Supermarket Sweep

September 30, 2015

As I’ve already reported on Facebook today, I started my day by letting the dog out and forgetting to let him back in. Luckily, the First Mate saw him out there and pushed the door open and let him in or he might still be out there. Barely 15 months. Impressive. When I picked the […]

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Real Estate Industry Shakeup

June 22, 2015

Also published on the Huffington Post Buying or selling a house? Get a real estate agent! At least, that’s what 88% of buyers and sellers did in 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR.) As technology has evolved to improve the customer experience, chatter has followed that the real estate agent is going […]

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First Time Buyer Advice

April 21, 2015

Also published on the Huffington Post The Real Estate Market continues at a hectic pace as we get into spring here in DC. From January until the end of spring, we receive a lot of first time buyer inquiries. This is excellent news that the market hasn’t scared them off, and it’s also important that […]

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Entitlement Parenting: Bad at Maths

March 16, 2015

There are often posts on the Boards selling things. I’m always surprised at what people actually sell because we all know that once a kid gets his or her mitts on anything, it’s basically covered in spit, vomit, milk and anything else they got their grubby little hands on. I always like to find out […]

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Entitlement Parenting: First World Problems

March 06, 2015

It’s hard to even believe these posts are real. From the Glover Park Mom’s Board: I have a unique and somewhat urgent request : we were scheduled to have our anatomy/gender sonogram today but due to the weather our obgyn practice was closed and our gender reveal party is set for Saturday. They operate on […]

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Waiving Contingencies to Compete in a Seller’s Market

February 26, 2015

Also published on the Huffington Post ~~~~~ As spring progresses, the real estate market continues to be competitive. Buyers are doing all sorts of things to get houses beyond writing a “pick me” letter. In some cases, the risks they are taking are tough to justify. As an agent, I have to protect my clients […]

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Entitlement Parenting

February 18, 2015

A good friend, Buttercup, and I often share messages from the Mommy-Message-Boards which make us laugh. We then realized this morning: Wait, why aren’t we sharing this with the world? She then wisely followed up with: Because we’re in a public business and we don’t want people to think we’re assholes. Buttercup is right, but […]

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Spring 2015 Real Estate Market Update

January 27, 2015

Also published on the Huffington Post And, we’re off to the races! The spring real estate market in D.C. is about to be in full swing. What spring market conditions would be like was anyone’s guess since leading up to the holidays was just one long coma. Listings were sparse. Buyers were few. Time of […]

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Toddler Vocabulary Hell

January 17, 2015

The Little Pirate has this weird habit of carrying all her things with her from room to room. When she shows up in the middle of the night and wants to get in bed with us and we’re too tired to argue, she inevitably gets out of bed after we let her in, just to […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Change

January 12, 2015

I’m not even going to bother lamenting about the fact that it’s been almost three months since an update. Excuses are for losers. The Little Pirate really got down with Christmas this year. She’s all about that Santy-Clause character as she calls him. In fact, she’s still talking about him. Because Cool Dad and I […]

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