23 Mar 2018

DC Radio Station Comes Back on Air as Apartments

Urban Investment Partners (UIP) has completed Frequency Apartments, a 100-unit community in the Tenleytown neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. The property used to be an office building that housed local National Public Radio affiliate WAMU.

UIP acquired the building at 4000 Brandywine Street, NW, along with two other properties, from American University in 2016. The company then undertook a $14 million, year-long gut renovation of the original 36,000-square-foot building and added 14,000 square feet to the structure.

Common amenities include keyless entry, a roof deck with grilling area and panoramic views, a fitness center, resident lounge, teleworking space, conference and meeting rooms, bike storage, resident lounge, package acceptance and reserved garage parking. The property is also pet-friendly.

According to UIP Principal Steve Schwat, the unusual name is derived from its history as a radio station and recording studio for WAMU/NPR programming, including the syndicated talk shows hosted by Diane Rehm and Kojo Nnamdi.

The DC Neighborhood has a Storied Past

Located on one of the highest elevations in D.C., Frequency counts as transit-oriented. The community is one block from the Tenleytown-American University station on Metrorail’s Red Line, and is also served by 11 Metrobus lines, the American University shuttle and the Sibley Hospital shuttle.

Named in the late 1700s for local tavern owner John Tennally, Tenleytown surrounds the site of Civil War-era Fort Reno, built on the city’s highest natural ground at 409 feet above sea level. By 1900, the last remains of the fort had been replaced by a reservoir, water tower and a park.

The 1941 opening of Sears & Roebuck store at Wisconsin Ave. and Albemarle St. spurred the neighborhood’s growth. The area’s first Hechinger store also was in Tenleytown; after Sears vacated its store in 1994, Hechinger bought and moved into the property, though it eventually shuttered all its stores. By 2003, the former Sears/Hechinger site had been converted into one of the city’s first transit-oriented developments, Cityline at Tenley.

The UIP group of companies owns and manages more than 2,800 apartments in Washington, D.C., and Maryland, and has renovated, restored and built more than 25 downtown apartment and condo buildings over the last 10 years. UIP’s primary focus includes renovations, adaptive reuse of office properties, and working with tenants in D.C. to help them exercise their TOPA (Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act) rights.

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13 Mar 2018

‘Thanks for having me, Washington’: Kirk Cousins says farewell to Redskins

(Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Reportedly in information gathering mode as the NFL’s “legal tampering” window opened, free agent and soon-to-be-former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins shared a farewell message for Redskins fans on Monday.

In a 515-word message posted on his personal website, Cousins began by thanking one of his biggest supporters, former Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, for selecting him in the 2012 NFL draft. He mentioned “You Like That!,” which still isn’t a question, and recalled Redskins fans greeting the team at Redskins Park in the early morning hours on Dec. 27, 2015 after Washington captured the NFC East title with a win at Philadelphia. He said there is no way he would be where he is today — poised to become the highest-paid player in the league — “without the leadership of the Redskins organization,” including Jay Gruden, Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder.

(Cousins may have also inadvertently tipped his hand about where he’s considering signing by initially including “Vikings” and “Jets,” but not “Broncos” and “Cardinals,” in the tags at the end of his post alongside tags such as “Moving,” “New Team,” and “Classic.” The “Vikings” and “Jets” tags were quickly removed.)

Anyway, here’s the full text of Cousins’s farewell, with a few related hyperlinks added and minus the pop-up ad asking if you’d like to spin a virtual wheel to unlock a secret bonus discount on all the burgundy and gold swag Cousins is looking to unload before he leaves town:

As I’m about to make one of the bigger decisions of my life, I’ll be saying goodbye to my familiar life as a Redskin. After calling Washington home for the past six years, the team has decided to move on to another option and, in turn, my family and I will be moving on as well.

Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it’s hard to look back at all that’s taken place and not become emotional. I will forever be grateful to Mike Shanahan for taking a chance on me in the 2012 draft. At the time, many people saw his selection as foolish. Time proved otherwise and taught me that there are no guarantees in this business — if you work hard and learn from your mistakes, good things can happen. For the first time in 11 years I will participate in choosing where I play. Having said this, I would not trade the past decade for anything.

