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September
26

It's hard to start the day right without a great cup of coffee. Here's where you can find the best in DC.

While many of us would be forgiven for feeling like every day should be National Coffee Day, there's a real day just for coffee lovers, and it's coming up on September 29. Fortunately, you won't have to travel far from D.C. homes for sale to find a top-rated local coffee shop, and there are great spots all around the city to enjoy a cup of your favorite brew. Our real estate agents have all of the delicious details on 6 of the best DC coffee shops for celebrating National Coffee Day this year.

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September
5

DC parks are perfect for a picnic and relaxing afternoon. Here are the spots you should visit.

Whether you're a DC resident or just visiting the area, you'll find an abundance of activities in this historic city. If you're looking for a place to spend a relaxing afternoon with family or friends, our real estate agents can recommend some lovely picnic areas located in scenic parks around the city.

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August
15

Moving into a new home is exciting, but you don't want to move too quickly. Here's what you should do first.

For most home buyers, moving into a new home is an exciting venture, but it can also be stressful when you're not prepared. To make your move easier,  our real estate agents suggest making an action plan that will help you avoid stress and costly mistakes.

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July
25

Our nation's capital has a rich and important history. Here are the places where you can explore it.

Washington DC is filled with national treasures, historical landmarks, and beautiful memorials that attract millions of visitors each year. If you're planning a visit to DC, our real estate agents suggest that you plan enough time to see as many amazing sites as possible before you head home.

If you're visiting the city and looking for DC homes for sale, you must make time to explore DC's history. While there's so much to see and do here, you may not get to everything, but here's a list of 8 top DC sites that you don't want to miss.

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July
11

Summer is in full swing, and that means spending more time outdoors. Here's how you can make your outdoor spaces more comfortable.

Summer is the perfect time to re-imagine your favorite outdoor spaces, especially if you've just finished shopping for D.C. homes for sale and want to customize your yard to suit your unique style. Whether you're interested in updating décor or creating an entirely new outdoor living space, you have endless options to consider. Our real estate agents are here to provide some inspiration for how to breathe new life into your outdoor spaces this summer.

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July
5

DC is home to some of the best dining in the country. Here's where you can always find a great culinary experience.

Few cities can compete with the dining scene of DC, and the wine lists at many restaurants in the city are just as impressive as the entrees that you'll find on the menu. Many local restaurants rely on local farms to provide fresh, seasonal ingredients all year long, with constantly evolving menus that offer something new to try during every season. Pair those seasonal dishes with award-winning wine lists, and you truly have something special. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 5 of the best places for wine and dinner in DC.

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June
8

If you're prepping to buy a house, you'll need to set aside some cash. Here's how you can determine how much you'll need.

Buying a house starts with smart financial planning, and when you're in the market for a home, it's never too early to start saving. How much should you save, and what costs exactly will that money be going toward? While the exact details depend on the type of home and market, there are plenty of general guidelines you can use to come up with a plan. Our real estate agents have the details on how much you'll need when saving up for a house.

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May
24

The nation's capital is one the most exciting places to live in. Here are just a handful of the attractions you can find around DC.

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.

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May
3

Selling your home takes a lot of energy and consideration. Here's where you should be focusing your efforts.

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.

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April
19

Looking for that new book you won't be able to put down? Check out these DC area bookstores to celebrate National Poetry Month.

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.

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April
4

Buying your first house is a major stepping stone in your life. Here's what you need to make your home buying dream come true.

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.

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March
21

Start your morning off on a high note with tasty waffles from DC diners and restaurants.

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.

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March
7

Successful home improvement projects and renovations require skillful organization. Here's how you can finish your projects with ease.

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.

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February
21

Cooking with in-season ingredients is an easy and healthy way to upgrade your cooking. Here's how you can start today.

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.

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February
7

Finding a thoughtful sweet treat this Valentine's Day is easy with these stellar DC area chocolate and candy shops.

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.

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January
24

New Year resolutions are easy to keep, you just need a little planning. Here are some home improvement resolutions to check off your list in 2022.

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.

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January
11

If chilly weather gets you down this winter, these DC American restaurants have just the right comfort food to lift your spirits.

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.

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December
28

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.

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December
14

Looking for something fun to do this month? These DC events will get you in the holiday spirit.

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.

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November
22

Finding the perfect gift can be tough, but DC artisans have you covered. Visit these DC area markets and craft fairs for all your holiday shopping.

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.

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November
9

Once Thanksgiving arrives, you may have to put off projects till the new year. Here are some tasks you should complete before the holidays.

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.

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October
26

You can do a lot more in DC for Halloween than trick-or-treat. Here are some events you can go to with the family.

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.

Air And Scare At Home

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October
4

The living room can be a tricky space to design and arrange. Here are some common mistakes you might be making.

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.

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September
27

A calming cup a tea may be the perfect thing to soothe your day. Here are great DC area tea shops.

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.

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September
20

Winter will be here before you know it. Now is the perfect time to prep your home for cold weather.

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.

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July
19

Want to fill your summer with fun things to do and not spend a penny? Check out these events.

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.

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May
17

You can breath new life into vintage pieces without breaking the bank by visiting these DC stores.

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!

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May
3

Now's the perfect time to get a head start on your outdoor projects. Here are easy projects you can do yourself.

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:

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April
19

Spring cleaning time is here, and we thought we'd join in too with some tips for expert cleaning.

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.

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April
5

It's hard to imagine a better place to celebrate National Beer Day than Silver Spring. Here are the breweries to visit.

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.

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March
15

If there's one place you shouldn't cut corners, it's with your breakfast. These excellent DC breakfast spots have you covered.

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. 

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December
21

DC Kitchen Appliances

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:

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November
2

Indoor Plants Tips

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.

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October
19

DC Dog Parks

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. 

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