3624 Connecticut Avenue

Last night things got a little weird in Cleveland Park. I mentioned earlier that was I was making a few calls to set up tours. I was interested in a one bedroom in my...

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The Added Cost of No Man’s Land

I recently received a great question from a reader, “what’s the added cost of no man’s land.” What she means is do the benefits of living somewhere a little more isolated, for less,...

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Making the Call

Making appointments to see rental properties can be very frustrating. Here are some tips to get through the process. Redial, redial, redial: You must be persistent. If there is a property you love,...

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30 Days

I often get emails from prospective renters who are trying to get ahead. They want to know if I know of properties that will be available weeks to months in advance. I understand...

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OTM: First Come, First Serve

Prepare to drool over these completely new renovations in Glover Park. Be the first one to occupy this completely revamped two bedroom, one bathroom apartment. New paint, new bathroom, new in-unit washer and...

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OTM: Styling A Studio

Your first instinct when styling a studio may be to create separate spaces, one for living and one for sleeping. This is certainly an option, but I prefer mixing the two spaces. With...

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Know Your Audience

When selecting a rental property it is important to know your audience. The majority of what you find on Craigslist falls into three categories: professionally managed, listing agent/brokers, and independent. Here is how...

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OTM: Historic Melwood

Designed by famous architect, Harry Wardman in 1927, The Melwood boasts historic beauty in an ideal location. Located on the corner of 18th and Biltmore, this is truly the heart of Adams Morgan....

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A Big Announcement

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has followed the site. It has been an exciting six months and I’m glad that I have been able to help so many of...

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OTM: Peek-A-Boo

Making a one bedroom with a den work for roommates is the puzzle that many DC renters try to solve. Utilizing this floor plan is the key to affording an apartment in a...

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OTM: Neighborhood Blitz

The weekend is prime time for open houses and showings. If you are set on a particular neighborhood, take the weekend as an opportunity to see as many places of possible. Make appointments...

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OTM: Hurry Up Summer

There is nothing better than baseball season in DC. Nationals fan or not, baseball games are the best way to spend a summer afternoon with friends. Brace yourself for a long day because...

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OTM: Townhouse Tuesday

Townhouses appeal to many renters because they are usually more spacious than apartments and can accommodate multiple people. More roommates means lower rents. It is especially difficult to find a property that accommodate...

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OTM: Let’s Make a Deal

When I found this cozy, furnished loft in Adams Morgan, I was thrilled. Then I read the fine print.  The apartment is listed for $1550, but not so fast. As you read, you...

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OTM: Nooks and Crannies

I recently wrote about junior one bedrooms and how they differ from studios. This is a continuation of that conversation. Often advertised as studios/efficiencies these apartments have sleeping “nooks.” I’m not promising that...

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Exposed Brick DC began as an attempt to take my apartment obsession and turn it into something constructive. When I first started developing the site, I asked around about what it should be...

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OTM: Not Quite Micro

“Microapartments” are all the rage in densely populated cities like New York and Hong Kong. They usually don’t exceed 350 square feet and are extremely sparse. Common characteristic include beds, desks, tables, that...

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OTM: The Junior One Bedroom

The junior one bedroom is interesting because it is often advertised as a “true one bedroom” but that is a loose term in the DC rental game. This is especially the case with...

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EBDC Loves One Kings Lane

Finding the perfect apartment can sometimes feel like a nightmare. Fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel- decorating. With the prospect of a new apartment comes the opportunity to start...

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OTM: Chatting with FamousDC

I had the opportunity to answer a few questions from friends at FamousDC. Here is a little more insight into what EBDC is all about and how it came to be. Enjoy!  ...

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