The Week of Chubs

The Week of Chubs

March 31, 2017

Having a two year old is like having your old senile Grandpa around. You never know what’s going to happen or what could be said next. Much like old Grandpa who says what he wants and either thinks “I’m so old I don’t care anymore” or, doesn’t really “think” anymore, Chubs has had a week […]

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Churches & Log Cabins Are Houses Too!

Churches & Log Cabins Are Houses Too!

March 26, 2017

Despite some annoying, face-hurting allergies, I managed to get out to take clients into houses over the weekend. Houses, many many interesting houses. The Sanctuary, a gorgeous church conversion in Northeast, a couple blocks south of the H Street Corridor is first. These are pictures from their Piece de la Resistance, the Penthouse Unit. Gorgeous […]

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Real Estate Dad: 36 Hours Out of Town, Chaos Ensues

March 23, 2017

Real Estate Dad’s trip couldn’t be avoided. Neither could my total loss of control. I know what you’re thinking. “They are 2 and 4, how bad can they be?” But then I’ll laugh. A long, maniacal laugh. The wrath of the terror twins knows no bounds. Hour 6 after Real Estate Dad’s departure, when we […]

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Real Estate’s Spring Thaw

March 19, 2017

My spring update on Huffington Post. ~~~~~ In Washington DC, there really is no such thing as a spring thaw. The entire winter was pretty mild which I am happy about, but then we got a cold blast the last couple weeks. Weather can wreak some havoc on a real estate market, because everyone’s question […]

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Just Got Paid, It’s Friday Night

February 18, 2017

My life has reached a new low.  On Fridays I used to feel like the song by one Johnny Kemp – happy, out hunting for a party.  Now, Fridays are more like Crazy Train. What happened tonight in this house takes a whole new cake, more so than any other cake taken by the Terror […]

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“It’s Good, It’s Good”

February 14, 2017

I spent the weekend house hunting with a couple clients. We saw lots of houses. Some good. Some not good. On Friday, I scheduled the appointments for Sunday. Call me crazy, but when I follow the listing’s instructions requiring an appointment 2 hours in advance, and I show up with my client to find that […]

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Couldn’t Get it Right

Couldn’t Get it Right

February 12, 2017

Weekends are for working. But today I had a partial day and then planned to meet the girls and Real Estate Dad (he’s also in the business, but only develops land because he claims he could never deal with clients) at a birthday shindig. I zig zagged across DC several times before arriving at the […]

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Crazy Weather, Crazy DC Real Estate Market

February 09, 2017

From moi, Huffington Post Style! ~~~~~ In the Fall (of 2016, remember then?) the DC real estate market was having a breakdown of sorts. Buyers were changing their minds quite a bit. Historically, with the low inventory levels in Washington, D.C., buyers rarely walked away from a house they successfully placed under contract. It wasn’t unheard […]

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Water Cooler Conversation

February 06, 2017

It was a jam packed weekend of house showings. I typically miss some fun stuff with the girls when I’m out for marathon tours like I’ve been for the weekends since New Year’s. My Saturday morning clients finished earlier than I expected, so I had about half an hour to fly home and crank out […]

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How to Find and Make Good Investments

How to Find and Make Good Investments

September 20, 2016

Also published on the Huffington Post.     Courtesy of Ashref El Shazli: BroCAR Properties, 2016: Doing another of their signature “down to the studs” total renovations in Washington, DC There’s been a lot of buzz in the last few months about changes coming to our beloved real estate market. I’ve heard everything from, “we’re […]

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