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Author of "The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate" and guest blogger for the Washington Post, I've been selling homes in the Washington, DC area for almost 30 years. I'm licensed in DC, MD and VA.
About Washington, DC Real Estate
Washington, DC is the seat of government for the United States, and most visitors see the White House, the Supreme Court and the Capitol. But in these days with heightened security, it's usually just the outsides of these buildings from a tour bus!
They may also see a lot of the monuments, those to Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson.
And they often miss my Washington and that of the half-million people who make our nation's capital their homes.
Some of us work for the government, some for law firms that practice before various federal agencies, others are teachers, fire fighters and real estate agents!
Our neighborhoods are full of history! There are houses where presidents slept or died. Sometimes a tour of a newly listed home will include the rooms that were used to hide escaping slaves along the Underground Railroad.
Like visitors to Washington, the locals visit the fabulous museums and galleries. We also know where to find the work of talented local artists.
Visitors often enjoy productions at the National Theater and Kennedy Center. We also support local groups, including Wooley Mammoth, Arena Stage, The Studio Theater, and other theaters that have made Washington second only to New York as a provider of paying jobs to stage actors!
And the by-product of any serious unrest anywhere in the world is often a group of immigrants who come to open fabulous restaurants serving their local cuisine!
Many of the blogs I write are about Washington, and I try hard to bring my readers a sense of what it's like to live here. I've also posted photos and information about our neighborhoods, restaurants, the Zoo, and other things I hope you will find useful.
And, here is Washington, they throw a huge fireworks demonstration on the Mall at the drop of a hat - not just the 4th of July!
How Can I Help You With Your Move?
Whether your thing is a luxury condo overlooking the Potomac River, a house in horse country in Virginia or Maryland or something in-between, you'll be able to find the perfect place!
In Washington, DC and its close-in suburbs, we have gone from a white-hot real estate market to one that is balanced. In some of the suburbs that are further from the city, the market is a bit slower, and you can find some wonderful values.
It's a great time to buy - there are fewer bidding wars, and you don't have to offer sellers your first-born child to have your offer accepted. And, it's a good time to sell, because while the market has slowed, prices in most close-in neighborhoods have not substantially fallen.
People relocating to the nation's capital are often floored by housing prices - yes, I do carry smelling salts in my glove compartment! The prices are balanced out by great employment opportunities and by the fun factor of life in Washington.
You can search for homes and explore neighborhoods in the entire region by clicking on this link:
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.