Categories for Buying

In a Bidding War, Is Cash Always King?  

It all depends. Being able to make an all-cash offer on a house will usually give a buyer an edge in a multiple offer situation.  But if you are one of the vast majority of buyers who don’t have the hefty sum that it takes to pay cash for a ...

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Reading and Listening to the Real Estate News

OK, I won’t go so far as to call the real estate reports in the national media as “fake” news.  But most of what you read and hear about your real estate market in the media is based on data that applies to the nation as a whole, and all ...

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Real Estate and Politics – Neutralizing Your Home

Here in DC, our residents tend to be quite focused on politics. Many of my clients have worked as reporters, attorneys or lobbyists who are concerned with what Congress, the regulatory agencies and the White House might be doing.  Others work for on the Hill or at the Department of Whatever.  So ...

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Saint Anthony and the Lucky Duck

St. Anthony and the Lucky Duck. Real estate agents, especially those with Irish ancestors, tend to be pretty superstitious. And I am quite typical, with a lucky cat on my desk in my office and a lucky cow painting that hangs behind my desk.  My mother painted the cow, a Hindu ...

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