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The Federal Reserve recently raised the fund rate 0.25%. This is the second increase this year and more increases are expected in 2018.

Even though the Federal fund rate is not linked directly to mortgage interest rates, its movement can impact mortgage rate fluctuations.

Learn just what this means for DC buyers and sellers in this week’s blog post!

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3025 Ontario Rd NW #404
Washington, DC 20009
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,080 Square Ft.
$485,000
Co-Op Fee of $696 including ALL utilities and property taxes!
Open House Sunday, June 17 from 1-3pm!

This home has everything you’ve been dreaming of: an extra bedroom for guests, a can’t-be-beat location, an updated kitchen with tons of storage, and a rooftop deck to boot!

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8825 Camfield Dr
Alexandria, VA 22308
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
2,800 Square Ft.
$674,900
Open House Sunday, June 17th 1-4pm!

The PERFECT gathering spot for friends and year-around enjoyment! This 4 BR, 3.5 Bath, 2800 sqft home is packed with extras. Completely remodeled open-concept kitchen with granite counters, raised breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances.  Custom shelving and cabinets in living room, […]

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Are you ready to improve your current living situation rather than move to another neighborhood?

Or, have you thought about taking the home you have loved to the next level and make it your dream home for today?

You’re not alone with this thinking. But many homeowners don’t move forward since they believe that financing and lack of cash is a roadblock for them.

We’re here to show you several options (four in fact!) that can help you make that renovation come true!

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When you’re thinking about buying a home, what pops up in your mind? Are you most excited about living near your favorite coffee shop, certain restaurants or a convenient bike trail? Or are you filled with the anticipation of having a home with awesome features, like a chef’s kitchen, deluxe master suite, or a large yard with patio?

Usually people tend to lean toward one or the other — being a “house person” or “location person.” Which are you?

The reason we ask this is that it’s rare for any buyer to find their dream home in their dream location within their budget.

That’s why you need to figure out what’s more important to YOU and where you’re willing to compromise.

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Tons of Space Inside & Out in 16th Street Heights
1234 Hamilton St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Open House 1-3pm!

Charming Clarendon in Sought-After Fairlington
4247 32nd R. South
Arlington, VA 22206
Open House 1-4pm!

A Charming, Quaint Studio in Woodley Park
2829 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Open House 1-3pm

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2829 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
$249,900
Low Condo Fee of $440/month, includes all utilities except internet and cable!
Open House Sunday, June 10 from 1-3pm!

Don’t let the “studio” fool you; it has everything going for it and everything you need! And just two blocks from the Woodley Park metro, it’s just the home for someone who wants the wooded oasis of Woodley Park, the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park, but still have easy access to downtown DC!

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4247 32nd R. South
Arlington, VA 22206
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,500 Square Ft.
$494,900
Open house Sunday, June 10th from 1-4pm!

Be the envy of the community with this coveted end unit 2 BR, 2 Bath 1500 sq ft Clarendon with walk-out basement in Fairlington! Renovated kitchen with custom cabinets, ample counter space, recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances.  Oversized deck with lovely green views.  Light-filled, large master bedroom with 2 closets and 2nd bedroom on upper level with renovated bath.  Enter the lower level by interior connecting stairs OR from the outside side entrance – a rare find!!! 

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1234 Hamilton St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
2,725 Square Ft. 
$899,900
Open House Sunday, June 10 from 1-3pm!

Welcome home to this beautiful and spacious 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home in the quiet, residential neighborhood of 16th Street Heights. It has all the charm and space you’ve been looking for: a chef’s eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar, THREE sunny porches, a wood-burning fireplace, large bedrooms and a huge back yard in a beautiful neighborhood. An open layout, sunlight-filled space and the latest appliances make this home absolutely perfect! 

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Remodeling or renovating your home, whether small or large, requires you to spend some money (or financing) upfront to get the job done.

But there are two questions you should ask yourself during this pre-planning phase for any project, especially costly ones:
– Will it worth it when it comes to resale?
– Will you get a high return on investment (ROI)?

It’s a good idea to do your research first and carefully consider any home improvement project, especially if you’re banking on recouping some of the cost when you sell your home.

Read on to learn more!

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If you slow down and take the time to think and really evaluate your life and the “what” and “why” for a home, the rest of your home-buying experience (especially the house hunting part) will be that much more rewarding and stress-free.

You’ll actually get everything you want … and maybe even things you didn’t think you could have (or didn’t think about before)!

