Want the inside scoop?

We promise to only send you helpful information about how to make your home search easier, more fun, and stress-free.

Being a first-time homeowner can be exhilarating and fun at times, with lots of freedom to make it your own space. You don’t have to answer to any landlord or roommate! But, it also comes with responsibilities.

When something breaks, it’s not an easy call to that landlord anymore. You’re the one in charge of any repairs, maintenance, finances, and improvements over the long haul. Plus, making your home more “yours” and becoming a member of your community also are part of your to-do list now. You’re not a renter anymore but putting down roots. This first year will have some highs and perhaps some lows, and most of it will be very new for you. Here’s some guidance on everything you may encounter as you get your feet wet.

Our 20 tips below is a good overview of what you can do to maintain your home AND make you a happy homeowner.

Continue Reading »

You’re ready to trade up to a new home, and that means you’re about to face the homeowner’s dilemma of what to do first: SELL your current home first and use the proceeds to buy a new home, or BUY your new home first and hope your current home sells in a timely manner.

It’s a tricky dilemma since you don’t want to end up with two mortgages at once or having no place to live at all!  Here’s how to avoid that Catch-22.

Continue Reading »

You are almost a homeowner! But before you can celebrate, you’ve got to gear up for a successful settlement day. And that means no surprises, no delays, and you walking out with the keys to your new home.

There is a lot to do on the days leading up to your closing and settlement. You’ll be better prepared and on top of everything if you know what to expect.

Here’s what you need to do at each stage of the process.

Continue Reading »

The big day is finally here! You are going to officially sell your home and hand over the keys to the new owners.

But no one wants the transaction to be sidetracked by any last minutes surprises. Unfortunately, that can happen, but not for you with the handy list below!

Do your homework now and you’ll have a successful settlement. Here’s what you need to do prior to this day, and also what to expect at your closing and what to bring with you.

Continue Reading »

You’ve got mixed feelings about moving right now — excited to make new memories in a new home but somewhat sad to be leaving your old home. No matter what, you’ve got to get organized and focused for your big move and all the details it entails.

Here are some ways to help you NOT feel overwhelmed leading up to your move (and your settlement day). Doing some preparation months or weeks ahead can make a huge difference in the final days, so keep that in mind when you first list your home.

Continue Reading »

You don’t want any surprises on closing day. As a buyer, ensuring a smooth transition to becoming the homeowner should be set in motion well before you sit down with the sellers that day.

Here’s our handy breakdown with your final to-do’s so you’re all set when you close.

Continue Reading »

Even though you’re buying a home when you purchase a condo unit, you’re actually buying into a “business.”

That’s why it’s so important for you to determine how stable and financially sound this “business venture” is before taking it on. And that’s where reviewing condo docs comes in.

Continue Reading »

You’re now one step closer to officially selling your home. Even though you have a contract with buyers, you’re not done just yet.

There’s a lot to get completed before closing day, and you might feel like your “to-do” list keeps growing and growing. And, you’re right!

Keep in mind that no one (you or the buyer) wants the transaction to fall through or be delayed at this stage because of a mishap. Here’s what you need to focus on:

Continue Reading »

Just because your home is under contract doesn’t mean it’s time to celebrate just yet. Your home needs to be appraised, and the results could sidetrack the entire transaction.

The sale of your home can’t move forward until the appraisal is done and the lender has given its stamp of approval. That’s why this is an important and sometimes stressful step in the closing process.

You don’t want the appraised value to come in lower than the contract price.  If so, the lender won’t approve a loan for more than what the home is worth. That means that the price you’ve set for your home is not going to happen!

Make sure you understand this process before you’re in the thick of it. Here are the ABC’s of an appraisal and what you can do to protect yourself as a seller: 

Continue Reading »

Only you can decide what you are willing to accept or undertake if you decide to buy this home. BUT remember, you can only do that if you know the facts about your home.  That’s why the home inspection is your fact-finding mission!

If any red flags arise, then you’ll need to decide what’s a deal breaker or not; and whether you’re going to negotiate repairs with the seller or void the contract entirely.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect.

