September 24, 2017

Wines of Tejo Tasting in DC

This past Spring, wine educators, sommeliers, and writers gathered for lunch at Barcelona Wine Bar to taste and learn about the wines from Portugal’s Tejo wine region. Located about an hour drive from Lisbon, Tejo lies inland along the banks of the Tejo River (also known as the Tagus River), which flows south from nearby mountain ranges and eventually pours out into the Atlantic Ocean. The river moderates the otherwise hot climate to produce sites well suited for vineyards. The larger Tejo … [Read more...]

Plants for the Home Wildlife Garden

Lots of people complain and worry about mankind’s impact on wildlife, and some people want more government protect it. But if you own property, you can do far more good by making a private wildlife haven.  That’s what I have done with my yard. When I first moved in, the grass grew up to the house, and I barely saw a bird or butterfly. With lots of digging and effort, my yard is now a destination for myriad butterflies, bumblebees, and bugs I can’t even name. It's also a favorite destination for … [Read more...]

Architect Advice Part 1: Make Smart Remodel Choices!

So, you want to remodel. One question many have is: How much, if anything, should I do, and will it be a net gain financially? More important: What are the areas on which I need to focus? At DCRegionRealestate.com, we’ve already warned that sellers can’t expect to get all their money back for every upgrade. However, when you do make those improvements for your own enjoyment, it makes sense to consider how they will affect your homes resale value in the future. Here we bring you another … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Del Ray House & Garden Tour Saturday, May 10

The Del Ray Citizens Association will hold the biennial Del Ray House & Garden Tour on May 10, featuring homes built as early as the 1940s, as well as more modern representations from the area. The tour is self-guided and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online, at  Del Ray Variety, located at 203 E Custis Ave. in Alexandria, or at the Del Ray Farmers Market at 2311 Mt. Vernon Avenue on Saturday. Don't miss the opportunity to see a … [Read more...]

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