All About Edgemoor in Bethesda –

Want to know all about Edgemoor in Bethesda? This very special neighborhood is found just west of downtown Bethesda and within walking distance of the metro, lots of restaurants and bars, shops and theaters, and easy access to the rest of the DC metro area.   Residents may choose to enjoy the Edge­moor Club, a private … Continued

Rents Are Rising!

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Rents are rising in the US for apartments across the country. According to a new report from RentCafé,  apartment rents have risen over the last year, including last month when there was an unusually large jump. RentCafe reported that the average U.S. apartment rent in June was $1,465, up 3.2 percent year-over-year. 1 Rents are Rising … Continued

Make Staging Inexpensive!

Staging a home can be a game changer, but how do you make staging inexpensive? It can be hard to admit that your taste might not appeal to everyone and that your home become a blank slate that will reflect the buyers’ taste or perhaps you are moving to a new home and want to … Continued

Ten Tips to Soothe Your Dog on July 4th

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Days like the 4th of July or any thunder storm are a challenge in our house. My poodle, Poirot, just doesn’t like the sound of the explosions and cracks of thunder or the way the air changes during a storm. It is getting better as he gets older because his hearing is not as acute … Continued

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! 1 Washington National Cathedral 2 Mount Vernon … Continued

What Happens Between Ratification and Closing?

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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