WHERE YOU SHOULD START IF YOU WANT TO BUY A CONDO – THE BASICS

Are you looking to buy a condo?

If you’re a recent grad, an empty-nester or a single professional, this home ownership option might be just what you’re looking for.

Why are condos so popular? The main reason is cost. A smaller space in a larger building will cost significantly less than a single-family home — especially in the city. That’s why this home ownership option is so attractive to young couples or singles paying off college debt — it’s affordable. And it beats apartment living, because it’s an investment. WHERE YOU SHOULD START IF YOU WANT TO BUY A CONDO – THE BASICS

HOME-RELATED STUFF MILLENNIALS HAVE KILLED (AND GOOD RIDDANCE)

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Millennials and their penny-pinching, Yelp-consulting ways are reshaping the economy;  so far they’ve killed hotels, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Bud Light.  (All of which, if we’re being honest, deserved to die.)  But the generational changeover has had its most profound effects on the home.  Millennials have no patience for almost everything about traditional homes, from cable TV to furniture; let’s look at some of the ubiquitous home features they’re quickly driving into obsolescence. HOME-RELATED STUFF MILLENNIALS HAVE KILLED (AND GOOD RIDDANCE)

THE SECOND LARGEST FORECLOSURE IN HISTORY JUST GOT AUCTIONED OFF FOR (MILLIONS OF) PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR

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If you’ve ever felt bad about your student loan balance, or the pesky disconnection notices Pepco keeps sending you (I’ll pay when I feel like it!), or that credit card bill you stopped paying off that’s the reason you never answer a call from an unknown number, well, keep in mind that some deadbeat in New York City recently lost a $51 million condo to foreclosure.  Next to that, your debt troubles are a drop in the ocean. THE SECOND LARGEST FORECLOSURE IN HISTORY JUST GOT AUCTIONED OFF FOR (MILLIONS OF) PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR

THESE ARE DEFINITELY THE WORST REAL ESTATE PHOTOS ON THE INTERNET

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If you’ve ever sold your house, you know how hard it is to stage the photos just right.  No pets, no people, no sign of human habitation – oh, but make it look warm and inviting!  It’s tough.  But I’m sure you did a great job.  Unless one of the houses below is yours, in which case you did an absolutely terrible job and should feel absolutely terrible.  Note: As you chuckle at these photos, keep in mind that in this market, the people who used these photos probably still sold the place in a matter of days and walked away with a literal briefcase full of cash. THESE ARE DEFINITELY THE WORST REAL ESTATE PHOTOS ON THE INTERNET

DC DEVELOPMENT(S): PARKSIDE IN WARD 7

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DC might get overshadowed by the go, go, go and bright lights of New York, or outshined by the contenders on the West Coast. Heck, the Windy City might even think they can blow by use now and again — but make no mistake: we are a big, happening city. And with big city britches, come big responsibilities – jobs to source, people to entertain, mouths to feed, developments to pursue. A lot of the times, on DC Development(s), I touch base on small projects dotted around the metro area – this post, though, is an exception. Because sometimes, big cities have big developments, and this, my friends, is one of them. The development has been deemed by BisNow as one of the “largest planned” in the DC area, CityInterests’ Parkside development in Ward 7. DC DEVELOPMENT(S): PARKSIDE IN WARD 7