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Jane Austen Ball & Dancing Lessons, Alexandria

If you prefer parties with nobility to today’s raves, attend the Jane Austen Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern on Saturday, August 8 from 8:00-11:00pm. This late-1790s era ball will feature a variety of English Country dances in the historic ballroom, live music, and refreshments. Party like it’s 1799! Need to brush up on your historical dance moves? Attend…Read More »

Citi Open 2015 in Washington (Aug 1st to 9th)

The Citi Open, known before as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, is a US Open Series Event. The competitions during the entire event are for more than $1.8 million when it comes to player compensation on the court. This world class tennis open is recognized by the ATP World Tour being one of the top…Read More »

Capital Fringe Festival 2015 (July 9th to August 2nd)

The fun and fabulous Capital Fringe Festival returns in Washington for its 10th consecutive year of bringing independent theater, live music, and unclassified performances. The festival begins July 9, running through July 26, taking place in more than 15 varying venues in the downtown area of DC. This year, the Fringe Festival has an extension week running July…Read More »

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in Alexandria, VA

Location: 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, Virginia Website: alexandriava.gov/GadsbysTavern Historic facts about Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria, VA Gadsby’s Tavern, located in Old Town Alexandria, is a fabulous museum and restaurant with a unique style, and various creative adornments characteristics from the 18th century. Visitors are amazed by the complex, Georgian-style architecture, and well-preserved colonial appearance. The tavern was named after…Read More »

Find Inspiration for Home Improvements

Increased home values often result in homeowners deciding to make changes in their homes, whether due to a potential sale or a quality of life improvement, and technology makes this process so much easier. If you want to make improvements to your home, consider finding inspiration at Houzz.com. Cited as a source for inspiration, collaboration,…Read More »

Make Your Move on the Housing Market

Current market conditions may be tempting you to sell your home while demand is high and interest rates are low. Before jumping into the sale of your home, you may want to spend a few minutes consulting with a local real estate professional, like me, to make sure you understand contingencies and what they mean…Read More »

Competing Against Multiple Offers To Win Your Home

Home buyers everywhere are bemoaning the lack of inventory on the market. If you happen to be in the market to buy your home, there are a few things you should know: Don’t wait, don’t bargain. When you find the perfect home, make an offer. Offer your best possible price and a high deposit with…Read More »

Get CreditSmart with Fannie Mae

Now is the time to get smart about your home credit. Before you consider buying or selling your home, learn what options are available. Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group report released on April 17th, indicates a 3.2 percent surge in economic growth over the first quarter, and is setting the stage for an even healthier…Read More »

Make Mortgage Rates Work For You

Low interest rates make it the prime time to lock in a mortgage rate and find your home. The average fixed mortgage rate dropped again last week, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), providing more buying power and incentive for those seeking to buy a home. The 30 year fixed decreased to an average…Read More »

Is It the Right Time to Buy?

Wondering about the possibility of buying in the current housing market? The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released this week confirmed other recent reports of growth in the real estate market. Spurred on by historically low interest rates in the final quarter of 2012, home buyers saw more housing affordability…Read More »