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I had been working with this buyer cleint since January.  We looked in limited area, since he had an idea what he was looking for and we had a price range to work with.  We found a place that is close to the metro, recently updated, in a small condo building that has parking (parking is a premium...
As the NCAA tournament has started and half the teams have been elimated, there are still many great games to be watched.  Even if your team did not make the tournament or has been elimated, it is still fun to get out there and enjoy the games.  The Washington Post complied a list of top tourname...
As the spring approaches and time for spring cleaning, some helpful hints on how to get rid of that pesky soap scum from the Washington Post. Do-it-yourself: How to remove soap scum     Gene Austin Friday, March 18, 2011; 7:50 PM Q. I have a fiberglass shower wall and tub that have accumulated a ...
As there are still many foreclosed or short sale properties on the market around the country, banks might really starting to market them.  I hope with this new marketing and sprucing up effort that banks help improve their very slow system for processing a contract and getting it sold.  Realty Ti...
  As a buyer it can get overwhelming looking at so many different properties, be it browsing on-line or out with an agent.  How do you keep the homes all separated into which ones you are interested in and which ones you have no interest in?  In the local MLS here in the Washington DC area, you c...
As the spring real estate season starts to swing into full gear, sellers really need to think about the price of their homes.  Is it priced correctly? Is it overpriced? Will it move quickly or will it sit on the market for months are all thoughts to consider and wonder about.  Sellers also need t...
As some people are deciding now is not the time to put their homes on the market, but still want their homes updated or larger, they are deciding to remodel.  Remodeling in the Washington DC area has increased greatly over the past few years, since some people have decided they cannot afford to m...
As more home loans are forgiven, please make sure you have all the necessary paperwork for the IRS.  Yes, the IRS, just because you are now not making payments on your homeloan, you are still not free and clear.  Many people forget about the loan forgiveness, but the IRS will not. As the Washingt...
As many military families move around the country, the Washington Post recently published some tips for these families to consdier when moving to the DC Area: Tips for military families moving to D.C. Be prepared for sticker shock. The D.C. area is much more expensive than most military towns. Yo...
As a home buyer it is important to have an ideal image of what your new home is to look like.  However you also need to prioritize which items are must haves, such as number of bedrooms, location, granite counters, hardwood floors, etc.  Then you should look for homes that have the must have item...

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