4 Tips for Surviving Condo Life

May 19, 2016

Also published on the Huffington Post. Condo life. It’s, for the most part, a city thing. People who don’t want to be able to see their neighbors or who want to own land don’t understand those who choose to live in condos. Sometimes it’s not about choice but necessity. Lots of people have condo horror […]

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5 Signs a Condo Association May Be in Trouble

April 22, 2016

Also published on the Huffington  Post Condominiums. Not always everyone’s first pick for housing, however the combination of affordability and location usually make them an ideal choice for city dwellers, especially here in DC. Many people don’t realize how communal condo living can be, particularly when it comes to finances. They think you just magically […]

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What’s It Worth…To You

April 12, 2016

Also published on the Huffington Post It seems like most real estate markets in the country are on fire right now, with homes flying off the market in days, sometimes hours. Sometimes they never even hit the market. It seems, according to agents around the country, that there is quite a demand in many cities. […]

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Finding Good Investments

April 01, 2016

Also published on the Huffington Post. ~~~~~ The real estate market in DC is fascinating on many levels. The market has yet to slow down, continuing to go up up and up long past the time the rest of us in the industry thought it would. But it’s the old story, rates are still historically […]

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So You’ve Had a Little Trouble in Town

March 30, 2016

It deserves an explanation. Went out to Rehoboth today and took the Little Pirate along. Had to do a bunch of things and she’s on Spring Break from her little school so off we went, like Thelma and Louise for a 12 hour day trip. I asked her what she wanted to do when we […]

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Buyer Beware

February 25, 2016

Also published on the Huffington Post The Spring Market starts at several different times. For some sellers chomping at the bit to list their home, that day is January 2. Holidays are over, it’s time to sell. For some buyers and sellers, it’s really after the Super Bowl. No more things occupying your Sundays? Why […]

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Embracing My Retro Persona, Once Coupon at a Time

February 19, 2016

Oh crap. So this is how it happens. Slowly, and without warning. I went to the grocery store with the Pirate and First Mate, a.k.a. Little Chubs. By the time I had weaved through 15 aisles, balancing cherub tomatoes and cheese puffs that they tore into – two of the messiest possible foods to eat […]

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Fed Meeting This Week

December 14, 2015

Also published on the Huffington Post It’s been the busiest December I’ve experienced. Typically, after Thanksgiving, the entire real estate industry packs it in for the season. Sellers are holding out to list until spring. Some buyers stick their toe back in the water after New Year’s, some holdout until Superbowl is over, and some […]

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December 04, 2015

I just got home after a marathon day out of the house. I always feel like I miss so much when I’m not home from 8 a.m. to after 9 p.m. No offense to Cool Dad but usually when I’m out for a long time I come home to evidence of what happened in my […]

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Trick or Treat

November 05, 2015

I often joke that I’m Mother of the Year in a sarcastic way but I really do manage to screw up quite a bit, it’s not just jokes. Last night I was on the phone with a client who knows I have a 1 and 3 year old and she said, “Wow the little ones […]

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