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Cicadas Are Not Having This Cool Spring Weather

Cicadas Are Not Having This Cool Spring Weather

Whether you’ve been dreading them or anxiously awaiting them, you’ll have to wait a few days more for the masses of Brood X cicadas to emerge. While earlier weather conditions were perfect to precipitate the emergence of billions of the bugs, a colder spell appears to...

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The Nine Developments Expected to Redefine Rosslyn

The Nine Developments Expected to Redefine Rosslyn

While Arlington County is less interested in the gondola to Georgetown than DC is, if the system is ever constructed, its prospective terminus in Rosslyn would join a neighborhood with an already-abundant residential pipeline. Several large projects are in progress or...

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Who Gets Xanadu 2.0, the Gates Family Mansion?

Who Gets Xanadu 2.0, the Gates Family Mansion?

As experts in philanthropy, finance, technology and global health scramble to predict what the divorce of Melinda and Bill Gates could mean for their industries, others are wondering: Who will get their lakefront estate in the Seattle suburbs, which is valued at...

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10 Best Money-Saving Apps

10 Best Money-Saving Apps

There’s never a bad time to save money, but it may be especially important right now for households that saw their income disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While money-saving apps may not be able to replace a paycheck, they do offer an easy way to save on everything...

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7 Interior Design Podcasts to Inspire Creativity in Your Home

7 Interior Design Podcasts to Inspire Creativity in Your Home

There’s nothing like listening to a good podcast on your morning commute. Listening to one that’ll help you come home to a beautiful interior is even better. That's right. You can binge interior design concepts and home improvement without sitting on the couch glued...

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Sales of Luxury Homes Skyrocket in First Quarter

Sales of Luxury Homes Skyrocket in First Quarter

Sales of luxury homes rose 41.6% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2021, crushing sales of affordable homes (7% increase) and mid-priced homes (5.9%) per a Redfin study. Redfin defines “luxury” homes as selling for an average of $975,000, “expensive” homes as...

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Innovators & Disruptors: The Top Tech 25 in Washington DC

Innovators & Disruptors: The Top Tech 25 in Washington DC

By Dara Klatt, with Maria Blanco, Asa Hiken & Catherine Trifiletti | Washington Life) There is a certain fortitude in innovators’ eyes. Stare into the pupils of our tech 25 leaders and you’ll see dogged determination across the gamut—the kind of look that says,...

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Chevy Chase – A Seller’s Market

Chevy Chase – A Seller’s Market

Chevy Chase DC, a largely residential neighborhood on the far northwest border of the city, is a microcosm of the larger regional housing market at the moment: very few homes for sale, a large pool of buyers and the high prices that illustrate that imbalance. Every...

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Park Service Cancels Fourth Of July Parade On National Mall

Park Service Cancels Fourth Of July Parade On National Mall

For the second year in a row, the National Independence Day Parade on the National Mall has been canceled. “The marching units that travel from across the country to participate in the parade have not had the necessary 8 to 18 months to organize, rehearse and...

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DC Has the Most Cranes in the Sky of Any U.S. City

Seattle has often led the way when it comes to the number of cranes in the sky in the U.S. However, the latest crane count puts DC in the lead. The Crane Index from Rider Levett Bucknall shows that while Seattle has the same number of cranes that they did in the last...

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Eight Memorable Sandwiches for Sampling in D.C. this Spring

Eight Memorable Sandwiches for Sampling in D.C. this Spring

Sandwiches continue to be one of few reasons to crack a smile during the pandemic. The past year has brought boundless creativity between bread to the District as chefs looked to make their menus both crowd-pleasing and portable. We told you what to order in the fall...

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Inside DC’s Pandemic-Fueled Real Estate Boom

Inside DC’s Pandemic-Fueled Real Estate Boom

The market is the craziest it’s been in 15 years, with buyers competing against dozens of other offers and waiving every contingency. Here’s how it happened and what it could mean for an already unequal region. On a blue-sky Saturday last September, David Abrams...

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Amazon Helps Vaccinate Arlington Residents

Amazon Helps Vaccinate Arlington Residents

Amazon is hosting a new vaccination clinic at its campus in Arlington to help local health officials vaccinate residents. The clinic is now open Monday through Friday to people with vaccination appointments thanks to a partnership with Arlington County. The goal is to...

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