Thank you for checking out HousePat.com. This is a new website for me, and it’s a work in progress, with the goal of creating a place where you can come for information and advice for living in Washington, DC

Washington is our nation’s capital, a place people around the country see on the news every night. There are monuments to presidents, war heroes, and other people who made a huge difference. And it is also a city of neighborhoods with their own unique homes, many with a history. It’s where I work as a matchmaker, putting people and homes together.

So I’ll be adding information on neighborhoods, condo developments, architecture. And I’m putting together links for what you need to know about the amenities that different parts of the city offer, how to find great schools, and navigating the area’s public transportation.

And if you need a Realtor to help you form and realize your vision for how and where you want to live, I hope you’ll contact me for help.

For Sellers: here is a good place to start for help in turning the place you live into buyer bait!

For Buyers: start here for the information you’ll need to create a vision for your new place, and get it without doing anything crazy.

Latest News

March Madness Real Estate Game Plan

March 15, 2022

For real estate professionals, March Madness does not involve elite college basketball stars duking it out on the courts. It’s about about our clients duking it out for the privilege of buying a house they love, or even like. While, during March of 2022, we are seeing a busy winter, ...

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Does Making An Offer Have To Be Stressful?

No doubt about it. Most shrinks put a normal real estate transaction right up there with death, divorce or losing a really great job when it comes to stress triggers. But while home buying is normally stressful, does it really have to be all that bad? Well, there is stress, ...

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March Madness

There are two kinds of March Madness.  One plays out on college basketball courts around the country. The other is seen in neighborhoods and condo buildings around the country.  What does the real estate version look like in the Washington Metro area? Fabulous if you are a seller! In DC ...

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Bidding Wars: Do We Need New Rules of Engagement?

Bidding wars, or the way we wage them in Washington area real estate, may not be the best way to get the most attractive offers in front of our home sellers, and they often set up transaction-threatening issues for buyers that show up on the way to settlement. Buyers and ...

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How Seasonal Slowdowns Work in Real Estate

December 6, 2021

My home is in a residential area near downtown Washington where houses have been flying off the shelf at outrageous prices for over a year now.  Now all of a sudden, there is inventory in my neighborhood that is sitting for weeks, even months in a some cases, without attracting ...

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The Real Estate Market Might Be Slowing Down Someplace!

Every day, I get feeds from real estate news services that talk about the real estate market, and many of the stories tell me it’s slowing down. Yeah, right!  Maybe in Nebraska? Even though much of the market here is quite robust, there are still opportunities for buyers in popular DC ...

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