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Monthly Archives: July 2016

    House Tour: 15012 Westbury Road, Rockville, Maryland 20853

    By Kyle Barber | July 30, 2016

        Charming 5BR/2.5BA in desirable Flower Valley community! This home features hardwood floors, cozy wood fireplace, and large back yard perfect for entertaining. MBR is large and features ensuite with separate vanity. Attached two car garage and large driveway. Close to great shops, restaurants, parks, schools, and public transportation.  Check out the Tour!   ... Read More

    Dart Homes Guides: Serious About Home Buying? Get Pre-Approved

    By Kyle Barber | July 19, 2016

    In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved... Read More

    Signs It’s Time To Sell Your Home

    By Kyle Barber | July 6, 2016

      Thinking of selling your home? Don’t wait too long. Most people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put that baby on the market can be tricky. In fact, it can feel kind of like breaking up with... Read More

    Stop the Smell: How to Clean a Front-Loading Washing Machine

    By Kyle Barber | July 6, 2016

    Based on personal experience, these washers get dirty! Unfortunately for me, no one ever told me when I got my first house that I was required to actually clean this, and the resulting mildew that overtook my washer was horrifying. Don’t make the same mistake! Rather than running out and getting a strongly smelling detergent to... Read More

    The Biggest Reason You’re Still Drowning in Clutter (And What to Do About It)

    By Kyle Barber | July 6, 2016

    Do you regularly put in real, genuine effort to declutter your home, but still find yourself being overwhelmed by all the stuff? Do you ever wonder where it all comes from? There could be one thing that you’re doing that’s keeping the clutter levels high; see if it’s something you can eliminate from your life... Read More

    Iconic Movie Mom Houses & Their Real-Life Costs

    By Kyle Barber | July 6, 2016

    The homes our favorite on-screen moms. From “Jerry Maguire” to “Almost Famous,” this infographic–recently released by Trulia–allows us to peek into some of the most iconic pads occupied by fictional moms, and take a look at what these homes cost off-screen. Source: Iconic Movie Mom Houses & Their Real-Life Costs | RISMedia’s Housecall and Trulia Read More

    What All Buyers Need To Know About The Home Appraisal Process

    By Kyle Barber | July 6, 2016

    Do you know what a home appraisal is, or why it’s so important for you to have? Many people misunderstand this crucial component of the home buying experience. In a nutshell, an appraisal is a valuation of your home; it’s a way for lenders to ensure that they aren’t providing a mortgage that isn’t worth... Read More

    House Tour: 11411 Brook Run Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20876

    By Kyle Barber | July 6, 2016

    11411 Brook Run Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20876 Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom on a cul de sac in a great neighborhood! This home features a grand two story foyer, formal living and dining room, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a two car garage. The kitchen has ample storage, a big island, double wall ovens, and... Read More

    Why Professional Photography Matters In Real Estate.

    By Kyle Barber | July 5, 2016

    Research shows that listings get significantly more online attention when they have better photos, yet there is still a shocking number of agents who use iPhones to capture pictures or try to DIY with point-and-shoot cameras. Online searching maximizes the ability to compare and contrast homes, which is why most home searches start in front... Read More