Category Archives: DC Area Real Estate


How Has the Real Estate Market Changed from Recent Tax Laws?

Real Estate Tax Laws

When recent tax laws were altered to cut tax benefits for homeowners, there was an uproar around the nation. Many concerned homeowners, buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals believed that these new laws would shake up the housing market in big ways. Sales would plummet, prices would plummet, mortgages would increase. It depended on who […]



5 D.C. Real Estate Trends to Keep Your Eye On

DC Real Estate Market

Real estate professionals, landlords, homeowners, and potential homeowners should all stay aware of what is going on in the real estate market. The D.C. area has been seeing a significant shift in multiple corners of the real estate market, which could potentially mean substantial changes for some. To see what this might mean for you, […]



Preparing Your Home for the Market

Top country-wide real estate trainer asked to interview Melinda Estridge to help advance the careers of other Realtors nationwide. Click here to listen to the full interview. Putting a house on the market today, not just in the DC Metro area but nationwide, is vastly different than it was 30 years ago. How you present your home is […]



Should You Consider Universal Design in Your Remodel?

Discussion with a real estate agent at the office about home remodeling

If you’re currently planning a remodel, you may have heard the term “universal design” used frequently in the construction industry. But what is it, and is it something you should consider when prepping for your home redo? What is “Universal Design”? Universal design is an approach to design that focuses on making all products and […]


What Kind of Homeowner’s Insurance is Right For You?

When you’re wading through the legalities of buying a home, the process can be daunting, especially if you’re a first time buyer. Interest rates, mortgages, and appraisals, oh my. Read on as we weigh in on what type of homeowner’s insurance is your best bet. Standard Homeowner’s Insurance For most buyers, a standard insurance policy […]


Chevy Chase Housing Market Report for January 2016

Let’s take a look at the real estate market. Currently there are 56 sales pending in the market overall, leaving 187 listings still for sale. The resulting pending ratio is 23.0% (56 divided by 243). So you might be asking yourself, that’s great…but what exactly does it mean? I’m glad you asked! The pending ratio […]