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7 Ways to Make Your D.C. Curb Appeal Pop
7 Ways to Make Your D.C. Curb Appeal Pop

April 21, 2021

First impressions are one of the most critical factors in selling homes, and with the overall beauty and pristine upkeep of the D.C. area, giving y...

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How Much Does Staging Make a Difference?
How Much Does Staging Make a Difference?

February 4, 2021

Over the past decade, staging a home has become an increasingly popular and necessary step in the sales process.

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From Arlington to Alexandria: Which D.C. Neighborhood Is Right for You?
From Arlington to Alexandria: Which D.C. Neighborhood Is Right for You?

November 30, 2020

Choosing a place to live in a city as vibrant and sprawling as Washington D.C. can be a daunting task. With tons of different neighborhoods, each w...

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Marc Cowan | August Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc Cowan | August Lifestyle Newsletter

August 26, 2020

The final stretch of summer is here! Whether you're cranking up the BBQ or enjoying some time outdoors, we wish you plenty of sun and fun. Below ...

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Marc Cowan | March Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc Cowan | March Lifestyle Newsletter

March 1, 2020

With warmer (and longer) days just around the corner, our city is springing back to life. Read on for the local events you just don't want to miss ...

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DC Lifestyle | Marc's Guide to the Best of DC
DC Lifestyle | Marc's Guide to the Best of DC

February 7, 2020

Washington, DC is a place known for its monuments, memorials and unique neighborhoods. But there's more to DC that politics and memorials. Wonderin...

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DC Lifestyle: Thanksgiving Edition | Marc's Guide to the Best of DC
DC Lifestyle: Thanksgiving Edition | Marc's Guide to the Best of DC

November 15, 2019

Thanksgiving is almost here, but don’t panic if you don’t have the turkey—or any plans at all. Whether you’re going out, preparing a feast, or task...

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DC Lifestyle | Marc's Guide to the Best of DC
DC Lifestyle | Marc's Guide to the Best of DC

October 25, 2019

Marc makes it easy for you to find the best events, restaurants, shopping and hot spots the city has to offer with his monthly Best of DC guide.

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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell
Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

October 17, 2019

The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing-Home Sales Report r...

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Marc's October Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's October Lifestyle Newsletter

October 11, 2019

With the fall season upon us in full force, we're busy making the most of every minute of festive fun. From spooky pastimes to scenic diversions, h...

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How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?
How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

October 2, 2019

The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “ove...

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Introducing The Compass Bridge Loan Program
Introducing The Compass Bridge Loan Program

September 19, 2019

Buy your dream home before selling your existing home with Compass. Our Bridge Loan Program brings together a Zero Upfront Cost offering and compet...

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Marc's September Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's September Lifestyle Newsletter

September 13, 2019

With Labor Day come and gone, we're saying so long to summer and kicking into high gear for fall! Here's what to know and where to go this month.

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The Scoop | Marc's Guide to DC's Trendiest Hotspots
The Scoop | Marc's Guide to DC's Trendiest Hotspots

August 30, 2019

Summer is winding down but things are still hot in DC! Check out the area hotspots and events happening this Labor Day weekend.

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Kids Heading Back to School? Reasons Why an Empty Nest Can Become a Good Thing!
Kids Heading Back to School? Reasons Why an Empty Nest Can Become a Good Thing!

August 20, 2019

With kids all over the country heading back to school, some parents will be empty nesters for the first time.

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Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis
Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis

August 15, 2019

It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only conside...

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Marc's August Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's August Lifestyle Newsletter

August 10, 2019

The final stretch of summer is here! Whether you're headed out of town for a quick getaway or enjoying this month's many great events right here at...

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Median List Prices for Single-Family Homes in Amazon HQ2 Sees Doubling
Median List Prices for Single-Family Homes in Amazon HQ2 Sees Doubling

August 1, 2019

Amazon HQ2 continues to make an impact on the housing market in Crystal City even before their arrival. What does this mean for local residents?

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The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor
The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor

July 25, 2019

Over 10% of all residential homes are purchased by investors, and that number continues to rise. Who are these investors?

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Downsizing and DC Developments Go Hand in Hand
Downsizing and DC Developments Go Hand in Hand

July 18, 2019

Are you a recent empty nester? Perhaps you're tired of the upkeep a larger home demands. Whatever the reason you're considering downsizing, now may...

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Real Estate Agencies Put the Spotlight on Staging
Real Estate Agencies Put the Spotlight on Staging

June 28, 2019

Staging is one of the most important steps in selling your home. While even most repairs like paint and de-cluttering can go a long way, trends ind...

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Amazon's HQ2 Impact in Northern Virginia
Amazon's HQ2 Impact in Northern Virginia

June 20, 2019

Amazon hasn't even landed in Northern Virginia yet, but the impact the impending arrival is having on housing prices is undeniable. With very low i...