I am filled with gratitude over the unwavering support and devotion from you, the fans, both on and off the field. I’ll never forget how you stormed Redskins Park at 3 a.m. to welcome us home from Philadelphia after clinching the NFC East in 2015. I’ve never been so happy to have my car mobbed. You made “You Like That!” a catchphrase and your boundless generosity helped us raise tens of thousands of dollars for International Justice Mission to protect victims of violence all over the world — No words will express the depth of my gratitude, but “thank you” will have to do for now.

Though we are ultimately measured on a win-loss record, my fondest memories will be the little achievements and struggles that got us there…the everyday memories that made the job fun. I’ll miss Trent Williams’ clever one-liners at a teammate’s poor fashion choices (mostly mine) … breakfast with Scherff and Sundberg …Tress Way’s trivia games … Ryan Kerrigan’s consistency … Jordan Reed’s horrible ping pong (but amazing routes) … Chatting with Jamison Crowder & Josh Doctson in the cold tub …“Dunkin’ Fridays” with Colt McCoy… and on and on.

Just like you never fully leave your hometown — you never fully leave your first NFL team, especially after six seasons. My family and I will always have a piece of Washington deep in our hearts. I arrived as a single, 23-year-old from the Midwest — with a lot to learn and prove. I now leave as a husband of four years to my wife, Julie, and a father to my son, Cooper — but still with lots to learn and prove.

There is no way I would be where I am today without the leadership of the Redskins organization … Coach Gruden, Bruce Allen, Dan Snyder. Thank you all for the opportunity you gave me. When Cooper someday asks: “Hey Dad, what was it like playing for the Redskins?” I’ll proudly tell him it was a dream come true.

Thanks for having me, Washington, and thanks for making me into the player I am today!

The Vikings and Jets have since been removed from the tags at the bottom of Kirk Cousins’s farewell post. (Screenshot via KirkCousins.org)

Read more on the Redskins:

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‘To me, it’s a big deal’: Joe Gibbs will teach lessons from his career in new online program

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05 Mar 2018

Where To Stay In Luxurious Style During Washington DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival is an unrivaled springtime ritual that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The masses of pink cherry flowers are so profuse that the sunlight almost takes on a pinkish glow. The city puts on a three-week celebration with live music, fireworks shows, parades—even a kite flying festival, and the absolute best place to make your home base for exploring during cherry blossom season is at the ultra-deluxe Rosewood Washington DC hotel in Georgetown—just a few short miles from the Mall.

The team at the Rosewood take this cherry blossom business quite seriously—crafting cherry blossom inspired cocktails and menu offerings as well as offering up epicurean picnic lunches and private Segeway tours of the Tidal Basin. The Georgetown location is a perfect blend of village walkability with restaurants and shops and easy in/out to the main attractions along the Mall. Rosewood has clearly defined its place as one of the world’s ultra-luxury hotel companies —delivering guests a combination of smart, anticipatory service in an intimate hotel setting with a residentially styled vibe. There is not a massive registration desk here, rather guests can take care of hotel business in the guests-only library. The lobby (more of a foyer) is intimate too, (an interesting perk that attracts big stars and musicians looking to avoid paparazzi—there is no way a photographer can idle in the Rosewood main entrance without being glaringly obvious.)

The main living room is stocked with books (most focus on the fascinating history of DC) and a 24-hour supply of tea, coffee and snacks. Rooms have been painstakingly appointed with bespoke furnishings, beautiful hardwood finishes, massive over-sized soaking tubs and rich fluffy bedding. Touch technology opens curtains and powers the lights. With only 37 rooms and 12 suites total it is relatively easy to book an entire floor if you have a large party or event—lending an even greater sense of privacy to the experience. Best room options are the Premium Corner King –with floor to ceiling windows on two walls they have abundant light and the ones with canal views are the most lovely. Also, the hotel’s Georgetown Suites are best suited to guests who may want to conduct business—the handsome living area feels more like a home than a hotel.