Your answers to the questions will help you avoid a personal and financial disaster when it comes to real estate.  You don’t want to rush in blindly when buying a home.

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3620 Connecticut Ave. NW
Unit 30
Washington, DC 20008
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
985 Square Ft.
$449,900

Open House: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 1-3pm!

This bright and open two bedroom unit has been beautifully updated with modern amenities, yet has kept the quaint charm and period details that we crave in a historic city like DC!

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1523 Isherwood St NE
Washington, DC 20002
3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
1,845 Square Ft.
$699,900
Open House: Sunday, June 3 from 1-3pm

There are so many reasons to LOVE this home! There’s the PERFECT Capitol Hill location, the 3 full levels of living space, the attached garage (unheard of in DC!) and so much more! Located in the historic Kingman Park neighborhood of Capitol Hill is where you’ll find this three-bedroom, home with two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms!

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Whether you’re living in a single-family home or a townhome, you need to schedule regular maintenance that tackles the exterior of your home and your yard if you have one. 

By keeping up with these seasonal tasks, you can avoid some costly repair bills from damage that could have been prevented. And, remember, that a well-cared for property can better retain its value and attract buyers when it comes time to sell.

Your exterior and yard maintenance can include some DIY tasks or regular service appointments from professionals.  Here’s a breakdown of what you should put on your to-do list each season for outside maintenance.

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Taking that first step to buy your very first home can be scary and daunting. As a first-time buyer, you may think, “Can I really afford a home that I’ll love and that will meet my needs?”

It can be done. And we can show you how!

In our 7-part series, How to Find the Perfect Home for You and Your Budget, you’ll learn how to incorporate our strategies with your own to find a home that is the right fit for your lifestyle, needs … and your budget.

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3456 Wakefield St S
Arlignton, VA 22206
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,500 Square Ft.
$499,900
Open House Sunday, May 20th 1pm-4pm

If you have been waiting for the perfect Fairlington home, wait no longer!!!  This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1500 sqft Clarendon is pristine and in a prime location – a huge open court with mature trees in Fairlington Mews.

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Ever heard of radon?  Well, it’s a big deal.  It’s an odorless, colorless gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It can get trapped in our homes and be at high levels that effect your health and you wouldn’t ever know it unless you tested for it.  So read on to learn more about the who, what, where, how to test for radon in your home and remediate it if you have high levels.

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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!

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2006 Hoover Lane
Alexandria, VA 22308
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
2,239 Square Ft.
$624,900

Open house Sunday, May 13th 1pm-4pm!

Live on former George Washington farmland! This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home is open-concept living with your dream gourmet kitchen. Beautiful landscaping, new windows, fresh paint, new carpet, hardwood floors. Large master BR w/en-suite full bath. Sleek renovated hall bath.  Lower level laundry has […]

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3151 Ravenwood Dr
Falls Church, VA 22044
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
2,905 Square Ft.
$649,900
 

This home is beautiful inside and out! From the huge front and back yards, TONS of storage and space, a full finished basement for renters or overnight guests, it’ll be hard to see yourself living anywhere else.

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With busy schedules, it’s easy to let regular home maintenance fall off your to-do list.

Like many homeowners, you might try to cram certain projects into one weekend. Or worse yet, disaster strikes and you get hit with a large bill since you never got around to a minor task that turned into a major issue.

Stop causing yourself so much stress! Let the professionals help you, and better yet, have a maintenance plan with them.

Learn which maintenance contracts are absolutely worth it for your home!

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You can feel the attraction immediately and imagine a picture-perfect life together for many years ahead.  You’ve fallen hard, very hard ….But wait! We’re not talking about your latest date but rather a home you saw while house hunting.

Yes, buying a home is like falling in love. You can expect to go through the same ups and downs, emotional tugs and pulls, and even similar stages: Being smitten, getting your heart broken, eventually learning from your mistakes, and becoming wiser and more serious on your quest for “love.”

All is fair in love and war … and house hunting! We’ll show you how to make the most of your journey in finding a home you love.

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Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, and TWO Outdoor Spaces With Parking in Petworth!
610 Newton Place NW #10
Washington, DC 20010
Open House: Sunday, May 6 from 1-3pm!

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Spacious & Updated 4-Bedroom in Fort Hunt, Alexandria!
8824 Camfield Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22308
Open house Sunday, May 6th 1pm-4pm!

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8824 Camfield Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22308
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
2,111 Square Ft.
$599,900
Open house Sunday, May 6th 1pm-4pm

Beautiful hardwood floors, bright open living & dining room, updated kitchen, steps to beautiful Fort Hunt Park and much more! Don’t miss this one!

