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The Week in Real Estate

Every Friday, we round up the week's real-estate news and gossip.

• The Smithsonian picked a design for the National Museum of African American History (watch a video rendering of it here). [DCMetrocentric]

• The Allegro apartment complex in Columbia Heights (or is it Tivoli North?) is finished and units are now up for lease. Did we mention Thai Tanic is opening a second restaurant there? [PoP]

• According to Forbes magazine, Washington has one of the best rental markets in the country right now (for landlords, that is). [Forbes via Housing Complex]

• Tickets ($40) for the Georgetown House Tour are on sale. Eleven houses will be featured in the tour, including this year’s D.C. Design House. [Georgetown Metropolitan]

• A weekend guide to open houses in the area. [Urban Turf]