One of the major perks of living in DC is that some of America's most storied, fascinating attractions are always waiting for you just a short trip from your front door. From world-class museums to meaningful memorials and gorgeous gardens, there's something to suit every interest in the city. Many of DC's best attractions are free to visit, with so much to see that you'll come back again and again. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 of the many attractions that you won't want to miss around DC.
The little things matter when selling your home, both in terms of quickly generating interest and ultimately selling for the best possible price. When you're competing with other D.C. homes for sale, you always want to put your best foot forward. Our real estate agents have some proven tips to help get a better price when selling your home.
There's a special feeling that comes with walking into a locally owned bookstore, browsing the stacks, and picking out something new for your collection. Every April is National Poetry Month, marking the perfect occasion celebrate with a poetry reading or shopping trip at one of the many great, locally-owned DC bookstores found all around the city. Our real estate agents have the details on 6 of the best local bookstores to celebrate Poetry Month this year.
There's nothing like the feeling of walking into your own home for the first time after closing the deal, but there are many steps to take care of between now and the big day. If you're buying a home for the first time, it's important to be prepared before you start shopping for D.C. homes for sale and making offers. Our real estate agents have the key details on what you'll need to buy your first home.
What could be better than a fresh, fluffy waffle, served hot with all of your favorite toppings? That's the motivation behind International Waffle Day, which is celebrated every year on March 25 in many countries worldwide. But with so many great breakfast spots around D.C., you won't have to travel the world to satisfy your craving on International Waffle Day. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 6 of the best D.C. restaurants where you can celebrate International Waffle Day this year.
What's the one thing you don't want when planning a large home improvement project? Too many surprises. Coordinating your own home renovation project is as rewarding as it is challenging, and achieving your desired result starts with having a plan. Our real estate agents have some key tips to help you take charge of your next home improvement project, and get results that you'll enjoy for years to come.
Some of the best restaurants in D.C. create award-winning seasonal menus that take advantage of the different varieties of fresh ingredients which are available at varying points of the year. Ever wish that you could do the same thing at home? Our real estate agents have more information on how to start cooking seasonally, and where you can find fresh, seasonal ingredients in the D.C. area.
Valentine's Day is around the corner, and now is the time to start planning the perfect gift. Why settle for the standard box of chocolates from the grocery store when there are so many boutique chocolate shops near DC homes for sale where you can find a truly distinctive, delicious gift? Our real estate agents have the decadent details on 7 of the best DC chocolate stores where you can find the ideal gift just in time for Valentine's Day this year.
Whether you've just finished shopping for D.C. homes for sale or you've already owned your current home for a while, the beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start planning your next home improvement projects. It's not too late to start dreaming up your own home improvement New Year's resolutions, and our real estate agents have some inspiration to help you think of some great projects for your home this year.
Want to warm up on a cool winter day in DC? Digging into the menu at one of the city's many excellent American comfort food restaurants is the perfect place to start. Enjoy classic American comfort food in upscale, elegant restaurants, with menus that elevate comfort food to an art form. Our real estate agents have the delectable details on six great spots for American cuisine in DC this winter.
If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time in your living room visiting with family and entertaining friends. Our real estate agents see the living room as a multi-purpose space for most families, so it's the perfect place for quiet conversations, family gatherings, special parties and events, or just curling up with a good book.
One of the perks of living in D.C. is a variety of special holiday activities during the Christmas season. Our real estate agents watch the entire city light up with Christmas light and fireworks events, festive downtown markets, holiday art exhibits, and magical holiday musicals that bring the Christmas spirit to people of all ages.
Whether you're a D.C. resident, looking for D.C. homes for sale, or visiting family and friends for the holidays, you'll find a variety of fun-filled holiday events to celebrate the season. Take a look at some of the special events you don't want to miss.
The holidays are just around the corner, so it's time to finish your holiday shopping. If you're still searching for those perfect gifts for family and friends, our real estate agents suggest visiting some of the local area markets and fairs where you'll find an assortment of special holiday treasures. Take a look at some of our favorite places.
Thanksgiving is a special holiday when families and friends gather around the dinner table to visit over Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you prefer a traditional stuffed turkey dinner with sides or a cultural family favorite, our real estate agents have a few tips to make your Thanksgiving a success.
Spooky season is upon us, and DC is brimming with fun things you and your family can do to celebrate all things pumpkins, bats, and black cats. Whether you're looking for a haunted adventure or you want something a bit more relaxing, our real estate agents have put together a list of some fun and frightful activities you can anticipate this weekend.
