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Jay Markanich has penned an excellent article reminding home owners to hire a home inspector after remodeling or repairs.  This is such a good idea, for so many reasons.  Some of my buyers have hired their same inspector to verify that requested repairs have been properly fixed.  In one case, the...
Well... Hurricane Irene may have come and gone, but it's still a good idea to let folks know about Alert Montgomery. This alert system is administered by the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and will contact you during a major crisis, emergency, or severe wea...
Original Source:  The Evers & Co. July 2011 Real Esate Report The close-in Washington, DC Metropolitan area market continues to improve, showing an 11.4% increase in dollar volume of sales in July over last year at this time. Then, for the 15th consecutive month, the average price increased, whic...
Original Source:  Shemali's Middle Eastern Market Whenever I visit my doctor at Foxhall Square (happily and sadly, not often enough!), I stop off at Shemali's. Shemali's specializes in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods, and it's just a fabulous place for all sorts of delicacies. My husband, ...
Original Source: East Bethesda 2011 Sales Activity through 8/1/11 Here's the latest analysis on sales activity throughout East Bethesda: The numbers thus far are a mixed bag. The average of all listings sold was up by $77,570. But prices are down in almost all categories from 2010 when you break...
My husband and I took a short trip to Middleburg, VA a few weeks ago.  Kids were at camp.  It was divine.  While there, the owner of our B&B told us about a Rodin in the graveyard behind the inn.  Apparently a really rich family commissioned the piece for one of their family members.  We missed i...
Original Post: Around Me... App for SmartPhones Okay- So, you think you've found THE ONE (house that is). But you're not so certain that the location is right. Well, it's time to check out Around Me. It allows you to type in your location and figure out where the closest grocery store, ATM, gas s...
Original Post:  East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 8/5/11 Update for 8/5/2011: One under contract, no new listings and no price drops... it's August, afterall.  All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while th...
DC is HOT... And not in a good way.  Some tips to keep things cool: Run your dishwasher when you go to bed at night... not during the day when it will just add to the heat. Use fans. Even in air conditioned spaces, fans cool you down by as much as 8 degrees. Cotton clothing will keep you cooler t...
The Broad Branch Farmers Market at Lafayette Elementary School in Chevy Chase DC runs every Saturday from 9-1 late April - November (market season).  There are several vegetable stands, a wonderful french bakery with really good croissants and almond delicacies.  Fresh cut flowers abound.  I rec...

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