Fall Market Snapshot

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The DC Metropolitan real estate market remains strong. He is the most recent snapshot of our local market. The number of units sold year-to-date has decreased by 0.5% in DC, 3.7% in Northern Virginia, and 0.5% in Montgomery County, while increasing by 0.4% in Prince George’s County and 4.2% in Anne Arundel County. (1/1/18-9/25/18 vs 1/1/19-9/25/19) Across the DMV, the …

Discovering The World by Small Ship

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Your Next Vacation Awaits! The Jessica Richardson Team, in conjunction with Bluetail Travel, invites you to join us for a glass of wine, tropical fruit, light nibbles, and tales of the South Pacific! Discover what it’s like to travel to destinations such as rivers of Europe, Asia and the intoxicating Islands of Tahiti on an intimate, yet luxurious small ship. …

So You Bought a New Home….Now What!?

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Congratulations, new homeowner! Now that the buying process is out of the way, here’s a quick and easy checklist of things to do to help you get settled. Security – Change locks: Did you know you can change your locks yourself to save money? – Reprogram automates locks and garage keypad: It’s hard to know who might have had access …

Gardening With Intention: Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds, Repel Mosquitoes.

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The joy you get from your garden comes from the beautiful visual display of flowers and greenery, but why not add to the beauty with the wildlife your plants attract? You can strategically add specific plants and feeders to an outdoor space to attract certain creatures while repelling others! Here’s a quick list of plants to keep in mind when …

Amazon HQ2 and North Ridge Home Sales

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The number one question Realtors are asked lately is “How will Amazon’s selection of Crystal City affect the housing market?” And especially this past week, when Amazon pulled out of Long Island City, NY. At the Jessica Richardson team, we believe the effect of Amazon will be a slow boil. Amazon’s 10 year plan allows Northern Virginia officials to set …

Why You Really Do Need a Realtor

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Occasionally I come across someone who wants to buy or sell without using a Realtor. Knowing what I do I wonder why anyone would want to do that.   But with so many real estate listing websites and advertising channels readily available one might think, “Do I really need a Realtor? I am here to tell you that yes, unequivocally  you do need a Realtor.  And here …

10 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Buyers Make

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Buying your first home is a milestone and one of the largest financial decisions most people will ever make.  Having worked with hundreds of first-time homebuyers throughout the years I feel like I’ve seen it all. I’ve witnessed people make good decisions and not so good decisions.  To help you avoid some of the common pitfalls, I’ve compiled a list …