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Buying a home for the first time can be confusing. That’s why the tips and strategies you’ll find in our 8-week series, Dwell Residential’s Dirty Little Secrets for Buying a Home, will set you on the right path. It’s our own unique approach and a “behind the scenes” glimpse of what you should look out […]

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610 Newton Place NW #10
Washington, DC 20010
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,380 Square Ft.
Open House: Sunday, May 6 from 1-3pm!

Welcome home to this stylish and cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo, just 4 blocks from the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro station, with a completely updated open kitchen, tons of storage spaces, and two HUGE outdoor areas! The bright, open floor plan in the living space invites you to spend time with friends and family, and makes entertaining a breeze! You’ll fall in love with this home as soon as you walk in the door – we promise!

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Have you ever been the last one to take a shower and run out of hot water? It could happen when you have too many overnight guests or one family member known for long showers!  

But, what happens when your hot water heater stops working efficiently on a daily basis, guests or no guests? That’s when you might need to replace it.

Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been in your home for a while, be aware of potential issues you could face with your water heater. Some issues could be fixed, but others could mean it’s time for a replacement.

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4837 28th St South A2
Arlington, VA 22206
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,860 Square Ft.
$499,900

Fully renovated throughout, to include: open gourmet kitchen, modern baths, gleaming hardwood floors, new windows with custom blinds, large closets, and designer cabinetry. Classic crown molding and wainscoting detail in dining room; huge laundry and storage area in lower level. Updated LED lighting, home humidifier, […]

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1804 Independence Ave SE
Unit B
Washington, DC 20003
3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
2,230 Square Ft.
$875,000
Open House Sunday, April 29 from 1-3pm

Looking for a home with a completely-updated kitchen with an open living floor plan? Sure thing.
Considering a neighborhood on the brink of huge expansion and development? You’ve found it.
Need a home that’s near the Metro for easy access […]

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We hear from our clients all the time about their concerns and questions when buying a home in today’s market.  That’s why we’re here to provide answers to some of the most common questions we get so you can become better informed and more reassured.

The questions swirling around in your mind are likely the same ones that other buyers, like you, want to ask too.  And, more than likely, it was the same questions that buyers who went before you have also asked!

Even though each buyer’s situation is unique, you’ll find the question/answer sections below helpful in giving you some insight on what steps might be best for you.

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Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gas, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel.

You must have a CO detector if you have fuel-burning appliances in your home. And if you have such appliances on more than one level of your home, you should have a carbon monoxide detector on each level.  And it’s very important to install them near bedrooms too.

Learn about what carbon monoxide is, whether you need to be monitoring for it in your home, and what you need to do to stay safe.  

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555 Massachusetts Ave NW #905
Washington, DC 20001
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
710 Square Ft.
$449,900
Low condo fee of $434.34/month (Includes garage parking, onsite, gym, rooftop deck with grills and pool, party room, 24-hour gym and concierge!)

Just three blocks away from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro, this beautiful high-rise condo is spacious, convenient, and situated perfectly for anyone who lives and […]

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Even though we didn’t have a harsh winter, your home still needs to get some loving care now.  Both the inside and outside could use a good once-over to make it look its best and keep it well-maintained.

Take the time to schedule some must-do tasks in early spring so you can fully enjoy your home and yard once some gorgeous days come our way.

Remember that the time you spend on regular maintenance will help preserve the value of your home and will help prevent everyday “wear and tear” from turning into costly damage.

The warmer weather can make it a perfect time for some DIY projects. However, seek out an expert for those more difficult clean-up or repair needs.  

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516 A St. NE #205
Washington, DC 20002
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
755 Square Ft.
$399,900
Low monthly co-op fee of $396.54 (includes property taxes, hot water, sewer, and heat)

You’ll instantly fall in love with this sophisticated yet cozy co-op, in the HEART of Capitol Hill! The home features all the historical details you’d expect like original pine floors, gorgeous […]

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Buying a home for the first time can be confusing. That’s why the tips and strategies you’ll find in our 8-week series, Dwell Residential’s Dirty Little Secrets for Buying a Home, will set you on the right path. It’s our own unique approach and a “behind the scenes” glimpse of what you should look out […]

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4614 36th St South, Unit B
Arlington, Virginia 22206
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,500 Square Ft.

