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Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes are just that – homes that are being sold without the assistance of a real estate agent. As a buyer, you may be wondering about buying a FSBO home, especially if you’re working with…

Home Insurance and Halloween

Home Insurance and Halloween

It’s that time of year again! Time for Halloween pumpkins, candy, costumes – and possible claims to your homeowner’s insurance. While trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition, it also increases the risk of damage to or accidents on your property. Be…

Halloween Contest

Halloween Contest

Halloween is almost here. I am having a pumpkin contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prices. Please enter and have fun. Take a picture of your pumpkin and email to me. Picture and winners will be shown on my website…

It’s not often that a whole new DC neighborhood opens — in fact, a project as ambitious as The Wharf development is practically unprecedented within Washington’s city limits. And while DC is buzzing about whether restaurants, shops and music venues sandwiched between…

Montgomery County Approves 120 Day Limit on Short-Term Rentals

Montgomery County Approves 120 Day Limit on Short-Term Rentals

    Over a year and a half ago, the Montgomery County Planning Board began working on how to respond to the proliferation of short-term rentals in the county, joining jurisdictions around the country (and the world) responding to the…

Home Selling Myths Debunked

Home Selling Myths Debunked

If you’re selling your home, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell…

How do we determine the value of property? We look at comps?

How do we determine the value of property? We look at comps?

What are comps? The rules of using comparables Look at actives, pendings and sold homes Comps, also known as comparables, are a critical tool that real estate agents use to determine a home’s value. My rule of thumb is this: Comps only…

Love Crabs. Check this out!

Love Crabs. Check this out!

                Cantler’s Riverside Inn is the most popular restaurant in Maryland, according to People magazine. The magazine’s food section recently released a list of the most popular restaurants in each state and Washington,…

Selling Your Home in the Fall

Selling Your Home in the Fall

It’s almost time for sweaters, fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. And if you’re like some homeowners, it may also be time to sell your home. While fall may not be the most popular time to list your home for…

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act Now!

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act Now!

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!  Tuesday, July 18th, 2017  For Sellers   If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is…

How Much is One Point of Transit Score Worth?

How Much is One Point of Transit Score Worth?

            Homes with great transit access are extremely rare in U.S. cities. Less than one percent of homes that are listed for sale today are considered to be in a rider’s paradise (Transit Score of…

The gray area in multiple-offer situations

The gray area in multiple-offer situations

When buyers and sellers make an agreement but before the signatures, agents need to understand where everyone stands Key Takeaways While not preferred, verbal is sometimes necessary for real estate negotiations. Multiple offers, deadlines and anxious buyers are the ingredients…

My company M Squared

My company M Squared

I have been in real estate for over 20 years. Over this period of time I have worked for a few different companies. However nothing has ever compared to the company I am with now, M Squared. I have always…

What $1.9 Million Buys You Around DC

What $1.9 Million Buys You Around DC

  Cleveland Avenue’s Oldest Abode This Spanish-style house was the first to be constructed on Cleveland Avenue in Northwest DC and is a rare example of that architectural style in the city. From the large covered porch at the entrance…

Co-working space is a hot trend in Downtown real estate market

Co-working space is a hot trend in Downtown real estate market

      Amid the traditional office towers Downtown, trendy co-working space suddenly appears to be all the rage. Last week, Industrious, a New York-based co-working company, announced that it had signed a deal to occupy 23,664 square feet on…

Why you shouldn’t panic about rising mortgage rates

Why you shouldn’t panic about rising mortgage rates

Mortgage rates have been on a steady rise recently, but buyers shouldn’t panic — rates are still very low. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.16%, up from 4.13% last week, according to Freddie Mac. A…

How the Federal Reserve Could Still Surprise the Market

How the Federal Reserve Could Still Surprise the Market

It has to do with how they will deal with ‘Trump Reflation.’ The Federal Reserve’s move on interest rates may end up being more like a run, than a hike. The U.S. central bank meets this week. But the real…

Fun Facts about Maryland

Fun Facts about Maryland

Why does Natty Boh’s mustached mascot, Mr. Boh, only have one eye? There are many rumors as to why, but the most common belief is that it’s because “Gunther’s got it.” Gunther was National Bohemian’s biggest competitor after prohibition ended…