Millennials Skipping Starter Homes

  When my team and I meet with millennial first-time buyers in lower Montgomery, we understand that a starter home may sometimes be the best practical option. But more and more, we’re seeing that first-time buyers, particularly millennials, are skipping that step and purchasing forever homes – homes that offer exciting possibilities for families pl[…]

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Best Tacos in the Silver Spring area?

Searching for tacos in Silver Spring/Takoma Park You know that feeling when you pass a new Silver Spring area restaurant and whisper to yourself: I gotta try that place? I recently had the urge with Cielo Rojo, a new local taco place.

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Are Experts Expecting a Boom or Bust in the Real Estate Market?

The most frequent question we get as Realtors is, "How's the market?"  Everyone is wondering if we are entering another “bubble,” or if prices will continue to rise. Is now the time to buy your dream home, when interest rates are historically low? Or, should you wait for a decline in prices, possibly risking a rise in rates?  

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Selling Your Home For $165k More.... From Africa!

We love a good success story, and that’s just what the home sellers at 9503 Ocala Street got when they enlisted the Donna Kerr Group to sell their home for more.  In fact they sold for $165k more in sale price after investing only $55k netting them $105k in profit to put toward their new home.  

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Local Dog-Friendly Restaurants Are The Place To Be This Summer

Dog owners rejoice, you no longer have to leave Fido at home during your weekend adventures enjoying Silver Spring this summer. Local establishments are catching on to a growing trend, and quite frankly a necessity- fur-friendly spots to grab a beer, delicious meal or just people watch.

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Commuting Options in Maryland Suburbs

The traffic around D.C. stinks. No doubt about it.  True, it’s not the world’s worst. INRIX, a big data company that studies traffic congestion, ranks Moscow lower. Istanbul, Turkey, is second. Bogota, Columbia, is third.  But in the U.S., only Boston gets a lower score than D.C

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New beginnings with DKG Living

I love new beginnings. Little things, like a new pair of shoes. Or big things, like a new job, a new car, or buying a new home. It’s awesome when something shiny comes your way. It feels hopeful. Full of possibilities...

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Are You One of the 46 Million Millennials Who Are Mortgage Ready?

Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream.

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The KonMari Method: Create Joy When Selling Your Home

  One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix s[…]

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5 Tips on Making a “Wants vs Needs” List When Buying a Home

When you finally make the decision to purchase a new home, it’s easy to get carried away.  We understand- it’s one of the most exciting decisions you will make in your life. The temptation for the average homebuyer is to over-extend themselves. Deciding to seek out your dream home is a balancing act where you need to determine what you actually nee[…]

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