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 Used and abused ... will I ever find love again?  Oh, I don't want to sound like a whiner. I have enjoyed the best of times. I had wonderful years when I was loved and cared for.  I have more than enough memories of laughter and hosting tender moments.  I have seen the joy in young children's ey...
Buyers beware, Fair Housing does not limit your decisions.  The Fair Housing Act was adopted in 1968 and then modified by amendments in 1988.   The law was part of the Civil Rights Act.  In short, it prohibited discriminating against people based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, fa...
You may get it ... obviously, they don't get it The "REAL ESTATE" section of the June,11, 2011 Washington Post features an article by Dina ElBoghdady titled "... And the broker takes a slice. The story is sub-titled " As market has soured, the average commission has been climbing." You can feast...
Three weeks -Sold -4.5% commission           Amazing.  People found the home without the help of any real estate magazines.  No one needed a Washington Post ad to locate the home.  Nobody received a postcard telling them about the listing. There were no door hangers left in the neighborhood.  Pe...
          I just wanted to wrap up the days work and go home. I took care of everything on my list. The only task left was to review listings for a buyer. Sounds easy enough. Sign into the MLS, enter the criteria and hit submit.           This should not take more that 15 minutes. I only had 63 p...
This morning's Washington Post ran a story titled "Home prices take a double dip".  The story was stock coverage about the most recent Case-Shiller report.  The big news was that the long forecast "double-dip" in prices seems to have occurred. There were only two exceptions, Washington DC and Sea...
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 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...
Here’s the deal. Brokers used to justify their 6% or 7% listing fee because there was a “cost” to marketing your home. They had pretty color glossary hand outs created that showed you the enormous cost of letting buyers know about your home. Sure, they would list things like the Washington Post,...
Washington DC has some of the finest properties in the area for sale.  The thing that amazes me is that those that own these properties and are attempting to sell them seem to have forgotten the basics of selling your home.  Maybe over the years, these folks have missed the changes that have take...

John MacArthur

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