Washington, DC Weekend Guide | October 23 – 25

Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events!

Drive-In Movies!

Here is the current lineup of shows at DC’s temporary drive-in movie theaters:

Events DC/PARKUP RFK Stadium Hocus Pocus, Vampire in Brooklyn, Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Goosebumps, It Follows

Tickets are $29 per car (not per person).  See their website for showtimes.

Best of Online Entertainment

You’ll have a spooky-good time with your streaming choices this month, with many Halloween-themed movies and shows to enjoy.

  1. Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine (Netflix Comedy Special) – A variety special full of issues of politics, race, gender, and class. Sarah will also be joined by special guests. (Oct. 27th)
  2. The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection (Netflix) – A lightning strike separates the Magic School Bus into three pieces, scattering the class across the globe with different versions of Ms. Frizzle aboard each bus.
  3. Bad Hair (Hulu) – In 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.
  4. Emma. (HBO) – In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
  5. The Undoing (HBO) – Life for a successful therapist in New York begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book. Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.

Real Estate News

Fear #5: I can’t afford to buy my dream home.

Fact: The best way to get closer to buying your dream home is to buy your first home.

Very few people can afford to buy their dream home when they buy their first home.  In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, 67 percent of first-time homebuyers in the United States compromised on some features of their first home.  So you make some compromises, buy your first home, and start building equity.  This approach takes you further and faster down the road to being able to own your dream home than if you hadn’t purchased a home at all.

Gary Keller and his wife Mary serve as a great example of how this works.  They used their first home as a forced savings plan for their future dream home.  They even made additional principal payments when they could to accelerate their equity buildup.  Interestingly, this approach allowed them to pay off their first home in about eight years.  Then, all that financial equity was available to help them build a second home-their dream home.

Excerpt from Your First Home by Gary Keller

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Have a great weekend!

Jennell Alexander

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