The Evan + Mark Team Named in Washingtonian’s Best 2016

The Evan + Mark Team Named in Washingtonian’s Best 2016

The Evan + Mark Team is proud to announce that we have been named as one of Washingtonian’s Best Real Estate Teams of 2016! For the Best Agents and Top Producers editorial section of the July issue, Washingtonian surveyed recent…

Yappy Hour Hosted By The Evan + Mark Team

Yappy Hour Hosted By The Evan + Mark Team

  Join The Evan and Mark Team for a special Yappy Hour! Evan Johnson, Mark Rutstein, Tom Bauer, Stephen Rutgers, Charles Cornell, and Allen Reiver invite you! Wednesday, May 3, 2017  6-8PM Town Patio (8th and U Street) 21+ 2009…

Vote for The Evan + Mark Team: 2016 Washington Blade Best of Gay DC

Vote for The Evan + Mark Team: 2016 Washington Blade Best of Gay

The 2016 Washington Blade Best of Gay DC Awards Presented by Whitman-Walker Health are here, and The Evan + Mark Team is excited to announce that we have been nominated for Best Real Estate Group. Please show your support and…

Home Buyer Seminar

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Smart Home Trends

Smart Home Trends

There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes…

Refresh Your Garden for Spring

Refresh Your Garden for Spring

Do you hear that? It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated…

Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Do you fantasize about downsizing? Do you dream of having less to take care of so you have more time for yourself to do the things you enjoy? You’re not alone. Minimalism is trending in our culture right now, from…

Street Sweeping Resumes in DC

Street Sweeping Resumes in DC

The Washington, DC Department of Public Works has announced that street sweeping service is scheduled to resume in the city on March 1st, 2016. “DPW cleans residential and arterial streets using mechanical sweepers of various sizes. Every year, between March and…

Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

Have you filed your taxes yet? We know — tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money in…

Easy Home Repair Projects

Easy Home Repair Projects

You’re probably familiar with the idea that little things add up to a lot. But did you ever stop to think about how that can be applied to the upkeep of your home? Homeowners know that one of the responsibilities…

Easy Home Improvements During the Winter

Easy Home Improvements During the Winter

Whether you’ve just moved into a new house or are preparing to sell, don’t let the fact that it’s cold outside stop you from getting started. Here are some easy home improvement projects you can tackle even if the snow…

DC State of Emergency Declared Due To Snow – How To Do Your Part

DC State of Emergency Declared Due To Snow – How To Do Your

As of this morning, both the governor of Virginia and the mayor of DC have declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the major storm this weekend, which is expected to dump 18-24 inches of snow across the DC…

Washington Auto Show Starts This Weekend

Washington Auto Show Starts This Weekend

UPDATE: Due to the predicted snow storm, the Washington Auto Show has delayed its opening to Monday, January 25. Love cars and looking for something to do this weekend? An outing to the 2016 Washington Auto Show might be in…

Be Prepared for This Weekend’s Snow Storm

Be Prepared for This Weekend’s Snow Storm

We all know that weather predictions are often inaccurate. However, the national weather service is now forecasting very substantial to historic snowfall amounts for the D.C. area Friday into Saturday night or even Sunday morning, so it’s better safe than sorry!…

Take Advantage of January Appliance Deals

Take Advantage of January Appliance Deals

Now that you’ve done all the hard work of qualifying for the loan, securing the mortgage and putting the deal in motion…you can start to shop for the new items you’ll need for your new home. First up are kitchen…

Selling your home in the winter

Selling your home in the winter

Traditional real estate marketing says homes sell better in the Spring and that if you haven’t sold by the time school starts, you might as well wait until the weather warms again. But these days, real estate is anything but…

Taxes and Your New Home

Taxes and Your New Home

If you bought a new home in 2015, here are some things to think about as you get ready for tax season: Mortgage Interest One of the biggest perks of owning your own home is the benefit of deducting your…

How do Fed Rate Hikes Affect Mortgages?

How do Fed Rate Hikes Affect Mortgages?

Eeeeek! Rates are going up … or are they? For the first time after years of historically low rates, the Federal Reserve decided to raise short-term interest rates. For homebuyers, any rate hike often is seen a negative, but here…