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A Round Up Of Renters Week As It Comes To A Close

All the latest neighborhood and real estate news from Curbed DC...

HOT NEIGHBORHOODS—Since it was Renters Week over on Curbed we put together a heat map of some of the new rental buildings coming to the neighborhoods that everyone is talking about (and some of the less hot nabes too). This is just a beginning, so we'll add more as we go.

NOMA—We got the deets on the building known as Archstone NoMa at the corner of First and M. Amenities like pet washing stations and soundproof rooms for band practice are just the beginning.

CRAIGSLIST—Yesterday all the Curbed sites devoted a Power Hour to wacky Craigslist listings and DC found some Addams Family wannabes and, of course, nudists in search of likeminded souls.

YOUR PLACE—Living in a rental that you want to make feel like a home? We got some advice from Design*Sponge's Grace Bonney on how to DIY your heart out even if you're in temporary digs.

NUMBERS—Two things worth mentioning here are the report we found saying DC has the smallest median house size in the country and the analysis of last month's housing sales in the area. Things looked up for October.

BROOKLAND—Earlier this week was the groundbreaking for a construction project spanning five blocks. Called Monroe Street Market it will bring hundreds of residential units, townhomes, and retail space to the area near Catholic U. We have a few renderings of what they are trying to attempt.

HORROR—We put a call out for people with bad renting experiences and had a vote for who had the best story. That person is currently in the running on our national site for a grand prize of $2,500. If you want to share in the misery of bed bugs and horrible property managers, click here.