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Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun, and informative virtual workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our informative workshop.

  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6

For your convenience, our workshops are virtual and free of charge and from 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

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The real estate industry is changing and adapting in an age of social distancing while still serving the people who need to sell or buy a home.

Homes are still selling. People have housing needs (including for larger home offices) that are not impacted by the timing of the coronavirus. Some people need to sell and many Buyers want or need to buy while interest rates are still near historic lows.

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Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun and informative workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our informative workshop.

  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2

The workshop is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at our office at 2216 14th Street, NW.

Multiple bus lines serve 14th Street and it’s a short walk to U-Street/Cardozo Metro Station (Green/Yellow Metro Line). Refreshments will be provided.

No obligation to buy… only to learn.

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Buying your first home is, for most of us, the biggest investment you’ll ever make.

It makes sense to know what you’re buying before you fork over the funds. Getting the home thoroughly inspected by a trained professional whose job it is to find what’s wrong is a must. But in this competitive seller’s market, how do you protect yourself while still giving yourself the best chance to get the seller to take your offer? Let’s look at the different types of home inspections to consider as you decide what’s the best for you.

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Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun and informative workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our informative workshop.

  • February 8
  • March 7

The workshop is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at our office at 2216 14th Street, NW. Multiple bus lines serve 14th Street and it’s a short walk to U-Street/Cardozo Metro Station (Green/Yellow Metro Line). Refreshments will be provided.

No obligation to buy… only to learn. Space is limited, sign up here.

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When you buy a home in Washington, D.C., in most cases the city collects a recordation tax from the buyer — 1.1% of the purchase price under $400,000 and 1.45% if the price is above $400,000.

This makes up a big portion of the buyer’s closing costs and is paid up front at closing. But it’s possible to get this tax reduced significantly for those who qualify. The D.C. First-Time Home Buyer Recordation Tax Reduction reduces this to just .725% of the purchase price. That’s some BIG savings!

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Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun and informative workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our amazing workshop.

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 7

All workshops are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at our office at 2216 14th Street, NW. Multiple bus lines serve 14th Street and it’s a short walk to U-Street/Cardozo Metro Station (Green/Yellow Metro Line). Refreshments will be provided.

No obligation to buy… only to learn. Space is limited, sign up here.

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As 2019 draws to a close, we analyze the state of the DMV housing market and it’s a mixed bag — some good news for Buyers, some good news for Sellers. Low inventory and rising prices are projected for the 2020 market.

Good news for Buyers: Affordability is up. Interest rates are at historic lows and, for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, are nearly .75% lower than they were a year ago. That’s about $150/month in savings at the median DMV home price — or $54K less in payments over the life of the loan.

Good news for Sellers: Inventory is down and prices are up. The number of new listings are down 3% versus 2018 — meaning there are more eyes on fewer properties. More Buyers combined with lower inventory fueled a 4.5% median price increase over the last 12 months. Expect price appreciation to slow in 2020 to a still respectable 2.6% regionally.

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Let us simplify the home buying process for you at a free, fun, and informative workshop.

Talk to local lenders about getting a loan and learn the importance of hiring a real estate agent not only to help you in your search but to make a winning offer. You will even hear all about the home buying experience from a recent first-time home buyer.

View the dates below and sign up for our amazing workshop.

  • December 7
  • January 11
  • February 8

All workshops are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our office at 2216 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Multiple bus lines serve 14th Street and it’s a short walk to U-Street/Cardozo Metro Station (Green/Yellow Metro Line). Refreshments will be provided.

Sign up here. No obligation to buy… only to learn.

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One of the largest closing costs a home buyer pays at settlement is the title insurance policy required by their mortgage lender. Title insurance protects the home buyer (and the lender) against any title claims by prior owners or lien holders.

But there is a way to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars off of the title insurance premium — and it doesn’t cost the home buyer a thing. When negotiating the purchase contract, buyers should ask the seller of the property for a copy of their title insurance policy. With it, a reduced title insurance reissue rate can be obtained.

Most buyers are not aware that they can get this significant savings simply by asking for it up front — the best part is that there is nothing else that the home buyer needs to do to qualify for it.

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