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Happy Thanksgiving!

By |2020-11-26T14:21:47-05:00November 26th, 2020|

Happy Thanksgiving! The First Thanksgiving was in a year of tumult TOO! In cogitating this year's post I am reminded of the fact that 1621 was a most trying year for the people of Plymouth.  Yet the first traditional Thanksgiving celebration sprung from those circumstances!   Some readings of the "Chronicles of the Pilgrim [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2020-11-24T12:46:26-05:00November 24th, 2020|

The REAL Market Update Don't expect the traditional Holiday season slow down.  The limited inventory situation coupled with the market forces I have blogged about all year insure that the normal ebbs and flows of the annual real estate cycle are being smoothed out.  While there will be some moderation of house hunting [...]

November Newsletter

By |2020-11-19T17:13:51-05:00November 19th, 2020|

No Slowdown in the Near Future Well we just had yet another "unique" holiday this Halloween but kudos to you all for the creativity.  Now onto the next "unique" holiday experience of Thanksgiving.  Having just returned from my 9th trip to Liberia (more on that next month) it's clear that despite all our [...]

Is buying a home warranty worth it for repairs? Here’s what you need to know before committing

By |2020-11-15T10:00:15-05:00November 15th, 2020|

Is buying a home warranty worth it for repairs? Here's what you need to know before committing Home Warranties:  Cons, pro's and....Cons Home warranties from reputable companies can play a positive role in real estate transactions in limited circumstances.  But for a host of reasons more often than not you are better off [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2020-11-06T15:37:51-05:00November 6th, 2020|

The REAL Market Update This week we are going to head off in a little different direction and talk about the commercial real estate market (with a little residential mixed in).  Unsurprisingly the commercial market in NOVA is in a very different state than the residential.  COVID has turned the commercial market on [...]

10 Design Trends We Didn’t See Coming Before the Pandemic

By |2020-11-02T08:45:56-05:00November 2nd, 2020|

10 Design Trends We Didn’t See Coming Before the Pandemic COVID's stunning impacts on all things real estate I've blogged often about it's impact on the immediate market and in some depth as well on it's impact on permanent trend changes (check them out).  This week let's look at changes in home use, [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2020-10-28T20:58:19-05:00October 28th, 2020|

The REAL Market Update A little good news for those frustrated home buyers! Sorry you buyers, it's still a full blown sellers market, but there are some encouraging realities and improving data out there for you! Inventory has ticked up for 6 weeks in a row now to 3,210 homes on the market in [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2020-10-16T15:45:08-05:00October 16th, 2020|

The Real Market Update As we are now firmly entrenched in the 4th quarter it's time to look not only at what is going on but take some informed, data driven shots at what is coming down the pike, especially as it relates to the distress sale market (short sales and foreclosures). I'm [...]

10 Ways to Fix the Most Common Interior Design Mistakes

By |2020-10-13T18:59:06-05:00October 13th, 2020|

10 Ways to Fix the Most Common Interior Design Mistakes Why don't my decorations look like my "Saved Favorites"? I have to admit it.  While shopping for a cool new dining room table I found one in a picture of an entire ensemble and I went from getting a new table to redoing [...]

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