Home Listings

Written by James Lyons
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The home listings in any city can be a bit misleading. For instance, if you plan on buying a home in Washington DC, chances are you will examine a domicile with real historical value. This can be good thing or a bad thing depending on the house. Make sure your real estate broker gives you a complete picture of the home.

The old houses are wonderful to look at and great to live in but many of them are still equipped with the original wiring, plumbing and heating. I lived in a house on M Street in Georgetown that used to house a printing press operation in the early 1900s. The house was outfitted with old furnaces that heated the home in the winter time. Washington DC winters can get pretty brutal. Much to my dismay, these furnaces would randomly turn on during the incredibly humid DC summer months.

Washington DC Home Listings Expand

Living in Washington DC used to mean that you lived in the Washington DC area. In other words, you lived around Washington DC in suburban cities like Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, Arlington, VA, or Tyson's Corner, VA. Washington DC was reserved for politicians, foreign dignitaries, struggling artists, Capitol Hill interns, and lower income citizens.

Now the Washington city limits are populated with all of the aforementioned demographic groups. Real estate developers are overhauling old buildings, renovating old houses, and erecting new domiciles for people to live. Washington DC is now the popular place to live and the smart place to examine home listings. That's why the home listings change so rapidly.

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