DC Market Trends

Pictures and the story behind my renovation's yellow pine to come soon (proud I am!), but first ... I just wanted to say, shout out to all of the buyers who are successfully purchasing homes in Washington. Why, you ask? Because, in short, buying in D.C. is competitive -- with plenty more losers than winners. Check... Continue Reading →

Home Inspections – Comparing Notes

Prior to purchasing real property (aka your home!), most buyers choose to hire a home inspector to perform a limited examination of their prospective home. I recently had the opportunity to see how home inspectors conduct an inspection … on two different homes in D.C. While the method and steps taken at each home did... Continue Reading →

Daily Roundup – Zip 20018

Today's daily roundup is dedicated to my sister and her fiancé as we all search for their first home in Washington: zip code 20018. As detailed by this 2013 UrbanTurf article, 20018 is dominated by detached homes and is bordered by the District’s eastern boundary, New York Avenue NE, and a western border that follows the... Continue Reading →

March 2011 I say, “Hello, Anacostia”

I am a new homeowner—today marks just under 2.5 months of homeownership. At the advanced age of ninety-five, my home is neither naïve in the ways of the world nor tireless in its efforts to foster community development. Instead, its run-down state illustrates exhaustion and neglect, and for too long the ability to find resonance... Continue Reading →

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