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I Had a Redfin Obsession. My Three-Year-Old Helped Put It Into Perspective. - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Aug 06,2019
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The author with her sons. Photograph of Mary Clare Glover
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BY MARY CLARE GLOVER

WASHINGTON, DC. -
My husband and I sometimes joke that we bought a front porch. Don’t get me wrong—it’s a lovely front porch, with a swing plus room for a couch and two chairs and hanging flower baskets. I remember standing in that spot the day of the open house, calling my dad to ask if he had time to come give his opinion. We’d been looking a few months and had lost out on a couple of places.

The price on this one was right and the location great—less than a mile to the Metro, between downtown Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Built in 1926, it was well cared for, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, original transom windows, glass doorknobs, old-school black-and-white bathroom tile. And of course, that front porch.

What worried us was the size. We had a ten-month-old son and knew we wanted another baby one day. The layout meant any kids would have to share a small bedroom, and both we and they would be sharing the only bathroom upstairs.

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