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Closing on a home just got more expensive in Montgomery County. If you’re planning to buy or sell there anytime soon, then keep on reading to avoid any unexpected surprises at settlement!
Both buyers and sellers will face new costs due to an increase in recordation taxes. This tax payment takes effect on September 1 and […]
2953 Columbus St. S
Arlington, VA 22206
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms
1,382 Square Ft.
Beautiful, bright & updated Clarendon WITH attic in Fairlington.
Enjoy front row parking, a large grassy side-yard in this perfectly located Clarendon model.
Bright & airy with large windows on all three sides!
Enjoy dinner parties or quiet meals at home in your separate dining room.
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April showered the DC metro area with market stats that should bring sunny and optimistic smiles to most buyers and sellers! The region saw some decade high levels for prices, closed sales, and new contracts for the month of April.
These recent statistics show how the local housing market is more robust and steadily improving with […]
Are you a would-be buyer who doesn’t think you can afford to purchase where you rent? Well, things could get more affordable and less restrictive in the District with recent reforms to the DC Zoning Code.
After nearly 8 years of review, the Zoning Code was updated earlier this year by the DC Zoning Commission. The […]
Have you ever driven by a home with rooftop solar panels and thought, “We should do that!” Well, now could be your opportunity with DC SUN (DC Solar United Neighborhoods), which is striving to make solar power more convenient and affordable.
This group uses the “Costco philosophy” — buy in bulk to cut down on costs.
Your dream scenario is playing out as a seller! Buyers love your home and you’ve got several offers.
But how do you know you’ll select the “best” one? The one that will actually go on to settlement with little hassle along the way.
Juggling multiple offers requires some strategy and diligence so you do end […]
You’ve found the home you want, but what happens when other buyers feel the same way? Are you ready to compete with multiple offers? Do you even know how?
It can be frustrating if you keep losing out on homes you love. Many new buyers can experience this exasperating outcome, especially in certain hot neighborhoods flooded […]
4610 30th Rd S
Arlington, VA 22206
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
1,383 Square Ft.
Move right in to this pristine Clarendon with designer finishes in Fairlington Villages Community.
No detail was overlooked: Updates include brand new HVAC, new windows, beautiful kitchen & bath renovations plus addition of recessed lighting throughout, custom closet system in Master Bedroom and brand new flooring in lower level. Entertain on […]Continue Reading »
6506 America Blvd.
Hyattsville, MD 20782
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath + Den
975 Square Ft.
This fabulous one bedroom+den is a perfect first home for someone who wants to be close to all the amenities that Hyattsville has to offer, while being just a few metro stops from downtown DC!
Airy and open, your living space is spacious enough for couches and […]Continue Reading »
The DC Metro real estate market had its own version of “March Madness” with increases in sales, new listings and inventories. According to an analysis by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), the March housing market achieved some new highs in several key measurements, demonstrating continued strength and confidence. Despite a slight drop in overall median sales […]Continue Reading »
Monthly Home Maintenance & Enhancement Series
Here’s the next installment of our monthly series, “Your Home’s To-Do List.” We spotlight what home tasks you should tackle at this particular time of the year. In addition to our basic maintenance reminders, we also suggest ways to increase your home’s value and how to “Dwell” happily!
“April Showers Bring […]
You’ve found THE perfect home to purchase and now you want to make the right offer to convince the seller to say “yes.” Keep in mind, there’s more to it than the offer price!
Even if your price is competitive, you should still use other strategies to make you and your entire offer much more desirable […]
- Did you know there is a LEGAL way to not pay your property taxes in DC for 5 years? Yep! That’s right. We know all about it, let us show you how that’s possible…
- Did you know there is a program in Maryland where you can pay half price for a newly built home? We know about that one too, let us share that with you…
- Did you know there are ways to get up to $75,000 in down payment money if you buy a home in DC? We know it sounds crazy and unbelievable, but it’s absolutely doable and true and we’d be more than happy to tell you all about it…
- Did you think Arlington was SO out of your price range? Think again! We know of a program where first-time buyers with moderate incomes can get assistance for up to 25% of the purchase price and can use it for closing costs and a portion of the down payment. We’ll help connect you…
It was so great working with you. You made the whole house buying and HPAP process totally manageable and 200% worthwhile. Thanks again for all of your help and time. Janice
Welcome to DWELL Residential Brokerage – a modern, fresh approach to real estate
Here at DWELL, we believe that real estate is an important financial tool to help you get from where you are to where you want to be, literally. Real estate has the power to create so much.
Think about it—where you live defines the type of life you live in so many ways. It can affect how you feel, the length of your commute, who you spend time with, what you spend time doing, the amount of time you can spend socializing not to mention your entire financial world.
We want you to see the possibility, live your dream life and understand how real estate can make it all happen…..
1. DWELL IN POSSIBILITY
Perhaps you’ve gotten stuck in a rut or have forgotten about those dreams you had as a child. We want to reignite the spark to DREAM BIG and then help you get to where you’re going.