Continue Reading »

Once you’re under contract to buy a home, you want the final stages of the mortgage process to go smoothly – you don’t want anything to sidetrack the sale from here on out!

Nothing is a done deal yet even when you’re under contract. Both your future home’s appraisal and your ability to lock in a good mortgage rate can affect the outcome of your purchase.

So here’s what you need to keep in mind when you reach this stage.

Continue Reading »

This is the seventh article in our series called, Love Selling Your Home: Minimize Your Stress, Maximize Your Profit, Dwell Residential’s step-by-step guide to selling your home. Our series takes you through the entire home-selling process — from finding a real estate agent to settlement day.
Selling a home is an emotional experience for many […]

Continue Reading »

You’ve done it … you found the home you want to buy! Now you’re ready to make an offer and tackle some of the next steps that will make you a homeowner. Here are some smart tips on getting a home for a price you’re happy with in the end.

Continue Reading »

How do you know if you’re selecting the BEST offer for the home you’re selling?

Believe it or not, it’s not always about the money!

Here are some smart strategies and tips to keep in mind so that your home is sold to the right buyer, for the right price, and for less stress and anxiety (a big plus for you).

Continue Reading »

This is the sixth article in our series called, Buying a Home 101: Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know Before You Buy Your First Home. This 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 […]

Continue Reading »

This is the fifth article in our series called, Love Selling Your Home: Minimize Your Stress, Maximize Your Profit, Dwell Residential’s step-by-step guide to selling your home. Our series takes you through the entire home-selling process — from finding a real estate agent to settlement day.
Now that you’re ready to sell your home, it […]

Continue Reading »

Jennifer Myers, Founder of Dwell Residential Brokerage and now managing broker of Dwell Residential, an RLAH Company has been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry.

Jennifer joins other Forbes Real Estate Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

Continue Reading »

Today’s mortgages are not “one-size-fits-all.” That means you’ve got lots of options out there that could fit your budget and finances. This is good news for many home buyers like you!

Once your mortgage situation is all set, you’ll be in a much better position to negotiate with the sellers and move forward on a purchase. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:

Continue Reading »

Selling your home can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. So many never-ending decisions to make and things to do from start to finish.

And many of those decisions can either help maximize your profits from the sale, or hurt them.  Just facing that unknown outcome can cause stress and anxiety for many sellers.

That’s why you need to focus on successful strategies that help you price your home “right” from the very beginning!

Continue Reading »

Join Dwell for FOUR Open Houses this Weekend!

1718 P St. NW Unit #3 Washington, DC 20036
Open House 1-3

1414 Belmont St. NW #312 Washington, DC 20009
Open House 1-3

2500 N Van Dorn #1021 Alexandria, VA 22302
Open House 1-4

1415 Downing St NE Washington, DC 20018
Open House 12-3

Continue Reading »

2500 N Van Dorn #1021
Alexandria, VA 22302
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,037 Square Ft.
$209,900

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on the 10th floor at pet-friendly Park Place in Alexandria.  Updated kitchen, brand new flooring throughout & fresh paint! Enjoy spectacular views of the Air Force Memorial and Washington Monument from the large, private balcony.  Large master bedroom […]

Continue Reading »

1415 Downing St NE
Washington, DC 20018
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
1,584 Square Ft.
$574,000

You’ll fall in love with this tasteful and complete rehab with appointed original details and a touch of added modern luxury throughout. Many unique features and custom design elements make this home one-of-a-kind artisan’s masterpiece.

Continue Reading »

This is the fourth article in our series called, Buying a Home 101: Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know Before You Buy Your First Home. This 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 […]

Continue Reading »

First impressions from the get-go are very important when it comes to selling your home.

But you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to get your home ready. There are many easy and inexpensive ways to make your home look its best and show well to potential buyers. 

If you plan to move anytime soon or in the next year or so, start to think about what your home needs to make it shine and be more profitable in the long run!

