The Best Time to Buy a House

May 18, 2022

When Is The Best Time to Buy a House? I’m going to tell you a big secret about buying a house and it’s not about how, it’s about WHEN! Back at Thanksgiving, we were going to Rehoboth for the weekend. The kids were standing at the door yelling at me while I was on my […]

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Cost of Living in Alexandria VA 2022

Cost of Living in Alexandria VA 2022

May 05, 2022

So, What is the Average Cost of Living in Alexandria VA? Alexandria, Virginia is west of Washington DC – just across the Potomac River. Fun Fact: Alexandria used to be part of the original capital city until they decided to retrocede to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Included in the same metropolitan area as DC, Alexandria’s […]

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Mid Spring 2022 Real Estate Market Update

April 20, 2022

2022 Real Estate Market Update It’s the middle of spring 2022, and 3 months since my original housing market update. Let’s do a DC Housing Market Update. There’s no inventory! House prices keep going up! Even if rates go up prices won’t go down! And even if they go down, you’ll still be paying more […]

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DC Sucks! | 6 Reasons NOT to Move to DC

DC Sucks! | 6 Reasons NOT to Move to DC

April 13, 2022

Reasons NOT to move to DC I know I’m supposed to be pro-DC since I make my living here and raise my family here. But every city has things that aren’t great and DC is no exception 1. Traffic I don’t want to look back wistfully on the early days of Covid but from a […]

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Escalation Clause | Best and Final Offer In Real Estate

April 07, 2022

Escalation Clause Escalation Clauses – Watch Out for the Trap! When there are multiple offers, buyers will be advised by their agent most likely that they need to put in their escalation. So, what is an escalation? Escalation is the statement written into a purchase offer that automatically increases your purchase price by a certain […]

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Top 10 Best Arlington VA Neighborhoods

Top 10 Best Arlington VA Neighborhoods

March 09, 2022

Top 10 Best Arlington VA Neighborhoods With over 50 different Arlington neighborhoods, it’s an impossible task to pick the best 10. Making a “best of” list depends on what someone is looking for. Are you price sensitive? Need great schools? Want walkability? The answer would change based on what you need. There are a lot […]

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Condo Documents: DC, Maryland, Virginia – What Should You Know?

February 17, 2022

Condo Documents Condos are awesome. They can be an affordable way to become a homeowner without all of the nuisances that come with a house like maintaining a yard and shoveling snow from a driveway. Condos are subject to a condo association which governs the community. If you are purchasing a condominium, you will be […]

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Arlington VA: Cost of Living

Arlington VA: Cost of Living

February 02, 2022

Arlington VA Cost of Living Arlington, Virginia lies adjacent to Washington DC just across the Potomac River. Included in the same metropolitan area as DC, Arlington’s cost of living is very similar to DC. The true difference in prices can be found in real estate as well as taxes – both income and property. Let’s […]

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Living in Arlington VA: Pros and Cons

Living in Arlington VA: Pros and Cons

January 26, 2022

  Living in Arlington, VA offers a lot of appeal as a place to call home. Arlington consistently ranks as one of the most sought after areas for singles, young professionals, families and empty nesters in the metro DC Area. The amenities alone make it a highly desirable place to live with location topping the […]

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