October 2017

Found 8 blog entries for October 2017.

The Whole Foods anchored mixed-use building located at 965 Florida Ave in Shaw has emerged above-ground. 
The project, being developed by MRP Realty and Ellis Development, will include 428 apartments and a 51,540 SF Whole Foods Market on the ground level.  Unique characteristics of the apartment building include a skywalk that will connect the U-shaped building.  Additional updates and photos as the project continues. 

Current Construction Photos 

                               

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Join your friends and neighbors for the sixth biennial Bloomingdale House Tour and Reception. The event is sponsored by the
Bloomingdale Civic Association and includes tours of neighborhood homes on Saturday October 28th between 1PM-5PM. Earlier in the day, take part in the Design Workshops covering a wide range of topics: 

11AM  Townhouses Then and Now | Ahmet Killie, Architect

12PM: Bloomingdale - Envisioning our Greatest Potential Through Urban Design | Jennifer Harty, Architect

1PM: Utilizing Light, Color, and Texture to Entertain the Eye | Zach Sherif , Interior Designer 

2PM: Cool Spaces Hot Wallcoverings | Tynesia Hand-Smith, Interior Designer 

 

Additional Information from the Event Website: 

The day will begin with a

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Perhaps one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in The District - Shaw - is named after the Shaw Junior High School which was originally built in 1902 at the intersection of 7th and Rhode Island Ave. The Junior  High was relocated to R and 9th Street in 1977.  The school itself takes its name from Colonel Robert G Shaw, the white commander of the first black unit to serve in the Civil War. They were a regiment of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers. Most notably, the regiment was distinguished themselves in the battle of Fort Wagner - the battle in which Shaw was eventually killed. 

Click here to search all available homes in the Shaw Neighborhood. 

 

Source: The Names of Washington, DC By Dex Nilsson 2000

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Slate joined Shop Made in DC owner, Stacey Price, for a tour of the new store as they opened their doors to the public today. The former Baja Fresh just off Dupont Circle on 19th Street is a one-of-a-kind shop - mainly because everything they sell is made in The District. The cafe portion features rotating vendors serving breakfast, lunch, and cafe items. The retail component offers apparel, art, beverages, snacks, apothecary, jewelry, and stationary - all crafted in DC!  Perfect place for housewarming gifts, birthday presents, or anything for the home. Check out the new store today and SUPPORT LOCAL! 

Shop Made in DC is open M-F  7AM - 8PM and Sat | Sun 11AM-7PM 

www.shopmadeindc.com

       

       

      

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Your buyer's agent will likely have recommendations for home inspection companies that are well-respected and experienced in the type of property you are purchasing. With the understanding that no two properties are alike, there are some common concerns that home inspectors point out and they are usually able to be remedied appropriately.   Here are a few common inspection issues and possible solutions: 

1.  Damp Basements / Lower Lever: Typically evidenced by water stains, residue on the brick walls, or evidence of mold growth. Possible Solution: Repair gutters to make sure water isn't pooling along the foundation of the home. Waterproofing membranes and / or French drains or sump pump can also solve the problem. 

2. Plumbing:  Often times

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Slate agents enjoyed an afternoon making turkey sandwiches to be donated to Martha's Table Homeless Outreach program. Each day, the volunteers at Martha's Table deliver meals to the less-fortunate throughout The District.  Working together to make an impact in our community  is one of our core values and we are proud to partner with Martha's Table in supporting their mission.  A big thank you to the Slate Agents that organized the event. 

   

   

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Perhaps the most important consideration when selling a home is the initial list price. This is also where the advice of an experienced agent can be most beneficial. There tends to be a common thought process among sellers when analyzing a potential list price - - and some of the seller considerations are irrelevant and can cost the seller in the long run.

Here are 3 mistakes sellers should avoid:

1. Price high and leave room to negotiate. In theory, this belief makes sense and it does make sense to leave some negotiation room. However, pricing a home significantly above the market value will only limit the likelihood that a potential buyer will make an offer. Buyers typically have search parameters based on price and you might be limiting your

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Enjoy tracking real estate statistics for your neighborhood? You're in luck as Slate Properties just released our Quarter 3 2017 Neighborhood Market Snapshots. Overall, days on the market remain consistently low and average sold price to list price continues to indicate a sellers market. Take a look at these 12 Featured Neighborhoods

 

 

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