The number one question we get asked every single day is:  HOW IS THE MARKET?

We were recently in a multiple bid situation with a home priced over $3 million in Wesley Heights and won it for our happy clients.

There appears to be great opportunity emerging within D.C.’s high-end real estate market. There is substantial and growing demand for our city’s most expensive properties, arriving from multiple angles.

A few new pieces of data add an interesting facet to this trend and highlight the ways in which D.C.’s wealthiest residents are driving our residential market. Consider these points:

  • 20% of D.C. homes are all-cash purchases. For the last three years, approximately one in five homebuyers purchased their property with 100% cash upfront. These all-cash purchases were concentrated in high-end neighborhoods. Last year 30% of home purchases in Georgetown were all-cash, as well as nearly 50% of purchases in the West End.

  • You may need roughly twice the region’s median income to buy a home. In 2018, the median income for homebuyers in the D.C. region was $132,500— nearly double the region’s median income of $77,686. However, UrbanTurf suggests this may have less to do with a prohibitively expensive housing market, and more to do with borrowing challenges related to a lack of existing equity among first-time buyers.

  • Approximately 25% of D.C. area homes are selling above asking price. As Zillow reports, in December of last year, 24.7% of homes in D.C. sold above their asking price, a 2% increase year-over-year. This was not a one-month fluke. In 2018, an average of 26% of D.C. area homes sold above asking, representing a 2.1% increase from 2017’s average. During this same period, the nation-wide average percentage of homes selling above asking price decreased, and hit a 2-year low of 19% in December.

The DC Real Estate market is vibrant yet complicated – We are here to help you make smart investment decisions. Who you work with matters and we will never let you down.

