Opposites Attract

By |2021-08-01T20:47:45-04:00July 16th, 2021|

Opposites Attract Who says everything has to "Go together"?" Color pallets and things that "match" have a place but I've always loved contrast in home finishes and decorations. Fortunately things like mixed colored cabinets and not just counters with different colors but different materials are firmly in vogue now. It provides for a [...]

Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

By |2021-07-12T11:19:35-04:00July 12th, 2021|

Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary? Clean your HVAC system?...Yes.  Clean your duct system?.....Probably not. A week doesn't go by without receiving a coupon about duct cleaning but when you analyze the facts and studies there are really limited instances where you need to have your whole house duct system cleaned, and [...]

July Newsletter

By |2021-08-01T20:32:50-04:00July 8th, 2021|

Market Update It is hard to believe that half the year has come and gone. It certainly has been an interesting six months in the real estate business. We encountered a frenetic sales pace that for several months saw prices escalate tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands above list price with no [...]

Platinum Club

By |2021-06-21T12:01:24-04:00June 21st, 2021|

The market has changed! Is it still a full on sellers market?  Yes it sure is.  What you think you are overpaying for today will still look good in 6 months.  But there are some not so subtle changes as a perfect storm of increased inventory, buyer fatigue, COVID easing and the return [...]

June Newsletter

By |2021-06-11T16:29:43-04:00June 11th, 2021|

Market Update Here is the update on the crazy Northern Virginia real estate market…round and round and round it goes, where it stops....perhaps I know!   The data and our observations are speaking and the interesting thing is the market has shifted, and it happened quickly. Was it mortgage interest rates rising so high [...]

15 Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Stress-Free Summer Hosting

By |2021-05-28T15:13:09-04:00May 28th, 2021|

How to party on Memorial Day in STYLE!! This sure seemed like a topical article!   Memorial Day arrived at a perfect time, not just because of what it celebrates but with COVID restrictions easing and more people feeling comfortable getting out it's time for some Grillin and Chillin!!  Here's some great tips for [...]

May Newsletter

By |2021-05-07T17:47:31-04:00May 7th, 2021|

Market Update The real estate market reminds me of the great Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. It seems like every month I am conveying the same story. Housing inventory levels are still low, we continue to have multiple offer situations, interest rates continue to stay modest, and prices are rising. Sorry, but that’s [...]

The Best Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades

By |2021-04-22T20:20:13-04:00April 22nd, 2021|

How to save some green while going green! Here's an Earth Day post and article about some capital improvements to your home that are environmentally friendly.  Many also have the capacity to save you money over the long haul, add value to your home and decrease maintenance costs and effort.  If you are [...]

April Newsletter

By |2021-04-16T14:24:13-04:00April 16th, 2021|

Market Update The Northern Virginia real estate market continues to amaze me. Inventory levels remain extremely low, demand remains extraordinarily high, and this is still occurring even though rates have increased slightly over the last few weeks. I do not believe this will change or slow down any time in the near future. The [...]

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