Continue Reading »

One of the biggest mistakes many homebuyers make is not knowing how much they can REALLY afford when purchasing a home. Stop right there before you make the same 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 »

You’re ready to sell your home, but how do you know if potential buyers will love it or not?

In real estate we call it the “sale-ability” factor of a home.  This comes into play when you compare your home to others that have sold recently in your neighborhood and how you should price your own home.

Continue Reading »

Join Dwell for TWO Open Houses this Weekend!

Bright, Beautiful, And a Block from Dupont Circle!
Sunday 1-3
1718 P St. NW Unit #3

Hip Pad in a Happening Location
Sunday 2-4
1414 Belmont St. NW #312

Continue Reading »

This is the second article in our series called, Buying a Home 101. This 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. Make sure to tune in every week! 
Before you start looking […]

Continue Reading »

The absolute first step to selling your home is finding a real estate agent. You want an agent that will not only sell your home for a great price and in a short amount of time, but also will make it an experience where you’ll walk away happy with the entire process.

Here’s what you need to consider when looking for an agent to sell your home:

Continue Reading »

Join Dwell for TWO Open Houses this Weekend: 1-3pm!

Continue Reading »

If you’ve been thinking about selling your home and are just not sure of the steps involved or even where to start, then our 12-week Love Selling Your Home series is a must for you.

Each week, you’ll get great tips, tactics that work, and some of our best-kept secrets for sellers. We want to make sure that you sell your home for the most profit possible AND with as little stress as possible. Sounds good, right?!

Continue Reading »

This is the second article in a series called, Buying a Home 101: Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know Before You Buy Your First Home. This step-by-step series will take you through the entire home-buying process — from finding a buyer’s agent to settlement day,  plus a bonus section on maintaining your home […]

Continue Reading »

2500 N Van Dorn #425
Alexandria, VA
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,042 Square Ft.
$199,900

Beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath condo on the 4th floor at pet-friendly Park Place in Alexandria. Natural light fills this freshly painted and updated condo with large balcony. Large master bedroom has an attached bath and walk-in closet with Elfa closet system. Large 2nd bedroom provides […]

Continue Reading »

1414 Belmont St. NW #312
Washington, DC 20009
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
610 Square Ft.
$415,000
$312.18/month condo fee

On the third floor of the stylish Solea Building on the corner of Florida Ave and 14th Street is where you’ll find this fabulous 1-bedroom condo. Beautiful hardwood floors, tall ceilings, huge windows, tons of kitchen storage, and a massive walk-in closet […]

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 new weekly series Buying a Home 101 is a MUST read for you.

It’ll keep you informed and up-to-date on the entire home-buying process from beginning to end, one bite-sized chunk at a time.

Continue Reading »

Everybody lives busy lives and making time for home tasks can be hard.  Spending an afternoon watching college football or going apple picking is a lot more fun than doing maintenance.
But, as a homeowner, the consistent upkeep of your home helps to preserve your home’s value and prevent some avoidable and costly damage.  Which can […]

Continue Reading »

4508 34th St. S
Arlington, VA 22206
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,500 Square Ft.
$494,900

Natural light fills this renovated Clarendon end-unit Townhome.  Highlights include spectacular views, abundant green space and easy access to tennis courts, tot lot & community pool.  Entertain your friends and family in your open concept, completely remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, island, stainless steel appliances […]

Continue Reading »

4245 32nd Rd. S

Arlington, VA 22206
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms
1,500 Square Ft.
$469,900

Stunning 3 level, 2 BR, 2 Bath full-sized Clarendon Townhome with Silestone kitchen counters & high-end stainless steel appliances.  Custom cabinets and ceramic tile complete this gourmet kitchen.  Gorgeous modern bathrooms create perfect Zen space.  Hardwood floors through the living and dining rooms and the […]

Continue Reading »

First-time buyers in DC could save thousands of dollars in closing costs starting October 1st! Learn how an amendment to the DC Deed Recordation Tax Act could benefit YOU!

