Monthly Archives: December 2016

Merry Christmas!

By |2017-03-06T14:54:21+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

OPTIMISM The Christmas season tends to bring out many emotions and thoughts and this year it has led me to a powerful one.  Optimism!  For those of us who believe it’s when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, who literally split history in two and who promises salvation for all.  I know [...]

December Platinum Club

By |2017-03-06T14:56:01+00:00December 15th, 2016|

Changes are in the wind…..and it is GOOD! Let’s lead off with my favorite piece of recent news.  The Consumer Confidence reports from 2 weeks ago came out at they are at a 9 YEAR HIGH!  Check out this Bloomberg article for more on that. This is the umbrella under which our moving real [...]

Gateway’s quarterly meeting:  All signs point up!!!

By |2017-03-06T14:57:29+00:00December 15th, 2016|

We had a very informative meeting, and changes they are afoot!  One of our regular guests, Dr Stephen Fuller with the George Mason Regional Policy Centre gave us lots of stats and projections which I will meld into some solid observations and predictions for the real estate market in the DC area for [...]

Home Gift Ideas for the Tough to Buy for

By |2017-03-06T15:00:03+00:00December 13th, 2016|

There are folks out there with genius ideas (instant wine chiller) and some who need to be sent to their room (a "smart pan"?)  What's next?  A hammer with an ON/OFF switch? Source : Just How Genius (or Dumb) Are these 'Smart' Kitchen Gadgets?  

December Market Update

By |2017-03-06T15:03:48+00:00December 2nd, 2016|

It’s the most magical time of year, the holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Day. It’s the time of year when homes are decorated beautifully, families and friends gather to celebrate and the weather takes a turn for the colder. Taking all of these things into consideration, why would the [...]