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Huge 2 bedroom + Huge Roof Deck 1300 Taylor Street NW, #303, Washington, DC 20016 View Map Welcome to a REAL 2 bedroom / 2 bath condo. This top floor unit features over 1200 sq ft of living space PLUS your own private roof deck! Start with the wonderfully high ceilings then comes the shiny hardw...
05/05/2010
Yes; it's true there is still a 1st Time Home Buyer Tax Credit in Washington DC. For the past year we have been focused on the Federal 1st-Time Home Buyer Tax credit of giving folks up to an $8,000 credit on their Federal Taxes.  Well with that credit; we never gave a thought to our old friend; t...
05/05/2010
The House Financial Services Committee approved a key FHA reform bill yesterday; however it did NOT change the minimum FHA down-payment from 3.5% to 5%; as was suggested by Rep Scott Garrett (R-New Jersey). It is important that FHA remains strong and a viable option for so many home-buyers; buy r...
04/28/2010
Great info here. I also fact-checked and it seems all true.  As the saying goes - don't believe everything you read ! See for yourself..... FACT CHECK . ORG3.8% Real Estate Sales Tax - True or False? You may have received an email or heard something on Twitter about the 3.8% real estate sales tax...
04/28/2010
My dear friend and colleague wrote this post this morning. It has so much importance - right now especially.  With offers coming and going so quickly; the thought of just slipping an offer into a fax or dropping off at the office isn't such a great idea.  At our office meeting today, our broker, ...
04/28/2010
OK; so the Supreme Court says we can own guns in DC.  Like it or not.   We don't do a lot of hunting in the city; although Rock Creek Park is full of deer; we don't really have a hunting season - no Tourist Season doesn't count!  But the thought is; criminals have no problems getting guns; so why...
04/28/2010
It's actually against the law here in DC.  Yes that's right; when you drive in the District of Columbia - you cannot talk on your cell phone while you are driving -unless you have a hands-free device. I say this; as I saw not less than 4 people doing it this morning while driving down Massachuset...
04/27/2010
I showed a property last week.  My client wants to make an offer and we have some questions for the agent.  But the agent won't call me back! HUH?! 4 days I have tried.  No answer.  Today was a call to the Broker/Manager.  He said he would have the agent call me.  Well it's been over 12 hours.  N...
04/26/2010
I have heard many rumors and people talking about plumbing problems at the huge, new, City Vista complex in Mt Vernon Square.  These buildings are a combination of retail, condos and apartments. In this complex is also the gym that I go to (granted, not as often as I should). Several times the Re...
04/26/2010
With the market heating up; I had a hard time getting my 1st pick Home Inspector.  In fact I have had to use 3 different inspectors from 3 different companies; just to get the jobs done.  All of them report being BUSY !   Real Estate and the related fields are a funny business.  We can go from bo...
04/21/2010
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