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Over the past 7 years of being in real estate, there is a common question that is asked by the purchaser at every settlement without fail, "What is the difference between APR and Interest rate?" This question comes up when the buyer is reviewing the Truth-In-Lending disclosures with the settlemen...
Anyone familiar with Washington DC real estate market over the past 4 years, has noticed an increase in the number of days DC homes for sale have remained on the market. There is a drastically different view of this topic between first-time homebuyers and sellers. From the homebuyers perspective:...
In today's buyers market, when my clients tell me they are ready to sell their home, I encourage them to do 5 things before placing the home on the market as follows... 1. Request a loan payoff from your mortgage servicer. It is important to contact your mortgage servicer to determine your loan p...
I was recently visiting the H Street NE/Atlas District neighborhood, and I noticed a lot of new construction activity. Aside from the usual development of the light rail and adjacent buildings, there was a towering project at the corner of Bladensburg Road and Neal Street, called the Flats at Atl...
When looking at DC neighborhoods to reside, there are many options to choose from depending on your living criteria. One such residential neighborhood is H Street NE/Atlas District, a future of the light rail and growing hub for local retail commerce and home of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, ...
DISCLAIMER: So, I’ve decided to write my thoughts about some of the recent restaurants I’ve visited over the past few months. I’m no food critic nor pretend to be… What is Eatonville? Eatonville is located at the corner of 14th and V Street, across from Busboys and Poets. I'm a big fan of Busboys...
Over the past few weeks, DC realtors have seen an increase in buyer activity and a lack of supply of high quality homes in DC and Northern Virginia. This trend is evident in properties ranging from condominiums in Logan Circle to single family homes in American University Park. We are witnessing ...
When looking back at my 7 years in Washington DC real estate, I noticed that the majority of my clients have been single females. I began to ask myself, "Are women more likely to buy a house before a man?" My initial reasoning was that women mature faster than men, which allowed women to be more ...
LOCATION This project built in 2005 is located at 1150 K St. NW, otherwise known as Central, (the corner of 12th & K Streets) in downtown Washington DC and considered part of the Logan Circle neighborhood. This 139 unit luxury condominium consists 14 floors with high-end finishes. This mixed-use...
Washington DC real estate like all big cities, has a growing segment of the population that rely on the rental market for housing. In fact, Washington DC is known to have the 6th highest rent in the country, even higher than New York City and LA. The average 1-bedroom is $1,495 per month and incr...

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