Welcome

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

A First-Timer’s Guide to Buyer’s Remorse

June 28, 2021

During the first week of real estate school, instructors bring up a serious affliction that grabs virtually everyone who buys or tries to buy a house or condo. It even has a name: Buyer’s Remorse.  And almost everyone gets it at some point in any real estate transaction. And it’s ...

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Buyers’ Expanding Wish Lists

Over the last few months, a lot of buyers upped the ante on the number of bedrooms they wanted in their new homes.  And this go around, it’s not about expanding families, but about creating home offices. For a great home office, you might need some extra space, but it ...

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National News Coverage of Real Estate?  Can It Tell You Anything Useful?

A lot of my news feeds are from places like Inman News and RISMedia, news services that are specific to real estate.  The information about market trends is very different that what I hear on any of the network news services in one very important respect. The national news networks ...

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When Your Buyers Want Out

You put your home on the market looking like high powered buyer bait, and you were lucky enough to get several good offers.  You chose the one with what you thought had the best price, best terms and least risk of falling apart. Then you got the call from your ...

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Rabbit Holes

Rabbit Holes Since I left Kansas in my teens, I’ve been a Francophile.  And most of my life, I’ve wanted to live in Paris, or at least someplace in France.  And once I got completely hooked on Martin Walker’s murder mystery series, Bruno, Chief of Police, the someplace in France became the Perigord, ...

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Noisy Neighbors!

People who are considering a home in the DC Metro area have many types of properties from which to choose, and in the city, most of them involve living in pretty close quarters with your neighbors.  And high density living can also mean high decibels. A lot of our housing stock ...

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