May 2016

There are 2 blog entries for May 2016.

 By Wendy Carpenter-Israel


Yes, Washingtonians are ecstatic! After days and days of historic record making rainfall in the Washington, DC metro area, it's hard not to get excited about Memorial Day Weekend and the lovely weather we have been promised.  So go ahead and make some outdoor plans, but don't forget to include your dog in some of your excursions. Remember, they have been cooped up in your house or condo for most of May 2016 with you. It's supposed to be close to 80 degrees on Saturday, so it might be perfect day to take your dog for a swim. And if your dog is swimmer, you probably already know it’s not that easy to find a perfect place for dogs to swim in DC, MD, VA that doesn’t get the “Rules Police” all grumpy. However, there are

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May 6, 2016

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

How Important are COMPS (Comparable Sales) when homebuyers in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia are ready to make an offer on that dream home? Pretty darn important! Working closely with your exclusive buyer's agent is key in this crucial step of the home buying process. Don't be tripped up by getting caught with your knickers around your ankles.

Home Real Estate Valuation Data is available for free from many website outlets. For example, Zillow.com offers homebuyers estimated home values on their website portal. Unfortunately, recent studies have been reported that these estimated real estate values on portals are often inaccurate. Kenneth R. Harney with the LA Times wrote that, "Zillow CEO Spencer

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