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    DC Open Doors: A New Homebuyer Program

    We’re excited to announce that DC has launched a new program to help buyers in the District reach their goals of homeownership. On May 15, 2013, the DC Housing Finance Agency announced the creation of DC Open Doors. DC Open Doors offers various loan products (both FHA and Conventional) and down payment assistance in the… Read the full article…

    A Journey of Ups and Downs for First Time Buyers

    The journey of buying one’s first place sometimes requires equal measures of patience and flexibility. Meet Tania, a young professional who wisely decided that getting into the DC real estate market made great financial sense for her future. But Tania found out that it can be hard to find an affordable home in DC, even for… Read the full article…

    DC’s Best Ghost Tours & Halloween Events

    What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by enjoying a creepy, nighttime ghost tour? Given our rich and unique history, there’s no lack of harrowing tales and purported hauntings in this city. Ironically, Lafayette Square seems to have a particularly violent and creepy past. There are many tours in the area that… Read the full article…

    World of Montgomery Festival

    WHEN: Sunday, October 21st from 12pm – 5pm. WHERE: Wheaton Triangle, 2424 Reedie Dr. Wheaton, Maryland 20902 www.worldofmontgomeryfestival.org An annual celebration of the rich cultural diversity of Montgomery County, this year’s celebration focuses on the countries and cultures of El Salvador, India, Ethiopia and China. Don’t miss the Pupusa Cook-Off at 3pm. Pay $5 and… Read the full article…

    SOLD!! Sunny Studio Co-op in the Heart of Dupont Circle

    This beautifully renovated unit on bustling 17th Street NW in Dupont Circle is so conveniently located it earns a walk score of 100! Located in the Rutland Courts Cooperative, the bright studio boasts an unusually spacious kitchen and bathroom and plenty of storage. It’s no surprise that it sold quickly and for more than any other… Read the full article…

    Ask the Expert Series: The Home Inspector

    In a new series of blog posts, we aim to bring you expert information directly from the professionals typically involved in a real estate transaction. Don’t just take our word for it! We begin the series with an interview from one of our client favorite home inspectors, Jiri Danihel with House Inspection Associates. 1. How long does… Read the full article…

    Elegant and Easy Urban Living (Logan Circle)

    The Castle, a stately red-brick Victorian mansion built in 1886 and located at 1301 Rhode Island Avenue NW, is home to a beautifully renovated duplex condo that overlooks Logan Circle from the light-filled, rotunda living room. The unit was recently renovated by local developer Martin Ditto of Ditto Residential, who preserved the historical features of the… Read the full article…

    The Good Bones Home

    When Meg and Serge came to us, the kind of home they described wanting was what we like to call the “good bones” home. The kind of home with great historical details – original wood trim, doors and bannisters, transom windows, pocket doors, original hardwood floors, chicken wire tile in the bathroom, French doors –… Read the full article…

    Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates Communities East of the Anacostia

    The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is highly anticipated each summer.  Held on the National Mall, the festival typically has explored the way of life – arts, crafts, cuisine, music, dance – of cultures both locally and around the globe. The festival often delves into the complex social and political changes that have influenced these cultures…. Read the full article…

    The New Wonders of Capitol Riverfront

      Unlike most major cities that are situated by the water, DC has long lacked a vibrant waterfront destination.  Yes, there’s the Georgetown waterfront, but we’ve always known we can do better than that. Why DC waterfronts have not become tourist and retail hubs, as is often the case in other major cities (hello Baltimore)… Read the full article…