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$70,000 to Own a Triangle in Adams Morgan
Blog 2 weeks ago
$70,000 to Own a Triangle in Adams Morgan
Source Urban Turf

A month ago, WAMU's Martin Austermuhle wrote a fascinating piece about the history and peculiarities of DC's triangular plots of land.  Now, one of...

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How Planning for World War II Inspired the Future of Planning
Blog 2 weeks ago
How Planning for World War II Inspired the Future of Planning
Source Urban Turf

The development and deployment of the nuclear bomb in the U.S. during World War II was a huge turning point in history, but the groundwork laid by...

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Under Contract: Two-Day Turnover in LeDroit Park
Blog 2 weeks ago
Under Contract: Two-Day Turnover in LeDroit Park
Source Urban Turf

For this week's installment of Under Contract, UrbanTurf revisits three recently-featured listings that found buyers in as little as two days. 2...

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Wednesday's Must Reads
Blog 2 weeks ago
Wednesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Post work-stop order on Dupont Circle church/multifamily redevelopment, St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish fears it may face bankruptcy. — (K. Arcieri...

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100-Unit Apartment Project Proposed For Lot Behind 16th Street's Masonic Temple
Blog 3 weeks ago
100-Unit Apartment Project Proposed For Lot Behind 16th Street's Masonic Temple
Source Urban Turf

A large residential development is on the boards for one of the last wide open spaces south of U Street NW.  On Tuesday evening, Perseus...

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The 3,350 Residential Units Planned for Downtown Bethesda
Blog 3 weeks ago
The 3,350 Residential Units Planned for Downtown Bethesda
Source Urban Turf

As UrbanTurf continues its annual refresher on what is in the area residential development pipeline, we turn our attention to downtown Bethesda. A...

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Freddie Mac Introduces New 3% Down Payment Mortgage
Blog 3 weeks ago
Freddie Mac Introduces New 3% Down Payment Mortgage
Source Urban Turf

Back at the end of 2014, Freddie Mac rolled out a mortgage product that required just a 3 percent down payment. Now the mortgage giant has...

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Priced from the Mid $200s, Arlington's Trafalgar Flats are Going Fast
Blog 3 weeks ago
Priced from the Mid $200s, Arlington's Trafalgar Flats are Going Fast
Source Urban Turf

Trafalgar Flats, a new 78-unit condominium project with a convenient location just a short commute from downtown DC, is the fastest selling...

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Tuesday's Must Reads
Blog 3 weeks ago
Tuesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Residents rightfully disturbed by discovery of the skeletal remains of three females in and nearby Congress Heights apartment complex. — (P....

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DC's Failing Score on Inclusivity
Blog 3 weeks ago
DC's Failing Score on Inclusivity
Source Urban Turf

As DC continues to develop and become more prosperous, issues like affordable housing and homelessness and have only grown more dire, showing how...

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15 Workforce Housing Rowhomes Proposed for Marshall Heights
Blog 3 weeks ago
15 Workforce Housing Rowhomes Proposed for Marshall Heights
Source Urban Turf

Earlier this year, UrbanTurf reported on a DC Housing Finance Agency program that funnels funds into workforce housing. Now, the plans for one of...

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Burger King Gives McMansions a New Meaning
Blog 3 weeks ago
Burger King Gives McMansions a New Meaning
Source Urban Turf

Fast-food chain Burger King has a new marketing campaign that gives new meaning to the term "McMansion".  In a new series of print ads, the chain...

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Just 5 Townhomes Remain at Captiol Hill's Luxury Buchanan Park
Blog 3 weeks ago
Just 5 Townhomes Remain at Captiol Hill's Luxury Buchanan Park
Source Urban Turf

With all three phases released and 70 percent of Capitol Hill’s highly anticipated Buchanan Park now sold, just five of the property’s luxury...

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Monday's Must Reads
Blog 3 weeks ago
Monday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

The past, present and future of floating cities. — (H. O'Brien/CityLab) Architects are upping the ante on multifamily terrace design. — (J....

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From Fort Dupont Park to AU Park, DC's Multiple Bid Neighborhoods
Blog 3 weeks ago
From Fort Dupont Park to AU Park, DC's Multiple Bid Neighborhoods
Source Urban Turf

Last week, UrbanTurf analyzed what we deemed to be the most competitive DC neighborhoods for homebuyers in the city this year. Based on requests...