Continue Reading »

1718 P St. NW
Unit #3
Washington, DC 20036
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
733 Square Ft.
$415,000

Continue Reading »

1415 Girard St. NW #201
Washington, DC 20009
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
697 Square Ft.
Co-Op Fee: $429

Continue Reading »

1010 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Unit 309
Washington, DC 20001
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
886 Square Ft.
$499,999

Less than a quarter mile from FOUR different metro stations, this one-bedroom condo on Massachusetts Ave is the PERFECT place for someone who wants to be in the middle of everything DC has to offer! And with the high-end stainless steel appliances in the […]

Continue Reading »

Whether you’re buying your first home, your next home or even refinancing, you need to avoid some risky actions that could hurt your credit score and, ultimately, block you from getting the mortgage you want.

Know these 10 Commandments and stick to them as you begin the home-buying process.

Continue Reading »

Remember to consult with an attorney or a reputable property management company for details on current housing regulations and procedures, but here is our bonus guide to get you started on what needs to happen if you plan to rent out your DC home.

Continue Reading »

Once you’ve decided to rent out your home, you need to think about whether you’re going to do it alone or hire a property management company. There are several benefits to having a company handle many of the landlord duties for your rental.

Continue Reading »

Dwell Residential founder and broker, Jennifer Myers, made the list of Best Real Estate Agents in Washington DC AND Top Producer in Washington DC in the July Issue of Washingtonian Magazine.
The list of Best Agents took many factors into account. Washingtonian Magazine sent surveys to nearly 16,000 recent Washington homebuyers asking them to rank their agents on […]

Continue Reading »

There’s one number — your credit score —  that could make or break your opportunity to become a homeowner. You need to take it seriously and stay on top of it well before you even think about buying a home.

Continue Reading »

How to Become a Landlord Series — Week 2
Most of our clients are investment-minded, and we love the notion of keeping your current home as a rental when you move out of the area or buy a bigger home.  But, how do you know if you’re making the right decision and if you’re ready to […]

Continue Reading »

As a potential buyer, you don’t want to mess up your credit score. But did you know that you might be doing just that? What you think is helping it could actually be hurting it! Here are three three common misconceptions that needlessly lower credit scores.

Continue Reading »

Seems counterintuitive, but it’s true. Most first-time buyers may not realize that having a credit card actually helps them buy a home.

How’s that you might ask? We’ll tell you!

Continue Reading »

How to Be a Landlord Series — Week 1
Have you ever wondered whether it would be a good idea to rent out your home instead of selling when it’s time to move?  Most of our clients are investment-minded, and we love the notion of keeping your current home as a rental when you move out […]

Continue Reading »

“I should’ve caulked those windows for a few bucks a tube last summer. Now I’ve got a $2,000 repair bill for mold and water damage. What was I thinking!!”

Big homeowner mistake … that can be easily avoided if you put “preventative” maintenance on your to-do list today. It will be worth your time and money now so that you won’t face costly repairs for any serious (and preventable) damage later on.

Continue Reading »

Getting the best interest rate can be puzzling for many first-time buyers. It’s not as straightforward as getting that low rate you see advertised online.

You’ll get the lowest rate only if you figure out how to fit all these pieces together – fees, points, down payment, credit score, your specific home, your goals, and more.

Continue Reading »

Follow our 9-week series to learn how to get the best mortgage for your specific financial situation and goals.  We’ll take you through each and every step so you’ll know what to do before, during and after getting a mortgage.
This week you’ll learn all about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and ways you can avoid this […]

Continue Reading »

 
Our 4-week series is a must for every homeowner. Once you buy a home, it’s now all your responsibility! But are you truly prepared for the unexpected? This series is a great overview on what you need to know when it comes to getting homeowner’s insurance, keeping your home safe and secure, and avoiding costly […]

Continue Reading »

Our 4-week series is a must for every homeowner. Once you buy a home, it’s now all your responsibility! But are you truly prepared for the unexpected? This series is a great overview on what you need to know when it comes to getting homeowner’s insurance, keeping your home safe and secure, and avoiding costly […]

Continue Reading »

Maybe you’ve seen a home that you love but it was more fixer-upper than move-in-ready. Dated kitchen, no central A/C or no open floor plan … but a location you just love.

