Archive for category: MyLife

11th Annual Vienna Turkey Trot

19 Nov
November 19, 2013 With Thanksgiving a little more than a week away, Turkey Trot’s are springing up all over the United States. These footraces are held on or around Thanksgiving Day with a purpose that is two-fold. Americans are known for being indulgent when it comes to holiday food, so the 5k race is an effort to burn off calories before the big meal. The fun run is also a chance to benefit local charities, with some organizations providing turkeys and other festive holiday dishes to homeless and low-income families in their community. If you’re looking to stay fit during the holiday season, consider the Vienna Turkey Trot. Celebrating its 11th year on Sunday, November 24, 2013, this race also offers Read more [...]

Potomac, MD Market Report – 8/9/13

09 Aug
August 9, 2013 The statistics below are for the whole of 20854, including all types of Real Estate. What we all want to know is "What is happening with my house," right? I have broken it down by Single Family homes, Townhomes, and Condo/Coops. Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $93,822,250 +86.93% +53.6% Closed Sales 92 +73.58% +58.62% Median Sold Price $865,000 +1.88% -1.14% Avg Sold Price $1,019,807 +7.69% -3.17% Avg Days on Market 50 days -27.54% +21.95% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 97.2% +1.38% +1.39% In 20854, the median sold price for Single Family homes - Detached properties for June was $895,000, representing a decrease of 4.6% Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Kegs and Eggs in the Morning

20 Mar
March 20, 2012 Chances are if you’ve celebrated St Patrick’s Day in Metro DC, you’ve heard of Elliot in the Morning’s infamous “Kegs and Eggs” celebration. Fans of the Irish holiday, rock music and weekday drinking unite for a morning of bands, brews and best of all free entry. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Bolt Bus or Bust

19 Jan
January 19, 2012 Living in the metro DC area, we are pretty spoiled when it comes to travel options. We can jet off on bargain flights from Reagan National or Dulles Airport, avoid the endless hours of commuting traffic using the Metro or Amtrak, or sit just back, relax and let someone else do the driving on a bus. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: An Old Town Theater Treat

22 Nov
November 22, 2011 Thanksgiving week has arrived and most of us are ready to wrap up our short workweek and enjoy a long weekend filled with turkey feasts, football and family. If the tryptophan doesn’t leave you in a lazy nap filled coma, and you’re looking for an excuse to get out of the house this weekend I’ve discovered a hidden gem in Old Town Alexandria. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Merriweather's Musical Merriment

16 Aug
August 16, 2011 As summer quickly flies by, it’s important to make sure you check off all the “must do’s” on your warm weather list. And while vacations and beach trips top of most of our lists, outdoor concerts are usually a close second. This summer, I was fortunate enough, in the span of just one week, to visit an outdoor concert venue not just once, but twice. Read more [...]

Mylife in Metro DC: Destination Dewey

08 Jun
June 8, 2011 I feel like it is an unofficial rite of passage that every true DC’er, at some point during the summer, takes a long weekend trip to Dewey Beach before they are dubbed the honor of being a REAL DC resident. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Yogato Have Some!

10 May
May 10, 2011 The temperature is rising, the birds are chirping and the yogurt is churning. That’s right, springtime is among us and that means ice cream and specialty yogurt stores are bustling with patrons waiting for their favorite flavors. If you are one of those that loves to get real frozen yogurt on warm spring day, Mr. Yogato is a place worthy of a visit. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC – Movin' On Up!

19 Apr
April 19, 2011 April 26, 2011 will mark my official one -year anniversary of living in Metro DC. And after one year, it is once again time for me to sign a lease or look for a place to buy. While both my roommate and I absolutely love our condo, David has started to consider the idea of purchasing his first home and I’ve realized that if I want to start saving for my first home, I needed to find a place closer to my realistic “housing budget.” And so the search began…again. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Making Headlines at the Newseum

07 Mar
March 7, 2011 After months of planning, rescheduling and anticipation, last Sunday I found myself reading these words on the massive 74–foot–high marble First Amendment wall on the front façade of the Newseum– I had finally made it! Read more [...]