Holiday Decorating Faux Pas to Avoid in Your Home

Holiday Decorating Faux Pas to Avoid in Your Home

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is in full swing. You’ve been imaging all the ways you can decorate your home to celebrate the season, so to keep you and your family safe in your place we’ve gathered this list…

Ideas to Declutter Your Home

Ideas to Declutter Your Home

Whether you’re planning to sell your home and want to make it show-ready, or just want to get organized to simplify the holidays, check out these creative ideas to declutter your home: Under Bed Locker That space under your bed…

Counting Chickens

Counting Chickens

If your house has been on the market for any length of time, or if you need to sell because of an out-of-town job change, you may be tempted to accept a contingency offer on your home, or anticipate the…

Keeping It In Balance: Knowing Your Credit-to-Debt Ratio

Keeping It In Balance: Knowing Your Credit-to-Debt Ratio

Many potential new homebuyers find themselves unable to secure a loan, confined to a smaller home ? or at least to a smaller loan ? because they don’t understand the ins and outs of their credit score. First of all,…

Can I Buy a Home with an FHA Loan If I have a Student Loan?

Can I Buy a Home with an FHA Loan If I have a Student Loan?

This year the Federal Housing Administration made adjustments to its underwriting handbook that significantly affect potential buyers that have outstanding student loans. Changes became effective September 14, 1015. The bottom line is, “yes” you can buy a home, even with…

Halloween Haunted Houses and Trails in Washington DC Metro

Halloween Haunted Houses and Trails in Washington DC Metro

  When it comes to Halloween, Washington, DC knows how to do it right! Here are some links to some of the best haunted houses and haunted trails in the metro area. Get ready to get scared! Bennett’s Curse Baltimore,…

Buying vs Renting a Home

Buying vs Renting a Home

Learn the $86,093 difference while Buying vs Renting a Home. This quick analysis shows the profit potential and breakout of losing money while renting. About Buying vs Renting a Home The above example assumes a single individual with a salary…

The 2015 Halloween High Heel Race

The 2015 Halloween High Heel Race

The 2015 Halloween High Heel Race October 27th, 2015 Parade Starts at 7PM – Race Starts at 9PM Grand Marshall Mayor Bowser, Banaka and Birdie Lacage Rain or Shine! Join us for this year’s High Heel Race! To be in…

Consumer Alert – Wire Fraud Notice

Consumer Alert – Wire Fraud Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE HOMEBUYERS AND TENANTS REGARDING FRAUDULENT BANK WIRING INSTRUCTION SCHEMES Recently, there have been increased reports across the nation of a theft scheme that involves hackers stealing email addresses and sending fraudulent wiring instructions to homebuyers and…

5 Team Open Houses, Sunday September 20, 2015

5 Team Open Houses, Sunday September 20, 2015

4555 Indian Rock Terrace Washington, DC 20007 $1,899,000 5 Bedroom/4.5 Baths, 4 Levels Sunday, 1-3pm | Click Picture For Details & More Pictures Contact: Evan Johnson 703.447.6137 912 F St NW #1101 Washington, DC 20004 $675,000 1 Bedroom/1 Bath, 2…

H Street Festival Celebrating 10 Years

H Street Festival Celebrating 10 Years

If you are looking for something to do this weekend make sure to check out the 10th Anniversary of the H Street Festival. Organized by H Street Main Street, the H Street Festival is one of Washington DC’s most popular festivals.…

Fannie Mae’s HomeReady to Replace My Community Mortgage

Fannie Mae’s HomeReady to Replace My Community Mortgage

A new product is currently in development from Fannie Mae called HomeReady, which will replace the company’s existing My Community Mortgage program. The program is not yet available to consumers, but Fannie Mae is expected to release more details on it in…

The Do’s and Don’ts of the Home Loan Process

The Do’s and Don’ts of the Home Loan Process

There are many factors which can affect your ability to obtain a home loan. The following are some do’s and don’ts to remember when you are going through the loan application process. DON’T Change Employment – When obtaining a home loan, pay…

Nominate The Evan & Mark Team

Nominate The Evan & Mark Team

Help nominate The Evan and Mark Team for Best Real Estate Group in the Washington Blade’s 2015 Best of Gay DC Awards! Nominations are open now until Friday, September 4th! Just go to www.bestofgaydc.com. Before The Evan and Mark Team…

133-Unit Residential Project For Chinatown

133-Unit Residential Project For Chinatown

A new residential project in Chinatown has been proposed by Monumental Realty. According to UrbanTurf, they are “proposing an 11-story, 133-unit residential project that will sit about half a block north of the Verizon Center on a plot bounded by I…

July Home Sales in DC Area were highest in a Decade

July Home Sales in DC Area were highest in a Decade

It looks like July was a hot month for home sales. Closed and pending home sales in the region were at the highest level for the month of July since 2005. In an article published by Urban Turf, they stated,…

Interest Rates Remain Under 4%

Interest Rates Remain Under 4%

Freddie Mac released its weekly report that showed fixed mortgage rates are down for the third week in a row. A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.91 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending August 6, 2015,…

17th Street Festival Coming September 12th

17th Street Festival Coming September 12th

Come join us on September 12th from 12-6PM for the 6th Annual 17th Street Festival. The 17th Street Festival is a free community event that celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from R Street to P Street, NW. The festival includes an art…