Source of data: Evergreen
You’ve heard of people  downsizing upgrading  or  expanding their real estate needs from one type of home to another. We now go by the designation LIFE SIZING.  This is a much broader term to describe the change from one lifestyle to another.
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4323 Hawthorne Street, NW
Spacious Tudor-style masterpiece was completely restored & expanded by Murillo/Malnati Homes and designed by Cunningham+Quill Architects. It has been transformed into a grand residence of 6BR, 5.5BA. Located on a discreet and quiet cul-de-sac in Wesley Heights, this four-level home includes spacious formal living and dining rooms, spectacular gourmet open kitchen. Expansive outdoor space with beautiful swimming pool.
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1711 Kenyon Street, NW
Residence One: $995,000
Residence Two: $1,175,000
Two large, duplex condominium units with parking in the Mt Pleasant. Each unit features top of the line appliances, white oak flooring, sleek tile work and smart home features such as Nest thermostats. The penthouse unit features an outdoor living area on the roof with views of the National Cathedral. The lower unit includes a dedicated, expansive patio. 
The Caroline - Only 3 Remaining!
1309 R Street NW #1: $1,695,000
1311 R Street NW #1: $1,695,000
1311 R Street NW #2: $1,695,000
The Caroline presents six monumental units that have been expertly designed, meticulously curated, and finely crafted to significantly influence your taste in urban luxury. Discreetly situated on a tree-lined street in trendy Logan Circle, this spectacular set of exclusive residences has been designed through a unique lens of sophistication and functionality. Upscale technology dovetails bespoke finishes, resulting in an enviable display of effortless urban living.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Mar. 24th 1-4PM
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2344 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Flemish Revival on prominent Embassy Row graciously renovated with the finest craftsmanship and every luxury amenity. Jennifer Gilmore kitchen, Ann Sacks master bath. Great entertaining space on upper level with roof terrace. Elevator and garage parking.
3629 T Street, NW
Gorgeous, semi-detached, 5BR, 5.5BA new construction home in Burleith featuring bespoke design reminiscent of a stately London townhouse. Full of top-of-the-line finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows and a smart floor plan, this home also includes a top floor wet bar, an ample yard, and off street parking.
1411 N Street, NW #4
This 3-level penthouse in the heart of Logan Circle features a gorgeous new kitchen, 2BR + den, 2BA and incredible outdoor space that includes a large rooftop deck and 2 balconies. The tall ceilings and open concept living space make this home perfect for entertaining, both indoors and outdoors. This small condo building is pet friendly and there are low monthly fees. Secure parking is included.
1719 Corcoran Street, NW
Residence One: $1,395,000
Residence Two: $1,695,000
THE ARIA ON CORCORAN an exclusive, newly-constructed condo conversion in a prime Dupont Circle location by Thornton Development. Tucked on one of the most beautiful, tree-lined streets in DC, this finely-curated property showcases an array of custom finishes, spectacular millwork, hardwood floors, expansive kitchens, and double hung Quaker windows. Boasting a mix of contemporary features and traditional elegance, the Aria on Corcoran is a finely-curated and authentically crafted residence. Each residence is approx. 2,000 square feet and includes 2BR, 2.5BA and parking.
1734 R Street, NW #3
Centrally located 2BR, 2BA residence in the boutique condo, Ross Flats. Features include an open floor plan with espresso hardwood floors, bay windows, custom moldings, recess lighting, iPad smart home tech, Carrara spa baths and Chef's kitchen with massive island! Top-of-the-line finishes and appliances. Private rear deck. Investor opportunity with tenant through September 2019.
2951 Fort Baker Drive, SE
A stunning new-construction home by Ajani Development, this 5BR, 5BA home features everything the modern Buyer could want. The entire house is an oasis, and features top-of-the-line finishes & kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, Control 4 smart home automation, multiple outdoor spaces with views of the forest, and a basement with surround sound and wet bar. The grand master suite includes two walk-in-closets, a sitting area, and a master bathroom complete with heated floors and a freestanding soaking tub. The home is wired for solar panels and a Tesla charging station has been installed in the 2 car garage.
1815 9th Street NW
Sophisticated, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse tucked away neatly in sought after Shaw/U Street Corridor. High ceilings, thoughtfully updated kitchen and new master bath highlight the homes attractive features.  A spacious private brick patio and private parking are included. A short walk to the Green Line’s Shaw Metro, live music venues, and unique coffee shops.
1330 New Hampshire Ave, NW #1001
Experience unparalleled views of the city in this sprawling top floor 2 bedroom 2 bath in The Apolline. Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, the corner unit condo provides memorable sunsets and the conveniences your busy lifestyle desires. Located one block from the Dupont Circle metro and is walking distance to the city’s finest dining and vibrant nightlife. Enjoy the luxury of a 24 hour front desk, relaxing in the heated rooftop pool and parking.
2234 49th Street, NW
To be priced
This massive 6BR, 4.5BA new construction home is a stunning mixture of modern luxuries and traditional touches. Wood features throughout the home highlight the contemporary design. 
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Organization Obsessed
Organization is a HOT TOPIC these days. We are all obsessed and want our home to SPARK JOY but too many of us find the process overwhelming and often wait to do a major overhaul until we are moving. We see this every day particularly when people are moving from the suburbs to the city. 

It is no secret that too much stuff is a burden both in our homes and mental state of mind. We are thrilled that there are so many resources to help inspire us to do better. Our two favorites are Marie Kondo from Tidy Up and Joanna and Clea from the Home Edit. Here are some of their top suggestions.

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About Kimberly & Daryl
Backed by the prestige and power of Washington Fine Properties, Kimberly & Daryl's track record speaks for itself. They are consistently ranked among the top teams nationally and locally, with over half a billion dollars in sales.

They are referenced as “ Power Brokers ” and “ Real estate phenoms ” in the press and have recently been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NY Times, Capitol File, DC Modern Luxury, Washingtonian, Washington Life, Washington Business Journal, the Georgetown Dish, and more.

Their reputation has been forged by offering the same level of dedication and enthusiasm to each transaction they pursue. With access to private listings, developer pipelines and their finger on the ever-changing pulse of the Washington, DC market, Kimberly & Daryl give their clients an undeniable edge.

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  • Average Sales Price Over Asking Price: 101%

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Washington Fine Properties
1604 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009