unconventional diner

Have ya’ll tried the Unconventional Diner? I’ve eaten there 3 times and it’s  been fantastic. Perhaps in the highest compliment for this eatery was my Dad liked it. (Shocker! He doesn’t like anything because he always thinks he can make it better. *this is what happens when you used to own restaurants*) The highlight for both my Dad and husband was the fried chicken. It was everything fried chicken should be: there was dark meat. It was crispy and juicy. There was hot sauce. They also loved the biscuit and gravy. My go-to order has been the miso salmon with zucchini and pine nuts. It’s delicious! I also love the art in the restaurant. The mural near the bar is one of my favorite pieces of art in DC. I’m thrilled to have a new restaurant in our rotation. Unconventional Diner 1207 9th St NW WDC 20001...
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buying in 2018? what you need to know

The DC real estate market has been hot for years but 2018 is proving to be unique. Inventory is low, multiple offers are still a reality and most listings are under contract in 7 days or less. Interested in buying but have no idea where to start? I’ve pulled together a cheat sheet for you. Talk to a lender. Besides finding the place you want to buy, choosing a lender is the most important step in purchasing. Obtaining a loan is difficult. Your credit has to be good. You debt to income ratio has to be just right. Lenders need reams of documentation. Stay away from the big banks. Work with someone who’s local and knows the market. Once you’ve spoken to a lender and they have all the info they need (bank statements, salary stubs, financial records, your credit score. it’s invasive. get ready.) you’re pre-qualified and ready to start searching. Find a property. While searching online is the place most people start, photos can only tell you so much. Visit properties. See as many properties as you can to see what appeals to you. The search can take a day or several months. Make an offer. Once you find a property you love, write an offer. The DC market is competitive which means you’ll need to make quick decisions. If a listing is priced well, looks good and is in a desirable location, it’s going under contract in 1-7 days and often has multiple offers. Execute the paperwork. After your offer has been reviewed and ratified, the contract is sent to the lender and the title company. The title company reviews the title work. Their job is to make sure the property is delivered with a clear title. The lender starts processing your loan and orders the appraisal. Fulfill the contingencies (if there are any). With the increase in multiple offers, contingencies have been on the decline. If the sellers accept an appraisal, financing or home inspection contingency, fulfill them. If it goes smoothly, you head to closing. Execute the final reviews. Before closing, you do a final walk through to see if the property is still in good shape. You will also review the CD (the closing document) 3 days before closing to make sure all your fees are correct. If everything is in order, you sign the documents at the closing table. Complete the documents. Once all the documents are signed, you’re...
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first dc wise fundraiser next week!

Please join DC Wise for our Georgetown Shopping Event on April 26th from 6-8:30 pm. It’s the first fundraiser in 2018 and we’re super excited that rag & bone AND hu’s shoes | hu’s wear are participating. Bubbles, bites and shopping is never a bad combo, right?...
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sold! 1 bed/1 ba in cleveland park

https://jenangotti.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG-4421.mp4 Congratulations to my client on the sale of her condo! I represented the seller and we got it under contract in 4 days. The Spring market has officially...
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new listing! 1 bed/1 ba in Penn Quarter

915 E St. NW #514 720 sf | 497.47 monthly condo fee list price | $448,000 Gorgeous condo in great location: steps to museums, restaurants, the Mall, Capital One Center, & 3 metro stops! New hrdwd flrs, new paint, ss appliances & granite counter tops in kitchen, dual entry bathroom, full size w/d, WIC in the bedroom & balcony overlooking courtyard. Building amenities: 24 hr concierge, gym, party room & roof deck. Pet friendly. Rental parking in building -$300 a month. For more photos, check out the virtual tour. Open this weekend from 1-4pm on Sunday. Stop...
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new rental! 1 bed/1 ba in Penn Quarter

616 E St, NW #810 Washington, DC 20003 686 sf rent | $2250 Freshly painted 1 bedroom condo overlooking 7th St., open floor plan, new hardwood floors, granite countertops, balcony off the bedroom, w/d in unit.Building amenities: 24 hr front desk, bus center, movie room, gym, rooftop w/ gas grills & pool. Rental parking available. No pets or smokers. 93 walk score. Mins to Penn Quarter restaurants/retail, National Mall & Gallery Place-China Metro. (grn, red, yellow...
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new listing! 1 bed/1 ba condo in Cleveland Park

3024 Wisconsin Ave, NW #203 1 bed | 1 bath with parking list price | $315,000 Sunny 1 bedroom condo with hardwood floors with hardwood floors, an open floor plan, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a wine refrigerator, built in bookshelves, custom storage in the bedroom, and parking. 600 square feet, $407 monthly condo fee. Pet friendly with a private dog park/common area. Minutes to Glover Park/Cathedral Heights restaurants and retail. For more photos, check out the virtual tour. Open Sunday Feb. 11th from...
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life lately

Why hello there and happy 2018! It’s been a while, right? Despite the freezing temperatures, I’ve been kicking around town. I went to dinner at my friends place. (Amazing view from their condo, right?) Saw some shows at the 9:30 Club. (this was Mø & Cashmere Cat. Loved Mø. Think I’m way too old to appreciate Cashmere Cat. Lesson learned). Drank espresso and grabbed snacks for a cheese and charcuterie plate at the newly revamped Cork Restaurant & Market (which is so damn cute it’s unreal and I really, really love this tile). Checked out Gaslight Tavern, the latest bar/restaurant in the ‘hood. It opened Monday. I read about it a couple of weeks ago and since it was my Mr.’s birthday, it seemed like an opportune time to give it a...
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1 bed/1 bath condo for rent in Shaw!

2120 Vermont Ave, NW #2 Washington, DC 20001 1 bed | 1 ba   685 sf $2200 Freshly painted 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with an open floor plan, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances (all new within last 2 years), granite counter tops, updated bathroom, new carpet in the bedroom, w/d in unit. Floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom, walk in closet. 3 blocks to U St. Metro, restaurants and retail. Building amenities include gym and roof deck with a gas grill. No pets. Parking not included in price but usually available for $100-$150 a month in building garage. Tenant responsible for electricity, cable, internet. Available immediately. For more photos, check out the virtual...
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happy new year!

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happy holidays!

Wishing you and yours a joyful holiday...
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DC Wise 4th Annual Cocktails + Silent Auction today!

After months and months of planning, the DC Wise 4th Annual Cocktails + Silent Auction is tonight! The auction site is already live and we have some incredible items this year. I know some of you can’t make it but no worries! You can still donate. It’s 100% tax deductible. If you’re attending tonight, I can’t thank you enough for supporting...
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