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Woodmoor, Silver Spring

Have you heard of the Woodmoor neighborhood in Silver Spring? If not, have you heard of Four Corners? Four Corners is the intersection of Colesville Rd and University Blvd. The shopping plaza at that intersection is, in fact, called the Woodmoor Shopping Plaza and is our local spot for Starbucks, CVS, and Chipotle. One of… Continue reading Woodmoor, Silver Spring

How’s the Market? Nov 2022

Welcome back to my monthly blog “How’s the Market?” This is our Nov 2022 blog post which uses Oct 2022 data. First let’s start with a look at where we are compared to where we were in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Inventory One of the top items that we are all watching — Inventory. DC… Continue reading How’s the Market? Nov 2022

Hello Fall Market!

Welcome back to this September edition of my “How’s the Market?” series. This data is the Aug 2022 data. The Fall season is officially here! What are we seeing?  There is a big cooling from this time last year, but that was a rare market. We are still doing better than Aug 2019. Inventory There… Continue reading Hello Fall Market!

How’s the Market? Is inventory rising? Are prices decreasing?

Welcome back for your July Market Update (Data from June 2022). Market Trends Home sales are slowing. The number of pending contracts is down 21% compared to last year. This is the largest decline since the spring of 2020 (original covid slowdown). Inventory is increasing in some submarkets, but still decreasing in other markets. This… Continue reading How’s the Market? Is inventory rising? Are prices decreasing?

Interior Design Trends 2022

Interior Design Trends for 2022 Color of the Year Pantone Color of the Year 2022, Veri PeriBenjamin Moore Color of the Year 2022, October MistSherwin Williams Color of the Year 2002, Evergreen Fog Biophilic Design Nature and a connection to nature is in. Bring more plants into your interior spaces and use natural materials. Natural… Continue reading Interior Design Trends 2022

My Network Just Got a Lot Bigger!

I am enjoying my first month at TTR SIR. We recently reviewed their last year results. In 2021, Sotheby’s International Realty reached a historic USD$204 billion in global sales volume and now have more than 1,000 offices in 79 countries. What does this mean to you? My network just got a lot bigger!! I’m happy… Continue reading My Network Just Got a Lot Bigger!

People Selling Their Homes Don’t Want to Manage Renovations

When you are selling your house, you are often preparing it for market, managing repairs, potentially doing a renovation, packing and organizing your belongs, and buying a house, and you are probably doing all of this because of lifestyle change – you have a new job, you are moving to a new city, you just… Continue reading People Selling Their Homes Don’t Want to Manage Renovations

What Kind of Housing Market Can We Expect in 2022?

What kind of market can we expect in 2022? The Housing Market in 2021 The total value of the residential real estate market grew by a record amount in 2021 – $6.9 trillion – to $43.4 trillion. (Source: Manhertz) This value gain comes from an increase in home values due a decrease in inventory (less… Continue reading What Kind of Housing Market Can We Expect in 2022?

Homebuyers Want to Build a Lifestyle, Not Check Boxes on a List

When you are buying a house, you want more than just the number of beds and bath, you want to find a home that fits your lifestyle and helps you achieve your goals. That’s my job – to help you get what you want and reach your goals.

How Working from Home due to Covid-19 has Changed What People Want from their Home

When Covid-19 entered our home world in March 2020, we didn’t have any expectations for the longer-term consequences to… well so many things… but also to interior design. Here are a few ways that we have changed what we are looking for: 1. More Closed Spaces/Less Open Concept Open-concept layouts have been desirable for years.… Continue reading How Working from Home due to Covid-19 has Changed What People Want from their Home