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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…

    Help Restore the $5,000 First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit

    Not since 2011 have home buyers, making their first home purchase in DC, been able to take advantage of a $5,000 tax credit to help offset the cost of purchasing a home.  However, there are new reasons to be hopeful this credit may be coming back. According to Urban Turf,  Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is… 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…

    Ask the Expert Series: The Home Warranty

    We continue our Ask the Expert series of blog posts with an interview with Teresa Novak, District Manager with HMS Home Warranty.  Here are the answers, direct from an expert, to the questions you most frequently ask us. 1. What is a home warranty and what does it cover? A HMS home warranty provides repair or replacement coverage for mechanical… Read the full article…

    Capitol Hill Renovator’s House Tour

    The Twelfth Annual Renovator’s House Tour comes to Capitol Hill on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am. to 4:00pm. Designed for the modern homeowner or those thinking of purchasing a new home, this walking tour showcases a wide variety of home and styles. The emphasis is on clever solutions to everyday problems and how to create the… Read the full article…

    Tour of Solar & Green Homes

    The 22nd annual Metro Washington, D.C. Tour of Solar & Green Homes is being held October 6th & 7th. Admission is free! Over 70 homes energy-efficient homes and buildings will highlight a variety of solar design, technology and sustainable living concepts, including solar hot water systems, radiant heat, energy-efficient appliances, and energy- saving building construction… Read the full article…

    First Time Home Buying Workshop: October 20th

    Do you feel the home buying process is complex? Are you searching for clear and consistent information and high quality guidance? The objective of this course is to help answer the many questions you have regarding the home buying process. We are thrilled to be participating in the workshop, First Time Home Buying, sponsored by the Housing and Community Develoopment… Read the full article…

    CityLIFT – New $20,000 Down Payment Assistance Program

    For a limited time, the CityLIFT program provides $20,000 in down payment assistance funds to eligible homebuyers who are purchasing a home within Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, MD. No repayment of these funds is required and it is forgiven over a five year period. More great news, these funds can also be combined… 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…

    Affordability and Community Connection in Fort Totten

    Fort Totten is just one of the many neighborhoods in Ward 5 that is grabbing the attention of prospective buyers because of its proximity to metro and affordable housing stock. What is more, development projects are underway that promise to bring some much needed retail and services to the area. One of the highly publicized… Read the full article…