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The typical floor plan in homes has been changing over the last several years.  I have fewer buyers who want your standard living room and dining room; instead they want an open kitchen to a family room.  More and more entertaining happens between these two rooms, so it only makes sense to have y...
The Views at Clarendon is going full speed ahead, workers were out working even on a Saturday to get this project completed.  The Views at Clarendon has met with lawsuits and other attempts to not allow the project to move forward, but a judge ruling in December 2010, put an end to the stalling o...
  This being Earth Day, here are some helpful hints on how to save energy, recycle and help the plant while saving yourself some money.  These are all things to think about and when it is time to buy or renovate to help you save money in the long-run and help the planet at the same time. From Eco...
Home inspections are part of the home sales process and I highly recommend them to all my buyers, even on new construction.  Home inspections are a time when a buyer can learn about the inter-workings of their new home as well as if the home has any issues that the seller should repair or give th...
  As the spring market arrives, which is typically the busiest real estate market of the year, more and more active listings arrive each day.  It is still a wonder to me, why a seller thinks they can sell their home without an agent, are they really going to be saving that much money and get that...
As we are in the spring market, there are more homes coming onto the market for sale.  As a seller, you need to make sure your home is in the best shape possible and priced correctly to be sold in the least amount of time.  Your home should show well, make sure it is decluttered, de-personalized ...
As the temperatures continue to warm-up outside we want to get out and enjoy the nice weather on our decks.  It is coming up on the season when you have people over for backyard barbeques and an evening of outdoor enjoyment in your back yard and having a clean deck is important to help pull this ...
  NVAR has published the March 2011 Housing Report for Arlington.   The condo market inventory has decreased from this time last year.   So far in 2011 the numbers of condos that have been listed, sold, pending or active are all down from their March 2011 numbers.  The good news is that the avera...
CNN Money recently published this article about four US Cities where it might be a good time to look to buy since there are some discounts according to CNN Money. 4 Cities With Steep Housing Discounts Buyers can find plenty of deals in housing across the country. recently offered a l...
GCAAR has published the March 2011 Housing Report for Washington DC.   The condo and coop market inventory have increased each month of 2011 with currently around 1,150 properties on the market.   So far year-to-date the total number of contracts on condos and coops is down almost 16% from 2011 b...

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