Drinking is one of the choice pursuits here too—up on the rooftop bar with views of the DC skyline or on the main floor Rye Bar—where the DC power set are known to linger after the day’s business is done. We liked the impressive selection of brown spirits—WhistlePig 15-Year anyone?–and the decadent Barrel Aged Manhattan with rye, dolin rouge, byrhh quinquina. The Grill Room is intimate as well, and weather permitting, the canalside seating is some of the best al fresco dining DC has on offer. Be sure to try the Salt Meadow Lamb with pistachio persillade, artichoke ‘barigoule’ and carrot yogurt.

From the hotel it is easy to grab a taxi or uber to the Mall –or any of the cultural offerings that dot the area. But, you did come for the blossoms; the Rosewood Cherry Blossom Package includes:

• Accommodations at the Deluxe King level or higher (two-night minimum stay)

• Welcome cocktails for two from The Rye Bar

• Segway Tour around the Tidal Basin

• Daily breakfast for two at lively neighborhood restaurant, The Grill Room

• Bike-riding excursion with a catered lunch

• Valet parking for one vehicle

Available for a minimum of two nights between March 19 and April 20, the starting rate for Rosewood Washington, D.C.’s exclusive Cherry Blossom Package begins at $680 per night. Advance hotel reservation and a 72-hour cancellation period is required.

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21 Feb 2018

BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors in Washington DC

How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com – the largest theater site on the net!

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 5.5+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

To apply, or for more information, send an email to dc@bwayworld.com

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11 Feb 2018

DC ‘WOW’ House: Incredible $3 Million Apartment

WASHINGTON, DC — Talk about an amazing space in Northwest: this apartment comes with a staggering price tag, but you sure get a lot with an amazing penthouse roof terrace.

It has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms over 1,389 square feet.

Price: $2,975,000 Square Feet: 1389 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Full and 1 Half Baths Built: 2013 Features: New to the market, this is one of the largest and most exclusive, penthouse, corner, residences at amenity rich, CityCenter. Feat. 2 master BRs, 2.5 BAs, and a private 1,009 SF landscaped roof terrace! Dramatic full height ext. windows w/6′ wide sliding doors, 9′ ceilings, N. European White Oak hardwoods, Molteni Italian cabinetry, Caesarstone counter tops, porcelain tiling and premium appliances.

This listing originally appeared on realtor.com. For more information and photos, click here.

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09 Feb 2018

Washington DC Housing Market Among Most Competitive In US: Study

WASHINGTON, DC — While California is home to some of the most competitive housing markets in the U.S., Washington, D.C., and Baltimore also rank among the priciest. According to a study released by LendingTree, six California cities rank among the top 10 most competitive housing markets in the country.

LendingTree’s rankings of the 100 most competitive housing markets in the U.S. were based on factors that “truly create a competitive market for homebuyers,” the company explained. To compile the rankings, LendingTree looked at factors like how many house hunters are putting more money down, have high credit scores and “start loan shopping before home shopping.”

To come up with the rankings, LendingTree said it looked at 1.5 million purchase mortgage loan requests that came through the company’s marketplace in the 100 largest U.S. cities for 2017.

The cities were then ranked based on the following three criteria:

The share of buyers shopping for a mortgage before identifying the house they want Average down payment percentage Percentage of buyers who have prime credit (above 680)

These Maryland and Virginia cities join DC on the list of most competitive housing markets are:

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Washington, DC (20)Baltimore (46)Richmond (60)Virginia Beach (79)

The two California cities that topped the list, San Francisco and San Jose, had the highest average down payment of any region and nearly two-thirds of shoppers had credit scores above 680.

