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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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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