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Wreaths Placed at Arlington National Cemetery

Each year Wreaths Across America helps families and volunteers lay wreaths at gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery and 2,500 other locations across the U.S. and about 600 others worldwide.  Altogether, 2.4 million wreaths shipped to the various locations across the world. The event kicked off on Friday, December 17th with families who had lost an […]

The Giving Tree Project Gives Back This Holiday Season

The Giving Tree Project, which was founded in 2015 by Ben Sherman, sells Christmas trees each year and gives a portion of all profits to a non-profit in the community.  This year they chose the H3 Project which helps homelessness in NoMa.  Each tree sold helped to provide household essentials to formerly unhoused people in […]

DC Reinstates Mask Mandate & Home Test Kits for DCPS

On December 20th DC Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a new public health emergency due to the rise in daily COVID -19 cases.  On December 21st the indoor mask mandate was reinstated and will remain in effect until at least January 31st.  Masks are now required in gyms, restaurants, stores, and offices. DC Public Schools has […]

Tips to Sell Your Home in the Winter Months

Typically the winter months are slower for the real estate market, however, this year is showing a change in tradition with lower mortgage rates and the country being in economic recovery.  If you’re selling your home this winter, here are ten tips to get your home sold.  Make your home look cozy.  The holidays are […]

Housing Demands Remain High to Start 2022

Although home sales are down 5.8% compared to this time last year, the market is still going strong.  According to Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com, a “large number of Americans who are at the prime age to purchase a first home and remote-working opportunities that allow those buyers to consider a wider array of […]

30 Year Mortgages vs. Shorter Term Loans

There are many mortgage term options available including 15-year, 20-year and 30-year mortgages.  The most popular is a 30-year mortgage because it allows buyers to have the lowest monthly payment because the loan amount is spread out longer than the other term options.  Many are able to qualify for longer term mortgages because the payments […]

DC’s Hottest New Suburb is Baltimore

Although Baltimore is not part of the Washington region, it’s a close suburb to DC and offers the housing that many can’t afford in DC’s market while being close enough for those that have office jobs to commute.  Real Estate agents in Baltimore have noticed more people moving from the Washington area in 2020 than […]

DC Hotel Gives Back to First Responders on Thanksgiving

For the twenty-second year, five star hotel the Four Seasons in Georgetown gave back to first responders with Thanksgiving meals.  On a typical year, first responders would eat a Thanksgiving meal inside a Mayflower moving truck.  This year, like last, first responders and frontline workers walked up and grabbed their meal to go. The Four […]

Holiday Events and Lights to See in the DMV

The holiday season brings many must-see events and light attractions across the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas.  Whether you’re looking for a holiday market to buy some local gifts at, drive thru or walk thru light displays, or a holiday boat parade, there’s plenty for all to see. DC’s holiday attractions include Enchant Christmas at […]

Mortgage Demand High in Holiday Home-Buying Surge

The holiday season is usually a slower time for the housing market in terms of sales, however, this year the market is seeing a surge in mortgage applications.  Application have grown by 5% over the past week, although still 4% lower than the same week last year. “Both conventional and government loan applications increased, and […]