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How to know your custom home? (Continuation 2)

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Styles and Architecture for your custom home in and around Washington, DC, USA.

In this richly illustrated Open-Neighborhoods touring guide from Rodwell Building Services, as Realtor® and editor, I reveal unexplained marketing secrets and widely overlooked real estate information for you locating and creating your custom home according to your budgets and time. With your design ideas for your most exciting and your most comfortable interiors along with these architectural perspectives of the most diverse national capital of the free world, you are sure to acquire the most suitable properties that you can renew and revel into a lifetime-property you can love and cherish endlessly.

This is Part 1 of 3 parts of this title, “How to know your custom home? (Continuation 2),” which is featuring Washington, District of Columbia, USA. The other two parts will feature the states of Maryland and Northern Virginia, respectively.

Very informative and most intriguingly insightful Realtors® know most property shoppers are drawn to what they consider “Hot-Areas” for their next purchase. Top marketers spread the word that an area is happening and the mass appeal becomes fruitful. Some shoppers go off what acquaintances boast to them not ever considering that no two properties are the same. Some rely on words of trusted friends and the close proximities to family members on where they would create their home. We Realtors® know the lines of market areas and sells thrift advice, telling you what to look for, where to find it and how to purchase it. However, how many of your real estate professionals know what you will be at home with?

If you are shopping for investments – say, “buy low; sell higher,” then that opens up a different game!

Come HOME in Washington, DC, USA!

Washington, DC was settled to be the site of the federal capital by Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in 1790. During the planning and construction of the city there was a flourishing colonial society inherent from before the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Chesapeake Bay was fully explored and charted by the Spaniards during the 16th century but very little was known of the area until after John Smith sailed up the Potomac River to Great Falls. Because he could not readily navigate further, the ports of Georgetown (1751) and Alexandria (1748) and Bladensburg (1742) became prominent hubs for trading with settlement tracts beyond the rivers’ edge.

These areas remain noticeable today and you will be able to visit these sites and re-experience some of those atmospheres anytime. Upon George Washington’s application for the federal district to be of “ten miles square” and the 3 river ports became the corners of reference for the Federal City. More detailed, exacting historical information is available about the planning of the city and the development of public buildings and complimentary commercial districts. However please consider this posting as your invitation to HOME in the Greater Area where you will enjoy all the privileges and amenities of living in 3 dominions (Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia) equally.

The layout of Washington, DC is a square standing on points with the upper most pointing to the North. Longitudinally and numbered streets are from East to West or West to East depending on your position from the Capitol Building. Likewise the cross streets are alphabetically increasing the farther away from the Capital Building. After the letters of the alphabets expire, the cross-streets continue to increase also alphabetically but with one syllable names. After the 1-syllable names of streets ends, then the streets are named with 2-syllables, and then 3-syllables names. Does that make sense?

Avenues are mostly names of states and countries. Some are names of constitutional features rand run diagonal through the numbered and cross streets. For examples: the White House address is Pennsylvania Avenue. Two of the longest avenues traversing the city are Massachusetts Avenue and Georgia Avenue. Also; there is a Trinidad Avenue and a Jamaica Avenue, etc. Constitution Avenue and Impendence Avenue branches out from the Capitol Building. So much for avenues as Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in named after the famous civil rights leader.

That should be enough for the lay of the land. Look at the areas from a redeveloper’s points of respect. My grandfather said, “You have to see the horizons before today; notice the change that made it today; and then see what you can build on it tomorrow.” You will hear “location, location, location” more now than ever since you are entertaining the real estate improvement arena. So, here are some horizons to look at in this global communications capital city – Washington, DC.


Every neighborhood is evaluated independently for your needs! F.O.C.U.S. Consultation is a specialized determination-of-real estate-needs proprietary to Rodwell Building Services’ customer service. The meaningful, collaborative conversations built on customer’s value and trust, that result in each customer achieving a winning real estate outcome. Customers accomplish their intended objectives for their property when they move through the F.O.C.U.S. real estate journeys systematically. Whether you are Leasing, Letting, Buying or Selling, a F.O.C.U.S. consult will formulate and streamline achieving your goals. Subscribe for your F.O.C.U.S. Consult now!


Rodwell Building Services’ customized Real Estate cuisine is tailored to every customer’s personal needs. We are a full service boutique Real Estate firm, providing value-added professional advice and service. Our F.O.C.U.S. consult will prescribe a complete customized expedition through your own real estate experience! Shoppers can set-up a search on http://rodwellbuildingservices.com/website/welcome/contact-form/ so we can send you what your favorite neighborhood’s prices are demanding. Window shoppers and browsers ca also set-up a social search on our Facebook FAN page for an area where you would love to move someday to see what you can expect. No rush! Just go see what you LIKE now! https://www.facebook.com/RodwellBuildingServices.


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Comprehensive Buyer Services: 3.0% of Listed Property Sale Price / 5.0% for successfully closing your purchase on an Unlisted Property Contract Price. When you see a property you like and it is not up for sale, we move forward on your behalf just the same.

Shop by areas or by property types or special features that you are interested in the value you deserve. Our F.O.C.U.S. Consultation includes but is not limited to your income/financing needs, title acquisition information and closing costs, various types of properties and their physical needs that could satisfy your requirements. F.O.C.U.S. helps you to evaluate possible acquisition or possible disposition methods and avenues that will drive your desires into your custom property. We have the real estate and the construction expertise to locate your dream home and save you time and money when trying to do it with other agencies.


Rodwell Building Services is a real estate brokerage agency designed for custom homes and real estate markets. With a combination of real estate and construction expertise the agency serves first time and custom home buyers to high-end residential markets to middle market properties and commercial real estate.

With over 30 years of experience we are a real estate agency serving any organization or family who is buying, selling, leasing or letting a property. Our mission is to get the right property for the right owner.

Not only will we help you find the perfect property for your family or business, but we can also find the perfect loan for your needs. Our helpful and reliable staff always put their customer needs first before our bottom line so you are happy and secure in your new purchase.

We can also assist in property improvement consulting. If it’s time to put in an addition to your new purchase or time to add a little something to get your house sold, we can help provide the right people to help you evaluate, estimate, and actually provide construction or repairs.

Our goal is to be your one stop shop for buying or selling your property and for making it the easy and efficient to get any repairs or upgrades done as well.

Call today for your free consult. (Buyer or Sellers; Leasers or Letters welcome) ….We would love to hear more about your progress so please tell us: Did you see the property online? Or have you seen it from the road or passed by at any stage? What did you see to make you want to know more?

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