DC and Maryland Real Estate Blog

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

    BY Cindy Souza

    If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the typical market value in your...

  • Reinvent a Room for Staging

    BY Cindy Souza

    You’re ready to sell, but you know that your home could use some updates to attract serious buyers. But you don’t want to invest significant time or money, which is understandable. Major remodels don’t always bring a desired return on investmen...

  • 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

    BY Cindy Souza

    If you’re thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ve been told that the end of the year is a terrible time to do it. You’ve likely heard two main reasons to back up this assertion: the holidays are too stressful and there are no buy...

  • What is a Pocket Neighborhood?

    BY Cindy Souza

    Have you ever heard of a pocket neighborhood? The term was first coined in 1995 by the architect Ross Chapin and refers to a small group of homes that face each other and share a common space. It promotes the idea of building community and establishi...

  • Get Your Garden Ready for Winter

    BY Cindy Souza

    Can you feel the chill in the air? Old Man Winter is on his way – which means it’s time to get your garden ready for the coming cold weather. By doing these gardening chores now, you’ll give yourself a great start for the next planting season. ...

  • Big Luxury on a Small Budget

    BY Cindy Souza

    You don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy a little luxury. With some smart choices and a bit of imagination, you can live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Here are some strategies to maximize the luxuriousness of your home and life while...

  • Decorating with Family Heirlooms

    BY Cindy Souza

    We understand the dilemma – you absolutely love the handmade patchwork quilt you inherited from your grandmother, but it really doesn’t go well with your Mid-century Modern décor. Or perhaps your spouse owns of collection of antique books that...

  • Great Pets for Small Homes

    BY Cindy Souza

    Do you have dreams of bringing home a new best friend, but you think your place is just too small? Do you wish you could have a Saint Bernard, but know that he might not fit in your 500 square foot condo? Is your son begging you for a pet boa constri...

  • What Is Escrow?

    BY Cindy Souza

    If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a home in the past, escrow may still be some...

  • Can You Sell Your Home After Labor Day?

    BY Cindy Souza

    Conventional wisdom dictates that spring and summer are the best times to sell your home. And since Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season, you may be thinking that you’ve missed your opportunity to put your home on the market. But t...