Posts under Tag: Capitol Hill Homes for Sale
Top DC Neighborhood for Families with School Aged Children

Is there a difference in DC neighborhoods when it comes to families with children? The trendy neighborhoods like Adams Morgan and Dupont seem filled with babies in expensive strollers and sleep deprived new moms power walking back into shape. But where are the school aged children heading off with back packs in tow? In the suburbs? Are those trendy parents heading out of the urban environment as their children hit school age?

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New Museum Groundbreaking on February 22
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture, established in 2003 by an Act of Congress,  will be the the 19th Smithsonian Institution museum. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture. Construction is expected to be completed in 2015.  Whether you are […] Continue Reading »

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A Fresh Coat of Paint- But What Color to Choose?
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If you are getting your home ready to put on the market this year, you are probably considering a fresh coat of paint for at least some of the rooms because new paint is one of the least expensive ways to revitalize a property for sale. Then the crisis sets in – what color will make your home stand out from the competition? What color will make your home seem fresh and stylish.

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UPDATE ON PROPOSED MORTGAGE REFORM
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Bad news is coming! The federal government has proposed new mortgage finance rules which would limit the best available interest rates and terms to home buyers who can afford a minimum 20 percent down payment on a conventional loan. This is obviously very bad news for first-time and moderate-income buyers who can’t come up with that much cash or afford to pay higher rates.

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Advice to Sellers – Look Carefully at Those Offers in the First 14 Days to sell your Bethesda Home, Your Luxury DC Estate, Your Condo at Tysons
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Realtors always press sellers to price their house competitively right upfront. It’s one of the toughest jobs Realtors have, to explain that “testing the waters” serves no function in this market. An overpriced listing might serve one function, and that is that those “pent-up buyers” now recognize the value of another house already in the market that’s been reduced and they rush to buy it!
The early offers in the first 14 days of the listing represent the pent up demand for that particular house style, neighborhood and price range.

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Historic Capitol Hill’s Riverfront is the New Place to Live
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DC is constantly growing and creating new dynamic neighborhoods. One of the recent re-births is the waterfront near Nationals Park and the Navy Yard. Although some projects have been delayed or scrapped because of the recessions, there still is an incredible amount of energy going on in this new and exciting DC neighborhood

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Day 8 Looks at 0bservatory Circle
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Observatory Circle is the home to Vice Presidents and embassies in addition to some very lucky people who call this neighborhood home. Filled with housing options from stately luxury homes to starter studios, this neighborhood has a home for everyone.

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On the Market or Off During the Holidays?
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While there are many good reasons to take your home off the market during the holidays, there are some strong reasons to stay on. The buyers are motivated and your competition is reduced! Bake some home made cookies and think about it!

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HOME INSPECTION PRIMER
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If you are going to spend top dollar for a house, you want a golden goose and not a turkey. Now, that doesn’t mean your home, whether starter house or luxury estate, has to be perfect. You are going to spend some money after you move in —  but wouldn’t you rather focus on new […] Continue Reading »

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Selecting a Neighborhood – Lise’s List
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Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you. You know that there are no “right” neighborhoods and there are no “wrong” neighborhoods – but there are definitely neighborhoods that are right for you.  I always start my first conversation with new buyers with a pledge that I will help them find […] Continue Reading »

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