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Current Number of Homes Active and Under Contract in the Washington DC area: Here is the breakdown as of April 20th, 2010   While inventory increases with the Spring buying season; so do the number of homes under contract.  In fact in most all of the categories; we are seeing the largest number ...
04/21/2010
Bethesda Location ! 5601 Alta Vista Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817 View Map This well cared-for home-same owner for 30 years. Amazing closet space in this 4 large bedroom 2 1/2 bath home. Walk to Ayrlawn Park, Metro,Suburban Hospital and NIH ! Complete with a 1-car garage + 2 spot driveway parking. Part...
04/21/2010
As in life - in Real Estate - problems CAN come up and sometimes are hard to resolve.  While I have been fortunate enough to never have a real estate transaction which has gone to such levels; I have had colleagues who have had issues. Here is a wonderful blog entry by personal friend and busines...
04/21/2010
  This information was sent to the local Realtor Association this morning.  It seems a bit crazy to me!  It is true we have a bunch of vacant properties; but this is going a bit far. Mayor Fenty has proposed the creation of a $250-$5,000 Vacant Property Registration Fee.     In the Mayor's propos...
04/14/2010
Here are the basics: Trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled. Ft. Totten Transfer Station open 1-5 pm for bulk trash and recyclables. Parking meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions will not be enforced. Street and alley cleaning will be suspended. For more informa...
04/14/2010
  There is Riley; doing what she does best.  Why is it I do all the work and all she does is sleep?!                     Contact James Downing of the Downing Real Estate Group, if you are selling, buying or have questions! Office: 202-362-5800   Cell: 703.244.3971 Licensed in Washington DC, Virg...
04/14/2010
Those of us who lived the "Snow-maggden" here in DC; know that anyone who listed a home back in February; had pictures on the MLS of their home with LOTS of snow in the yard, on the roof and coating the driveway. So those pictures don't show off much of the house and yard.  HGTV never says; "So ...
04/13/2010
It was a beautiful weekend!  Here is a local bunch of guys racing their model sailboats out in Lake Anne.       for more information; visit their website:  Northern Virginia Model Yacht Club                     Contact James Downing of the Downing Real Estate Group, if you are selling, buying or ...
04/12/2010
  It seems it is time to adopt strategies of the past.     I have Buyers who have now lost 2 great properties in a week; both times due to Multiple Offers. (4 Each Time).   This is happening all over the DC Metro area.   Now don’t for a second think that every property is seeing multiple offers. ...
04/10/2010
Some 45 or so Heads of State will be meeting at the Washington DC Convention Center this week to discuss Nukes.  Here is the traffic/Parking advisory for Washington DC.  It is a bit taunting !     LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES' SECURITY RESTRICTIONS AND STREET CLOSINGS FOR THE 2010 N...
04/10/2010
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