New York Style – Micro Condos Hit DC!

Do you love the idea of DC metro living, but your wallet disagrees? Or want to live in some of the top areas in DC, but don’t want to rent anymore?

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The brand new Manhattan inspired “Micro Condos”, Adam’s Morgan might be your answer. This new development: Moda 17 is fresh change to the condo market, for younger buyers who want the city life style, and convenience, without the heft price tag! These units range from 350-680 square feet, but offer streamline construction and design to help maximize the space. These units are also more affordable than other units in the area, ranging from $249K for studios, up to $549K for two bedroom units.

The units are designed with space saving features like pocket doors, built in storage and shelving, frost glass and even build in beds to help maximize every foot. The builder also designed many units without hallways to create a more open and efficient layout.

Other highlights of Moda 17 include:

-Roof top Terrace with City Views
-Low condo fees ($191-383/mo)
-Bike Storage
-Private Storage Space

These units are in an unbeatable location, across the street from Harris Teeter and just steps to a number of restaurants, retail and night life in Adams Morgan, Logan Circle, Dupont Circle And U St/14th St corridor. The areas also has a 93 walk score!

For renters in the area, this more affordable option versus paying higher rent prices!

Moda 17 is located at 2424 17th St. NW, Washington.

Contact us today, if you are interested in learning more about these micro units, and buying in DC! Most of our team is licensed in DC, VA and MD!


Herndon Metro Stations – Planning Workshops Begin

According to the Washington Post, a public planning workshop is scheduled for today at 6:00 pm at the Herndon Senior Center.  The workshop is part of a year-long study to update Herndon’s land-use plan, including the plans for Metro’s new Silver Line rail extension station scheduled to open in 2016.

The station, though planned for the median of the Dulles Toll Road, will have a pedestrian bridge which town officials hope will connect to a public plaza, mixed-use offices and residential buildings, and other development.  Attendees of the workshop will review plans and photos of Metro stations in Hyattsville, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Clarendon to discuss which types of development appeal to them.  Another workshop is scheduled for the fall and the Herndon Town Council is expected to adopt a plan in the spring.

Significant redevelopment in an area, including the addition of a popular transit choice like Metro, will undoubtedly affect property values in the area.

Herndon isn’t the only jurisdiction making big plans along the Silver Line–Arlington County recently adopted it’s redevelopment plan for the other end of the planned Silver Line at East Falls Church Metro station.


Lyon Village Playground & Sprayground – A Summer Treat for Kids!

Arlington residents know that one of the ‘coolest’ places to be on a hot summer day is the Lyon Village Spayground, located at 1800 N Highland St in Lyon Village, just off of Lee Highway.  According to Arlington County’s website, “the 1.5 acre park was completely redesigned with the help from Lyon Village Civic Association. A new water play area at the Lyon Village Park playground offers kids a fun way to beat the heat this summer. Five in-ground sprays gushing water into the air take running through the sprinkler to a new level. The free, public “sprayground” also features a 13-foot-high water wheel and dumping bucket that splashes kids with water.”  It also features a sandbox, new paths, an ADA accessible water fountain, play areas, and swings.

New hours start July 17:

Mon & Tues: 10-3

Wed: 2-8

Thurs: Closed

Fri: 2-8

Sat & Sun: Noon – 8

Yelpers give positive reviews, noting its “friendly neighborhood vibe” and calling it “masterpiece of summertime playground fun.”

Now, if only there were an equivalent park for adults in Arlington…

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