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Hello from Harbor Village, Bonaire... where I just started something NEW!

For the last two years, many of you have watched my “What’s Working Now?” videos... tips and strategies for neighborhood buyers and sellers. Twice a month, I’ve emailed them to subscribers and posted them on

A few weeks ago, I started broadcasting “What’s Working Now?” on Facebook LIVE every Tuesday at 2 p.m. My rst broadcast was scheduled while I was in Atlanta, visiting our son. Bill and I got a late check-out at the Emory Conference Center and booked a later flight, so I’d be available to GO LIVE at 2 p.m.

Sounds like everything was ready to go, right? WRONG! We headed back to our room to do the show and guess what? In spite of our

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Congratulations, Marjorie!

Cleveland Park's Favorite Real Estate Agent has just been named the 2018 Top Agent by Washingtonian Magazine. Marjorie's success in DC has been hard won, considering we’re in the middle of one of the hottest markets in history! Marjorie's recent sales are listed below, providing a snapshot of her stellar performance as this year's top DC real estate agent.

Woodley $2,950,000
CONTRACT in 8 days!
2916 32nd Street NW 

Woodley Park $1,225,000
CONTRACT in 2 days!
2815 Cathedral Avenue NW

Cleveland Park $1,650,000
CONTRACT in 1 day!
3403 34th Place NW

Van Ness North $500,000
CONTRACT in 6 days!
3001 Veazey Terrace NW

AU Park $1,115,000
SOLD in 5 days!
4618 Alton Place NW

McLean Gardens $448,100
SOLD in 17 days!
3721 39th

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Record High: May home prices hit highest monthly level on record for the DC area

As summer heats up, so are home sales and prices. In over a decade, we have never seen home prices this high for May (which is also a hot selling month regardless of economic factors). What does this mean? What happens next?

One thing I’ve learned after a lifetime of buying and selling real estate right here in DC is this: there is no such thing as “normal market conditions.” In order to make sense of the many factors influencing home prices, it’s important to look at how the prices, inventory, and days-on-market are trending over time.

In May, according to Bright MLS housing data compiled by MarketStats, the DC Metro median sales price hit $465,000. This is a

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Success Story: Unmatched Negotiation Skills

I was aware of Marjorie’s reputation in the community as the neighborhood expert after seeing her, and her marketing materials around town for some time. She’s very active in the neighborhood and also very involved on the local email Listserv, so we had often crossed paths. Marjorie always provides recommendations for all sorts of contractors to the members of the community Listserv. The great contacts in her network are a real value and she is quick to share these resources freely.

I knew working with Marjorie was the right decision when she allowed us to let us “try her on for size” as an agent before even hiring her. The combination of Marjorie’s network, experience and her negotiation skills are

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Marjorie's updates from the pitching mound... and the DC real estate market!

Rhett’s First Pitch… NW Little League, His Final Pitch…

CONEY ISLAND, NY During the first four innings of the season finale at MCU Park, four Emory pitchers were rocked for 12 hits and 11 runs. Rhett took the mound in the bottom of the fifth inning with the Eagles behind 11-3.

He shut out NYU in the final 4 innings, allowing only one infield hit. While Rhett held NYU scoreless, his teammates chipped away at the lead, but fell short, losing 11-7. Emory finished with a winning record, 20-18, but a far cry from the previous 3 seasons… invitations to 3 NCAA Regional Tournaments and advancing to two College World Series!

Supply & Demand! Demand! Demand!


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Marjorie Dick Stuart is more than just an accomplished real estate agent. She and her husband, Bill Stuart, are long-time volunteers and philanthropists in the DC community.

Bill and Marjorie support a range of charitable initiatives, and for many years they have been focused on helping DC's homeless. One of Marjorie's favorite organizations, Friendship Place, provides DC's homeless with housing, job placement, and even counseling. Marjorie and Bill recently supported the 14th Annual Friendship Place Friends and Neighbors Breakfast, helping to raise over $720,000 to help end homelessness.

Below is a letter to Marjorie outlining Friendship Place's great work, and the real impact supporters like Marjorie can have right here in DC. We hope you, too,

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The numbers are in! 

In the table below, I've compiled highlighted some recent activity from selected DC neighborhoods. Read on to see what's happening in the overall DC housing market.

With the first quarter of home activity in DC behind us, many buyers and sellers are turning to me with questions about the future. What will happen to home prices? Will inventory level out soon? And what about interest rates – how will they impact the market?

I’d like to answer these questions and provide my own insights. I’ve helped nearly a thousand clients buy and sell homes right here in the DC market; I’ve seen it all and I have a good idea about what’s to come.

The DC Metro median sale price rose in March to $435,000. That’s a $15,000 or 3.6% increase

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