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2009 

If you're at the time of your life when living in an interesting, vibrant neighborhood is what you want, the Columbia Heights section of D.C. could be your ideal destination.  The area boasts a rich cultural heritage, ethnic diversity, affordable housing, and a huge new shopping center across fro...
05/30/2009
If you've been working in Washington for a while, you might be thinking it's time to put down some roots and buy a place....and you should. You want the pride of ownership but you don't need loads of space, right? Is your career taking off so you're left wondering how you would do any yard work o...
05/28/2009
Suppose you want to be a player in the buyer's market you hear so much about and take advantage of a great deal on a foreclosed property or a "fixer -upper."  The properties you see need so much work that you don't see how you could manage the repairs.   The 203K loan was set in place for situat...
05/22/2009
Homeownership in Washington, DC isn't just for the wealthy.  Since 1978, the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) has offered downpayment and closing cost assistance to low and moderate income DC residents.  When used in conjunction with the $8,000 tax credit and tax abatement programs current...
05/19/2009
These are some very unsettling times. Unemployment in DC is at near record highs. DC property values are amazingly holding steady."So, what's going on?!" It seems that most consumers are in the Land of Paralysis. Major purchases are delayed, vacations are put off or downgraded, and people are mor...
05/14/2009
2009 is a great time sell real estate.  I say that as someone fairly new to the industry, but also as someone who got off to a rapid start.  Based in DC and also licensed in nearby Maryland and Virginia, I am very much at home in this fast paced city.  The last few years have been a challenging t...
05/11/2009
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05/11/2009
2009 is a great time sell real estate.  I say that as someone fairly new to the industry, but also as someone who got off to a rapid start.  Based in DC and also licensed in nearby Maryland and Virginia, I am very much at home in this fast paced city.  The last few years have been a challenging t...
05/11/2009
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