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Your living room is an essential space because it's an entryway into your home. As the first room that guests see, your living room should welcome guests with comfort and style. Our real estate agents know just how important first impressions can be to potential buyers. The living room sets the tone for the rest of the house, so it should make a great first impression. When showing D.C. homes for sale, buyers look for comfortable homes with style, character, and exciting features. By making costly design mistakes, you can quickly turn interested buyers away.
Whether you're relaxing in your backyard garden or diving into a sultry new romance novel, there's nothing like a cup of tea to get you in the mood. Since the beginning of the Shang Dynasty in China, tea has been celebrated for centuries for its many health benefits and wonderful aromatic flavors.
If you're in the market for D.C. homes for sale, you're in the right area to experience a variety of wonderful teas. There are numerous tea houses scattered around the city that brew organic, exotic, and herbal-infused teas from around the world. For all of you tea lovers, our real estate agents would love to share some of our favorite places to find the perfect cup of tea.
Fall and winter are around the corner, which makes now the perfect time to make sure that your home is prepared for the change in weather. Many outdoor home improvement tasks are easier to handle while the weather is still warm, and there are quite a few systems in your home that you'll want to make sure are in good working order before the cold weather arrives. Our real estate agents have all the details on how to get a head start on fall and winter prep this year.
Still looking for some things to do to fill up your summer schedule? Living near DC means there is no shortage of wonderful activities to do all summer long. The best part is, many of them a free! Free cultural events are just one of the perks of living in such a large, diverse community.
Our real estate agents love attending and supporting local community events. If you're looking for some great free activities to round out your summer, below are some of our top recommendations.
You know the great thing about vintage? It never goes out of style. Washington, D.C. happens to be an outstanding place to shop for vintage goods. Whether you're looking for vintage clothes to fill out your wardrobe or antique furniture for your new house in D.C., be sure to check out our real estate agents' favorite vintage shops in Washington!
Summer is just around the corner, which means many of us will be spending weekends and evenings in the backyard. Before inviting family and friends over for a BBQ, why not tackle some of those long-awaited outdoor projects so your home, yard, and facade really stand out? Our real estate agents absolutely love creating beautiful outdoor spaces, so if you're looking to revamp your exterior this year, consider getting started with one of these DIY projects:
Spring cleaning is never a favorite thing to do, but it's necessary for a sparkling clean home. When warm weather arrives, it's time to roll up your sleeves and tackle some cleaning chores that you've been putting off throughout the year. With a little effort, you can create a spotless home!
At Avery Hess, our real estate agents know that a clean, well-organized home sells much faster. Messy homes with dust and clutter are a turn-off to buyers looking for D.C. homes for sale, even if they have great potential. So if you're thinking about listing your home, follow these tips to make spring cleaning chores easier, faster, and less stressful.
After a long day of exploring Silver Spring homes for sale, there's nothing quite like kicking back and relaxing with a cold, frosty beer. Whether you prefer a stout, an IPA, or a Belgian sour, you're in luck — "Beer Day" is right around the corner!
That's right, there's an entire day dedicated to celebrating the history and contributions this delicious drink has made to the world. Luckily, there are several great craft breweries nearby where you can celebrate in style. Here are a few we recommend.
There's nothing quite as satisfying as starting off your weekend by going out for a delicious breakfast or brunch. If you've been looking at D.C. homes for sale, you'll be glad to know there's no shortage of great area restaurants serving up breakfast classics and a few signature dishes that belong on your "must try" list.
We asked our real estate agents to name their favorite breakfast spots and were surprised to hear the same names coming up again and again. Here are five that topped our list.
Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, and its appliances can have a lot to say about how the space looks and functions. Older appliances can make everything from storing food to preparing meals more difficult and time-consuming.
Although you may be tempted to put off upgrading your kitchen appliances, it's an investment that can pay big dividends as you live in and enjoy your home. A kitchen appliance upgrade can also make your home compete more favorably with other Fairfax homes for sale or Alexandria homes for sale if you decide to put it on the market, our real estate agents point out.
The following are 5 good reasons to upgrade your kitchen appliances:
Indoor plants are a lovely addition to any home. Not only do they enrich your decor, but they improve the air quality in your home and enhance mood levels while lowering stress levels. Our real estate agents find that properties with indoor plants also appear more welcoming and inviting to potential buyers.
If you're looking for a place near the D.C. area to spend some quality time with a canine pal, then you're in luck! There are many fun dog-friendly places to visit in the surrounding area. Our real estate agents have found some great places to explore with your dog in and around town.