$494,900

Meticulously renovated 1500 Sq Ft Clarendon in Fairlington Mews. COMPLETELY open concept main level with stainless steel appliances, granite counters & huge island with seating. Refinished original hardwood floors, custom blinds, recessed lighting, 2 expanded walk-in closets in master bedroom & Elfa closet […]

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4209 Illinois Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
2,650 Square Ft.
$924,900
Open House Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1-3 pm

Spread out all over this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home…4209 Illinois Ave NW is a spacious, fully-updated home with great outdoor space and parking off Grant Circle in awesome Petworth!

On an adorable residential street lined with Petworth’s signature […]

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1852 Columbia Drive, #304
Washington, DC 20009
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
795 Square Ft.
$399,900
Low Co-Op Fee of $441.87/month (includes storage, property taxes, heat,  water, hot water, and sewer!)

Stately, historic, coveted co-op building? Check.
Original, historical features like tall ceilings, bay windows, a claw-foot tub, and crown molding? Check.
Impeccably-updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances with granite and butcher block counters? Check.
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You’re excited to go house hunting and want to find the “perfect” home, right?!

Don’t let your excitement or desire for a home spur you to make any rash decisions or overlook some serious red flags. You don’t want a home you’ll regret buying, so carefully weigh the pros and cons before making an offer.

Some homes might seem good at first sight, but our list of hidden red flags could save you in the long run.  At least consider them before you decide to make an offer on a home. 

Remember to think twice about buying a home when you see these signs:

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As a homeowner, you just never know when you’ll face unexpected and costly repairs for your home.  A home warranty can sound like a great solution to this dilemma, but is it really worth it?

Home warranties have gotten a bad rap in the past, but like any warranty or insurance policy, the upfront cost could be worth it in the end.  But you do need to read the fine print and understand any of the terms and conditions!

Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of home warranties and whether it’s something that will fit your particular needs and budget.

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Join Dwell for TWO Open Houses on Sunday, March 25! 

Perfect Location with Parking in Petworth
4125 7th St. NW
Open house Saturday, March 24 AND Sunday, March 25 from 1-3pm! 

Contemporary 2-Bedroom in Columbia Heights
1423 Newton St. NW #201
Open House Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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4125 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
2,480 Square Ft. (Plus an additional 300 feet in the attic for storage!)
$849,900

Open house Saturday, March 24 AND Sunday, March 25 from 1-3pm! 

This 4-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is meticulously renovated without losing the historical charm. Amenities include restored hardwood floors, a HUGE fully-updated kitchen with granite counters, a private loft office above the master bedroom, a private parking space, and best of all – a separate basement suite that can be used for guests, in-laws, a rec room or an awesome Man Cave!

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Did you know you could get some tax relief on your property if you’re a homeowner in the District or Maryland? (Unfortunately, Virginia doesn’t have any property tax reductions like DC and Maryland).

These local Homestead programs will reduce your property taxes for being a homeowner occupant in a residential property. You MUST apply to these programs in order to get this benefit. Let’s take a look:

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Buying a home for the first time can be confusing. That’s why the tips and strategies you’ll find in our 8-week series, Dwell Residential’s Dirty Little Secrets for Buying a Home, will set you on the right path. It’s our own unique approach and a “behind the scenes” glimpse of what you should look out for and consider when starting your own search for a home.

Did you know that some normal — even harmless everyday activities — could hurt your chances of buying your dream home?  You want to avoid any slip-ups that might make your lender think twice about processing your mortgage loan.

Here are seven things that you should “never, ever, ever, ever” do during the time you are searching for a home.

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619 Girard St NE
Washington, DC 20017
3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths
1,950 Square Ft.
$649,900

This three-story, three-bedroom move-in ready home is meticulously renovated without losing the historical charm. Amenities include gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the whole home, a fully-updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a HUGE backyard, and best of all – an entire basement that can […]

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1423 Newton St. NW #201
Washington, DC 20010
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
920 Square Ft.
$499,900
$360/month Condo Fee

Open House Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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Week 1 – Dwell Residential’s Dirty Little Secrets for Buying a Home
Buying a home for the first time can be confusing. That’s why the tips and strategies you’ll find in our 8-week series, Dwell Residential’s Dirty Little Secrets for Buying a Home, will set you on the right path. It’s our own unique approach and […]

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Whether you’re a new homeowner or not, you should carefully look at your assessment each year to look out for mistakes and understand the process. That way, you’ll know what steps you need to take if you want to appeal it and lower it.

Many times you have a limited time to appeal, so know the deadline and the process in your jurisdiction! Become familiar with it now, so you’re prepared when you get that letter in the mail. Deadlines are very strict and must be met.

