The Scoop on DC Living
June 2017
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Homes that Reduce Carbon Footprint & Costs

Whether you are in favor of US involvement in the   Paris Agreement or not, one thing home owners of every political persuasion can agree on is that using  more energy efficient means of heating, cooling, lighting and running utilities is also vastly cost effective.

I have had the privilege of working with buyers who reach settlement later this month on a home built and marketed as NET ZERO.

The developer of this community says of its product: "Quiet, comfortable, and sustainable,  Flywheel Homes are the epitome of quality. It's not a  fancy coat of paint or LED light bulbs that make them great (though we have those too). It's what's  beneath the hood - Passivhaus - that makes it possible."

These homes include super energy efficient construction, including triple-paned windows, roof-mount solar panels, green  roofs. In short, the envelop is sealed tightly on these homes to ensure efficiency is at its greatest.

If your environmental inner child is interested in learning more about what you can do with your existing home, or where you can buy a new home that adheres to the highest standards of energy efficiency, merely drop me a line, and I'm happy to start the exploration process with you.

If information is power, my mission is to help create the most powerful consumers of real e state on the market!

- Brett
News & Trends

Fort Totten's new residential community, The Modern at Art Place, starts pre-leasing
This summer, 90 brand new apartments in Fort Totten are set to deliver at The Modern at Art Place, developed by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The units will range from studios to one- and two-bedroom rentals with rents starting at $1,475 per month.

The Wharf's first park is now open. Have a look, then head outside.
The first of a host of public spaces at Southwest D.C.'s The Wharf is now open.  Hoffman-Madison Waterfront principals Monty Hoffman and  Peter Cole , of PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, on Thursday opened Waterfront Park, a 3.5-acre expanse at M Place and Water Street SW.

DC exemplifies noteworthy upcoming development trends
DC's suburbs are filling in with walkable transit-oriented developments that appeal to Millennials and empty nesters alike, prioritizing community-centric amenities over the square footage of living space. Likewise, The District's historically low-income neighborhoods are experiencing urban renewal, driving and driven by the influx of affluent residents.

#UrbanCastles on the Market

As of June 13, 2017, the Washington Metro Area boasts more than 24,754 housing units active on the market, 1,493 of which are located in DC, itself. This excludes FSBOs (For Sale By Owner) and pocket listings. Here's a look at inventory by price range throughout one of DC's hottest zip codes - 20011 which includes 16th Street Heights, Brightwood, Crestwood, Petworth and the northern reaches of Columbia Heights, where there are currently 102 active listings:


$0 to $450k

(17 total units available)


$450k to $700k

(46 units available)


$700k to $950k

(27 units available)



(13 units available)


Not finding exactly what you're looking for in the selection of inventory in DC? Feel free to check out plenty of inventory throughout the DC Metro Area, or drop me a line to schedule a time to talk with you about your goals.



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