Here are the top 10 most competitive housing markets in the country:

San Francisco, California (1)
San Jose, California (2)
Denver, Colorado (3)
San Diego, California (4)
Ventura, California (5)
Los Angeles, California (6)
Seattle, Washington (7)
Honolulu, Hawaii (8)
Portland, Oregon (9)
Sacramento, California (10)

Here are the least competitive or most accessible housing markets in the U.S.:

Youngstown, Ohio (100)McAllen, Texas (99)Scranton, Pennsylvania (98)El Paso, Texas (97)Dayton, Ohio (96)Augusta, Georgia (95)Birmingham, Alabama (94)Winston-Salem, North Carolina (93)Little Rock, Arkansas (92)Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (91)

Photo of 3030 Chain Bridge Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016 listing courtesy of Realtor.com

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22 Jan 2018

Washington D.C.-area pegged a good bet for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

Three locations in and around the nation’s capital are among the finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, fueling speculation that the Washington, D.C. area is at the top of the tech giant’s list and that it may be trying to pit the sites against one another to wrangle incentives.(The Associated Press)

Urban experts and Irish oddsmakers say the Washington, D.C.-area’s chances of landing Amazon’s second headquarters jumped significantly last week when the region won three spots on the company’s list of 20 potential locations.

Greater Washington has most of the attributes the online retail giant says it wants for the project, a $5 billion investment that will create as many as 50,000 well-paying jobs. The region has one of the nation’s best-educated workforces, a diverse population, international airports and public transit. It can’t hurt that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought a $23 million mansion in the District of Columbia a year ago and owns The Washington Post.

"I think their eyes are on D.C.," said Richard Florida, a professor at the University of Toronto and author of influential books on urban issues. "For Amazon, it solves a lot of problems."

But the three contenders on Amazon’s shortlist — the District, Montgomery County, Maryland, and northern Virginia — still face strong competition from large, cosmopolitan metro areas including New York, Boston and Atlanta.

In addition, a historical lack of cooperation among the District, Maryland and Virginia threatens the region’s bid, according to local officials and academic analysts.

Seattle-based Amazon has said it wants a strong, stable working relationship with local authorities. That poses a challenge for a region where power is split among two states and a federal district. The area’s well-known failure in recent months to agree on how to fund its rail transit system, Metro, has highlighted the problem.

"Washington has a really good chance if they are cohesive," said Amy Liu, director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. "Unfortunately, that’s not where the region is."

Greater Washington was the only metropolitan area in the competition with three locations to make the cut.

That helped lead Dublin-based Paddy Power bookmakers to say the odds for Montgomery County jumped dramatically, from a 250-1 long shot to one of the favorites at 8-1. The District was close behind at 10-1, while northern Virginia placed at 20-1.

The oddsmaker saw Boston as the most likely winner, with odds at 3-1, followed closely by Austin and Atlanta.

Each of the Washington-area locations suggested more than one site for the Amazon campus, which the company said would require as much as 8 million square feet of office space.

Montgomery County and northern Virginia have not publicly divulged the sites, for fear of hurting their competitive position. But local officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, identified some of the locations. Montgomery, they said, has proposed two Maryland sites: White Flint and another nearby in North Bethesda. Both have support from the state and county.

Sites proposed in northern Virginia, the officials said, which also are said to have state support, include:

A plot near Dulles International Airport occupied by the Center for Innovative Technology and supported jointly by Fairfax and Loudoun counties. A site in the Crystal City/Potomac Yard area, backed by Arlington and Alexandria. Two sites in Prince William County — Potomac Shores in the eastern part of the county and Innovation Park in the western part.

The District has publicly identified four sites: Anacostia Riverfront, NoMa-Union Station, Hill East and Shaw-Howard University.

Some observers said the Washington region should have agreed jointly on a single site and offered it. A unified pitch would be stronger, and everybody in the area benefits no matter which one gets the prize.

"D.C. might stand to be a big beneficiary, even if Arlington gets the ultimate nod," said Harriet Tregoning, a former planning and development official at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments studied the possibility of a joint regional proposal in September, but the area jurisdictions quickly decided to go their own ways.

One obstacle: The District, Virginia and Maryland would have found it difficult, if not impossible, to offer subsidies for a project to be built outside their jurisdictions.

Amazon’s inclusion of three locations in the Washington area fueled speculation that the company has the region at the top of its list and wants to pit the three sites against one another in offering financial breaks.

"This is a textbook example of how to wrangle incentives," Florida said.

There were signs that the region’s governments were prepared to deliver. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, disclosed Thursday that Maryland’s inducements to lure Amazon totaled more than $5 billion. The offer, which Hogan was to describe in detail on Monday, includes tax incentives and transportation improvements.

