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Wells Fargo is Exiting Reverse Mortgage Industry - 06/27/11 09:53 PM
Many Washington, DC homeowners purchased their homes with the idea of building wealth through equity. Some have even planned their retirement around using the equity in their Washington, DC homes. If you are among the homeowners who plan to use equity in your Washington, DC home to help fund your senior years, you will want to know about the latest news in the reverse mortgage industry. Mortgage lender Wells Fargo recently announced that it will no longer offer reverse mortgages due to the current unpredictability of home values. Another reason that Wells Fargo is exiting the reverse mortgage industry is the (3 comments)
How to Buy Your First Home in Washington, D.C. - 06/18/11 06:28 PM
It's exhilarating meeting with new buyer clients. Why you ask? Because their excitement is contagious! At the same time, it can also be a confusing time when you're not sure how to proceed. As such, I've put together a step-by-step guide for folks to learn how to buy your first home in Washington, DC: First -- Are you ready to own a home? Truth be told, buying your first home in Washington, DC is a big commitment and responsibility. You need to be psychologically, emotionally, and financially ready for home ownership. Do you want maintenance? If no, look at alternate options (2 comments)
Southwest DC Plans for an Ecodistrict - 06/10/11 09:07 PM
Heard some great news this week. DC may be joining a growing number of cities worldwide in creating a large-scale sustainable urban area, sometimes referred to as an ecodistrict. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the organization behind the initiative, has been holding public meetings as Southwest DC plans for an ecodistrict.
The proposal first came to the public's attention in February 2010 under the name "10th Street Corridor Task Force." It was in response to an Executive Order, which called for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It also came from a desire to revitalize the area around L'Enfant (0 comments)
Where to Look for a Home in Washington, DC - 06/07/11 06:20 PM
When you are thinking about buying a home in Washington, DC, one of the first decisions you need to make is where the home should be located. DC? MD? Nothern Virginia? Most folks are surprised by how large the DC Metro area really is, so not surprisingly, it can present a real challenge when facing the question of where to look for a home. Buying a home isn't just about the house. You are also seeking a place that fits your lifestyle. Some of these lifestyle considerations include price, school system, commute, nearby services, community amenities, atmosphere, etc. That's not (0 comments)
Don't Buy a New DC Home Alone - 06/02/11 11:02 PM
I just had a client tell me over the phone: "I will never again try to buy a home on my own..." While he had used our services to sell his current condo, he and his wife had found their dream home before we had a relationship and thus started a five-month stressful process of trying to negotiate directly with a builder. BUYER BEWARE: If you are buying a new home in Washington, DC, make sure you have a real estate agent with you from the beginning. If you visit the model home and sign in without a realtor, the builder may not (2 comments)
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