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Monthly Archives: March 2020

    Four Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

    By Lori Mang | March 31, 2020

    One of the most common and costly misfortunes your home may face is damage sustained from a water leak. In fact, about 37% of US-based homeowners claim to have suffered losses from water-related damages — this according to a report made by Water Damage Defense. In addition, the average cost of a home water damage... Read More

    Why Is Spring the Best Time to Buy Real Estate?

    By Lori Mang | March 30, 2020

    April showers bring May flowers, but in the DC Metro area, they also bring the height of the spring real estate market. All over social media people are looking at houses, closing on houses, and talking about inventory. But why is Spring such a great time to buy a home? Why is spring prime time... Read More

    Have Mortgage Rates Changed? How It Affects You.

    By Lori Mang | March 27, 2020

        One of the most important elements in finding out how much home you can afford is the mortgage rate–of course. Small movements in the mortgage rate can have a huge impact on your monthly payments and the amount of interest you pay during the life of your loan. Since most mortgages are amortized... Read More

    Best Outdoor Parks in Washington DC

    By Lori Mang | March 25, 2020

    One of the best things about Washington DC is its respect for green space and the natural world. Right now, one of the only sources of recreation is exercising outdoors. While there are certain areas that look like a traditional large city, there are also numerous natural elements that make up the most iconic DC... Read More

    How to Downsize Your Home Like a Pro

    By Lori Mang | March 23, 2020

    Whether old or young, you may find yourself packing for a potential move and wondering how you managed to accumulate so much stuff. Between impulse buys, hand me downs, and late-night Amazon shopping, many of us find that we are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of crap in our living spaces. As you get older,... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Columbia Heights

    By Lori Mang | March 20, 2020

    Originally the home of Columbian University, which is now known as George Washington University, Columbia Heights has it all. Located in Northwest DC and bordered by Florida Avenue, Quincy Street, 16th Street, and Georgia Avenue, the neighborhood has weathered scores of changes over the decades but is now one of the most desirable and fun... Read More

    Online Home Search: 9 Overlooked Criteria When Looking For Your Dream Home Online

    By Lori Mang | March 20, 2020

    When you’re doing an online home search for your dream home, you may have a variety of specifics in mind. You probably know a price range or a number of bedrooms you’re looking for. But there are also many specifics often overlooked when using an online home search tool. While your Eng Garcia Realtor will... Read More

    Ice Cream! Grab the Best Ice Cream in DC

    By Lori Mang | March 18, 2020

    Some people say that life is not a competition, but most of us in DC would disagree. After all, living and working in DC means being at the center of world-changing events almost every day. This makes us think, quite rightly, that we have the best of everything. But there is one “Best of” list... Read More

    Get Outside: Best Places to Bike in DC

    By Lori Mang | March 16, 2020

    DC is a great place to live for many reasons, but one of the main things that set DC apart from many other urban areas is the availability of active, outdoor options. Biking is one of the best exercises you can do outside while still social distancing. Whether you love walking just exploring some of... Read More

    Ouch! Where are the hospitals in DC?

    By Lori Mang | March 13, 2020

    Nobody likes to think about illness or injury, but part of life is knowing where to go when things go wrong. The DC area is a hub for bright minds and accomplished professionals in many fields, and one of these is medicine. According to US News and World Reports new rankings of the best medical... Read More