Should you make an improvement to your house?

Should you make an improvement to your house?

If you’re planning on staying in your home for a long time, then the value of a remodeling effort is different – you get to live there and enjoy it! If you plan on selling your home in the near term, then you definitely need to weigh the return on investment (ROI). Marc Dosik from Help-U-Sell Realty gives you a look into the costs versus return on some of the most common remodeling projects. [Sponsored]

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Help-U-Sell building on Upshur gets ready to expand up and out to offer more office space for rent

Help-U-Sell building on Upshur gets ready to expand up and out to offer more office space for rent

Help-U-Sell Real Estate is beginning a major reconstruction project at their building at 843 Upshur Street, the second time this building has gone through improvements. The tall green building on Upshur, which is also home to Willow Fashion and the Petworth mural, will add a third floor and is expanding into the back of the lot along the alley to add more office space.

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Renovations: Is granite going out of style? [sponsored]

Renovations: Is granite going out of style? [sponsored]

Is it true? Could granite's 30-year reign be coming to an end? While we can't say for sure, we think granite remains a solid choice. After all, it's both durable and attractive -- and it's become increasingly affordable, too. However, there's just no denying granite's seeming decline as homeowners opt for more modern kitchen designs, they're also opting for more understated countertop alternatives. Here's a quick look at some of the countertop's hottest contenders...

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Sunday Family Meals from Taqueria Del Barrio, starting this weekend [sponsored]

Sunday Family Meals from Taqueria Del Barrio, starting this weekend [sponsored]

Taqueria Del Barrio is hosting some really delicious sounding "family meal" themed dinners featuring spins on American classics, football gameday specials and more. Over the next four weeks they will feature a different family style meal with a Mexican twist each Sunday!

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Selling a house can be expensive, here’s a way to save some serious money [sponsored]

Selling a house can be expensive, here’s a way to save some serious money [sponsored]

You have to be savvy when you’re looking to sell your house if you want to save money when listing your home. It begins with who you choose to list your house and how those costs actually add up. [sponsored]

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Marc Dosik from Help-U-Sell Realty named Top-Producing DC agent [sponsored]

Marc Dosik from Help-U-Sell Realty named Top-Producing DC agent [sponsored]

Every year Washingtonian Magazine compiles a list of Washington’s Top-Producing Real Estate Agents, the individuals and teams who sold the most in the preceding year. In both 2016 and 2017 Marc Dosik from Help-U-Sell Federal Realty was placed on this list. [sponsored article]

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Cookie decorating, Drag Brunch & New Year's Eve all coming to Taqueria Del Barrio

Cookie decorating, Drag Brunch & New Year's Eve all coming to Taqueria Del Barrio

A kids' cookie decorating class on the 10th, a Drag Brunch on the 16th and a New Year's Eve party... sounds awesome. Learn more...

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Taqueria del Barrio brings a unique take on a Thanksgiving Turducken (and Drag Brunch on Nov 18!)

Taqueria del Barrio brings a unique take on a Thanksgiving Turducken (and Drag Brunch on Nov 18!)

Taqueria del Barrio is keeping things exciting in Petworth with the next Drag Brunch set for Saturday, November 18th... and creating a unique Thanksgiving special to order ahead for the holiday. Plus, the restaurant is now open for lunch on Saturdays, (excluding when a special drag brunch is held), opening at 12pm and staying open through dinner service with the full menu available.

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Well-Paid Maids offers home cleaning services with living wages

Well-Paid Maids offers home cleaning services with living wages

Well-Paid Maids is the brainchild of Aaron Seyedian, who wanted to start a business that provided a real living wage and benefits to employees. How he ended up owning his own cleaning service says a lot about him and his new company.

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When selling a house, how you sell matters

When selling a house, how you sell matters

The best thing a real estate agent can do for a home seller is show them how to best present their house. Marc Dosik of Help-U-Sell Real Estate teaches sellers how to make changes to best showcase the house. The details matter -- and so do the photographs! Here's some hints on how to make your home look the best possible when selling. [sponsored]

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Taqueria Del Barrio & Gina Chersevani bring fun seasonal cocktails to Upshur

Taqueria Del Barrio & Gina Chersevani bring fun seasonal cocktails to Upshur

Taqueria del Barrio has amped up its cocktail menu just in time for Fall, working with renowned beverage consultant, Gina Chersevani, to create playful & tasty new choices in tune with the season. (Sponsored)
 

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Thanks to a great company called Lorem, there's new features on Petworth News

Thanks to a great company called Lorem, there's new features on Petworth News

I build websites for a living so I’m pretty good with getting things on my blog set up the way I want them. Thing is, between work, family and the blog, I’m short on time, so I end up not doing some things that I wish I could. But... If you've been reading Petworth News for a while, you have seen some changes on the site lately. Well, I didn't get more free time, instead, I started working with a small start-up company called Lorem, who has a Petworth connection. And they're great. 

Here's some of the changes...

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