Skip the Mall on July 4th

You may not want to go to the Mall for the July 4th fireworks, but there are lots of great places to watch the sky light up without all the crowds. Here are a few choices that will give you a great view without a lot of traffic! Washington National Cathedral I confess that this … Continued

What Happens Between Ratification and Closing?

What to do between ratification and closing

After looking at properties for days, weeks or months and finally choosing (or winning) the right one, you want to move in as soon as possible. Closing typically occurs thirty to forty five days after contract ratification. You may wonder what happens between contract ratification and closing. Here is a short summary of those important … Continued

Selling Your Home is Like Making Lasagna

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Whether you have a prized recipe from your grandmother or you are making a pan of lasagna from the back of the box of noodles, you may have wondered what makes a great lasagna. What sauce should you use? How many layers are there in a lasagna? There’s no right or wrong answer to that. … Continued

Inventory May Be Improving

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Inventory has been tight for the last few years. Homeowners are reluctant to sell because they know that they have only a few choices. What if they sell and then can’t find a home to buy? This may be about to change! After a bout of hesitation at the start of the year, more homeowners … Continued

Pet Friendly Outdoor Restaurants

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It is so much fun to bring your best four-legged friend to a pet friendly outdoor restaurant! Clearly the DC City Council understands how much we love our pets! In 2017 D.C. City Council members approved a bill allowing establishments to custom tailor policies about welcoming your furry friends. Montgomery County and Northern Virginia jurisdictions are equally … Continued

Fannie Mae Predicts Rebound in Housing Market

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Fannie Mae’s May Economic & Housing Outlook predicts strong demand along with improved affordability points to a rebound in the housing market in 2019. Fannie Mae said, “Pending sales and purchase mortgage applications are trending upward, while the lower mortgage rate environment and builders’ renewed focus on modestly sized homes are likely to support affordability.” … Continued

Spray Grounds to Keep You Cool

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Beat the Heat This Summer Spray grounds and splash pads are a relatively new addition to the landscape around the DMV, where little ones can play in the spray, splash in the sun, and cool down with just a swim suit, waterproof sandals and some sunscreen. My first experience with a spray ground was in … Continued

Montgomery Co. Overcrowded Schools Cause Building Freeze

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Planning Board Puts 1 Year Freeze in Place on New Home Construction The planning board voted on June 20, 2019, to freeze new home construction in about 12% of Montgomery County for one year beginning July 1 because neighborhood schools are too crowded. The areas around four clusters of elementary, middle and high schools and … Continued

The Elizabeth Condos in Friendship Heights

Here’s The Elizabeth Condos at 4601 Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815  Find condos and coops for sale or rent like those at the ELIZABETH condos at 4601 Park Avenue, Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Are you looking for a high rise elegant building in the heart of Friendship Heights in Chevy Chase, Maryland? Do you expect a full … Continued

Must Have Decorating Trends in 2019

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What are the decorating trends in 2019? With each new year, there are new style trends that can help define a home and how it will sell. As a Realtor, I share the latest trends with my clients so that they can get the most from their home sale. Here are three decorating trends in … Continued