dc real estate: What is your favorite house style? - 06/05/23 08:34 AM
When my husband and I were buying our first home, we knew more about what we didn't want in a home, than what we did. We were living in a one-bedroom, 4th story walk-up apartment in downtown DC with two cats. The litter boxes were in the only bathroom, which we shared with our guests. Finding parking for our 2 cars was usually challenging, but we were close to a metro stop, so we had access to the whole DC Metro Area.
Searching by Process of Elimination
So what I figured we wanted was a detached home in DC, MD or Northern VA … (10 comments)

dc real estate: DC Real Estate - Market Update for February 2023 - 03/01/23 09:02 AM
Wondering what's happening with real estate in Washington DC? Here are the numbers for January 2023.
What's TrendingNotice that New Listings and Pending Sales are up this month over last month, but both are down compared to last year. Closed Sales are down from last month, and from last year. We often see a drop because of the winter holidays when people are busy and not buying homes in December. 
Winter PricingPrices are down from last year as well as from last month to this month. While we generally see lower prices in Washington DC in January and February, this year sales decreased … (4 comments)

dc real estate: Donate to Cancer Research this Giving Tuesday - 11/29/22 06:47 PM
It's #GivingTuesdayYou know. After Thanksgiving, and Black Friday, there's Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and then...Giving Tuesday.
It's day to donate to charities. Well, I'm involved with a service sorority that raises money for cancer research. Each chapter raises money and then we have a national convention where we vote on doctors doing revolutionary research and we give them money to work toward cures. 
Last year we raised and awarded $380,000 to 6 doctors. 
My sisters made a video about why we joined Phi Beta Psi. Perhaps you'll consider making a tax-deductible donation today. 
Thank you in advance,
Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Psi

dc real estate: Meet Your New Favorite Vendors at Free Event in DC - 03/18/19 07:56 PM
Has this happened to you?
You've been working with clients for what seems like forever. They find the house of their dreams and there are multiple offers. You want to order a pre-offer inspection to make their offer more competitive. Offers are due in two days. Your inspector is booked. So is your back-up inspector. Time is ticking.
- or -
Your clients call you because they need a contractor to re-do their kitchen. You recommend the name you got from a comment on NextDoor. The contractor does a horrible job and the clients are ready to sue you and the contractor. Your Errors … (2 comments)

dc real estate: City Living at its Best - 1BR in Shaw/Mount Vernon Triangle - 01/19/19 08:17 AM
What does city living at its best feel like?
Awake each morning in your sun-filled bedroom. 
Walk out to the bright living room with a wall of windows and enjoy your morning coffee on your private balcony. Or go for a workout in Quincy Court's exercise room. 
Invite friends over to grill out on the roof deck with stunning city views.
Or have them hangout in your open-plan kitchen.
Or go out anywhere in the city. You can walk to Logan, Shaw, Blagden Alley, metros, busses, you name it.
To see more, visit the full listing online or join us at the Open Houses Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 … (8 comments)

dc real estate: What is Your Petworth Townhouse Worth? - July 2018 - 08/12/18 06:59 AM
Petworth Townhouse Market Report for July 2018
Have a townhome in the Petworth neighborhood in Washington DC and curious about what it might be worth? Are you trying to decide if now is the time to sell? Take a look at what's happening in your market this month. 
Summary In Petworth, Washington, DC, the median sold price for Attached/Townhouse properties for July was $675,000, representing a decrease of 9.7% compared to last month and an increase of 10.7% from Jul 2017. The average days on market for units sold in July was 15 days, 49% below the 5-year July average of 29 days. There was a 4.2% … (1 comments)

dc real estate: What is your Petworth Townhouse Worth? - December 2018 - 08/12/18 06:59 AM
Petworth Townhouse Market Report for November 2018
Have a townhome in the Petworth neighborhood in Washington DC and curious about what it might be worth? Are you trying to decide if now is the time to sell? Take a look at what's happening in your market this month. 
In Petworth, Washington, DC, the median sold price for Attached/Townhouse properties for November was $668,400, representing a decrease of 4.8% compared to last month and an increase of 21.2% from Nov 2017. The average days on market for units sold in November was 76 days, 16% above the 5-year November average of 66 days. There was a 31.8% month … (1 comments)

dc real estate: What is your Eckington rowhome worth? June 2018 - 08/02/18 01:18 PM
Eckington's Rowhouse Market Report for June 2018
If you have a rowhome in the Eckington neighborhood in Washington DC and you're curious about what it might be worth, or you're trying to decide when and if you should put your home on the market, take a look at this market report for your neighborhood. 
In Eckington, Washington, DC, the median sold price for Attached/Townhouse properties for June was $857,000, representing an increase of 3.3% compared to last month and an increase of 35% from Jun 2017. The average days on market for units sold in June was 24 days, 41% above the 5-year June average of 17 days. There was … (0 comments)

dc real estate: Need Negotiation Advice? - 06/20/18 01:10 PM
Inventory is low and buyers are out in full force competing in DC's hot seller's market. Many buyers are trying to go it alone without the help of a real estate professional. They are relying on data from the internet and anaecdotes they've heard from friends. What they really need is a real estate professional who knows how to negotiate.
What Buyers Need
In addition to needing help preparing their offers, buyers need help negotiating. And they should be looking to experienced agents to help them WIN their next home. Agents who are workig full time to understand that market, the trends, and the competition.
There … (2 comments)

