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This article is for those move-up buyers who need to sell their current home first before buying their next home. Most likely, your lender has approved you only for selling first, then buying.
At this point, you should know your criteria for this next home, your budget, and a neighborhood you’d like to focus on for your home search. You want to be fully prepared and ready to go whether you are selling or buying first.Continue Reading »
Coming up with a lump sum of money for a down payment can be scary and daunting to many first-time buyers. You definitely don’t want to wipe out your entire savings to purchase a home.
It doesn’t have to be a roadblock to homeownership!
Once you’ve got your monthly budget all set and know approximately how much home you can really afford (see our fourth article in the series), the next step is dealing with your down payment.
Here’s some guidance on where you can find cash for your down payment and also a rundown of some great homebuyer assistance programs that can help reduce the amount taken out of your own pocket.Continue Reading »
One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a homebuyer is not knowing how much you can REALLY afford when purchasing a home. The next mistake is thinking too “big picture” when it comes to price range or purchase price.
Stop right here before you make these mistakes!
We’re going to show you the correct way to do the math so that you get a mortgage you can afford and, ultimately, a home you absolutely love on your budget. You won’t be “house poor” and you won’t shortchange yourself either.
Here’s how:Continue Reading »
It’s never simple when you’re ready to move on to a new home and you already own one to sell, or perhaps rent out.
It’s overwhelming just thinking about what comes first, what to do when, how to pay for everything, and how to time it all so you don’t end up with two homes or no home.
It’s both a logistical and financial dilemma!
That’s why we’re here to help explain how to make this all happen, step by step. And help your stress levels decrease at the same time.Continue Reading »
Love Buying a Home – Week 3
Our step-by-step series will take you through the entire home-buying process — from finding a buyer’s agent to settlement day, and even to maintaining your home after you’re all moved in. Every first-time buyer will find this information-packed series easy to follow and understand. Make sure to tune in […]
How to Move Up with Ease Series –Week 2
Our 5-part series is a “how-to” guide for moving up to your next home with as little stress as possible. Whether it’s your first time moving up or you’ve done it before, this series is a great resource.
When you are ready for a new home but also […]
The first item on the agenda when you’re looking to buy a home is to choose a real estate agent that is the best person to represent you, and also someone that can help you through every single one of the many steps in buying a home.
You will be spending a lot of time with this person, so make sure it’s someone that’s right for you and your specific home buying needs and goals.
Keep these 10 factors in mind when you start considering agents!Continue Reading »
We all love our first home but eventually there comes a point when it’s time to move on. Life changes and so do our needs and wants in a home.
Moving can be a hard decision, both financially and personally, so determine if you’re truly ready for it. Here’s what to consider before you start packing.Continue Reading »
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home and are just not sure of the steps involved or even where to start, then our 14-part series is a MUST read for you.
Each week, you’ll get great tips and easy-to-understand how to’s that will help you be successful in purchasing a home in today’s market. And, it’s all delivered to you in sequential order so you know what to do when … one bite-sized chunk at a time!Continue Reading »
Check out all THREE of our open houses on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 from 1-3PM!Continue Reading »
910 M St NW #112
Washington, DC 20001
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathrooms
941 Square Ft.
$580/month Condo Fee including GARAGE PARKING, concierge, on-site gym, party room, and the best rooftop deck you’ve ever seen with grills, and a POOL!
Open House Sunday, September 16 from 1-3pm!
Less than a mile from SIX different metro stops, this stunning condo in Bladen Alley in Shaw […]Continue Reading »
616 E St. NW #309
Washington, DC 20004
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
737 Square Ft.
Condo Fee: $455/month
Luxury building full of amenities including: Front desk concierge, elevators, beautiful lobby, green-space courtyard, business center, HUGE onsite gym, movie theater, and an amazing rooftop perfect for entertaining with grills, seating, kitchen, bathrooms and a POOL!
Open House Sunday, September 16 from 1-3pm!
- 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!