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Sotomayor Buys Near U Street; Hottest Broker Contest

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Justice Sotomayor's new kitchen

NYC—Pres. Barack Obama's lived in the Upper West Side during his time at Columbia University and his apartment is up for rent again. Check out photos of this two bed, one bath that is asking $2,400 a month.

CURBED—The return of our Hottest Broker contest returns next month and for this fine Curbed tradition we need you to nominate the most gorgeous, sexiest, hottest real estate agent you can find. Send you nominations into our tipline:

PHILLY—Our close Curbed friends up in Philly have an essay by a Maryland resident who grew up in a house designed by famed architect Louis Kahn. The house was custom designed for her parents and took seven years to build. So head over to Curbed Philly for a photo tour and nostalgic look back.

U STREET—Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor bought a place and it isn't in the richest part of town. She's making gentrification waves near U and 11th so click over if you want to find out the details of this two bedroom.

RACKED DC—This week we learned about a fashion swap that keeps growing in popularity, the AmFar ride through Georgetown, and more Real Housewives news.

TAKOMA PARK—DC has its own Takoma Park and it is filled with starter homes and affordable rentals. We looked at the ten least expensive properties to buy and a few rentals under $1,500.

LIAR WIRE—In real estate, as in life, there are lies everywhere. Occasionally we profile them in our Lies People Tell series and this week we learned how someone snuck in an escape clause so he could get out of buying land if he needed to.

ALEXANDRIA—Want a full-detached house with parking in Alexandria—we found this starter home for under $350K. Or if you don't want the yard work there's a brand new apartment building that is quite finished but already has a huge surge of interest from renters.

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