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January 2019

Found 6 blog entries for January 2019.

Photo by Elysium Logan

Elysium Logan is an awe-striking luxury condominium ideally situated in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood. This eight-story building houses 32 diverse and gorgeously appointed dwellings. Among them are generously sized one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Penthouse units also include a balcony and a substantial den as well as 2 bathrooms and 1 to 2 half-baths.

If you’ve been around DC a while you’ll know this, but if you’re on your way in, you’ll soon find out: Logan Circle is a stellar place to be. Not only does it maintain a knockout combination of dining, shopping and nightlife, and peaceful residential streets, but it also enjoys being wedged between Dupont Circle and two of the District’s most vibrant neighborhoods: U Street

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avidian condos for sale

Photo from Monument Realty

As Capitol Riverfront (aka Navy Yard) has been sprucing itself up and turning heads for several years now, the timing couldn’t be better for the delivery of the gorgeous luxury condominium called Avidian. Conceived for people who want to live life avidly, this 171-unit building is sought after, not only for its myriad amenities but its stellar location. Located at 1210 Van Street SE, Avidian is perfectly situated within easy walking distance of Yards Park, a plethora of retail and dining options along M Street SW, Nationals Ballpark and Half Street Fairgrounds, and The Wharf: DC’s biggest and most promising mixed-use development in recent memory.

Construction began in June of 2017. Completion is expected a little later

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1.  How much can I borrow to buy a home?
When determining how much you can borrow, lenders may consider your income level compared with debt, your employment status and your credit history. Talk to a lender about getting prequalified for a mortgage before you start shopping for your new home. This can make the whole experience go more smoothly.
Military veterans and first-time homebuyers may be eligible for special government-sponsored mortgage programs. Ask your lender what you might qualify for.

2.  How much money do I need to put down?
To get the best rate and terms for your loan, try to put down at least 20 percent of the purchase price. Although a lower down payment won’t necessarily disqualify you, there is a chance that a monthly private mortgage

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1.  They have loads of expertise
Want to check the MLS for a 4B/2B with an EIK and a W/D? Real estate has its own language, full of acronyms and semi-arcane jargon, and your Realtor is trained to speak that language fluently. Plus, buying or selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. Realtors have the expertise to help you prepare a killer deal— while avoiding delays or costly mistakes that can seriously mess you up.

2.  They have turbocharged searching power
The Internet is awesome. You can find almost anything—anything! And with online real estate listing sites such as yours truly, you can find up-to-date home listings on your own, any time you want. But guess what? Realtors have access to even

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The Basics

  • Hire a professional cleaner
  • Make minor upgrades, like new carpet and modern paint colors
  • Plant flowers, trim grass and sweet walkways. The buyer will make a quick assessment from their car, and will often decide there and then whether to look at your house or not.
  • Light it up! Replace those burned-out light bulbs, buy some extra floor lamps and trim the vine growing over your front window. Do whatever you can to let light into the house.
  • Repair all those little things you've been meaning to fix: drippy faucets, stained ceilings, or that back porch gutter that's hanging by a nail.
  • Organize! Especially the pantry, laundry room, cabinets (don't forget under the kitchen sink), and all the other places where clutter has taken
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Best Neighborhoods to Buy in DC 2019

Trinidad | Populated by long-time residents, college students, and young families and couples, Trinidad has been on the rise these past several years. Much of this surge is thanks to the renaissance of the H Street Corridor (aka Atlas District). Though the small neighborhood of Trinidad is almost totally residential, a short leisurely walk will get residents to heaps of great spots including the many offerings of H Street and NoMa, as well as the magnetic Union Market. In addition to Trinidad’s two recreation centers, residents looking to get away from commerce and the other trappings of city life benefit from being flanked to the east by the National Arboretum. Though brick rowhomes are the dominant architecture of Trinidad, the somewhat sudden spike

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