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Notes for a Perfect Fall

Where did the year go?! As we enter the last three months of 2014, it is a wonderful time to dust up and clean house. That means:
  • Schedule bi-annual service for HVAC. In my experience, it is always better to schedule maintenance for preventive measures than to interrupt everything for a furnace emergency.
  • Get the chimney swept to ensure the fire stays where it belongs: in your fireplace!
  • Clean rain gutters and downspouts. One clogged downspout can create water damage the interior of a home and create a long laundry list of problems through seepage into exterior walls and the foundation of the house.
  • Trim and mulch your exterior to protect plants and prolong their lives.
  • Fall Back! An early reminder to set the clocks and watches back by one hour at bedtime November 1st in observance of the return to Standard Time.
  • Shred and recycle old documents and electronics. McEnearney Associates' DC Office is hosting a free shred and recycle event October 25th. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!

If information is power, I'd like to make you the most powerful consumer on the real estate market.


- Brett

News and Trends


Not Another Presidential Motorcade!


Washingtonians may have a frustrating relationship with gridlock, but there's little that brings a commute to a screeching halt quite like a motorcade for a dignitary - of which there are many in our fine city.

Still, when it comes to a presidential motorcade - to offer some perspective to a maddening commute - we Washingtonians often have a front row seat to watch POTUS on the move. And, P.S., he IS the leader of the free world.

Personally, I always find it to be a treat ...even if it makes me late.


DC Motorcade - Designed to Impress
DC Motorcade - Designed to Impress



Showtime for the Apollo: Work Begins on Whole Foods-Anchored H Street Development
More than three years in the works, Insight Property Group has broken ground on a $189 million mixed-use development called the Apollo that will bring a Whole Foodsmarket and more animation to the H Street corridor between Union Station and the Atlas District in Northeast D.C. Read more



Where Mansions are Half the Price
Some home buyers looking for a discount are eyeing the historic stock in their area, finding they may possibly be able to fetch a bargain on a historic mansion, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read more

Housing Inventory that Rocks!
As of October 9, 2014, DC boasts 1,453 properties actively on the market for sale. That excludes FSBOs (For Sale By Owner) and pocket listings. Here's a look at inventory by price range throughout DC's hot 20011 zip code, which includes 16th Street Heights, Crestwood, Petworth and Brightwood (142 total properties on the market):

(32 total units available)

(38 units available)

(68 units available)

(5 units available)

(1 unit available)

Not shopping in the 20011 zip code? Feel free to check out plenty of inventory throughout the DC Metro Areaor book some time with me for a free discussion about your real estate goals.