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We're all aware of the sellers market that we're currently experiencing and we've watched its meteoric rise for the past 2 years.  Inventory, at least in the DC Metro area, is at an all time low.  Why, you might ask.  By now homeowners should be relaxing a bit more about allowing potential buyers...
02/16/2022
I work with many first time homebuyers and it's very common for those buyers to believe that they only need to have cash for a down payment.  For some reason, lenders aren't clear with the buyer/borrower that when they buy a home, they need money for both the down payment AND closing costs.  Ther...
08/13/2021
I would have never believed I could do this much damage to my front lawn, but I managed it. Before this brilliant stunt of mine, my front lawn was pristine. Here's what happened: See the two very large rubber mats on my garage floor? I decided to clean my garage one day and my husband wanted to ...
08/03/2021
This blurry photo will show you part of the interior of a septic tank from a recent inspection. The inspectors couldn't figure out if the tank was cement or cinder block. On closer inspection they realized that it was made of stone! And, to make matters worse, the walls were collapsing in on the ...
06/20/2021
Here's what the tiles in a chimney flue look like when they need to be scraped off and the flue needs to be relined.  You're probably thinking this is an old home and that might not be so unusual.  Well, it's my home that was built in 2017.  In other words, no matter what age the home is, it's a ...
06/03/2021
What you see in the photo above is corrected radon remediation that was done today on my home that was built only 4 years ago. The builder installed the radon remediation pipe smack dab next to the cinder block wall and consequently the pipe is sitting on a footer to the foundation and not out i...
05/18/2021
I've sold real estate since 2003 and I've seen many rusted railings that needed not just a repair, but a complete replacement. This is such an easy maintenance issue for a property, but you have to catch it before it's too late. This particular railing is on the rear landing of my home. I cleaned...
05/06/2021
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Whether you believe the U.S. will see inflation in the next couple of years or not, one thing is for certain- this super-hot sellers market is unprecedented.  Many, including myself believe that this crazy market we're experiencing is a direct result of COVID-19's impact on the housing industry....
04/12/2021
This is definitely not an advertisement for Zircon water detectors.  If you can find another brand that you like, by all means, but the important take away here is that water detectors in your home are invaluable.  Make sure to find one with Wi-Fi capability.  I'm actually thinking about adding a...
04/04/2021
I just read this Urban Turf article based on a Zillow prediction for home sales in 2021. Looking a little closer at the graph, these past few years look eerily similar to the years leading up to the real estate market crash in 2006/2007. What do you think? One thing is for certain, if you have an...
03/08/2021
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