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Thu Jan 14, 2016
maynardGkrebs answered:
Given how GW overcharges for housing, you'll find plenty for that kind of money.
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Rentals Gone Wild answered:
We're actually experts in this field and work with several locations that can accommodate you. When you're free, please feel free to call us. One of our locators will send you a detailed list of options.
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
George Eckerle answered:
The Foggy Bottom Metro is central to the neighborhood. This makes travel very easy within the city. Good shopping. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods. I find the neighborhood both a quiet and convenient place to live. Highly recommended. ... more
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Ericka S. Black answered:
Hey Eric,

I love the name :) I can help walk you through the process. Call me at (202) 670-6677. I will send you the short sales in the Foggy Bottom area and we can go check them out this week.

Talk to you soon,
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
Leah Harris answered:
A general comment about Zillow. If you look at the bottom of the page you will see in very fine print a disclosure called about "Zestimate's". For instance in Washington DC they get 29% of sales within 5% or the flip side 71% are off more than 5%.They get 52% of sales within 10% or 48% of sales are off more than 10%. They get 76% of sales within 20% or 24% are off more than 20% and the median error in 9.4%. This leaves a very large margin of error. On a 500k home this could be a 100k error. Zillow cannot take into account so much of what gives a home it's value and it's data relies on tax records which has a long lag time. ... more
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Jason Skipworth answered:
Hi Margaret,

I have a friend who bought through me. He lives in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood by the Convention Center, and he works for Booz Allen in McLean. He always says his commute is fine and I have never heard him complain about it. Let me know how I can help you too. ... more
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Thu May 24, 2007
Kelly Putz answered:
Hey Stephanie,

It depends on if you go to work for the Senate or House of Reps.

I worked in the Senate for 8 years and my husband currently works for the House. The Red Line comes closest to the Senate side, at Union Station (also where the MARC and VRE commuter lines come into DC). The Orange Line will drop you right at the back door of the Cannon Building on the House side. From Foggy Bottom, if you need to change lines, it's easy to do at either Metro Center or Gallery Place. If you are going to work at the Supreme Court or the Library of Congress, it's six of one, half a dozen of the other which line you use, because they are both in the middle between the House and Senate, as is the Capitol building itself.

Either way you look at it, though, a commute from Foggy Bottom is pretty quick on Metro. ALSO, as a federal employee, thanks to Obama, your commute on the metro line will be paid for, up to $200 a month. You could also bike to work, if you are so inclined, as it is only about 2 miles from Foggy Bottom. It is uphill (to Capitol Hill), but it is a gentle incline and you hardly notice it until you are almost to the Capitol.

My company's website has a great search engine that allows you to look at the neighborhood's via map at street level and shows you what properties are available on the map by a little green house icon. Hover over the icon and a small pop-out shows a photo, address, price, BR, BA - click on it and a full listing opens. Our website is - click on Property Search.

Feel free to drop me a line if you are planning to come to town and want to go house shopping or familiarize yourself with Capitol Hill. If it's not a terribly busy day in Congress or with his committee, my husband could possibly give you a private tour.

Good luck with the potential new job!!

Kelly Putz
Kangal Real Estate
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