Don’t cross it off your list! Whether you envision of big renovation or something on a smaller scare, there is a way to finance it.

Continue Reading »

Before you sign off on that annual renewal, make sure you are fully covered for your current situation but also see where you can save money. You might be able to take any savings and put it toward additional coverage you need now.

Here are some quick tips every homeowner should know about:

Continue Reading »

Most buyers have heard scary stories about ARMs — adjustable rate mortgages — from family members or from headlines years ago.

In fact, depending on how long you plan on owning your first home, an ARM could be a cheaper and more affordable alternative for you than a fixed-rate mortgage. Find out why!

Continue Reading »

How to Get the Best Mortgage Series – Week 5
Follow our 9-week series to learn how to get the best mortgage for your specific financial situation and goals.  We’ll take you through each and every step so you’ll know what to do before, during and after getting a mortgage.
This week you’ll learn why the interest […]

Continue Reading »

Is your home and yard ready to take the summertime heat? The DC metro area is known for its hot and steamy weather … so don’t let your home get roasted this summer in more ways than you’d like!
Here’s our handy to-do list to help you prep your home for summer:
Keep It Cool
Get your A/C […]

Continue Reading »

Sometimes you have no choice on when you need to sell your home — a job transfer, you saw another home you really want to buy, or you have an unexpected life change.
Selling in the “off season” — such as summer — isn’t ideal but it can be done.
The housing market does slow down as […]

Continue Reading »

How to Get the Best Mortgage Series  – Week 4
Follow our 9-week series to learn how to get the best mortgage for your specific financial situation and goals.  We’ll take you through each and every step so you’ll know what to do before, during and after getting a mortgage.
This week you’ll learn why your credit […]

Continue Reading »

4591 Perch Branch Way
Woodbridge, VA 22193
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
1,898 Square Ft.
$274,900

Continue Reading »

4804 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,230 Square Ft.
$684,900

OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM!!

Continue Reading »

There are so many options these days that allow you to put less than 20% down and not pay monthly mortgage insurance. We can get you on the right track for what you need to do to make this happen.

Continue Reading »

Feeling like you need a new home to get more space or just want a change, but still love your neighborhood so you don’t really want to move?
Why not make your dream home out of the home you have now!
And, don’t worry, you can find the cash to renovate and not break the bank. We’ll […]

Continue Reading »

542 Regent Place, NE
Washington, DC 20017
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
1,665 Square Ft.
$749,900
Open House Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 2-4pm!

This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is so meticulously renovated you’ll instantly fall in love. Upgrades include custom window treatments, hardwood floors throughout, completely renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, and fully-integrated technology like surround sound […]

Continue Reading »

What you are going to pay each month is what matters most to your budget and is really what you should be focusing on with your lender and not what you could be pre-approved for by them.

That way you can ensure you get the very best mortgage for YOUR specific financial situation and housing goals.

Continue Reading »

Whether you’re a meticulous vacation planner or more carefree, you don’t want to be laissez-faire when it comes to leaving your home.
No one wants to be enjoying a day at the beach and then have that feeling that something is amiss at home. That’s why the pre-vacation prep of your home is a necessary step […]

Continue Reading »

Even with a well-maintained (and well-decorated) home, staging can increase the price you end up getting for your home and decrease the time it stays on the market. It’s an investment that will reap rewards … trust us! You’ll be pleased with the offers you get on your home.

Continue Reading »

This week’s article is all about what to say when you first contact a lender. And, guess what?! It’s not “How much can I be approved for?” No, no!

Most people can be approved for much more than they want to spend. We’ll teach you exactly what to say and how to say it to make sure you’re getting what you need before you start house hunting.

