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

How Not to Beat an All Cash Offer in a Bidding War

June 28, 2021

Their ads are all over your television screen.  You see buyers swooning all over the house of their dreams.  And then there is a voice in the background telling them how important it is to have their mortgage lined up so they can take on the other buyers (some of whom ...

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Granny’s House Has Three Prices

There is an exciting new option for people who are charged with selling less-than-perfect houses, and a total game changer for anyone with an older home that needs work. RLAH has teamed up with two contractors and a staging company to allow you get professional pre-sale renovations and other preparations.  And ...

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Condo Hunting: If You’d Like to Have a Dog

A lot of my business is working with people who are buying condo or cooperative apartments.  Some are renting, and others are planning to downsize from a house that’s grown too big.  And they often have something in common: they love dogs! And what’s not to love!  Well, maybe not the chewing socks ...

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

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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