dc real estate: Escape DC Without Leaving the City - 06/01/18 09:37 AM
Life in DC can be stressful! Wouldn't it be nice to leave work each day and escape the city without leaving the city? 
Take a look at this JUST LISTED home FOR SALE in PETWORTH.
As you approach this quiet, one-way block in Petworth, you realize how peaceful it is. It's hard to believe you're walking distance to 2 Metro Stations in Washington DC. When you reach 118 Varnum Street NW, you'll see the colorful flowers in bloom in the front garden and the inviting front porch. 
As you enter the home you'll notice the open plan of this extra wide rowhouse and the gorgeous hardwood … (6 comments)

dc real estate: Small Business Week in DC - 05/04/18 06:24 AM
It's small business week. What are you doing to support small and local businesses?
I've been highlighting some of the local business owners who are members of Tenleytown Main Street on my blog. To kick off the interviews, I posted a video. 
Over the next few weeks I posted my mini interviews. 
First I posted an interveiw with Raúl Echevarría of CommuniKids called Creating Global Citizens of Tomorrow.
Next I posted my interview with Joseph Oh of Coffee Nature called Coffee That Doesn't Need Sugar.
Then I posted my interview with Myrna Sislen of Middle C Music called Here At The Pleasure of the Neighborhood
It has been a joy getting to know my business neighbors. If you are a … (2 comments)

dc real estate: ...something new, something borrowed... - 03/10/18 07:17 AM
Tenleytown Main Street Membership
With all the media hype encouraging holiday shopping each year, most people know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. And with all the Internet ads you're probably aware that the Monday after Thanksgiving is known as Cyber Monday. Did you know that the Saturday after Thanksgiving is known as Small Business Saturday?
Last October was a great month for my brokerage, my team, and for me. We had just launched our new office and joined a local business organization called Tenleytown Main Street. Last Small Business Saturday, Tenleytown Main Street organized a ribbon cutting, welcoming us to the neighborhood. I even got to hold the big … (1 comments)

dc real estate: Meeting ActiveRainers...in Person - 09/29/17 09:42 AM
Great Meeting You!
What a crazy fun group of ActiveRainers! 
I just want to thank my fellow ActiveRainers for coming out to our DC MeetUp at Guapo's in Tenleytown. It was a lot of fun. Even though I've been following these folks through their posts on ActiveRain, there is nothing better than meeting face-to-face and catching up in person. 
It was my first ActiveRain Meet Up and I hope we do it again sometime. 
Thank you!
Pat - I love the new haircut!
Claude - It was really nice to meet you. 
Alan - Thank you for joining us!
Lise - Great catching up. Hope to see you soon. 

dc real estate: 20 Things I Learned Tending Bar - 05/07/15 01:10 AM
When I was a bartender, I learned a lot of things about people, life, psychology, music, men, drunks, breaking up fights, mixing drinks and community. My ten years as a bartender at Mr. Eagan's in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood really paid off because it has helped me in real estate. Here are just a few of the things I learned:
Greet everyone with a smile.  Give your clients what they want, if you can. Never date a customer or client. Always get paid in full.  Some people will never trust you and there are some you shouldn't trust.  You don't have to serve anyone you don't want … (53 comments)

dc real estate: Busy Market in the DC Area - 04/27/15 02:46 AM
Busy as a Bee here in DC
Over the years I've spent on ActiveRain, I've learned how different climates have different corresponding slow markets and fast markets. For example, the summer may not be the best time to buy in the hotter parts of the country, while it is a great in the Northeast.
In the DC Metropolitan Area, we have a busy spring and summer market. There are some competing factors, but weather plays a part. Most homes have the best curb appeal when all the flowers are in full bloom. The cherry blossoms, azalea, red buds, and tulips look great right now. 
The … (2 comments)

dc real estate: Say "Hi" to a newer member of ActiveRain - Bettina Stern - 01/21/14 03:31 AM
Say "Hi" to a newer member of ActiveRain
Remember how hard it was to get started when you first joined ActiveRain? Before you really knew anyone. Before you knew where to begin. I know it's been awhile and it may be hard to remember what it was like when you first joined ActiveRain. I can't imagine how I would have gotten started blogging without the support, feedback and comments from all of you. 

Take moment to welcome an exclusive buyer's agent at Buyer's Edge who has recently joined ActiveRain. Her name is Bettina. 
Bettina Stern has been at Buyer's Edge for … (5 comments)

dc real estate: Cup of Joe Report - Qualia Coffee House & Micro Roaster in Petworth - 09/30/13 02:09 PM
Cup of Joe Report - Qualia Coffee House & Micro Roaster in Petworth 

I was driving to Petworth to show a property to a client for a second time and I was running a little early. I decided to roam around and see if I could find some coffee and I stumbled upon Qualia Coffeehouse. 
I found a parking spot right out front and went inside. There were a few people sitting at tables reading and drinking coffee. Seemed like any other coffee shop at first. I approached the counter and noticed several little stands with litttle white filters. They … (3 comments)

Dana Hollish Hill, REALTOR * Broker * Coach (Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)

Dana Hollish Hill

REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Bethesda, MD

More about me…

Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living

Address: 800 Frederick Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877

Mobile: 202.271.5301

Author Bio: Dana Hollish Hill is an experienced real estate professional licensed in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia. She serves as REALTOR®, Broker & Coach at JPAR Stellar Living




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