That would be by far the biggest economic development package ever offered in Maryland. By contrast, the state and county extended loans, tax credits and grants totaling $62 million to Marriott International last year to build a new headquarters in Bethesda.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett acknowledged the incentives offered to Amazon were large but suggested they were worth the price given what 50,000 new jobs would mean.

"I believe they are affordable. I believe they are in the public’s interest," said Leggett, who declined to divulge the package’s contents.

Even at $5 billion, Maryland’s package was smaller than the one offered by New Jersey. It said its inducements, in hope of attracting the company to Newark, were worth $7 billion.

Virginia and the District both declined to say whether they would match Maryland’s offer.

Suzanne Clark, communications director for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, said it could not provide details "for competitive reasons and to protect confidential company information."

Brian Kenner, District deputy mayor for planning and economic development, said winning the Amazon contest would "accelerate the growth of … vibrant [D.C.] neighborhoods, and we will offer incentives appropriate to that impact."

Although Amazon is trying to extract the biggest grants and tax breaks it can, local officials and private analysts said the single biggest factor for the company is a region’s ability to attract and retain a high-quality workforce over decades.

That augurs well for greater Washington, partly because its population includes a high percentage of people with college and postgraduate degrees. The area also includes numerous vibrant, walkable neighborhoods — such as Penn Quarter, Bethesda and Clarendon — that are desirable to millennial professionals whom Amazon wants to hire.

Victor Hoskins, director of economic development for Arlington, said his county’s pitch to Amazon noted that 36 percent of the working population has advanced degrees.

Hoskins also addressed concerns that a huge influx of residents would swamp the winning location. He said the key to absorbing the surge was to add infrastructure in phases over eight to 10 years.

"You build the commercial building first …[and then] you build the housing related to that," Hoskins said. "We have a history of developing very well-planned communities. We would use that knowledge base to make sure this didn’t overwhelm our community."

Many officials and analysts thought the Washington region could best demonstrate to Amazon its readiness to cooperate by uniting around a funding plan for Metro.

"There’s no question Amazon needs a well-functioning transit system, making the imperative for all three jurisdictions to act together on Metro to provide dedicated funding and real governance reform even more urgent," said Jason Miller, chief executive of the Greater Washington Partnership.

"More broadly, a demonstration of regional unity can make clear to Amazon that regardless of which of the three locations that it chooses, they will be getting the best the capital region has to offer."

Liu, of Brookings, added: "D.C., Maryland, and Virginia came together for the Olympic bid. They can do that again for the Amazon bid."

— The Washington Post

The notion of the "zombie retailer" came into vogue after the 2008 bankruptcy of Circuit City, which liquidated its 567 U.S. stores, including this one in Jantzen Beach. Its intellectual property was bought in 2016 and the brand reemerged as an online retailer.

"Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact.

But maybe everything that dies someday comes back."

—"Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen

In retail, some brands that could no longer cut it with brick-and-mortar stores are getting a second wind in the digital world.

Take the apparel retailer the Limited, a fixture in malls that provided professional women with blazers, dresses, and trousers at midprice points. Its death was swift and sudden and reflected the impact of the online powerhouse Amazon on traditional retailers.

The chain announced on Jan. 7, 2017, that it would no longer operate stores. It shut all 250 of them in 42 states, along with its website. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a week later in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Another women’s clothier, Bebe, also filed for bankruptcy and closed all of its stores to focus on selling online.

On Feb. 24, 2017, the private equity firm Sycamore Partners announced it had purchased the Limited’s brand and website, through a competitive auction as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

Sycamore relaunched the brand’s website last fall – sans stores – and promised to communicate with the Limited’s loyal customers about how to obtain the merchandise "they know and love."

Sycamore, which specializes in consumer and retail investments, partners "with management teams to improve the operating profitability and strategic value of their businesses," the company mission states.

The firm’s investment portfolio now includes Belk, Coldwater Creek, Dollar Express, EMP Merchandising, Hot Topic, MGF Sourcing, Nine West Holdings, Talbots, and Torrid. In fact, Limited merchandise is also available on belk.com or in Belk stores.

