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
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O. 202.559.9357                                                                                                             
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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 
Available September 8, 2014 

Buying a Home? Five Financial Mistakes to Avoid Before Settlement

If you are currently buying a new home, chances are you have been saving for a while to obtain the down-payment and closing cost funds necessary to close on your property. There are some important financial and credit considerations to keep in mind even AFTER you have been Pre-Approved and the loan is in processing. In fact, these considerations are most relevant once you have a ratified contract and are moving towards your settlement.  Lenders have tightened the ropes on qualifying criteria and it is not uncommon for them to review your credit report again right before the loan is approved. 

1. Avoid making any major purchase. For example, a new car, boat, furniture, or appliances.  Even if you plan on replacing appliances, cabinets, etc in your new home, WAIT until after your settlement before making these purchases. 

2. Avoid applying for new credit. For example, credit cards, retail store credit cards, etc. 

3. Do not pay-off outstanding charges or collections. (Of course, only if directed by your lender). This can negatively impact your liquid cash position and the funds required to close. 

4. Do not change banks or open/close bank accounts. Underwriters and lenders like to see history with banking institutions and they might require statements to verify deposits and withdrawals. 

5. Do not make large deposits or transfer money from one account to another. Again, underwriters will want to verify accurate balances in your various accounts before final approval. 

*Disclaimer: Clients are encouraged to seek professional advice from licensed mortgage lenders and financial experts regarding their personal situation. Above material provided for informational purposes only. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

DC Restaurant Week Begins Today!

As is the summer tradition, this week begins DC's August Restaurant Week sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Washington and participating restaurants. Enjoy three course lunches for $20.14 and three-course dinner menus for $35.14.   
The event runs from Aug 11-Aug 18. 
Happy dining! 

Check out the list of participating restaurants and make reservations here. 

Just Listed - Mount Pleasant Masterpiece

1851 Newton Street, NW
1851 Newton St NW                                                        
Washington, DC 20010 

Proudly Offered By: Michael Dillon 
O. 202.559.9357
C. 202.369. 9821
List Price: $1,200,000  

VIRTUAL TOUR                                                                       

Mount Pleasant Masterpiece! Entertainer's extra-wide "open concept" dream come true. Chef's kitchen with five burner gas stove with pot filler. Generous master bedroom with en-suite double vanity bath with marble finishes. Custom closets throughout. Full basement in-law suite with full kitchen and bedroom. Backyard features wood deck off kitchen, flagstone patio, and two secure parking spaces. Easy stroll to METRO.