Family Splash on Friday at RCC, Fairfax Co. “Discovery Trail” Map Guide

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  • Less than 15 percent of new rentals built in D.C. since 2014 were affordable (via Curbed DC)
  • Quiz: Where in D.C. should you buy your first home? (via Curbed DC)
  • File this under the #nicetodream category: The driveway is becoming the main event — some boast their own roadside attractions, extensive landscaping and even a pro race track. (via WSJ)
  • In that same file: A shortage of developed land is driving up lot prices in affluent areas like Beverly Hills, Southampton, Miami and Chicago. (via WSJ)

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Brexit and what it means for U.S. homebuyers

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

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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

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Lake Anne Brew House set for April 16 opening; Smithsonian Sleepovers

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  • Lake Anne Brew House grand opening set for April 16 (Reston Patch)
  • America’s most unattainable housing is right by downtown D.C. That’s a huge problem (Greater Greater Washington)
  • New D.C. condos break the $1,000-per-foot barrier (WBJ)
  • Traffic study shows why I-66 is a mess (WashPo)
  • True cost of Purple Line could reach $2.65 billion, analysis finds (WashPo)

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Microsoft to build “smart city” in Ashburn; Air & Space to host “Kites of Asia” for kids

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Via the Washington Business Journal: “Minh Le and his company, 22 Capital Partners, are proposing to build Gramercy District, a 2.5 million-square-foot, $500 million development on 16 acres fronting the north side of the Dulles Greenway, adjacent to the planned Ashburn Metro station on the Silver Line. Le has landed a Fortune 50 partner in Microsoft Corp. as a co-investor that will bring its expertise, its people and its capital to bear.”

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