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    How are Property Taxes calculated?

    By Lori Mang | May 20, 2020

    Property taxes may not be high up on your list of expenses when contemplating a home purchase, but they should be. Property taxes are highly variable and can be impacted by several factors, including location and home value. Calculating property taxes can be confusing and frustrating. But you don’t want to find your dream home... Read More

    H Street just may be the best little stretch in DC.

    By Lori Mang | May 18, 2020

          Many of us get into a rut when it comes to going out. We all have our favorite brunch spot, Happy Hour spot, restaurant (casual and fancy), and club, usually all in the same neighborhood.  But if none of those are located on H Street, a ten-block stretch of Northeast DC, you... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Charming and Artistic Mt. Rainier DC

    By Lori Mang | May 15, 2020

    Located on the northeastern border of Washington D.C. and serving as the gateway to Prince George’s County, MD, the charming community of Mt. Rainier DC is a neighborhood undergoing revitalization. With a boho vibe and a vibrant artistic community, it is often compared to Takoma Park, at “half the price,” making the old streetcar suburb... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Brookland

    By Lori Mang | May 13, 2020

    Located in Northeast DC, Brookland is a neighborhood that centers on 12th Street NE. It is on the Metro Red Line and is the home of The Catholic University of America. Called “Little Rome” because of the many churches, schools, and chapels serving the Catholic community, it is also home to thriving art, food, and... Read More

    Washington DC Parking Explained

    By Lori Mang | May 8, 2020

    No Parking at Any Time. No Parking Monday through Friday, 7-9:30 a.m. 4-6:30 p.m. Pay to Park Monday through Friday 2:30-4 p.m. 6:30-10 p.m. All of these separate signs exist on the same post at the same spot in DC. Add time restrictions, zoning restrictions, missing signs, and conflicting enforcement priorities, and it’s no wonder... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: 14th Street Washington DC. Is this the hottest address in town?

    By Lori Mang | April 24, 2020

    Everybody loves their own neighborhood and thinks their corner bistro is the best. But really, we are partial to 14th Street in Washington DC There is so much to love and so many places to visit. If you’re looking for a way to spend your time on an unseasonably spring-like weekend this is the neighborhood... Read More

    The Five Best Coffee Shops in DC

    By Lori Mang | April 22, 2020

    Everyone knows the world runs on caffeine. And with the hectic pace in DC, that seems truer here than in most places. Of course, we are all thankful for the ubiquitous corporate coffee shops that keep us going.  But what about the smaller chains or standalone cafes and roasteries that you may not have had... Read More

    Four Walkable Neighborhoods in Washington DC

    By Lori Mang | April 22, 2020

    One of the best things about living in Washington DC is the access you have to all of the world-class amenities a person could dream of in a relatively small, self-contained geographic area. After all, the District contains amazing art, architecture, shopping, restaurants, and, of course, historical landmarks. Beyond this, some of the greatest companies... Read More

    Condo vs Co-op….Which is Better for You?

    By Lori Mang | April 20, 2020

      The Westchester on Cathedral Avenue. The sprawling Broadmoor on Connecticut. And the most famous of all Washington DC addresses (other than 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.), the Watergate. What do all of these gorgeous landmark residential complexes have in common? They are all co-ops. We get many questions about the differences between co-ops and condos. It... Read More

    10 Steps to Buying Your Home in Washington DC

    By Lori Mang | April 17, 2020

      If you have always been a renter, the thought of purchasing a home might seem rather intimidating. After all, sometimes it seems that Realtors and homebuyers are speaking a different language. Amortization? Contingencies? It can seem like too much to figure out. But nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, as you... Read More