Adjectives and Real Estate Ads

July 24, 2023

Yesterday, I was looking through listings for a client who wants to downsize. She’s looking for a 1-bedroom condo, preferably in Cleveland Park. And as I read through the listings, I noticed the words “huge” and “enormous” sprinkled through many of the descriptions included in the listings. OK. One was ...

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Home Inspections as a Home Maintenance Tool

My across the street neighbor already bought her house – like about 30 year ago.  And I don’t think she is planning to move any time soon. So when she told me she had hired a home inspector to come by for a “walk and talk”, that seemed pretty interesting. ...

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Real Estate Love Letters

The Latest in Real Estate Love Letters: Is it a Sign the Market’s Changing? Last weekend, I saw a pretty house in a popular DC residential neighborhood close to downtown. And I had to catch my breath! The listing agent, Weichert’s Christine McGuinness, and her sellers had done a superb job ...

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The Pickleball Pickle Pickleball seems to be quite the rage right now. It’s a combination of tennis, with some ping pong and badminton thrown in. It can be played at a leisurely pace that our neighborhood elders can enjoy, or it can become fast paced and quite competitive for all ...

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Rooms with a View!

This is what I call a great view! Last week, as new condo listings came onto the market, quite a few listing agents boasted about “fabulous”, “astonishing” or various other multi-syllable words describing the views these units offered. And only one of them lived up to the hype. As I ...

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Will a Pool Help Your Home Sell?

Will a Pool Help Your Home Sell? Last week, on a particularly hot and muggy July afternoon, I showed an interesting house. And one thing that caught my client’s eye was a beautiful back yard swimming pool shown on the online virtual tour. The MLS photos were stunning, showing an ...

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