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Washington, DC's Hottest Neighborhoods
Washington, DC's Hottest Neighborhoods

June 13, 2019

While Washington, DC is full of desirable neighborhoods, there are two particular areas where the market is super hot right now - Columbia Heights ...

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Marc's June Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's June Lifestyle Newsletter

June 6, 2019

Summer is officially here! To help you ease your way into the season with plenty of sun and local fun, I've compiled the best June events and lifes...

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America
4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

May 28, 2019

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estat...

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Marc's Memorial Day Weekend Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's Memorial Day Weekend Lifestyle Newsletter

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means temperatures are heating up and so is our local market! Whether you're looking for a place to h...

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4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer
4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

May 16, 2019

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market,...

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What Would Make You Sell Your Home?
What Would Make You Sell Your Home?

May 2, 2019

There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. What is yours?

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Marc's Easter & Passover Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's Easter & Passover Lifestyle Newsletter

April 19, 2019

Passover and Easter are just around the corner. I hope you find time to rest, relax and enjoy the company of your family and friends. If you haven'...

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3 Graphs That Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market
3 Graphs That Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market

April 11, 2019

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to unders...

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Marc's April Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's April Lifestyle Newsletter

April 9, 2019

With the long awaited arrival of spring finally here, the DMV is buzzing with life, from cultural exhibitions to festive drink destinations. Below,...

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Not Another Smart-home Trend: 13 Innovative Features Buyers Will Want
Not Another Smart-home Trend: 13 Innovative Features Buyers Will Want

March 28, 2019

From smart dimmers and outdoor refrigerators to wall-mounted HVACs and dishwashing sinks, the International Builders Show had it all. Lew Sichelman...

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Best Home Improvements for ROI Prior to Selling Your Home - Part Two
Best Home Improvements for ROI Prior to Selling Your Home - Part Two

March 7, 2019

In part one of our blog on home improvements, we discussed the dilemma of whether to spend more time, effort and money fixing it up or to just try ...

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Best Home Improvements for ROI Prior to Selling Your Home - Part One
Best Home Improvements for ROI Prior to Selling Your Home - Part One

Post Author | February 28, 2019

When considering selling your home, the dilemma of whether to spend more time, effort and money fixing it up or to just try and sell it as is alway...

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2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers and Sellers
2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers and Sellers

February 21, 2019

Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. How...

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Marc's Valentine's Day Newsletter
Marc's Valentine's Day Newsletter

February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. If you haven't already made plans for your special someone, don't fret! I've pulled some ideas together bel...

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Marc's February Newsletter
Marc's February Newsletter

February 4, 2019

Wind chills and winter weather have made it challenging outside in the recent weeks. But, spring is just around the corner so not only is this a gr...

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Positioning
Positioning

February 1, 2019

The position of a home - the exact positioning - should always be a key factor when marketing or evaluating whether to buy or rent a property.

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Marc's January Lifestyle Newsletter
Marc's January Lifestyle Newsletter

January 14, 2019

As we welcome a new year, I think it's only fitting to take a look back at how the market performed in 2018, as well as look forward to what 2019 h...

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The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring
The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

March 10, 2018

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring.

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Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!
Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

March 10, 2018

Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your h...

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Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!
Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

March 9, 2018

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so!

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Tips for Moving Into Your DC Metro Area Home
Tips for Moving Into Your DC Metro Area Home

January 12, 2017

There’s no arguing that moving is a lot of work, but there are some easy ways to make the day goes smoothly.

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Annual DC Home Maintenance Checklist
Annual DC Home Maintenance Checklist

January 12, 2017

If you’ve ever owned a home in the DC Metro Area before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run wel...

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Tips for Moving Out of Your Sold Home
Tips for Moving Out of Your Sold Home

January 3, 2017

Here are some ways to make moving day go swimmingly.

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Common Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid
Common Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

December 30, 2016

Let’s face the facts: Buying a home in the DC Metro Area can be an amazing experience, but it can also be quite complicated.

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Keep Your Home Safe From Burglars When You’re on Vacation
Keep Your Home Safe From Burglars When You’re on Vacation

December 24, 2016

Remember to safeguard your DC Metro Area home from potential burglars before you sip a frosty beverage on a sandy beach.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space
5 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

December 14, 2016

Here are a few simple tips for getting the most out of your humble abode:

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Quick Tips for Staging Your DC Area Metro Home
Quick Tips for Staging Your DC Area Metro Home

December 9, 2016

Staging your home is a proven strategy for speeding up the sales process in the DC Metro Area.

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Winter Is a Great Time to Sell...!
Winter Is a Great Time to Sell...!

December 6, 2016

Winter offers exceptional opportunities for sellers, so don’t allow your home to hibernate.

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