For years and years, we dream of the home we'd like to call our own. Your first home is usually cozy and warm, and then you start to have kids. This is typically the first time that homeowners believe that upsizing is necessary. Although the traditional notion for homeowners is that bigger is better, in … Continue reading Signs It Might Be Time to Downsize
3800 Fulton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 MLS #DC7690818, Offered for $1,150,000 (WITHDRAWN) This sun-filled 1920s Federal semi-detached home has been thoughtfully updated throughout. The complete renovation, including new windows and systems, retains many of the original architectural details with a handsome contemporary flair. There are three bedrooms, a sitting room or den, two new full … Continue reading A Federal Gem, Near The National Cathedral and Georgetown!
Selling Clients Ask 'What Methods Best Solicit Offers?' Each listing, each buyer, and each offer is different. I apply several strategies in response to expressions of interest and to encourage potential offers to a particular listing. I rarely have direct initial contact with buyers who are not my own clients as they are represented by their own … Continue reading Stimulating Offers from Prospective Buyers
A Private Estate Home in Bethesda (SOLD!!) "The Waterford" 7220 Armat Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20817 Offered for $1,855,000 This luxury estate residence blends classic materials in a traditionally elegant yet very practical and comfortable home. Key features include paneled library/study, elevator, in-ground heated pool with sub-meter, new natural gas generator, and five fireplaces. Multiple French … Continue reading “The Waterford” Limited Edition Luxury Residence
Low Inventory, Stable Prices, and Feeling the Worst Is Behind Us Market Summary The Washington, DC real estate market had an exceptional first half of 2010 with combined sales of single-family homes, condominiums, and cooperatives up 36% at the end of the second quarter. That pace did not continue and the increase dwindled to … Continue reading Washington, DC Market: 2010 Review and 2011 Outlook
Owners' Continuing Responsibility for Snow/Ice Removal With the arrival of Winter this coming week and the surprise snowfall we had last week, it is time to complete your winter preparations, if you have not done so already. These are particularly important if you have a home listed for sale that is vacant or you are going … Continue reading Winter Preparations Checklist for Homes on the Market
Price - For a Listing and for a Contract of Sale. Sellers and buyers both rely on their agent's expertise and research to help them understand today's market and what are reasonable price expectations. A wrong price can kill a listing or a deal. This single factor is so important. An agent who tries to … Continue reading THE Single Most Important Piece of Information to both Sellers and Buyers
Seven Exceptional Attributes to Look For Finding an excellent real estate agent or Realtor® can be a challenge. There are many to choose from and they all appear eager to help you. But how do you know which will serve your interests and help you best? There are so many to choose from - but … Continue reading Picking a Real Estate Agent?
Prices, Inventories Provide Reasons for Optimism Market Summary Fueled by the expiration of the Federal Homebuyer Tax Credit, a strong spring market boosted combined year-to-date sales of single-family homes, condominiums, and cooperatives to a 36% increase over 2009 at the end of the second quarter. The inventory of available homes and units began its typical … Continue reading Washington, DC Market Second Quarter 2010
A rare chance to own "THE ROOST" cottage, your personal Tilghman Island escape! Click Here for YouTube Video (LEASED!!) This delightful, 1950 cottage-style home has been upgraded throughout. Cozy and light, with many windows and skylights, the property is located on approximately quarter acre just over the bridge at the entrance bridge to Tilghman Island on the … Continue reading “THE ROOST”: Experience a Renowned Tilghman Island Cottage!
An Alternative to Brokerage As consultant to clients who wish to explore all the available avenues for the disposition of real estate, I occasionally am asked what are the characteristics and benefits of the traditional brokerage vs. the marketing method in support of an auction. Briefly, a transaction conducted in traditional brokerage is a negotiation that occurs … Continue reading Characteristics of Real Estate Auctions
4003 Belle Rive Terrace, Alexandria, VA 22309 ▪ FOR SALE: $2,799,000 NOW $2,487,000 Although this riverfront estate on almost an acre on the high Virginia banks of the Potomac River south of Washington is now in service as an elegant private residence, its uncommon security attributes and reinforced construction make it suitable for a variety of … Continue reading Magnificent Mt. Vernon Estate on the Potomac River FOR SALE
You’ve heard it before, the three most important attributes of real estate -- 1) Location, 2) location, and 3) location. Real estate is local. In these economic times, some experts will tell you that in your neighborhood or general location now is not the time to sell your home. But selling … Continue reading Selling in a Region that is Experiencing a Challenging Market
W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors® a Long & Foster Company is very pleased announce that F. Hill Slowinski, JD has been selected to offer real estate sales representation services in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia to clients of Sloans & Kenyon, Auctioneers and Appraisers WC & AN Miller Realtors, A Long & Foster Company 4701 … Continue reading Hill Selected by Sloans & Kenyon, Auctioneers and Appraisers