Continue Reading »

1233 I St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms
1,470 Square Ft.
$725,000

Open House Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 1-3pm

Looking for a stylish and updated home just blocks from the fun restaurants and nightlife of H Street? Welcome home to 1233 I St. NE! This 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom rowhouse is updated with all the modern amenities you could want!

Continue Reading »

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath Colonial in the sought-after Newport Estates community.
2046 Hanson Lane
Woodbridge, VA 22191
5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
3,140 Square Ft.

Continue Reading »

Join Dwell for TWO Open Houses this Weekend: 1-3pm!

Continue Reading »

1738 Park Road, Penthouse
Washington, DC 20010
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,525 Square Ft.
$825,000
Condo Fee: $187/month
Open House Sunday, April 23 from 1-3pm!

There are so many reasons to love this gem of a home, from the bright, open living spaces, the eat-in chef’s kitchen, to the private rooftop deck with National Cathedral views.

Continue Reading »

1201 East West Highway #236
Silver Spring, MD 20910
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
$444,000
Rare TWO garage parking spaces
PRIVATE storage room in building
Open House Sunday, April 23 from 1-3pm!

You’ll instantly fall in love with this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo in the heart of Silver Spring. It’s got the all space you need and location couldn’t be more perfect!

Continue Reading »

The option to rent your home to short-term renters is being debated intensely and we need YOUR help to make sure this benefit of being a homeowner does not disappear.

Continue Reading »

You’ll instantly fall in love with this traditional 2-3 bedroom, 2-bathroom Capitol Hill rowhouse with it’s gorgeous staircase and TWO great living spaces. It’s got all of the early 1900’s charm you’d expect with TONS great recent updates. Open House Sunday 1-3

Continue Reading »

The MCC program, launched in the District last year, helps eligible borrowers claim a Federal Tax Credit of 20% on the mortgage interest paid during each calendar year. You can apply for a MCC at the same time as your loan application with a participating lender.

Continue Reading »

It’s time to tackle some must-do tasks in your home and yard.  Give your home some loving care and schedule time for some spring cleaning this month.
Even though we didn’t have a harsh winter overall, the inside and outside of your home can use a good once-over to make it look its best.

Continue Reading »

 
Busy working on your 2016 taxes? Already done … good for you!
Either way, we thought it was a good time to highlight the tax benefits of homeownership.
Tax season isn’t a time to dread at all once you’re living in your own “home sweet home.”
Why?
Because of tax breaks that are exclusively for homeowners.

If you’re a current […]

Continue Reading »

1010 W St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
2 Bedrooms
1 1/2 Bathrooms
$699,900

Cute row home in the middle of everything? Check.
Beautiful exposed brick and gorgeous hardwood floors? Check.
2 skylights and 3 outdoor spaces? Check.
Just blocks from U Street and Shaw? Check.
The numbers are in and the experts agree: 1010 W St. NW is the perfect new home for you!

Nestled on […]

Continue Reading »

Even though the overall economy is improving, the cost of borrowing will increase if mortgage rates start to tick up. And that’s where you’ll feel it most directly. Mortgage rates are still historically low, but even a 1 percentage difference can add an additional $50 or more to a monthly mortgage payment depending on the loan amount.

Continue Reading »

614 15th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
1,450 Square Ft.
$724,900

In DC, Rowhouses are as iconic as the Capitol Building, and now you’ll be able to have a rowhouse of your very own! This beautiful home is just two blocks from the dozens of bars, restaurants and shops on H Street, so you won’t have to travel far […]

Continue Reading »

The DC metro market turned up the heat in February with decade highs for median sales price, closed sales, and pending sales.  The record-breaking warm (even hot!) temperatures for the month may have lured homebuyers out of hibernation, who quickly snapped up those homes on the market.
Overall inventory continued to be historically low, but new […]

Continue Reading »

Is student loan debt holding you back from being a homeowner?
You’re not alone.
Many people feel the student loan debt pinch when it comes to buying a home.  One reason many people put off their home search is because they think they won’t be able to buy anything with the amount of student loans they have […]

Continue Reading »

