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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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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Market Conditions for Feb. 2016; Easter events in Reston

mcenearney logoAll indications point that the spring market of real estate has arrived: contracts and inventory are both up — but as the old adage goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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4 Tips for selling in the spring

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MCE for sale signSpring months can be the liveliest time to put your home on the market. To ensure a swift sale, implement the following tips to prep your home this spring.

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Reston Development Updates, Camp Expo Today

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Here’s an updated list of the development and plans currently in the works for around Reston:

  • The former American Press Institute headquarters (11690 Sunrise Valley Dr.)  is planned to be redeveloped into 37 town homes.
  • A new development dubbed “Lincoln at Commerce Park” (Sunrise Valley Dr. & Association Dr.) will feature 260 multi-family residential units
  • A 75,000-square-foot office building at 1831 Wiehle Ave. will be converted into a mixed-use building with 504 multi-family residential units and up to 61,000-square-feet of retail.
  • Located at the spot of the former Reston Mini-Storage and a commercial strip in the 11400 block of Sunset Hills Road, the site will house a 421-unit apartment building with 10,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail.
  • 500 apartments, a 175-room hotel, roughly 400,000-square-feet of office, and ground-floor retail on the sites of 1850 Centennial Park Drive, 11400 Commerce Park Drive, and 11440 Commerce Park Drive, respectively.
  • Madewell is coming to Reston Town Center.
  • A second Chick-fil-a in Reston is planned for 1490 North Point Village Center, which currently houses a BB&T Bank branch.

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