DC and Maryland Real Estate Blog

  • Home Selling Myths Debunked

    BY Cindy Souza

    If you’re selling your home, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell you may b...

  • Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

    BY Cindy Souza

    Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ve probably considered whether or not it’s really necessary to work with a professional real estate agent. With so much information available online, isn’t it possible to go through the process a...

  • Explore a Community Through Social Media

    BY Cindy Souza

    Social media has become an indispensible tool for keeping in touch with old friends, staying current with the news and enjoying the latest viral cat video. But did you ever consider using social media to learn about a neighborhood? If you’re gett...

  • Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

    BY Cindy Souza

    Buying a house – especially for the first time – can be a huge undertaking. It’s a complex process, making it easy for mistakes to happen along the way. If you’re buying a home, here are some common pitfalls you should avoid. Not getting...

  • Selling During a Divorce

    BY Cindy Souza

    Getting a divorce is a stressful and emotionally draining process. Add to it the prospect of selling your home, and now you’ve got a challenging situation even under the best of circumstances. If you and your former spouse have agreed to sell you...

  • Tips for Staging Outdoor Spaces

    BY Cindy Souza

    Does your outdoor space make a good first impression? Your home’s exterior is the first thing that potential buyers will see when they take a tour. Are you making the most of it? If you think your outdoor spaces could use a little TLC as you get re...

  • Selling Your Condo

    BY Cindy Souza

    Is it time to sell your condo? While you may think that selling a condo is the same as selling a house, there are distinct differences that are important to know before putting yours on the market. Check out these pointers to ensure you sell yours ...

  • What to Expect on Closing Day

    BY Cindy Souza

    You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If you’re a first-time homebu...

  • Downsizing? Here’s How

    BY Cindy Souza

    Whether it’s because your kids have left for college or you’re preparing for retirement, many homeowners choose to downsize at some point in their lives. Making the move from a large home to a smaller one can be both liberating and challenging. I...

  • Should You Make a Backup Offer?

    BY Cindy Souza

    You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can be frustrating to ...