Street Smarts -- DC's Best Food Trucks and How to Find Them!

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Mar 30, 2017

It's not ALL about hard money loans in Washington, DC and fix and flipping your real estate investment properties. We all need to take a breather once in a while and load up on good chow. But where should you grab a bite to eat in DC? How about checking out what the local food trucks have to offer? And, we're not talking about those carts that sell hot dogs and pretzels to tourists around the National Mall. The trucks we're talking about first arrived on the scene around '09 and offer gourmet takes on street food and elevated comfort fare. Today, you can find these trucks scattered throughout the city, including Farragut Square, Franklin Square, the Waterfront Metro and Union Station. Another spot where you can find a number of these vehicles is Food Truck Alley, located at 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Here are some of our top picks that we encourage you to try:

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Topics: Outdoor Spaces

Softscape or Hardscape for your Fix and Flip? How to decide?

Posted by Bobby Montagne on Mar 16, 2017

When it comes to real estate investing, most flippers are looking for two things: a quick sale and a high ROI. And unless you’re flipping an urban condo or co-op with no private outdoor space, your landscape decisions can have a big impact on both your turnaround time and profit. In fact, Bankrate reports nearly three-quarters of home buyers believe landscaping is an important factor when buying a home, with a well-executed landscape project yielding a 215% ROI on average.

To maximize your real estate investment, balancing the perfect amount of hardscape and softscape is the key to creating a beautiful exterior that will ensure a quick sale for your fix and flip. Here are some pointers:

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Topics: Home Renovation, Outdoor Spaces

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