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So last night we wrote an offer on a home in Virginia for some clients.  Now much thought went into our offer and much research.  No one wants to pay too much for a home; and finding that magic price is always key. We looked at the recent sales in the neighborhood and surrounding area.  We compar...
04/22/2011
It is amazing how a small road repair can turn into a not-so-simple project. Last week during some heavy rain; a sink hole developed on Broad Branch Road in NW DC.  This is small 2-lane road cutting through Rock Creek Park. They made a quick repair; but after further investigation; it was discove...
04/20/2011
The DC Metro area and the entire region had rain this weekend.  LOTS of rain.  As typical during these heavy rains; coastal flood warnings go up along the Potomac River. This is common.  It happens all the time. Residents and businesses are used to it.  So what a surprise Monday morning when the ...
04/19/2011
I read an interesting article today about What DC can learn from San Francisco's "Market-rate Parking".  Apparently it is a parking meter system in which the rates change based upon either time frames or how  full of parked cars a street is. It seems complicated as hell to me.  How is one suppose...
04/12/2011
Well our Mayor here in DC was arrested yesterday for protesting the Federal Budget.  That coupled with the feeling that DC Residents are victims of "Taxation without Representation". While I never discuss politics on my blogs or with clients; it is a little crazy that DC residents are not represe...
04/12/2011
  The Case Shiller Report was released by Standard & Poor.  It shows that while the housing market looks bad as a whole; the DC market is one area of the country which is showing progress...  Now we just need the rest of the country to follow...   New York, March 29, 2011 – Data through January 2...
03/30/2011
I suppose everyone goes through a form of writers block.  Usually it lasts for a few minutes or a few days.  I think mine has been going on for a few months now. Well I am shaking off the Winter BLAHS and trying to find more time in my busy schedule to blog... now I just need to find something in...
03/30/2011
Every morning I read some of the On-line news highlights over my 1st 2 or 3 cups of coffee.  Often there is some news about how bad the housing market is or some dire prediction. What so many consumers fail to see - and the media gets a big "F" to educate people - is that Real Estate is LOCAL.  V...
02/22/2011
During a Real Estate transaction there are many details which must be communicated and ironed out throughout the purchase/sale. The agents are the ones who are managing all these details and communication is key! Recently we were working a difficult purchase for our client. The agent on the other...
02/22/2011
So yesterday I receive a phone call from another agent.  He says; "It took me a little long; but I am returning you call.  You wanted to show my listing at 123 Main St.  It's fully available." SO I think to myself; what house is this?  I ask him where this house is I called him about.  He tells m...
02/11/2011
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