RECENT BLOG POSTS
 Anyone who has visited Washington DC or Suburban Maryland knows how beautiful historic architecture can be. But, are these older homes good buys? Considering that most of a home's components deteriorate with age, you may be not only buying a vintage home, but vintage problems as well.Here's a qu...
02/13/2015
So you’ve made a list of homes that sound attractive. They have the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms, they’re the right distance from the your job, friends and family, and they even have the garage you want. And although the pictures online look great, there’s nothing like seeing them in pe...
08/06/2014
For almost fifteen years I’ve assisted couples and individuals in acquiring a small piece of the American Dream…becoming a home owner. Over time I’ve notice several common pitfalls that haunt those who find it difficult, or fail all together, to find the new home they are looking for. The questio...
07/24/2014
So you’ve looked at dozens of homes…made several offers…and finally, FINALLY you have a ratified contract. Congratulations! But before you get to the settlement table and finalize the purchase, there are some pitfalls to avoid so that you don’t destroy all of that hard work.  Here’s a short list ...
07/10/2014
Everyone is doing it! Your parents, your friends, your co-workers...so how do you know if time is right for you to buy a home? That question can only be answered by you. And the decision to purchase a new home should be based on both your finances and your personal situation. Here are six questio...
06/30/2014
Most likely, you’ve been hearing quite a bit about “short sales” the last few years.  You may be asking, “What, exactly are they?”Short sales are not new, despite not being very well known before the current state of the housing market. It is one of a homeowner’s last options for avoiding a forec...
06/13/2014
Is A Property Appraisal Also A Home Inspection?A question that I am often asked by my clients is to explain the difference between a property appraisal and an inspection. The usually would like to know just how each is used during the home buying process.An appraisal is an official assessment of ...
06/09/2014
The classic dilemma for many DC and Prince George's County Maryland homeowners is whether to buy or sell first. It really depends on the specific circumstances of your move. Understanding the pros and cons of Selling your home first vs buying a new home first will help you determine which choice ...
06/04/2014
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