DIY v. Hiring a Professional: What’s the best option for different projects

Local Real Estate News

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    Renderings of Isaac Newton Square. Image courtesy RestonNow.

    Golf Course Overlook LLC seeks to convert a three-acre parcel, currently Golf Course Plaza, a 45-year old, three-story office building with surface parking, into a single high rise with 413 residential units and three levels of underground parking. Information and images courtesy RestonNow.

  • It’s the question every handy homeowner getting ready to embark on a renovation asks themselves: How much can I actually do myself? Curbed spoke with experts including DIY home renovators, contractors and architects to determine the realistic DIY projects in your house and what is better left to the professionals.
  • Across the country, the share of 24-34 year-olds living at home with their parents has steadily risen over the past decade. Today, one in five millennials lives with their parents — a proportion that also holds true in the D.C. area.
  • And just for fun: Meet the Man Living Inside a Boeing 727

Upcoming Local Events

Two of Reston Association‘s 15 swimming pools will open tomorrow, Saturday, May 14. Ridge Heights Heated Pool and North Shore Heated Pool & Spa will be open open 1-7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends. The remaining pools are scheduled to open Saturday, May 28. Click here for a full pool schedule.

Fairfax County Police seeks crossing guards for Reston — learn more here.

The Fairfax County Parks Authority will host Spring Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Frying Pan Park. Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations. Participate in hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking. Enjoy crafts, games, puppet shows and get an up-close introduction to baby farm animals. $7/in advance, $8/at the door.

Did I miss an event happening today? Know about something coming up? Have a real estate question? Let me know in the comments below. 

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