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December 2015
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#UrbanCastle: Truth Behind Brand

Last week, I received some exciting news: official approval for the legal trademark I'd filed to secure the term #UrbanCastle. To me - and more importantly: to YOU - this is a valuable step to draw distinction between my business practice and every other practice in the sale of residential real estate.

In 1980, when John McEnearney founded McEnearney Associates, mortgage interest rates hovered around 18 percent. Newspaper headlines read: "Real Estate Is Dead!" And there was much discussion about how impossible it would now be for anyone to sell a home because no one could afford to buy one.

With his usual calmness, John McEnearney stood firm on the premise that personal circumstances would pave the way for the successful sale and purchase of property, just as personal circumstances had always dictated whether or not homes changed ownership.

The key to success, he said, was the power of knowledge, and treating people with professionalism, care and respect.

These are values principles on which McEnearney Associates was built, and it is largely what makes my real estate practice - #UrbanCastle - a success today. 

If each person's home is an #UrbanCastle, then its occupants should be apprised of valuable information, while treated and managed like royalty. That is how I operate, and it's why I always say:

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

- Brett

News & Trends

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The District has reached an agreement with the U.S. Army and the master development team for the acquisition and lease of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus, setting the stage for work to begin on the 3.1 million-square-foot mixed-use project.

When Zillow's CEO Listed His Own Home, Did the 'Zestimate' Matter?
A home in Seattle, Washington owned by Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff tells us all we need to know about the accuracy of the computer-generated estimates of value that Zillow creates.
The Next Cool DC Neighborhood You Have Never Heard Of - Ivy City
When developer Doug Jemal stands on the front steps of his new apartment development in the former Hecht Warehouse in Northeast Washington, gazing out at the panorama before him, he's like a monarch surveying his kingdom: Almost everything, as far as the eye can see, belongs to him.
#UrbanCastles on the Market


As of December 8, 2015, DC boasts 1,290 properties actively on the market for sale (that's more than May of this year - the height of our Spring Market!). This excludes FSBOs (For Sale By Owner) and pocket listings. Here's a look at inventory by price range throughout the hot 20011 DC zip code, which includes 16th Street Heights, Brightwood, Crestwood, Petworth and the northern reaches of Columbia Heights, where there are currently 128 active properties:


$0 to $350k

(23 total units available)


$350k to $500k

(28 units available)


$500k to $800k

(66 units available)



(15 units available)


Not finding exactly what you're looking for in the selection of inventory in DC? Feel free to check out plenty of inventory throughout the DC Metro Area, or I'm happy to schedule a time to talk with you about your goals.




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