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Parking Panda has finally launched in the Distrct. Here's how they say it works: If you own a parking space… Register and sign up Click the "list your space button," fill out all the information and upload a picture so people know where to go Use the calendar to set the days you want your space to be available and the price Receive an email when someone has booked your space. Parking Panda takes 20% commission (20%) If you need parking… Search for parking at your destination on the web or at www.parkingpanda.com on (0 comments)
Altdeutsche Möbel for Moooi Tattish Design: RoomFashion DC "An ode to the beauty of old Frankish furniture, STUDIO JOB’S elaborately decorative furniture is nothing less than a symbolic interpretation of life's essence. Roses, skulls, keys and feathers tickle our imagination and point towards life's beauty and mystery." Hmmm. Well, it's fun take on traditional storage, anyway. See more interior décor & design innovation (0 comments)
RESPA is the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Settlement is the "closing" of a real estate transaction. Your settlement company will use its knowledge of real property laws, contacts in the offices of the Recorders of Deeds, Courts, and Surveyors' offices, and the information provided by the parties to the transaction to assemble and review the pertinent documentation then effect a title transfer. When a buyer and seller ratify (both parties have signed) a sales contract, the settlement company is sent a copy of the contract along with contact information for the buyers and sellers. (1 comments)
Driving in Washington DC: DC Traffic Circles One of the wild and wacky aspects to driving in Washington D.C. The most famous traffic circle is Dupont Circle. Dupont traffic circle is located at the intersection of Massachusettes Avenue NW, Connecticut Avenue NW, New Hampshire Avenue, P Street NW and 19th Street NW. Here's a list of the other traffic circles, courtesy of Wikipedia The most important thing to remember (0 comments)
I get occasional questions about ADUs and, more often, they are included in buyer search lists. They attract buyers because the list prices are so low. Here's some information on ADUs in Washington DC for buyers wanting to know what they are and who qualifies: Affordable Dwelling Units in the District of Columbia In 2009, DC's mayor authorized the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to monitor and enforce compliance with requirements to provide or maintain Affordable Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the District of Columbia. "Affordable Dwelling Unit" is an umbrella term applied to the for-sale (2 comments)
DC Real Estate TOPA Tenants have unique rights in Washington D.C. Familiarize yourself with them whether you're a buyer or seller. What Buyers and Sellers Should Know About DC TOPA The Tenant Opportunity To Purchase Act guarantees tenants that: "Before an owner of a housing accommodation may sell the accommodation, or issue a notice of intent to recover possession, or notice to vacate, for purposes of demolition or discontinuance of housing use, the owner shall give the tenant an opportunity to purchase the accommodation at a price and terms which represent a bona fide offer of sale." Before a landlord (0 comments)
Textured Wall Treatments: RoomFashion DC Want those fabulous wall textures but don't want to invest a lot of work or money? Inhabit Wall Flats, baby. Add architectural interest to your home and help disguise existing wallpaper or paneled wall. The embossed, three-dimensional wall-covering is environmentally friendly and lightweight. Molded from Bagasse Pulp (a 100% pre-consumer sugarcane waste), Wall Flats are durable, sustainable and biodegradable, made without chemical filler or additives. Wall Flats are easy to install and can be trimmed and painted. Wall Flats™ are available in off-white and are sold by the box only. Each box contains ten tiles (0 comments)
Rates Dip, Market Flips NAR reports pending home sales are nearly 13% higher this March than the same time last year. There are currently 1648 Active listings in DC and 1425 under contract (both including short sales and foreclosures). Also as of this writing, there are 639 Active condo listings (again including short sales and foreclosures) and 500 under contract. There are only 326 detached homes Active and 244 under contract. 240 rowhouses are listed as Active, and 331 under contract. It's when you filter by location that things get really interesting. In the 20009 zip code, here are the (0 comments)
Exclusive to coolDCre: Details on CAS Riegler Lionel Lofts New condos in DC In a conversation this morning with Adam from CAS Riegler, coolDCre learned that a well-known Capitol Hill restaurant signed last night for the ground floor space at eagerly anticipated Lionel Lofts on 14th. The high-end, five unit condo project is currently under construction and expected to deliver this October. I've been asked to keep mum on the name of the restaurant until its owners publish their press release, but I can say it will feature a waffle bar with sidewalk cafe seating. Name will be a (0 comments)
Big Gains in DC's March Real Estate Prices Low inventory + increased demand + market momentum = higher prices. That's the message in the stats released for March 2012 today by MRIS/RBI. The regional median sales price hiked 7.81% over last year. Read the full story (0 comments)
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