Real Estate

Making Room: Housing for A Changing America

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The following blog post was inspired by an exhibition at the National Building  Museum in Washington, DC: The demographics of American households have been changing steadily, and sometimes dramatically, for the past 50 years.  While in the early 1960s babies typically arrived within a marriage, today fully four-in-ten births occur to women who are single or […]

Real Estate

Do You Really Need A Realtor?

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Selling real estate nowadays is very different than it used to be. The reason is mostly technology, as well the advent of buyer brokerage. In the Olden Days (meaning 40 years ago), a lot of people sold their properties themselves.  They did this by placing classified ads in the newspaper. If you aren’t familiar with […]

Real Estate

How to Survive in Today’s Real Estate Market

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  For buyers, the current DC area real estate market can feel like an episode of the TV show The Great Race. Purchasers keep chasing one house after another, only to confront other people chasing the same houses.  The reason is simple: a combination of low supply and low interest rates. The result: lots of […]