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    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…

    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…

    Buying Your First Home: Workshop Sept. 29th

    We are proud to continue to participate in home buying workshops to educate the community on the different aspects of the home buying process. Our goal is to help you achieve your dream by providing you access to information and experienced professionals. The goal is to empower you! We will next be participating in the workshop,… 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…

    Five Things Sellers Can Do To Maximize Their Home’s Value

    1. Get rid of the clutter and the cobwebs – We understand that selling your home is not easy.  If you’re still living there while it’s on the market, it’s inconvenient and exhausting to be ready for showings at a moment’s notice. And the condition that you need to show your house in is not… Read the full article…

    Workforce Housing Certified

    We’re happy to announce that Alex and Laura are Workforce Housing Certified! Workforce Housing Certification is offered by the Maryland Association of Realtors to prepare real estate agents to work with clients interested in accessing affordable housing finance programs in their area. This certification falls directly in line with our goals of helping clients find affordable and… 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…