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The Broadmoor Coop – Best Secret in Washington

The Broadmoor is a beautiful coop building at 3601 Connecticut Avenue, which has kept its grace and charm through its nearly 90 years of history.  It was built in 1929 as Washington DC was expanding north along Connecticut Avenue.  Communities like Woodley Park were being built and families were moving in!  For those Washington cave … Continued

Insurance Coverage for Rentals – Pay Attention!

insurance coverage for rentals

Renting out your home can be a great idea to make some extra money when you’re out of town and your home is sitting empty. Great idea – but don’t forget to consider the insurance coverage for rentals! All kinds of potential problems, however, may come to mind when considering renting your home — either … Continued

The Best Time to Sell is May

Best Time to Sell

If you are planning to sell your home this spring, May is the best time to sell. May is the best bet for home sellers, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, which found that the average seller gains 5.9 percent more than market value—the highest of all months—in the fifth month of the year.  You … Continued

Four Hacks to Pay Down Your Mortgage

pay down your mortgage

A mortgage payment can easily be the biggest bill in a monthly budget. A great goal is to pay down your mortgage – to pay off that mortgage – as soon as possible!  Coming up with that extra money can be easy in some months and more difficult in others. Turning those difficult months into … Continued

Rising Home Prices in Metro DC Continue in 2018

Best Time to Sell

Rising home prices in DC means good news for sellers!  Not great news for buyers! Home price increases are continuing their steady path upward.  According to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, home prices experienced a gain of 6.3 percent in February.  Washington, D.C. was one of the ten metro areas measured which experienced rising home prices. … Continued

3 New Bethesda Townhome Communities

Is there anything more fun in buying a new Bethesda townhome and getting exactly what you want? When you can choose your own granite and floor colors, bath tiles and lighting fixtures, you can make you new Bethesda townhome exactly what you want it to be!  Here are three communities of new townhomes being built … Continued

How Do You Know It is the Right Home for You?

Finding the right home for you – and knowing it is – can be a lot like dating: it pays to be cautious but you also want to remain open to possibilities.  You don’t want to let the good one get away!  Here are five hints to decide if the home you just saw is … Continued

DC Rental Market Improvement – 1st Quarter 2018

According to DC Biznow, there is DC Rental Market improvement in the 1st Quarter of 2018.  D.C.’s apartment market has absorbed more Class-A units over the last 12 months than at any time in its history, leading rents to rise again after three consecutive quarters of decline. The decline has been due to a signficant increase … Continued

Moving to a New City Checklist

You are moving to a new city and your belongings are on the truck. How do you get to know your new community? Whether you moved a few houses down the street or across state lines, settling into a new location can be a fun adventure…so long as you’re ready to put in the work … Continued

Three Steps Before Moving!

There are lots of reasons to start thinking about selling your home such as being closer to the grandchildren or escaping the cold! Whatever the reason, the idea of selling may have some appeal—but you might not be quite ready to start packing or see a “For Sale” sign in your yard. Here are three steps … Continued