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Restaurants In The DC Area Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

Restaurants In The DC Area Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and while many will be waking up early to prepare meals at home there are plenty of options for those of us (raising my hand) who are looking to go out and not put in all the work it takes to pull off a Thanksgiving feast.

 

Tysons Corner/Mclean

Seasons 52 – offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

Fogo de Chao- offering seasonal recipes exclusive to the holidays. Dinner price applies all day on Thanksgiving.

Wildfire- enjoy Thanksgiving served family style, featuring Spit Roasted Turkey.

 

Alexandria/Arlington

Bastille- offering a 3 course meal for Thanksgiving.

Fyve at The Ritz Carlton- Thanksgiving inspired cuisine served in the Grand Ballroom with live entertainment.

Essy’s Carriage House- serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon until 8pm. Turkey with all the trimmings, pumpkin and pecan pies. Salmon or London Broil will be available as alternate entrees.

 

Downtown

Bucca de Bepo- open at 11am on Thanksgiving, join them for their sought after pasta dishes.

Lillies- prix fixe holiday menu; traditional turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and sweet potatoes await you this Thanksgiving.

Bistro Bistro- serving a Thanksgiving feast including seasoned turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin and apple pies.

 

Reservations are filling up fast so don’t delay if you want to take the easy route for your Thanksgiving meal!

 

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    Amazon Coming To Northern Virginia – What Does It Mean For Real Estate?

     

    Amazon Coming To Northern Virginia – What Does It Mean For Real Estate?

    Amazon, Amazon, Amazon, they’ve been the buzz word in Northern Virginia since they announced in November they’d be moving half of their 2nd headquarters to Crystal City which is now known as National Landing. National Landing consists of Crystal City, the eastern part of Pentagon City, and the northern part of Potomac Yard. Prior to the announcement if you drove through Crystal City you’d see a lot of office buildings that were barely populated and it’s been that way since 2005. They were once bustling and full but, employees were lost to the Depart of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure project, better known as BRAC.

     

    It didn’t take more than a day for calls to start to roll in after Amazon made the announcement. Listings that had been sitting becoming stale that were adjacent to Crystal City all of a sudden had a rush of showings and closed prices show sold for more than their list price even when they’d been on the market for weeks. Not everyone is celebrating though. From a different standpoint there’s concern over this being an area where traffic is already some of the worst in the country and where the Metro system has its fair share of problems due to years of deferred maintenance. 25,000 new jobs are expected to come with Amazon and 22,000 new jobs are expected to come indirectly because of Amazon.

     

    Calls Coming In

     

    What does that mean for real estate? While there has been a lot of buzz I think the effects will take time. Sure some buyers have already acted quickly and I think there will be some who still do but, not the majority. I’m not going to start quoting appreciation numbers. They’re nothing more than predictions and if one can accurately predict that they probably wouldn’t be selling real estate. The arrival of Amazon’s employees also isn’t going to take place all at once, that’s going to be a several year timeframe.

     

    It won’t just be Crystal City that sees the impact of Amazon because real estate in that area is very expensive. Northern Virginia is expensive in general but, Arlington is especially expensive and not an area everyone can afford to buy in. Looking outside of Arlington and even Alexandria buyers will find prices more affordable and if there’s accessibility to metro I think those areas will also see an impact. Bottom line, not everyone can afford to live in Crystal City nor is there enough housing for that to happen.

     

    Rentals also can’t be forgotten. The activity we’ve seen in Crystal City has been exclusively from our investor clients. Some who bought solely on speculation before Amazon made their announcement and some that bought in adjacent areas (Rosslyn) right after it was confirmed Amazon is coming. With Amazon comes relocation for employees and not everyone is going to be ready or even want to buy particularly if they’ve never been to Northern Virginia. It’s not likely they’ll be ready to commit to buying prior to getting a feel for the area and specific neighborhoods they do and don’t like.

     

    Along with Amazon office space will come residential, dining, and retail space. The goal is to make National Landing a walkable neighborhood and Amazon will start hiring and staffing this year. There are a couple things that are certain, Amazon is coming, it will bring new jobs, and a facelift to Crystal City and parts of Pentagon City and Potomac Yard. As for what it means for how much real estate will appreciate that remains to be seen and I’m not one to speculate. I will be watching the numbers closely and sharing future updates on closed sales and inventory levels along with explaining current market conditions.

     

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    Sold and Closed in River Place | Arlington, Va 22209

    1011 Arlington Blvd #512 Arlington, Virginia 22209
    This studio in River Place South is now sold and closed. My investor clients were pleased to be able to purchase another unit in the community. Selling fully furnished and with a tenant currently occupying the unit made it the perfect setup for them. I am always grateful to work with past clients and truly appreciate them contacting me to help them with another investment property.

    Due to being a cooperative community River Place is unique for our area as we have very few in Northern Virginia. It is situated in the heart of Rosslyn and is home to 1700 residences. There are four buildings; River Place North, South, East, and West. The units range in size from studios with 383 square feet all the way up to 3 bedroom Penthouses with over 2,300 square feet. There are many different floorplans in the community. Some units sell with an assigned or garage parking spot, while others do not include parking. Parking spots do become available for sale from time to time and there are often spots that can be rented.

     

     

    River Place Amenities
    Residents at River Place enjoy access to many on-site community amenities; fitness 
    center with a sauna, showers and locker rooms, outdoor pool, gated entry, secure access for each building, concierge, convenience store, ATM, dry cleaners, and a salon.

    River Place Location
    The community is known for its prime location; Rosslyn Metro is just 2 blocks away from the 
    neighborhood. Residents can also walk across the Key Bridge to visit Georgetown and surrounding areas. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are all within minutes of the community.

     

     

     

    Being a unique community makes it extremely important to work with an agent that has a proven successful track record in the community. The financing requirements are also different in River Place than what’s standard in most communities. There are only a handful of lenders that can provide financing due to it being a co-op and many opt to purchase with cash. Buyers need an agent that can educate them on purchasing a cooperative so that they can make an informed decision if it’s the right purchase for them.

     

     

    For more information on the River Place community reach out to me and let’s connect. I’d be delighted to answer your questions! 703-431-3755 or amanda@amandadavidson.com.