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Best New Listings: Impressive Spaces All Around
Blog 3 weeks ago
Best New Listings: Impressive Spaces All Around
Source Urban Turf

This week’s Best New Listings includes a Cleveland Park home with impressive outdoor space, a LeDroit Park rowhouse with impressive indoor space,...

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HPRB Moves the Georgetown Heating Plant Development Forward
Blog 3 weeks ago
HPRB Moves the Georgetown Heating Plant Development Forward
Source Urban Turf

The Commission of Fine Arts' (CFA) unanimous decision last May to support the conceptual design of the redevelopment of the West Heating Plant in...

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Friday's Must Reads
Blog 3 weeks ago
Friday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

DC Court of Appeals reels back zoning approval of Barry Farm redevelopment, putting the PUD on pause. — (K. Arcieri/WBJ) After finding faulty...

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A New Park For Mount Vernon Triangle?
Blog 3 weeks ago
A New Park For Mount Vernon Triangle?
Source Urban Turf

Last week, UrbanTurf took a refreshed look at the Mount Vernon Triangle (MVT) neighborhood, for which open green space has become a glaring...

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What $550,000 Buys in the DC Area
Blog 3 weeks ago
What $550,000 Buys in the DC Area
Source Urban Turf

In this week’s edition of What X Buys, UrbanTurf takes a look at a few home options for prospective buyers in the DC area with a $550,000 budget....

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UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week
Blog 3 weeks ago
UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week
Source Urban Turf

UrbanTurf Listings is a premium property listings service that showcases some of the most appealing for-sale homes from across the DC metropolitan...

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The $138 a Month Amazon Bump in the DC Area
Blog 3 weeks ago
The $138 a Month Amazon Bump in the DC Area
Source Urban Turf

The supply of new apartments coming online in the DC area could mean that the arrival of Amazon wouldn't have a substantial effect on area rents....

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DC's Leading Mortgage Company 4 Years Running Touts Exciting Changes
Blog 3 weeks ago
DC's Leading Mortgage Company 4 Years Running Touts Exciting Changes
Source Urban Turf

For the fourth consecutive year, First Savings Mortgage is being recognized by First American Financial Corporation as DC’s top lender by sales...

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Thursday's Must Reads
Blog 3 weeks ago
Thursday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

HUD Secretary proposes tripling the required rent payments for poorest voucher recipients, Making Affordable Housing Work by decreasing its...

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The Percentage of DC-Area Residents That Travel 90 Minutes to Get to Work
Blog 3 weeks ago
The Percentage of DC-Area Residents That Travel 90 Minutes to Get to Work
Source Urban Turf

One consequence of the rise in housing prices in high-demand metro areas is the increase in area residents that have very long commutes, a dynamic...

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This Week's Find: An Architect-Owned and-Renovated Kent Colonial
Blog 3 weeks ago
This Week's Find: An Architect-Owned and-Renovated Kent Colonial
Source Urban Turf

This Week's Find is a sneak peek of a 1950s center-hall colonial in Kent that was renovated by its architect-owner, Carmel Greer of District Design...

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A Resurgence of New Condo Sales in Parts of the DC Area
Blog 3 weeks ago
A Resurgence of New Condo Sales in Parts of the DC Area
Source Urban Turf

The resurgence of the new condo market predicted at the top of this year is coming to fruition in the DC area. The latest new condo report from...

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Wednesday's Must Reads
Blog 3 weeks ago
Wednesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

The Life-Changing Magic of what may be the world's most organized and efficient kitchen. — (L.S. Davis/WSJ) Developer is looking to convert two of...

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Skinny 18-25 Unit Condo Project Planned Between Logan Circle and Shaw
Blog 4 weeks ago
Skinny 18-25 Unit Condo Project Planned Between Logan Circle and Shaw
Source Urban Turf

A new condo development has been proposed for a skinny plot of land between Logan Circle and Shaw.  Artery Capital has plans for a condominium...

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The (Now) Unpopular Mortgage Interest Deduction
Blog 4 weeks ago
The (Now) Unpopular Mortgage Interest Deduction
Source Urban Turf

After the federal government enacted a large-scale tax reform package late last year, it became clear that between the lowered ceiling for eligible...

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