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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John Shorb
Some social scientists define the term "power couple" as a "couple in which both spouses have college degrees." Consider that the Washington area is ranked No. 1 in the country for the percentage of residents with college degrees (nearly half the population), according to findings from the Brookings Institution, an independent research firm.
Resodding the entire front lawn is a standard final act of home improvement in numerous real estate "flipping" cable shows. But is this a smart investment - and if so, what is involved in terms of time, money and maintenance?
Mrs. Shorb agreed, pointing out that resodding may not be the best bet for absentee owners who are selling.
"Instant green is always good," he said.