What is Dual Agency and How Does it Work?

In most real estate deals, there are two agents involved – one who represents the seller and another who represents the buyer. However, there is another less common scenario in which one agent represents both the buyer and the seller in the same real estate transaction. This is known as dual agency. A dual agent must walk a fine line…

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How to Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

While it may not be for everyone, it’s possible to buy a house without a realtor. Whether you’re looking into buying an investment property or are a first-time homebuyer, here are questions to ask when buying a house without a realtor as well as what to look out for when navigating the housing market on your own. What to know when buying a…

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Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a House in Wildfire Territory

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or seasoned property owner on the hunt for a new home, you may be familiar with the process of vetting a house for potential issues. Doing your due diligence upfront can help prevent any future surprises, and nowadays it’s essential to be aware of the potential climate risks in the area you’re looking to buy in.  With bouts of…

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How to Calculate the Square Footage of Your House

A house that sounds roomy and spacious online may actually have 800 of its square feet contained in a four-foot-tall dirt-floor basement. What’s up with that? In Washington DC, clients are often confused at the square footage discrepancy between what’s listed and what they see on tour, and colleagues in other markets hear similar things. Why the conflicting information? Well, the…

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15 Backyard Oasis Ideas For Your Home This Summer

Ahhhh, summer. You’ve made it through the long, dark winter months, and now it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather. This means it’s time to get your outdoor area in order so you’ll have somewhere you love spending your days and nights. If your backyard is not quite the welcoming space you envisioned,…

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7 Steps to Take When Your Basement Floods

Owning a home is a big investment. And being a homeowner means preparing for unforeseen events that may threaten your home – including a flooded basement. A flooded basement can be caused by a variety of events, like an unexpected pipe burst, a flooding event, or even heavy rain leaking through a window.  For any homeowner facing the aftermath of a basement…

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