Susan Webster's Blog

Posted on 07/14/2020
Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Video Tour - 2266 13TH Street NE, Washington, DC 20018
GREAT LOCATION * BEAUTIFUL* TOTALLY RENOVATED *. 3BR - 2FB - (1) half BA row house- with (2) KITCHENS** located conveniently -(3) blocks from the train station and walking distance from the metro bus stops & shopping center**** When you enter this home you know is unique - it has a closed in front porch leading to a lovely glass door entrance *** Main floor is OPEN CONCEPT - Main Floor consists HW Floors/ 1/2 BA w/ very unique door designer and interior*** Kitchen is lovely*** Granite Counter Tops, SS Appliances**Plenty of Counter Space** Lots of Custom cabinetry**Nice Deck off of the kitchen. Ceiling Fan in the living room w/ HW...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
2266 13TH Street NE, Washington, DC 20018 is now new to the market!
GREAT LOCATION * BEAUTIFUL* TOTALLY RENOVATED *. 3BR - 2FB - (1) half BA row house- with (2) KITCHENS** located conveniently -(3) blocks from the train station and walking distance from the metro bus stops & shopping center**** When you enter this home you know is unique - it has a closed in front porch leading to a lovely glass door entrance *** Main floor is OPEN CONCEPT - Main Floor consists HW Floors/ 1/2 BA w/ very unique door designer and interior*** Kitchen is lovely*** Granite Counter Tops, SS Appliances**Plenty of Counter Space** Lots of Custom cabinetry**Nice Deck off of the kitchen. Ceiling Fan in the living room w/ HW...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
5 Ways to Display Your Collectibles
Photo by H Wong on Unsplash Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house...
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Posted on 07/04/2020
3409 Perry Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 is now new to the market!
BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR **Pictures do not do this building justice** This is an Office Space with a separate store front at the bottom. Private Parking**Hardwood Floors** Chandeliers*** Spacious Rooms*** Kitchenette *** Exposed Brick Walls**Very Unique space** MUST SEE** This Property has endless possibilities*MUST SEE** Call CSS for...
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Posted on 06/30/2020
2020 Outlook: Solar Panels
Photo by Vivint Solar on Unsplash There’s little doubt that we all want to do our part to protect the environment and solar energy gives us an opportunity to get off fossil fuels. In a perfect world, we would all promptly discard our furnaces and adorn our roofs with solar panels. But if we lift up our eyes...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
A Pre-Approval Checklist for First-Time Homeowners
Image by Precondo CA from Unsplash Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether or not your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. You may not be prepared for the mountains of paperwork that you'll need to submit before a lender gives you the thumbs' up. That's why it's such a good...
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Posted on 06/16/2020
Selling Your Home: Let Your Neighbors Know
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Posted on 06/09/2020
Should You Try to Negotiate with a Home Seller?
For those who want to buy a home, it generally is a good idea to remain open to negotiating with a seller. That way, you can acquire your dream residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline a negotiation with a home seller. 1. Be Flexible There is no telling how a...
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Posted on 06/02/2020
When to Buy a Retirement Home?
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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Posted on 05/26/2020
Moving to a Larger Home: Are You Ready for It?
Image by Konstantin L from Shutterstock After living in a small apartment or crowded house, you might be dreaming of having more space, a bigger closet, or just one more bathroom to ease the clutter and closeness. When is a larger home the answer? Before making the leap to more square footage, consider all the factors that fill...
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Posted on 05/19/2020
HOA vs. Non-HOA, Which is Best for your Needs?
Image by Kirk Fisher from Pixabay Buying a home in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) works well for some families, while others find the HOA to be burdensome or intrusive. Learning more about what an HOA is, how it works and what to expect can help you determine if your next home should be in...
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