ve written had multiple offers. In 2 of those situations, the home had over 8 offers! I know..the market here is nuts!

Contact me if you want to buy or sell.  As you can see, I know the ins and outs of the market and I’d love to help you.

 

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4600-FM-R-ext4600 S. Four Mile Run #426
Arlington, VA 22204
881 sf | condo fee $595.00 | taxes $1,628.00 yearly
list price | $172,000

Sunny, corner 1 bedroom condo with new floors, updated bathroom and balcony. All utilities included in condo fee except cable/internet.  Laundry facilities on each floor.  Building amenities include a pool, gym, 24 hour concierge and bike storage. Parking available for free in parking lot out back or for $75 a month in the garage. Shuttle to Pentagon City Metro offered every 30 minutes. Close to Shirlington restaurants and retail and the W&O Trail. Pet friendly and FHA/VA approved.  Open House Sunday, June 4th from 1-4pm.

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happy memorial day

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Thank you to those who have served and fallen in the service of the USA. We remember.

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master bath before1

After months and months of planning, the master bathroom renovation has begun!  It started on Monday and currently the bathroom is a big mess. They’ve torn out everything and slowly, what I imagined is coming to life.  It’s exciting and I can’t wait until it’s finished. Already I’ve been daydreaming about my own vanity.  It’s not been a hardship to share but it’s going to be amazing when we both have our own space. We’re on track to finish everything at the end of next week except the new counter tops.  Updates forthcoming!

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life via instagram aprl

Why hello there. I’ve been a little lax on the ole blog because I can’t seem to muster up a lot of enthusiasm. I’ve been writing about real estate, design and things I love for TEN years. My creativity has dried up and work has been crazy. (Correlation? Possibly but I’m too tired to figure it out). I’m still exploring new places and things but really, I’m a kinda over writing about it. Kinda. There’s still a host of topics that pique my interest.  You’ll definitely still be hearing from me. However the days of daily postings are a thing of the past.  If you’ve noticed, I’ve been publishing twice a week.  That’s my plan for the future and I hope you keep reading.  Till next week!

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u-street-ted-eytan

Last week, Urban Turf had a wonderful neighborhood profile about U St. Corridor and how it’s changed in the last decade. I was happy to be included in the write up.  Check it out here.

photo via Urban Turf.

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1954 Columbia ext

1954 Columbia Rd., NW #211

for rent | $2100.00

I’m renting a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo for a friend/client in the Kalorama/Adams Morgan area.  Contact me if you’re interested!

1954 Columbia lr

Sunny, corner 1 bedroom with hardwood floors, updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. Fantastic Kalorama/Adams Morgan location, minutes to restaurants and shops, 96 walk score. Gas included in rent. Tenant pays for electric, phone & cable. Bike storage in basement. No pets. No smokers. Available immediately.

1954 Columbia Rd kit

 

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re roundup marchlinks from left to right: urban turfwashington post, wtop, realtor.com

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green-door

 

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2120-Ver-503-lr

Whenever I’m getting ready to list a home for my clients, I follow these 7 steps to get the most money for my clients. This has led to many wonderful selling experiences and a lot of satisfied clients! (click here to see the reviews.)

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 refrigerator. It’s all a distraction to a buyer.

2. Re-paint in neutral colors. Red kitchens and dining rooms are so 2000. Don’t date your decor with bold colors. Buyers are picky and one terrible paint color can make them over look your property. A tan or greige paint color is the top choice for most buyers. Boring but it works.

3. Clean extensively. Nothing is worse than a grimy bathroom or kitchen when you’re viewing property. Hire a cleaning service. Your property should sparkle. Keep your place tidy while it’s on the market. Make your bed. Put away your soiled clothing and clean laundry. Hang up your coat and put away your shoes.

4. Re-arrange/remove furniture. Most sellers have too much furniture in their space. If you have belongings in every single corner, get rid of them. If it’s over sized and makes your space look small, store it for your next place. Rearrange your furniture to make the space open and inviting. Open your blinds/curtains to show the view and the sunlight.

5. Make sure it smells good. That old man/sock smell is not making your place more attractive. On the other hand, you don’t want to go overboard. Strong, floral plug-ins can make buyers suspicious. The most appealing scents are cinnamon/apple, vanilla or citrus scents.

6. Take good photos. Use a professional photographer for photos of your property. “Homes with professional photographs were found, on average, to be viewed 61 percent more online than others in that price range shot with a lower-end camera. The listings that used digital SLR cameras also commanded a 47 percent higher asking price per square foot, according to the Redfin analysis.” The stats speak for themselves.

7. Don’t overprice your property. Sellers first inclination is to list their property for waaaayyy higher than it’s worth. That leads to more days on market, price reductions and less money in the long run. Price correctly the first time. Your house will likely sell in 7-10 days and you’ll get the money you want.

A little prep work goes a long way when you list your home. If you’re looking to sell in 2017, contact me at jen@dcreresidential.com or 202.285.4238. It’s a great time to be a seller in DC!

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