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An I.M. Pei designed condo is on the market in Arlington.
ARLINGTON—The market for starter homes is tighter than ever so we've mapped fifteen starter homes that come with parking in Arlington to help the homeowners at the lower rungs of the property ladder get a head start.
SOUTHEAST—Councilmember Marion Barry lived in this SE home while he was mayor and now the house is for sale. He hasn't lived there for years, but this is the first time it has been on the market since he and his then-wife moved out.
RENT—This week in Curbed Comparisons we looked at the places you can rent for only $800 a month. Not all of them are depressing, so there's hope for the new college grads.
CAPITOL HILL—There is a brand new to market CapHill rowhouse with beautiful stained glass and, er, a urinal in the bathroom. But it is under a million for a 3 bed, 3 bath.
DC—A local writer has started a DC-based mystery that involves a journalist and a civil servant searching for a mysterious man named Arthur Saxon. The serialized story reveals clues in the form of 'found objects' on the streets of DC.
RACKED—This week there's news of a Blue mercury opening in Alexandria, a jewelry store in Georgetown, an Indochino pop-up, and more fashion news.
ARLINGTON—There's a luxury condo in The Waterview that was designed by architect I.M. Pei. Lots of great views of Key Bridge and Georgetown.
COHI—A new crowd-sourced art project just went up by Make DC Smile. Stop by the huge chalkboard and write down what makes you smile or send in someone's address and they'll send them a happy message.
CRAIGSLIST—Someone has mapped the places where Missed Connections happen the most. Around here public transportation is a big place for people to catch sight of someone they want to meet, but a dozen different states have Wal-Mart at the top of the list.
POLITICIANS—Senator Mary Landrieu has not paid her property taxes for the third time. She swears its an oversight, the two prior times were in 2005 and 2006, but the $2.3M house she lives in is on DC's hit list.
SOUTHWEST—How about a three bed, three bath, three balcony unit with views of Washington Channel. It is sitting pretty at $749,000.