3101 N Hampton Dr #610
Arlington, VA 22302
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom+Den
885 Square Ft.
Built in 2004

1BR/1BA with den luxury condo in North Hampton Place. Wood floors, fresh paint, brand new stainless steel appliances, granite counters, large master bath, gas fireplace & fantastic multi-use den. 1 garage parking space can fit two small cars & still has room […]

Continue Reading »

804 Taylor St. NW #403
Washington, DC 20011
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Condo Fee: $298.50/month
$485,000  (minus a zero interest, zero payment City First Homes recoverable grant of  $111,550) = payments as though this home is priced at $373,450!
Open House: Sunday, March 5 from 1-3 p.m. 

What makes this modern condo so affordable is the $111,550 grant received from City […]

Continue Reading »

Buying or selling in the DC metro market requires an understanding of not only the seasonal shifts in market activity but also the weekly flow of the market.
This ebb and flow is not quite so simple to understand at first, but after many years of seeing the same thing over and over again we started […]

Continue Reading »

The mild weather across the DC metro region last month could have helped play a role in the decade high numbers seen in the housing market. Both sellers and buyers were not snowbound this year and could actually connect and settle, making it a record January for both closed and pending sales.
Inventory, however, remains historically […]

Continue Reading »

1441 Rhode Island Ave NW #615
Washington, DC 20005
575 Square Ft.
$349,900
Low condo fee of $299.97/month
Open House Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 1-3pm

Less than a mile from SIX different metro stops, this studio condo in Logan Circle is just the home for someone who wants to be in the middle of everything Downtown DC has to offer.

With innovative in-home storage […]

Continue Reading »

3097 Abington St.
Arlington, VA 22206
1328 Square Ft.
$449,900
$380/month condo fee
 

Renovated Clarendon with designer finishes in Fairlington Villages Community. The kitchen renovation is flawless with white cabinets, granite counters, modern hardware, industrial lighting and the most perfect gray subway tile. Updates include newer HVAC and windows, beautiful kitchen and bathroom renovations, an addition of recessed lighting, brand […]

Continue Reading »

When you buy a home these days, you don’t need to put 20% down.  That’s great news for many of you!
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or not, you can find great loan programs out there that accept a lower down payment without having to pay mortgage insurance.
So don’t feel like you have to pull out […]

Continue Reading »

Join Dwell for TWO Open Houses this Weekend: 1-3pm

Continue Reading »

1415 Girard St. NW #401
Washington, DC 20009
705 Square Ft.
Co-Op Fee: $429
$320,000 (minus a zero interest, zero payment City First Homes recoverable grant of  $66,700) = payments as though this home is priced at $253,300!

What makes this fully-renovated co-op so affordable is the $66,700 grant received from City First Homes. As a City First home, it’s available to any […]

Continue Reading »

1820 Clydesdale Place, NW #207
Washington, DC 20009
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
$285,000

Nestled on a quiet street but just a stone’s throw away from both Columbia Heights AND Adams Morgan, this 1 bedroom co-op is everything  you’re looking for. Want to know more about Co-ops and how they are different than a condo?  Go here! 

Walking up the the stately brick […]

Continue Reading »

Before you start high-fiving your ego about how much your home is worth, you might want to take a closer look at your tax assessment.
Remember … the higher the assessment, the higher your tax bill.
Local jurisdictions will be sending out their property tax assessments soon. What happens if you’re not happy with it and think […]

Continue Reading »

 
If you’re a buyer on a tight budget, your family may want to help you out on a home purchase.
If that’s the case, lucky you!  But, should you or shouldn’t you accept their help?
It’s something that many first-time buyers do welcome, especially if coming up with a down payment or qualifying for a lower interest […]

Continue Reading »

 
Your cozy home now feels cramped. Your hip neighborhood now feels noisy. Your job and commute have now changed. Your oldest kid starts school next year. Your youngest kid graduated from college.
You change. Life changes.  And so do your needs and wants.
Whatever the situation, your home just isn’t a good fit for your family’s needs […]

Continue Reading »


Where Do You Dwell