Local Real Estate News
- The general benchmark for what one should spend on monthly rent is considered to be no more than 30 percent of gross monthly pay, but for many people, decent housing demands more of their paycheck. Predictably, this gap is extremely pronounced in the DC area, where the wage to afford a market-rate, two-bedroom apartment is the second highest in the country, at $31.21 per hour. (via UrbanTurf)
- Pop-Up staging turns empty houses into homes (via NYTimes)
- Of interest: This Georgetown Inn by the C&O Canal is on the market (via CurbedDC)
Upcoming Local Events
SummerStage @ Reston Station kicks off this Friday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a concert, food trucks, pop-up shops and children’s activities. See the full schedule here, along with the free yoga class (Barefoot on the Plaza: Yoga) offered one hour before.
Reston Presents … will feature Reston resident and author, John Sullivan, who just published his third book, Raised by a Village: Growing Up in Greenport. The book is a long thank you note and tribute to the people of Greenport, Long Island, New York. It is a walk down Memory Lane for those who have had the small town experience and a reminder to those who haven’t that there was a time when life was kinder and more gentle. There will be a book signing after the presentation.This program is for educational purposes only. There will be no solicitation or obligations of attendees. Held 7-9 p.m. June 13, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne (1609 Washington Plaza). Free.
Reston Presents … is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. It is a bimonthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the talents of local residents. Registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.
Sailing the ocean blue isn’t just for humans anymore! Now your four-legged friend can join you on a cruise along the Potomac.
Canine Cruises, hosted by the Potomac Riverboat Company, gives you a chance to bond with your dog like never before. The two of you can enjoy a beautiful Saturday aboard ship, taking in the sights as you ease along on a fun mini-voyage.
Canine Cruises departs from the Alexandria dock once a month from May to September. Sailing out June 11, July 16, Aug. 13 and Sept. 24, the cruise leaves promptly at 11 a.m. each Saturday.
And to keep the fun going (why wouldn’t you, really), Potomac Riverboat Company extended their schedule into October for an extra-special Halloween-themed Canine Cruise. The cruise will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Dress up your pup and enjoy some scrumptiously spooky treats and Halloween music. There will also be a photographer to capture precious moments with you and your best pal for you to have for years to come. Can you really pass up pics of your dog dressed as Tinkerbell or a bumblebee cruising the Potomac?
We didn’t think so.
Your VIP (Very Important Pup) rides free (one pup per person), but buying advance tickets for you and any other friends of the two-legged variety is strongly advised. An adult round-trip ticket cost $16, and ages 2-11 cost $10. Little ones younger than 2 are free, but they still need a ticket (that’s what our Coast Guard says, anyway), so don’t forget about them when you’re ordering. And even though Fido might be your BFF (we totally get it), he still needs to be on a 6-foot flat leash at all times while aboard the ship. Gotta stay safe, even when you’re having fun!
—McEnearney Associates, “Potomac Riverboat Company Caters to Canines and Their Owners”
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