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Washington DC's Most Expensive Homes For SaleAlthough the luxury Washington DC market has been thriving for awhile now, the past 12 months or so have been extraordinarily hot for some of Washington DC’s most elite properties. And earlier this week, Urban Turf reported DC’s most expensive home on the market just went under contract, which originally hit the market back in March for a cool $22 million.

The home, called the Fessenden House, is a spectacular 22,000 square-foot mansion in Forest Hills that features just about anything you can possibly imagine, from 7 bedroom and 11-and-a-half bathrooms to immaculate grounds that also include sport courts and an outdoor pool and pool house.

Prior to the sale, the most expensive residential sale of 2015 was a $6.3 million home in Cleveland Park, excluding

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Washington DC Real Estate Market Although you might hear or read a lot of chatter about all cash sales in other large markets like New York and Los Angeles, here in Washington DC, where home prices are among the most expensive in the country, all-cash buyers are continuing to decline as home prices continue to rise.

According to a recent report from CoreLogic, the Washington Metro area has one of the lowest all-cash transaction volumes, with just 13.4% of all residential sales in June being all-cash deals. And while over 13% still seems like a pretty substantial number, all-cash sales are actually down 3.1% from that same time last year, and are nearly a third of the national average.

So what gives?

Well, also noted in the report is that investors are still finding great deals down in

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7770 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda

The condo inventory around Washington DC and the surrounding area is definitely lacking right now, which is exactly what makes 7770 Norfolk such an enticing opportunity for home buyers out there looking for a chic and stylish attached living space.

Situated in the heart of downtown Bethesda, condos at 7770 Norfolk are celebrated for their modern elegance and fabulously designed interiors, not to mention an extremely walkable location that puts residents just steps from all the exceptional shopping, dining, and nightlife that fills the downtown Bethesda streets.

The Building

7770 Norfolk was designed by award-winning FXFOWLE Architects, while inside, the gorgeous interiors are from internationally acclaimed Cecconi Simone. The building itself

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Washington DC SuburbsEarlier this month, Livability.com released its third-annual list of Top 100 Best Places to Live and several Washington DC area communities happened to make the cut. Taking home the top spot among DC locations is Rockville, MD, which ranked No. 17 overall.

Situated about 35 minutes from downtown Washington DC, Rockville’s charming ambiance and quaint Town Square undoubtedly helped elevate its position on the list, while the excellent schools, high concentration of shops and restaurants, and thriving local economy were also cited reasons why it happened to crack the top 20.

Along with Rockville, other Washington DC area communities to make the 100 Best Places to Live list include Arlington at No. 49, Alexandria at No. 56, and Bethesda just squeaking in at

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Washington DC Georgian Style Homes For Sale

There’s no doubt Washington DC is known for its classic and historic architecture, and when it comes to residential real estate in the area, few will argue against Georgian style homes being among the most attractive you’ll find anywhere on the local real estate market.  

Dating all the way back to the 18th century, Georgian architecture certainly has a rich history and features a number of unique and identifying characteristics, including chimneys on both sides of the home, side-gabled roofs, 6-paned windows on the upper floors, larger 9 to 12-paned windows on the main floor, paneled front doors, and lots of decorative moldings that help make such properties stand out inside a neighborhood.

Today, Georgian style architecture is widespread

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Arlington Bungalows For SaleThe Arlington real estate market is filled with all sorts of different housing styles and designs. Mid-rise condos, Victorian-style single-family homes, and quite the assortment of townhomes certainly occupy a large portion of Arlington’s real estate landscape, but one particular style tends to really standout to a wide-range of today’s home buyers, from first-timers looking to make the transition from renting to owning to empty-nesters who still can’t get enough of that classic vintage charm.

Of course the kind of homes we’re talking about are the bungalow/craftsman style homes that always seem to offer a cozy feel that’s truly hard to duplicate regardless of how hard you try. Some of Arlington’s older craftsman-bungalow style homes were originally built

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Arlington VA Real Estate In case you needed anymore proof that walkability continues to be a highly sought after feature that many of today’s home buyers want in a new home or condo, reports are now surfacing that one of the most expensive places to call home in the Washington DC area is also among the nation’s most walkable communities.

Although such rankings aren’t exactly the most analytical and can sometimes be influenced by outside factors, national real estate data firm Redfin compiled a list of the most walkable communities in the country, which is largely based on Redfin’s Walk Score product that takes walking routes, mixed-use development, depth of choice, pedestrian-friendliness, population and various other neighborhood data to help determine an area’s walkability.

In

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Arlington VA Real Estate Market It wasn't that long ago when chatter about Washington DC real estate being among the most expensive in the country was the talk of the town, and although homes and condos for sale in our nation’s capital can still be rather pricey, real estate for sale in Arlington might now actually be more costly.

According to a report from the Washington Business Journal, the median home selling price in Arlington County in July was $662,500, while back home in the District, median home selling prices were recorded at $550,000.

Only a year ago, Washington DC and Arlington were about even when it came to housing costs, but just within the last 12 months, median prices in Arlington jumped 10%, which now puts homes more than $100,000 higher than in DC.

Even still,

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Search Washington DC Area New Construction Communities

Now that the housing crash that started back in 2008 seems to fully be in the rearview mirror, new construction is again on the rise around the Washington DC area, especially in Maryland and Northern Virginia. At last check, roughly 2,500 new homes or home sites over 442 individual housing communities are available around Washington DC’s Virginia suburbs, while nearly 2,000 new homes or home sites are currently on the market in over 340 communities in DC’s Maryland suburbs.

Whether you’re looking for a new construction townhouse community, a new construction single-family community, or perhaps a development that features a little bit of everything, new construction real estate for sale in the Washington DC area is as hot as ever, making it as

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Modern Townhomes For Sale in Washington DC
The townhome has made a comeback in the Washington DC area thanks to its attractive and functional design. Today there are many modern and contemporary townhomes to choose from in the area.

1327 4th Street SW

1327 4th Street SW was built in 1966 and features a number of attractive homes within the same building. The homes feature their own sweeping staircases and private den spaces. The living rooms on the lower parts of the homes are very spacious.

1911 Belmont Road NW

As a more recent townhome that was built in 1998, the 1991 Belmont Road NW townhome area features more natural lighting areas than many other classic areas. The development has been designed to include an elaborate floor plant that uses simple hallways to link up the rooms with

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