sold! 1 bedroom with parking

1711 Mass Ave, NW #103 Washington, DC 20036 list price |$338,000 sold price | $320,000 Congratulations to my clients on the purchase of their first investment property. I negotiated 18K off list price (wahoo..I love a deal) and they’re...
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new listing! 1 bed + den in Alexandria

6301 Edsall Rd. #108 Alexandria, VA 22312 1 bed + den | 781 square feet list price | $265,000 Lovely 1 bed + den w/ parking & storage at the Isabella! Open floor plan, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in kitchen, HE full size w/d, HE tankless hot water heater and floor to ceiling windows living room. Building amenities: gym, outdoor pool, dog park, basketball court, jogging trail, & shuttle to the Metro. Minutes to 395, retail, restaurants. VA & FHA approved. Click here for the virtual tour. Open House 8/19 from...
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sold! 2 bed + den condo in Falls Church

Congratulations to my client. I represented the seller and it was our third transaction together. As always, it’s a joy to work with repeat...
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have a great 4th!

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sold! congratulations to my clients!

Congratulations to my clients on the purchase of their new home! I represented the buyers on this lovely townhome in...
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unconventional diner

Have ya’ll tried the Unconventional Diner? I’ve eaten there 3 times and it’s  been fantastic. Perhaps in the highest compliment for this eatery was my Dad liked it. (Shocker! He doesn’t like anything because he always thinks he can make it better. *this is what happens when you used to own restaurants*) The highlight for both my Dad and husband was the fried chicken. It was everything fried chicken should be: there was dark meat. It was crispy and juicy. There was hot sauce. They also loved the biscuit and gravy. My go-to order has been the miso salmon with zucchini and pine nuts. It’s delicious! I also love the art in the restaurant. The mural near the bar is one of my favorite pieces of art in DC. I’m thrilled to have a new restaurant in our rotation. Unconventional Diner 1207 9th St NW WDC 20001...
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sold! congratulations to my client!

Congratulations to my client on the purchase of their condo! I represented the buyer on this super cute 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo that overlooks the...
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ciao bella!

After a tumultuous Spring selling season (that’s not over yet. aiyiyi), I need a break. I’m off to Florence, Italy for an epic girl’s trip. There’s 8 of us renting a gorgeous villa outside of Florence. I’ve renting a mini van to tote us around the countryside. Let the adventures begin. I.can.not.wait. Ciao!...
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new listing! 2 bed + den in Falls Church

2814 Lee Oaks Pl. #202 Falls Church, VA 22046 2 bed + den | 2 bathrooms 1180 sf | $280 condo fee a month list price | $340,000 Bright 2 bed + den/2 ba condo in convenient Falls Church. Freshly painted, open floor plan, new floors, updated kitchen, maple cabinets, granite counter top, wood burning fireplace, sun room overlooking pool, full size w/d, master bedroom with ensuite bath, walk in closet with Elfa closet system. HVAC with a UV Filtration system, 1 parking spot. Community amenities include an outdoor pool, grills, and a clubhouse. 2A bus stop out front, EFC Metros or Dunn Loring Metros. Open Sunday 1-4pm. For more photos, click here for the virtual...
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buying in 2018? what you need to know

The DC real estate market has been hot for years but 2018 is proving to be unique. Inventory is low, multiple offers are still a reality and most listings are under contract in 7 days or less. Interested in buying but have no idea where to start? I’ve pulled together a cheat sheet for you. Talk to a lender. Besides finding the place you want to buy, choosing a lender is the most important step in purchasing. Obtaining a loan is difficult. Your credit has to be good. You debt to income ratio has to be just right. Lenders need reams of documentation. Stay away from the big banks. Work with someone who’s local and knows the market. Once you’ve spoken to a lender and they have all the info they need (bank statements, salary stubs, financial records, your credit score. it’s invasive. get ready.) you’re pre-qualified and ready to start searching. Find a property. While searching online is the place most people start, photos can only tell you so much. Visit properties. See as many properties as you can to see what appeals to you. The search can take a day or several months. Make an offer. Once you find a property you love, write an offer. The DC market is competitive which means you’ll need to make quick decisions. If a listing is priced well, looks good and is in a desirable location, it’s going under contract in 1-7 days and often has multiple offers. Execute the paperwork. After your offer has been reviewed and ratified, the contract is sent to the lender and the title company. The title company reviews the title work. Their job is to make sure the property is delivered with a clear title. The lender starts processing your loan and orders the appraisal. Fulfill the contingencies (if there are any). With the increase in multiple offers, contingencies have been on the decline. If the sellers accept an appraisal, financing or home inspection contingency, fulfill them. If it goes smoothly, you head to closing. Execute the final reviews. Before closing, you do a final walk through to see if the property is still in good shape. You will also review the CD (the closing document) 3 days before closing to make sure all your fees are correct. If everything is in order, you sign the documents at the closing table. Complete the documents. Once all the documents are signed, you’re...
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things to do | spring 2018

A couple weeks ago, my parents came to visit. While my Dad and husband hit the golf course, I took my Mom to see “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” at the Renwick Gallery. The Renwick has been hitting it out of the park with their exhibits since they re-opened in 2015. The “No Spectators” exhibit was fascinating. Burning Man is a week long music and art festival that happens every year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. It’s legendary and if you’re a “burner”, you’re obsessed with the entire experience. The Renwick exhibit explains the history of the festival and gives you a tiny glimpse into the costumes, art and ingenuity that occurs during the festival. I loved the exhibit. It’s interactive and visually dazzling. I told my friends that were visiting for Spring Break to go with their four kids and it was one of the highlights of their trip. My Mom thought it was totally weird. (hahaha! You can’t win them all, right?) I also took my Mom to see Barak and Michelle Obama portraits, which she enjoyed. The portraits are popular! We went when the museum opened and there were lines at both. While we were at the Portrait Museum, we also saw the Do Ho Such: Almost Home Exhibit. The concept of the show sounded intriguing: architectural sculptures of “home” made of transparent materials. Visually, it was interesting. Overall, I was underwhelmed. I guess that’s why art is subjective. Next on my list of “things to do” is the Cézanne exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. I’m the epitome of a museum nerd, aren’t I?  Go check out these things yourself. Entry to all the exhibits is free.      ...
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