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- Need help or advice finding a nanny, daycare or babysitter? Stuck at home and want a playgroup? Can’t find a good doctor? DC Urban Moms may be able to help.
- Find out about lead in the DC water system and what is being done about it.
- Interested in hosting an exchange student and getting an au-pair in return? Visit CulturalCare.com or email or call Lora Cook at (202) 529-2073.
So, the big day is nearing and you need help connecting your utilities, finding a home warranty, getting a new driver’s license and more? Browse below! Or, have you already moved, and do you need referrals to contractors or other services? (if not listed below, call me for names).
Find interesting articles and other useful links (neighborhood and school websites, my blog, babysitting resources etc.) here.
If you would like to search for a home inspector on your own or want to learn more about the process, visit the American Society of Home Inspectors website.
- Maury Home Inspections
mauryhomeinspections(at)gmail(dotted)com, Phone: (443) 661-4377 | ASHI certified
Scott does a very thorough inspection and was formerly in the construction business. Electronic report with photos. Can place radon as well.
- HomeChek of America Inc., 120A East Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 534-2200 | ASHI certified
Lou Sabatini is well known for being a thorough and picky inspector. Written same day report. Can place radon as well.
- The Building Inspector of America
kapoor(at)gethomeinspector(dotted)com, Phone: (301) 916-0300| ASHI certified
Vimal Kappor and Ron Neeley,kappor(at)gethomeinspector(dotted)com . Is a structural, mold, radon and thermal imagining inspector as well as general home inspector. Electronic report with photos. Expensive, but offers more services.
Glenford Blanc | Phone: (301) 675-8851
Thorough, electronic reports with photos. Has a thermal imaging machine.
- Rusty Layton ASHI Certified Home Inspector
(703) 354-4554 or (703) 568-6600 | rustyl(at)verizon(dotted)net
- Homes Are Us, Inc., Lou Scerbo, Radon Inspector
- Pest Now, Termite inspectors, 877-284-2466
Home Warranty Companies
Home warranties repair or replace, for one full year after close of sale, an existing home’s covered mechanical systems and built-in appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear. This is a home buyer’s and seller’s defense against expensive repairs, or complete replacement of major covered items, which may include a roof, furnace, or washer and dryer. For more information, click here.
- American Home Shield(AHS)
Phone: (866) 326-8397
- HMS Home Warranty
Enroll online | Phone: (800) THE-HOME
- Home Trust Warranty
Enroll online | Phone: (800) 795-9595
- Long and Foster Insurance
Vernon Hawkins | vernon(dotted)hawkins(at)longandfoster(dotted)com
Phone: (301) 215-6919 or (866) 275-4534 x 1456
- Creative Insurance Solutions, Steven Bender, Owner/ Agent
9812 Falls Rd #114-146, Potomac, MD 20854
240-290-0051 | 240-290-0049 Fax
Junk Mail Opt-Outs
- Free unsubscribe from Junk Catalogs
- Free registration with the Do Not Call List to unsubscribe from telephone solicitations
- Free Opt out of all credit card and mortgage refinance offers
- Keyway Lock Service
Phone: (202) 338-2254 or (202) 232-8823
- Central Safe and Locksmith
Phone: (202) 842-0414 | centrallock(at)aol(dotted)com
- Mailing Address
Motor Vehicle Registration
- In the District
301 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001,
- In Virginia
Phone: 1-866-DMVLINE (1-866-368-5463) or 1-800-435-5137
- In Maryland
Phone: 1-800-950-1MVA (1-800-950-1682)
- Gullivers Movers
1213 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1617
Phone: (703) 838-7645
- Several storage pod companies will deliver pods to your home, let you pack them and put them in climate-controlled storage until you are ready for them. A great resource if you are clearing out your home for sale:
- KVS Title
Several locations – Dupont Circle, Fairfax, VA, Capitol Hill DC and Bethesda, MD
Phone: 301-605-1420 |
- Edmund J Flynn
5100 Wisconsin Ave NW #514, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 537-1800 | bill(dotted)karas(at)edmundjflynn(dotted)com
Does all settlements, but specializes in cooperative settlements in DC.
- Counselors Title
Chris Darby – 4400 Jenifer St NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20015
Phone: (202) 686-0100 | chris(at)ctitle(dotted)net
Very smart and thorough attorneys.
- Pesner Kawamoto Conway
Craig Kawamoto – 7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 930, McLean, VA 22102.
Phone: (703) 506-9440 | ckawamoto(at)pkc-law(dotted)com
- RGS Title
In many locations all over VA and DC.
- Pest Now
Phone: (877) 284-2466
- Western Pest Services
Phone: (800) 544-2847