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2010 

Sunny 1 Bedroom Condo in Dupont 1830 17th Street NW, Unit #605, Washington, DC 20009 View Map Welcome Home to this wonderful unit located at the corner of 17th & T. Gleaming bamboo floors shine with the light that floods this unit. The open floor plan Living Room and Dining combo allows for lots...
09/25/2010
Real Estate is a crazy business and the Real Estate market is ever-changing and complicated.  The one thing that a Realtor and Client need to have is some level of trust and some open and honest communication. I have had many clients say things like; "Do you think I can get 20 or 30k off this pri...
09/25/2010
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Some of the guidelines on getting a mortgage these days is just CRAZY. Exhibit A)   I have a client with a great credit score.  He has 1 Visa card with a very low balance.  In fact he pays it off every month.  His car; paid for.  No student loans and he has a decent savings. The problem; he doesn...
09/24/2010
On the market: Day 1   So the alarm goes off.  No snooze button today.  In fact that alarm is going off about 45 minutes earlier than usual.  Even the dog is confused as she groans and rolls over to the other side of the bed. You see; my house is no longer just my house - it is now "a product".  ...
09/24/2010
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Huge 2 Top Floor Condo + Large Balcony 5300 Columbia Pike, #1006, Arlington, VA 22204 View Map This is it! Excellent natural light & sweeping southern views from this huge top floor 2 bed/2 bath condo. Kitchen features 42" cabinets,granite counters & stainless appliances. Shining hardwood floors...
09/23/2010
Hoarding.  Something I heard about years ago on Oprah.  I never rally saw it; until I got into the Real Estate business.  Now I see it all the time.  Yes; even homes on the market - have so much clutter you can barely move.   I sold a house this summer; where there was exactly 1 seat in the livin...
09/22/2010
So I did find the place which I wanted to buy.  The price was right; the timing right and so comes to the financed part.  Well everyone knows that a few years my dog - could have gotten a mortgage; however things are very much different these days. I am of course self-employed.  Sure I earn a dec...
09/22/2010
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Washington DC will have a new mayor; after the Primary elections ousted the incumbent Adrian Fenty as Washingotn DC's Mayor. While he had many successes; he was also accused of being oblivious of his constituents concerns.  It may have been ignorance or arrogance; but either way; DC will have a n...
09/15/2010
So I decided to move. Being in this business I see homes all the time.  Then 1 day months ago; I saw a place I loved.  But I wasn't motivated enough to do anything about it.  I knew it would be a great place; but know all to well the hasssles of buying; selling and moving. Summer was approaching ...
09/14/2010
Current Number of Homes Active and Under Contract in the Washington DC area: Here is the breakdown as of September 14th, 2010   In most every sector; the number of homes on the market have increased and the number under contract have decreased from last month.  This is however pretty typical for...
09/14/2010
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