Do you drive through a certain neighborhood on your way to work and think it’s out of your reach? Have you resigned yourself to the fact that you will have a SUPER long commute and there’s nothing you can do about it? Do you feel like it’s all just out of reach?
It. Is. All. Possible.
You just have to open up yourself, your mind, and your heart to all of the things that you really want out of life.
You’re probably saying: “OK – how do I do that?” Keep reading.
2. DWELL IN YOUR NEEDS, WANTS & DREAMS
To most people real estate means price range, home type, and location. We’ve flipped this old mindset on its head. To us, real estate begins with the most important piece – YOU!
It’s so basic … look inside yourself and you’ll find the answer to all your real estate questions and frustrations. You need to honestly answer questions about YOURSELF and what you want your life to look like. Here are some to get you started:
Your answers to these types of questions (and we have a lot more to ask you) are life-changers, life determiners, and real estate is the gateway.
3. DWELL IN ABUNDANCE AND WITHIN YOUR MEANS
At this point you might be saying – this sounds expensive. Not so my friend. DWELLing in possibility does not mean getting in over your head or being house poor.
Once we get down to the TRUTH about what you want we’ll show you how to meet your budget and still make it a home and location that is perfect for you and what you’re all about.
One of the absolute best ways we can help you save money is through homeownership assistance programs for first-time buyers and for those with moderate incomes. You’d be amazed to see what is out there for the taking in DC, Maryland, and Virginia!
Many state and local governments (DC, Arlington County, Alexandria, Montgomery County) offer programs that can ease the cost of your home purchase. Even banks and other lenders have programs or grants to help buyers so you’re not wiped out financially.
Each program varies on how you save money. It can come down to help with your down payment or closing costs, a tax credit, an outright grant, or eliminating the dreaded PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance). But, it all adds up to more money in your pocket, rather than in your home, and you still have the home you dreamed about!
Turn up your Speakers (or pop in those ear buds) and listen to Jenn’s Radio Interview discussing more ways to save BIG!
"It was so great working with you. You made the whole house buying and HPAP process totally manageable and 200% worthwhile. Thanks again for all of your help and time." - Janice
4. DWELL IN THE FACT THAT YOU MIGHT BE FEARFUL (and do it anyway)
It will probably be the biggest purchase of your life. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a serious transaction and there’s a good chance you’ll feel a little scared along the way.
Do. It. Anyway.
Mark Twain once said, “ Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”. When you feel scared it means you are outside of your comfort zone, and in this case, maybe that's a good thing. Buying a home, putting down roots and making it your own will bring you much more joy than anything else, not to mention the tax benefits. That check in your pocket every year is something to be excited about!
5. DWELL IN CONFIDENCE THAT YOUR DREAM HOME IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
We are not here to sell you a house. We are here to HELP you find a HOME.
We’re on your timetable and will never rush you. We won’t go anywhere and will keep working with you until we know you are pleased with the end result.
Buying your first home is a large financial investment and is essentially the stepping stone to your next home, so we’re committed to helping you make it right the first time.
“Jennifer made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. If you’re a first time homebuyer looking for the perfect combination of expertise and energy, she’s just what you need. She made the process easy and walked us through everything step by step. She was very patient with us as we figured out what kind of home we wanted and then was aggressive in helping beat multiple offers to get our dream home.” - Julia & Chris
6. DWELL IN THE CLARITY THAT ANY HOUSE CAN BE MADE INTO A HOME
Potential. You’ve got it and so does your future home. Our job is to help you see it.
We are real estate experts and LOVE nothing more than uncovering the hidden potential of a property. Your dream home exists and sometimes all it takes is a little imagination….and elbow grease. We can point out quick, easy and FUN ways to make your dream home a reality. We do this all the time with our own home purchases and we can show you how easy and inexpensive it can be.
We’ve also got great partners that can turn any town home, condo or single-family house into a home AND keep it humming for years to come. After all, it is more about YOU making your DWELLing into YOUR home. Maya Angelou said it best – “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself”.
7. Dwell in the certainty that your Realtor will help you achieve your real estate dreams
“I highly recommend you to everyone who even mentions the words home or buyer. Thanks so much!!” - Jaclyn
We understand what it’s like to be a first-time buyer or seller and are excited to start the journey with you. We’ll listen to you, answer your questions, provide our insight, throw in some humor … and together, we’ll chart the best path to take.
And if you’re not a “first-timer,” your concerns, wishes, and ideas will get the respect they deserve. We’ll help you sort through what you really want and make this real estate experience the best yet.
We know the local DC metro market and mean business when it comes to making each transaction, negotiation, and closing go more smoothly.
But we never forget we’re dream makers too. We truly believe we can make your real estate experience an enjoyable journey that will change your life for the better.
Our founder, Jennifer Myers, an award-winning real estate agent with over 10 years of experience, is excited to share this philosophy by opening DWELL and selecting a top-notch team of agents that will help carry on her mission.
We’re thrilled to be located in DC’s trendsetting H Street corridor. Our convenient location lets us handle residential sales, leasing, and property management in the District, Virginia, and Maryland.
DWELL in your potential – Let us show you how!