Limited.com is still in its first quarter of operation strictly as a web retailer. No sales figures are available and Sycamore, as a privately held company, declined comment on how the brand’s online conversion has fared.

The idea of going exclusively digital runs counter to the strategy of some successful online retailers, such as the eyewear maven Warby Parker and the menswear retailers Bonobos and Tommy John, which are opening stores. But analysts say the online-only approach will likely continue due to the high costs of rent and staff and the decline in mall traffic.

"Wall Street is increasingly using the term zombie for any retailer that is struggling, as a kind of walking-dead euphemism," said Garrick Brown, head of retail research at Cushman & Wakefield.

The notion of the "zombie retailer" really came into vogue after the bankruptcy of Circuit City in 2008, Brown said. Though the retailer was liquidated, its intellectual property was bought in 2016 and the brand reemerged as an online consumer electronics retailer.

"But when it reappeared online, it was only the same company as before in name only," he said. "It was a retailer that died and came back to life but in a form that while familiar, was totally different. A zombie."

On Jan. 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, current Circuit City CEO Ronny Shmoel promised a relaunch using the latest and most advanced technology for "a new, more personalized online shopping experience" starting Feb. 15.

"With retail bankruptcies elevated, you are going to see more zombies in the next few years," Brown said.

Among the bankruptcies of 2017 were those of American Apparel, BCBG Max Azria, Rue21 and Wet Seal. Many were due to declining sales and a heavy debt load as the combined burdens were too much to bear.

"Most of the retailers that are struggling still have loyal core consumers," Brown said. "They just don’t have enough of them. I think that if a brand is a household name, or if it has a positive reputation or brand cachet, it will be a candidate for this (digital focus). Someone will eventually buy the intellectual rights for many of these brands and eventually they will start popping up online."

Retail analyst Simeon Siegel, executive director at Nomura/Instinet Equity Research, said pure e-tailers’ physical stores validate the brick-and-mortar strategy. But "it is clear that certain companies may simply not be able to sustain them. And if a company has no stores, it will have shed itself of painful fixed expense (i.e., rent)."

Marc Prosser, cofounder and publisher at FitSmallBusiness.com, an educational business website for small-business owners, also predicts online-only growth as the traditional need for storefronts as giant billboards declines.

"The value of having a large physical footprint is declining, as shoppers increase their online activity and malls lose foot traffic," Prosser said. "The costs and risks of launching a major online presence has fallen dramatically as technology has become cheaper and more standardized. The combination of lower costs for going online and less return from physical locations means more chains moving to online-only format."

How well the online shift works, he said, depends on whether the retailer has a good fit with the web, such as unique merchandise, a strong identity, or if the brand can provide services that mimic or provide the same benefits as store locations.

"It’s not about just saving money, but about shifting your business and having different sets of costs," Prosser said. "No question it’s going to increase."

—Tribune News Service

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21 Jan 2018

Successfully Selling In The Washington DC Real Estate Market

Are you interested in selling your home in the Washington DC real estate market? Do you want to sell it quickly and get the most fair price for it? Selling a house may seem like an overwhelming task and it can be that way. However, with some simple tips that are shared in this article, you can successfully sell your home and get the price you desire.

One thing that is important to do is to price your home right. How much is your home worth? If you aren’t sure, there are many different options for getting this information. You may talk with your real estate agent or other professional to help you determine exactly what price you should expect someone to pay for your home.

Then you will want to prepare your home to be as attractive as possible to potential buyers. You can clean your home and yard as much as possible. As you do, you may also choose to make minor repairs to things that need them. Also, add a fresh coat of paint to walls or doors, or any area that may need it. You also want to remove any clutter and clean out closets to help make the home look more spacious. The more you can do to make the house look good for those who are interested, the more likely you are to sell it quickly.

As you can see, when you are working to sell your home in the Washington DC real estate market, there are some things you can do to help you make the process successful for you. Pricing the home right and making it attractive to those who are interested is a great place to start. By doing these things, you should have no trouble selling your home.

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