The Scoop on DC Living
September 2016
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Neighborhood Crime:
Everyone's Responsibility

If you think crime is a problem someone else should fix, it's time to adjust your point of view and pitch in.

Recently, shots rang out at the rec center near our home. Neighbors are concerned, and are taking action to help the city to more effectively curb crime.

Here's a clip from NBCWashington that included an interview with me, and covered our neighborhood meeting.

Let's face reality here: crime lives everywhere from the densest of cities to the remotest of rural areas.

But there's more to do about it beyond reading the newspaper with head in hand resigned that someone else who should be taking care of crime simply isn't.

As neighbors, we should be banding together to create a mission for neighborhood peace and articulate it to our city government and law enforcement. We don't need to be out like gangs carrying clubs, chains and guns, but we owe it to our city,  our neighbors and ourselves to be vigilant with our vision for law enforcement in the neighborhood.

In addition to neighbors banding together and working with your local government, the
National Neighborhood Watch is also a terrific organization that helps neighbors curb crime.

If information is power, my mission is to help create the most powerful consumers of real estate on the market!

- Brett
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News & Trends

More evidence of how farther-out communities are losing favor with buyers
"How much have home values changed over the last year?" This is a question often asked by home buyers and seekers.

As summer winds down and the seasonal housing market comes to an end, UrbanTurf is taking its bi-annual look at the neighborhoods across the city that have seen the highest price appreciation this year.
Womp womp: No Wegmans for Walter Reed
Wildly popular grocery chain  Wegmans  will not be part of a redeveloped Walter Reed campus in D.C., despite its best efforts.

#UrbanCastles on the Market

As of September 8, 2016, the Washington Metro Area boasts more than 26,897 housing units active on the market, 1,194 of which are located in DC, itself. 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 117 active listings:


$0 to $350k

(22 total units available)


$350k to $500k

(22 units available)


$500k to $800k

(59 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 drop me a line to schedule a time to talk with you about your goals.



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