URBAN SCRAWL’S TOP STORIES OF 2017

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Before we rush headlong into 2018, let’s take just a moment to pause and reflect on the things we did well in 2017.  And when I say “pause and reflect,” what I mean is, “slather ourselves in glory like a gravy-basted Christmas turkey.”

Without further ado, here are the top stories from 2017, minus a few evergreen posts that seem to get thousands of views every year no matter what.  (I’m not surprised that so many people are googling “buy legal weed in DC,” but I am a little surprised – not to mention concerned – that so many people are looking for abandoned buildings in DC.  I don’t understand it, so I’m just going to blame millennials.) URBAN SCRAWL’S TOP STORIES OF 2017

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