This month’s Where Next visits Washington DC to hear from one of the area’s foremost boutique brokers, The William Fastow Team! What better time to visit our esteemed colleagues than during the change in leadership at our nation’s capital?
“There are few places as dynamic, diverse, iconic, and yet as misunderstood as Washington DC. The home to the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia is much more than the seat of the federal government. Outside the grounds of the National Mall, the museums and the monuments (which comprises less than 29% of the city) is an expansive metropolis steeped in the convergence of multiple international cultures and comprised of 131 distinct neighborhoods (many with historic designations) and each with its own commercial strip, style, and vibe. DC is a fiercely independent city whose residents take unique pride in the long and mostly unrecognized fight for statehood, representation, and self-determination. It is a city comprised of transplants, diplomats, life-long residents, families, federal employees, military personnel, politicians, pundits, and every cut of American life.
DC’s real estate market is as dynamic as its residents with properties from every architectural style since the 1700s represented. From the federal row houses of Georgetown to the Mediterranean mansions of Massachusetts Avenue, to the Victorian row and carriage homes of Capitol Hill, to center hall Colonial and Tudor houses of Wesley Heights and the mid-century and contemporary moderns of Forest Hills, a slice of everywhere can be found here. However, due to DC’s artificial barriers to density (no buildings over 10 stories in an area of only 10 square miles), large areas of historic and architecturally protected buildings, limited public transit, and low inventory combined with historic interest rates have made our city an aggressive sellers’ market. With a growing population and expanding employment opportunities, desirable single-family homes are selling for a premium and often in multiple offer situations with few to any contingencies. In some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city available inventory is not measured in months but in weeks if not days. Quality real estate representation in DC is a must and working with an agent who knows the landscape and is licensed in all three abutting municipalities (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) is essential.”
William Fastow is a licensed broker and leader of the William Fastow Team at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Licensed in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts, William is a nearly 20-year real estate veteran and a native resident of the District of Columbia. Versed in the city’s history and an expert on its architectural styles and construction, William provides his clients a relaxed and consultative approach to real estate rooted in the belief of “always bringing value” to every interaction. Working in concert with his team, William is adeptly skilled at helping buyers navigate the complexities of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia market and assisting sellers to best position and market their real estate holdings for sale. As a global real estate advisor with Sotheby’s, William sees himself as a trusted financial resource whose asset class is property and who will always go the extra mile. When not at the office, William enjoys sailing his 40-foot sailing yacht “Artax” on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife and two young boys. If you have plans to visit the area and/or find yourself DC-curious, it would be our pleasure to introduce you to William and his team!
Explore DC Homes
3531 Winfield Lane NW Washington, DC 20007 – Learn more here: http://spws.homevisit.com/mls/318924
This thoughtfully updated four Bedroom row home overlooks the central courtyard at the Cloisters in Georgetown. It features elevator access to four finished levels with a contemporary open kitchen and family room, stunning formal living room with paladin windows, gracious owner’s suite with his and her marble bathrooms, a secluded and manicured rear garden/patio, and two garage parking spaces. This property is one of the best-located homes in the Cloisters community and is a great option as a pied-de-terre or in-town residence.
3812 Fordham Road NW Washington, DC 20016 – Take the virtual tour here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=76QcZY3YURH
Beautifully finished 5 bedroom 3,500+ square foot brick classic (center hall colonial) with in-ground salt-water pool in the desirable Spring Valley. This home has been lovingly updated and features a gourmet kitchen and large, spacious family and formal dining rooms with dual wood-burning fireplaces. Upstairs luxuriate in the recently remodeled owner’s bedroom with marble en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms and a fully finished upper level with guest suite and separate home office offer ample living space. Outside you will find lovely manicured outdoor areas including a level and fully fenced front lawn, landscaped rear lawn with in-ground heated and cooled saltwater pool and entertaining patio off the kitchen and even a custom side dog run for your pups.