Deciding When to Downsize

January 30, 2020Real Estate & Local News

Back in 1973, the average home was 1,660 square feet; today, that figure is about 2,600 square feet. There are many reasons people might choose to downsize their home: retirement, an empty nest, a move to the city, and many other life changes. The decision to downsize is very personal and depends on your goals, … Read More

DC’s Top 10 Restaurants

January 26, 2020Real Estate & Local News

After nearly a year’s worth of research, which included visits to over 300 local dining establishments, Washingtonian magazine has published its decisive ranking of the city’s very best 100 restaurants. Here are the 10 who made it to the very top tier of this exclusive list: 1) Anju 1805 18th Street NW 2) The Dabney … Read More

How Much Does Curb Appeal Affect Home Value?

January 23, 2020Real Estate & Local News

The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics published a new study that used deep learning and Google Street View to quantify how much curb appeal adds to a home’s value. The researchers, from the University of Alabama and University of Texas at Arlington, found that, on average, a home with excellent curb appeal sold … Read More

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

January 22, 2020Real Estate & Local News

Buying your first home is both an exciting milestone and intimidating financial investment. With median home prices in DC hitting record highs, and inventory levels remaining low, navigating a home purchase for the first time can be overwhelming. Here are five tips for helping you tackle the home-buying process; and, as always, contact Carolyn today … Read More

DC’s Top 5 Residential Developments Under Construction

January 20, 2020Real Estate & Local News

As DC’s population continues to expand, residential developments are springing up all over the city to accommodate its increasing density. Hoffman-Madison’s 24-acre project, The Wharf, brought three music venues, two apartment buildings, a condo building, multiple hotels, and over one acre of green space to the southwest waterfront. Meanwhile, the $1.3 billion Capitol Crossing project … Read More

DC Home Prices Set New Record

January 14, 2020Real Estate & Local News

December 2019 was a record-setting month for DC home prices, with the median price rising to $635,000. For comparison, the median home price in the district in December 2010 was $399,000. The previous record price, $620,000, was set in June 2019. In addition to DC, home prices rose last month in Arlington, Montgomery County, and … Read More

5 Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Home This Winter

January 11, 2020Real Estate & Local News

Traditionally, spring is the busy selling season because bad weather can make homes look dreary and may be a deterrent to buyers visiting open houses. On the other hand, sellers may take advantage of the limited inventory available during the winter season and sell their home quicker and/or for a premium. Below are 5 tips … Read More

DC Named Top Place to Visit in 2020

January 9, 2020Real Estate & Local News

The New York Times has named Washington, D.C. the top place to visit in 2020 in its list of 52 top destinations for the new year. The reasons for DC’s attractiveness as a travel destination include: *Access to numerous cultural institutions, such as the Library of Congress and National Museum of American History, many with … Read More