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Moving to Dupont Circle?  Dupont Circle is a cosmopolitan neighborhood with some of Washington, DC's finest museums, historic homes and foreign embassies as well as a variety of ethnic restaurants, bookstores, and private art galleries. This neighborhood is the heart of Washington, DC’s nightlife...
Moving to Cleveland Park Washington DC? Cleveland Park is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. It is  bounded approximately by Rock Creek Park to the east, Wisconsin and Idaho Avenues to the west, Klingle and Woodley Roads to the south, and Rodman and Tilden St...
  Moving to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC? The Capitol Hill Historic District takes its name from the hill, which rises in the center of the Federal City and extends eastward. This hill, which in 1790 was called Jenkins Hill or Jenkins Heights, was the site chosen by Pierre L'Enfant for the pla...
Moving to Adams Morgan in Washington, DC? The neighborhood is loosely defined by the area between 18th Street NW between Florida Ave and Columbia Road; and Columbia Road between 16th Street and Wyoming Avenue, NW. Long home to immigrant communities from Africa, Asia, South and Central America, Ad...
In order for a real estate contract to be valid (in Maryland and the District of Columbia) it must be in writing. Verbal agreements have no weight.  One party lays out the potential terms of the contract and the other party indicates agreement by signing. It must be signed by both parties to be ...
If you have the time, I would love to put a spin on the real estate market.  You see, there are lots of homes for sale. There are newly built homes in developments just waiting to become neighborhoods, there are resale homes including condos, townhomes, and single family homes.  Homes are for sa...
The hardest call to make in real estate involves letting a client know that they did not get the house.  The other call is the one you see in advertisements. People on one end of the phone excitedly listening to their agent tell them "you got the house", followed by shouts of joy and jubilation....
This is how I first remember the home at 10502 Hayes Avenue Silver Spring Maryland.  Of course, my earliest memories of the home go all the way back to 1963. My friend Bob Merrbach lived here with his mom and dad.  Bob and I and several of our friend spent the summer at MacDonald Knolls recreati...
  If you google "the great communicator", Ronald Reagan will fill page after page. He was considered one of the greatest communicators. He was so damn good, you never noticed how he was doing it. It wasn't his appearance, although he did look Presidential. It wasn't the setting, although every t...
The condition of many of the homes for sale today is far from the rosey picture painted by agents in their on-line comments. Often agents put up pictures of the home before the place was destroyed.  Consumers, visiting any one of the 6 million websites that feature homes for sale, are routinely m...

John MacArthur

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