Here are four steps you need to take to see if you should appeal your assessment.

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1204 Godwin Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1,785 Square Ft.
$499,900
Open House 1-4 Sunday, March 4

Looking for a spacious, updated home in a tree-lined neighborhood just a few feet to the Sligo Creek bike trails? Then you’ll LOVE 1204 Godwin Drive! Nestled on a quiet street is where you’ll find this beautiful home. You can enjoy […]

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A Dwell Residential Exclusive 8 week series
We are excited to bring you this series — Our Dirty Little Secrets for Buying a Home – featuring little-known tips and strategies that you can’t get anywhere else.
We created these secrets based on helping hundreds of buyers over the years.  We’ve tested everything that works and weeded out […]

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Selling your home in the spring is best for most homeowners.  There’s no doubt about it but the market is blooming with flowers and buyers … two pluses for you!

Starting in March and going through June, the real estate market is in full force throughout the DC metro area. Just about anyone who is looking for a home is hitting open houses.

If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, aiming to list your home during this time of year can be beneficial for you as a seller.

Here are five reasons why spring is the perfect time to sell your home:

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Be the “early bird” buyer who gets the home! With spring just weeks away, there’s no better time than now to start preparing to buy a home. 

You don’t want to be unprepared when the selling season is in full force and you’re competing with more buyers.

Now’s a good time to get yourself educated about buying a home by reading articles about the process and meeting with an agent who can go over what you need to know and do as a buyer.

Here’s a breakdown of what will get you in good shape to buy a home this spring.

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For buyers who don’t have 20% to put down, lenders require mortgage insurance (MI). This extra payment with your mortgage is not ideal but it’s there to protect lenders in case you default on your loan (and it did allow you to purchase a home!)

There are several different ways to handle the mortgage insurance when you initially buy your home—learn more in our newest blog post!

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Must-See 2-Bedroom Condo in the Heart of Silver Spring!

8045 Newell St.
#406
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1,215 Square Ft.
$425,000
Condo Fee: $492/month
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!
See the full listing here! 

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8045 Newell St.
#406
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1,215 Square Ft.
$425,000
Condo Fee: $492/month
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!

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Did you know that you can borrow from yourself if you have a 401k plan?

Getting a 401k loan is one way to get additional money toward a down payment.  It’s a lump sum of money that is already yours … not the bank’s, not mom and dad’s, and not anyone else’s!

Finding money for a down payment can be stressful for many first-time buyers. Your 401k is just one option out of others for getting some cash — getting a gift or loan from a family member, qualifying for assistance programs for low to mid-income buyers, or looking at mortgage plans with low down payments such as a FHA loan.

Take some time to review the highlights below of what you can typically expect if you borrow or withdraw money from your 401k account.

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Start off the New Year with a resolution to take better care of your home.  First off, don’t delay winterizing you home if you haven’t already!

We’ve got a handy list below that will help keep your home protected and prepared for the next winter snowfall or major ice storm (Remember that February and March can have some of the harshest weather in the DC metro area!). 

Keep in mind you’ll save money over the long run since regular winter maintenance prevents costly damage to your home AND makes your home more energy-efficient.

Put in the effort today and start creating your own to-do list.

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Arlington County just got more affordable for first-time buyers with its Moderate Income Purchase Assistance (MIPAP) program!

If you’re a single person with a maximum household income of $61,840, a couple with $70,640, or a three-person family with $79,440, then you could qualify for assistance and make this wonderful community your home.

The Moderate Income Purchase Assistance (MIPAP) program provides homebuyers with a deferred-payment, no-interest loan that covers up to 25% of the home’s purchase. The loan may be used to cover a portion of the down payment and all closing costs.

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Both homebuyers and sellers will start off 2018 with some good news when it comes to mortgages! 

Effective, January 1st, the Federal Housing Finance Agency increased conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

That means buyers will have more spending power when purchasing a home since this action helps them keep pace with rising home prices.

What does that mean for you?  Read on to find out!

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3543 B
S Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22206
1,500 Square Ft.
$474,900

3-level, 1500 sq ft Clarendon model in Fairlington has classic charm with many renovations and upgrades throughout. Updated kitchen with new SS appliances, granite counters, and flooring.  Spa-like upper-level bath with ingenious pocket door maximizing space. Renovated lower-level bath/laundry with new washer & dryer. Ceramic tile flooring and recessed […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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: 

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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).

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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:

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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!

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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

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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!

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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:

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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.

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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

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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 […]

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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:

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

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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?!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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

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