Fall Happenings: Festivals and More

Washington.org brings exciting things to do in DC this fall. Check out a few of them below!

The pleasant weather makes the fall a perfect time for an outdoor festival. The season brings a number of excuses to celebrate outside. In October, you can rehearse for Thanksgiving with a feast at Taste of DC over Columbus Day weekend. The food, wine, beer and music festival features tastings and dishes from more than 60 of DC’s best restaurants, eateries and food trucks, a Wine Walk, and the chance to get up close and personal with local chefs and winemakers.

Photogs clamor each fall for FotoWeek DC, a November festival highlighting the very best in fine art photography and compelling exhibits. For seasonal beer lovers, enjoy the full fall suite of suds from DC Brew Tours, which offers up locally crafted beer and wine pairings, plus transportation.

– See more at: http://washington.org/DC-guide-to/fall-washington-dc

Why Having a Roommate Saves You Money – Washington Post

The Washington Post brings us an interesting report on why having a roommate can save you money. Check out the article below!

A new D.C.-is-still-expensive-report shows a not-so-sneaky way to save on your rent: Get a roommate.

In D.C., renters save an average of $578 per month with a roommate,according to a report from SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company.

The report looked at the average rent for one-bedroom listings in D.C. — $1,966 per month — and compared those against the average cost of splitting rent between two people in a two-bedroom listing — $1,388 per month.

In San Francisco and New York, having a roommate can become even more of a financial necessity. The report shows that having a roommate there will save you $1,077 and $942 respectively.

The SmartAsset report accounts for just the traditional one- and two-bedroom apartments that are designated in listings as such. Many of these types of apartments can be found in new luxury condo buildings, which have among the highest rent prices in the city.

The report does not include the large amount of rowhomes that people in D.C. live in as cheaper rental options, for instance.

The main takeaway: Getting a one-bedroom apartment in D.C. is expensive. Getting a two-bedroom apartment is still expensive, but notably cheaper.

thanks DC Curbed for the photo