By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In many neighborhoods throughout the Washington area, nothing says community more than streetwide decorating, when just about everyone on the block gets together and starts stringing up holiday lights. But decorating for the holidays can take on a life of its own, whether you are coordinating your displays of twinkling white lights with your neighbor or taking a more individual approach with pulsating colors and inflatable snow globes on the lawn.
"That's one of the biggest problems I see, people leaving their decorations up too long," Mr. Davis says.
"When a potential buyer walks in, you want it to look like they could live there," Mr. Davis says. "You want to sell the house, and there are not a lot of buyers normally [at this time of year]. You don't want to take yourself out of the market."