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  1. JohnDC

    Has anybody tried the pool at Harry Thomas Rec Center. I’m a single guy in my low 30s and never tried even though it’s close. Figured it would be loud and overrun by kids.

  2. FourthandEye

    My prediction: Chris moves out of 6th Street Flats and into Yale

  3. Richko

    As an HGTV junkie who is usually all over these DC house-hunting episodes, I was severely underwhelmed by last night’s Chinatown My First Place. Nothing against shopper Chris, but the episode was edited in a way that really communicated little about the area, little about the whopping *2* properties they showed him visiting (usually they visit at least 3!)… plus for all the fuss that was made about him wanting to live in Chinatown, I don’t get how the place he bought on 6th St. above New York Ave. is really Chinatown at all. It’s the middle of Shaw. They could’ve at least shown him visiting condos in Gallery Place, Penn Quarter, or 400 Mass, CityVista, etc.

    The drama over financing was an interesting twist, though. Was that for a conventional 30-year mortgage? Or FHA? Despite his large $100K down payment, that’s still not 20% of his $575K purchase price. Seemed more like conditions on an FHA loan (jumbo in this case?) but they didn’t say on the show.

  4. FourthandEye

    The Above the Law blog had a chat with Chris about his HGTV experience.

    Lawyerly Lairs: A Finnegan Associate’s Televised House Hunt


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