When Muffin Lynham, an agent with Washington Fine Properties, arrived to her open house in American University Park last month, she was amazed to find people snaked down the sidewalk even though it was snowing. True, the white-washed brick Colonial checked a lot of the right boxes for the typical well-to-do pandemic buyer: It was a single-family detached house, in a leafy pocket of Upper Northwest, with a pool and a yard. But still. Even with the crummy weather, the listing had a packed weekend of showings and pre-inspections. At the end of it, Lynham got 16 offers. The house, originally listed for $1,850,000, closed this week for $2,650,000 - an eye-popping $800,000 above its asking price.
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