Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Fun

Sticking around town for Labor Day this weekend?  Us too and we're pretty excited about it!  There will be plenty of things to keep you occupied if you don't already have BBQ or pool party plans.

Check out Lyman's Tavern's Pinball Tournament on Saturday at 1pm at 3720 14th St. NW.  There will also be a beginner's tournament starting at noon if your pinball skills aren't quite up to snuff.

City Tap House has all you can eat Maryland Blue Crabs on Monday from 11am - 5pm for $35.  Get more info here.


The Gibson is hosting a party on Monday too--and this one's with adult popsicles!  Sounds interesting.  They're calling it the Gibson Family Reunion Labor Day Cookout.  Check it out from noon to 8pm and get the details here

Shake Shack is offering a Labor Day special: a corn batter-dipped hot dog, and a peach pie concrete for dessert.  

FloFest DC is the launch of this event.  It's a food, wine, literature and music festival at 2700 Martin Luther King Ave, SE.  It will be from 10am - 6pm and tickets start at $45.  Get more info at FloFest DC.
 
And finally, Town Tavern in Adams Morgan (2323 18th St. NW) is having a Staycation on Monday with $3 bottled beers, $4 rails, $5 drafts, and half-price appetizers all day until 9. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Featured Rental: Modern 2BR/2B U St Condo With Parking

Location! Location!                                                                 
2120 Vermont Ave, NW #306
Washington, DC 20005


This spacious 2BR/2B condominium features: open floor plan, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with multiple exposures, modern kitchen with granite, stainless, and breakfast bar, master bedroom with walk-in bath and spa-like bath, large second bedroom with dual-entry bath, W/D in unit.  Secure garage parking completes the package! 

The Rhapsody Condominiums offers residents one of the best roof-decks in the City with monument views, dining area, and grill.   $3600/Month 






Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Home Prices Rise 5.3%

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index report was released today and shows that the Washington region had an annual gain of 5.3% and only a .6% increase from the previous month.  This is in line with the overall national slowdown in home price gains.  The largest 20 cities in June were up 8.1% from a year ago and .9% from the previous month but the report notes that is a small climb.

"Home price gains continue to ease as they have since last fall," says David M. Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "For the first time since February 2008, all cities showed lower annual rates than the previous month. Other housing indicators – starts, existing home sales and builders’ sentiment – are positive. Taken together, these point to a more normal housing sector.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Save the Date: DC Doggie Swim Day - Saturday September 6

Attention DC Dog Parents…..Mark your calendar and bring your canine friends for an afternoon in the pool at one of the participating DC public pools. 


From the Department of Parks and Recreation: 

 “The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will partner with the Department of Health (DOH) to host the Sixth Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 12 pm to 4 pm at DPR’s Upshur Main & Kiddie Pool (4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW); Francis Pool (25th & N Street, NW); and Randall Pool (South Capitol and I Sts., SW).
With the end of the outdoor swimming season, this annual event provides dogs with a one day opportunity to partake in the pools, enjoy a swim and play fun aquatics games. DOH will be on location to monitor the health and safety of the pets and their owners; to ensure that all dogs have a DC dog license; and to provide outreach and education on animal related issues.
Admission is free, however all dogs must have a valid, DOH-issued DC dog license, to enter the pool. DPR and DOH encourage dog owners to obtain dog licenses prior to Doggie Day Swim. For more information on how to obtain a dog license, call DOH at (202) 535-2323 or go to the DOH Dog License website. Licenses will be issued on site, however dog owners must have all the required documentation (proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations; and proof of spaying/neutering) and fee payment. Only money orders or personal checks are accepted (no credit cards nor cash), made payable to “DC Treasurer.” The cost of the license is $15 for dogs that are spayed/neutered and $50 for non-spayed/neutered dogs.
Attendance on the day of the event will be based on capacity at the time of arrival. During Doggie Day Swim, there will be a capacity limit in terms of the number of dogs allowed in the pool at one time; 75 dogs at Upshur Pool, 75 dogs at Randall pool and 150 dogs at Francis Pool.
To maintain order and to ensure a safe and fun event, dog owners are asked to follow these rules:
All dogs MUST have and wear a valid DC dog license.
Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older.
Dog handlers cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs.
Dogs must be sociable and remain leashed while on the pool deck.
All dogs must be current on vaccinations including rabies and distemper.
All dogs must be spayed/neutered.
To volunteer for Doggie Day Swim, please call (202) 535-1952.
Doggie Day Swim will take place rain or shine.”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Just Listed: 2BR/2B Condo in the Heart of the Capitol Riverfront

Proudly Offered By:                                                     1025 1st St SE #1115 Washington, DC
Andrew Turczyn                                                                                                     
O. 202.559.9357                                                                                                             
C. 202.725.6357                                                                                             
aturczyn@slatepropertiesdc.com 




Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Featured Rental: Modern Two Bedroom / Two Bath at The Velocity

1025 1st Street, SE #1115 
Washington, DC 20003 

Two Bedroom / Two Bathroom / Parking 
$2900/Month 
Available September 8, 2014