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Washington, DC | DMV | cherry blossom festival

Updates to this Year's National Cherry Blossom Festival

By: Rachel Harclerode
March 19th, 2020

 

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Real Estate | Coronavirus Outbreak

10 Things to Do While Social Distancing

By: Jim Beckley
March 17th, 2020

 

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Selling | guides/ebooks | Homes sales

VIDEO: Why Timing of the Market Trumps Condition

By: Eric Stewart
March 12th, 2020

 

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Holiday | St. Patrick's Day | celebrations

5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the DMV

By: Rachel Harclerode
March 11th, 2020

 

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Homes sales

VIDEO: How We Overcome the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Home Selling

By: Eric Stewart
March 9th, 2020

 

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Real Estate | Mortgage | CoronaVirus

How Does the Coronavirus Affect My Move this Year?

By: Debbie Zech
March 5th, 2020

 

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Moving | Real Estate | lender | Mortgage

3 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved Before Starting Your Home Search

By: Sara Foulkes
March 5th, 2020

 

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Buy | Sell | appraisal,

Zillow Estimates

By: Jim Beckley
January 23rd, 2020

Most homeowners have visited the Zillow website at some point to check their Zestimate  value. Some are pleasantly surprised, while others are offended at the low price assigned to their beloved home. Zillow, and many other realtor websites, have been providing real estate valuations for years. So what goes into these property estimates and how much value should we be placing on the provided information?

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A 90 Day Countdown For Spring Sellers

By: Jim Beckley
December 5th, 2019

If you are planning to sell your home in the spring of 2020, you are likely starting to feel increased stress over the long to-do list to get your home ready. As I have advised my clients, those who hit the market in the earliest part of the spring tend to sell their homes quicker and for more money. With that said, sellers have roughly 90 days from Thanksgiving to make their home as attractive as possible to the buyer community. What are the main actions you can take to accomplish this goal?

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YOU CAN'T SELL THE FAMILY HOME!

By: Helen Flynn
October 18th, 2019

Thoughts, feelings, and emotions are stirred at the suggestion of selling the family home.  It may be that just the parents are living there now, but the house may still be very much in the hearts and memories of the children that spent any length of time there.  Someone can be gone from the house for 30 years or more, yet the thought of the house no longer being in the family is disturbing. Often the house is the anchor for a family that is spread out across the country or the world.  Even so, there may still exist the hope of family gathering once more at the dining room table, of bringing one's own children to play in the tree house, or playing with Grampa's trains in the basement.

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