Behold Ballston, our hot hood for September

Casually tell your friends you’re moving to Ballston, and you might be met with outright horror. (“You’re moving to Boston?!”) But the panic is usually short-lived, once they realize you're talking about the bustling Virginia neighborhood is just miles from D.C. (“Oh, oh, Ball-ston.”)

By Morgan Schneider | Home | September 17, 2014

Renting furniture can be a convenient solution for short-term tenants

Andrew Hodge is a London School of Economics-trained scholar, so it’s no surprise that he thought through all the options when furnishing his new studio in Dupont Circle. He roughly calculated that the cost of leasing a couch, bed, tables and such for a year — $270 a month plus extra fees — would be […]

By Beth Cope | Home | September 5, 2014

Bidding wars emerge among D.C.-area renters

Despite thousands of swanky new high-rise apartment units in the Washington area, some renters are opting instead to duke it out over privately run homes. Bidding wars are commonplace over uniquely designed condos, houses and townhouses.