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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…

    Ask the Expert Series: The Loan Qualification Process

    We continue to connect you with the experts to answer the questions on your mind. Next in our Ask the Expert series of blog posts is an interview with Greg Kingsbury, Loan Consultant with Caliber Funding to discuss what your should expect during the loan qualification process. 1. What is the difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification? The main difference… Read the full article…

    Ask the Expert Series: Title & Settlement Services

    We continue to bring you expert information directly from the professionals typically involved in a real estate transaction. Next in our Ask the Expert series of blog posts is an interview with Marty Stanton, a Partner at KVS Title.  Here are the answers, direct from an expert, to the questions you most frequently ask us. 1. What is… 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…

    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…

    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…

    Home Buying Workshop: Empower Yourself!

    Buying a home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make. We are dedicated to providing buyers with information that is easy to understand, without all of the industry jargon, so you can be informed and empowered consumers and make wise investments for your future. To support this effort, we are proud to regularly… Read the full article…

    Why Buy in DC?

    The DC metro region is large and diverse and it can be overwhelming to decide where to buy a home. For years, DC itself was viewed as the place where one rented an apartment but when the time came to settle down, buy a home and maybe have a family, it was off to the… Read the full article…

    What You Should Know Before Buying a Condo?

    Condominiums are an attractive option for many buyers, particularly in booming neighborhoods. There are some fundamental differences, however, between buying a condo and buying a single family home. Below are 7 pitfalls that you should watch out for when buying a condo shared by John Scott Smith of the Federal Housing Administration: 1. ALWAYS get a home inspection. It is… Read the full article…

    Suze Orman on Buying a Condo

    Just in case you haven’t heard of Suze Orman, she was Oprah Winfrey’s money management guru who has become super famous giving hard-hitting “tell-it-like-it-is” financial advice to millions. She has offered up some tips for making a smart investment in a condo. Condos can be tricky, especially if you are using FHA financing, and since DC… Read the full article…