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DC Economy: More Recognition For DC’s Tech Scene

What are the first 5 cities you think of when it comes to startups? Would you put Washington, DC on that list? Well, today VentureBeat.com has done just that, and they are not the first. If you have had any exposure to the entrepreneurial community in and around DC, then this really comes as no…

What Facebook’s IPO and Today’s Housing Market Have in Common:

By now there is little chance you haven’t heard about the LACK of success that the Facbook IPO has had in the last few weeks. The stock has gone nowhere but down since day one. After more hype, order speculation, seek and excitement than any IPO in recent memory, what went wrong? I am not…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: Waiting To Shine On Capitol Hill

At $750, prescription 000 this is not your standard Capitol Hill “fixer-uper”, viagra 100mg but when you consider that a polished up version of this very same home could easily fetch over $1, order 000,000 the sense of opportunity starts to fall into place. Opportunity for just anyone, no. However, for someone with the assets,…

Harsh Realities: Northern Virginia’s “Hot” Real Estate Market Has A Dark Side

Many, myself included, often boast about Northern Virginia, and DC’s hot real estate market. There is a lot of substance to that angle; the number of homes selling in a mater of days, or the number homes selling with multiple offers are top of mind for me. Despite the continued struggles around the country, places…

What Is The Best Real Estate Search Site For DC Area Buyers?

Over the last several weeks I have been engaged by home buyers in numerous conversations about online real estate search websites. Many home buyers are trying to understand which sites are best, while others are wondering why they are finding a particular home on one site, but not on another, or why the “Zestimate” for…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: Adams Morgan Loft, Too Bright?

The home that caught my eye for this edition of “Catch of the Day” is a gorgeous Adams Morgan loft on Champlain St. in DC. When viewing the listing you get the sense you might have accidentally landed on Dwell.com. Big, vialis 40mg open spaces, pharm modern finishes, two story floor to ceiling windows… oh,…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: Have You Seen a Wine Cellar Like This?

Today’s “Catch of the Day” comes from some neighbors of The Ramsbury Group’s DuPont Circle office, and will likely be divisive; some will love it, others will hate it. However there are some details in this converted DuPont Circle carriage house that I think anyone can appreciate. My favorite details are the gorgeous garden, which includes…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: Some Capitol Hill Eye Candy

Today’s catch of the day is 9 bedrooms of Capitol Hill eye candy. From the custom kitchen to the fully mirrored bathroom wall and vanity, there is plenty to see in this 1906 victorian. Related Posts:Colin’s “Catch of The Day”: Subtle Falls Church Colonial Delivers InsideColin’s “Catch of the Day”: Consolation Prize, White House Replica…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: NW DC Rehab Shines… and Sells

For today’s “Catch of the Day” I wanted to illustrate a point that I often share with folks about the DC rehab market, most specifically, the market for row house rehabs. This 3br 2 bath (now, was 1 bath) home in Columbia Heights sold in May of this year for $205,000. Now, 5 months, 1…

Case-Shiller: Housing Down 4.1%: But What About DC?

Today the most recent Case-Shiller Index report showed a decline in housing prices of 4.1% compared to the same time last year. The problem with the Case-Shiller index is that it pools real estate data from all around the country, so the overall numbers tell us very little about our own market. So, where does…

Washington, DC Housing Market Update: VIDEO

If you have been tracking with me the last month or so you know I have recently moved my business over to a new brokerage. Part of that process was transferring all of my licenses (VA, order MD, sildenafil and DC) over to the new firm. This takes a bit of time, purchase and in…

Are Your Kids Getting the Best Education Possible?

I saw this TED video below and it had so much impact on me that I felt it was essential to share it. There are school districts in the DC area that are not only some of the best in the country, but are probably among the best in the world. However, that doesn’t mean…

Home Buyers Guide: Competing In Today’s Housing Horse Race

The Reality Today I stopped into a North Arlington open house, a 4 bedroom colonial  in great shape, listed for $879k. The property went on the market 3 days ago. Today it went under contract before the first open house even began. Another home this week, listed at $1.425m, also in North Arlington, built in…

Is DC Poised to Come Out Stronger Than Ever?

Recession proof. The term so often associated with Washington, DC and it’s surrounding areas. Typically the thought here is that the government is here, so jobs may be lost elsewhere, but when the economy goes bust what does the government do? Spend money! No small amount of which is spent just outside the borders into…

Craigslist Rental Search: Check The Facts

Short and sweet here today. If you are in the market for a rental, and are searching on Craigslist (which is the best place to do so) you probably know already that you need to be vigilant about spam. Well, spam is not the only thing you need to look out for. When searching Craigslist…