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Washingtonian Annual Residential Design Award Winners

Check out the stunning spaces that have just won the annual residential design awards.  The slide show of these spectacular homes is a feast for the eyes.  I was so taken with the design of Gardner Mohr\’s spectacular waterfront home built on the former site of an abandoned oyster processing plant.  The two in one house …

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Washington DC Real Estate – Buy or Rent in DC?

There are very good, solid reasons to choose either. It really depends on your current outlook. Just in terms of cost, you might want to take a look at Trulia\’s \”Rent v. Buy index\” for DC. Washington DC is even further beneath their 15 point threshold than it was last year (at 14). This number …

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Walkability Key to Value: Washington D.C. in Top 10 Most Walkable U.S. Cities

Walkability is fast becoming one of the most valuable criteria homeowners seek when they go to buy or rent their homes. As energy costs go up and desire for green living abounds, walkable neighborhoods are becoming the most expensive real estate on a per square foot basis. Washington D.C. ranks #7 of the top 10 …

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Bidding Wars are back in the Washington DC real estate market

Recently buyers are faced with competing for properties that only last year had no takers.  At Washington Fine Properties we have discussed in our sales meetings the strategies that best work in this newly competitive environment. Since the new GCAAR contract states that property is now sold \”as is\”, agents need to guide buyers on how to make your …

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Washington DC is Growth Center 2012+

Since June I have been working with many buyers as they look carefully for their next move. An old saying \”Buying well is half sold\” is truer now than it ever has been. We did not suffer like other cities, and you may recall Washington is ranked as one of the happiest Cities in the …

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