Yes I have clients who live in Deanwood and I am sure they will talk to you. Nothing better than talking to one of your neighbors!! Email me and we can set something up more than likely. Let's talk grants and first time buyer programs also that may be open to you. I specialize in 1st time buyers and can provide Realtor and client references upon request.
1st Mariner Mortgage
3bdrm 2.5/3 btw... for under $300,000
(My apologies for inadvertently initially replying to somebody else's comments instead of directly to you...)
I'd be delighted to help you with your home search. Some very nice homes are available in that area in your price range. At this moment in time, there are two 4-bedroom homes and one 3-bedroom home for sale in your price range in Deanwood, and if you extend the search to include adjoining neighborhoods (going as far south as E. Capitol Street), another 6 homes come into the mix.
I have availability this week if you would like to look at homes (and as a buyer, there is no cost to you to use an agent). I can be reached by phone at 202-300-9151, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm licensed in DC, as well as in MD and VA.
And Michael Kenyon is correct - a very important early step is mortgage preapproval. So you may want to talk to him concurrently, or if you would like, I can also help you coordinate with lenders.
Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.
-DC Sundland, RealtorÂ®, Stages Premier
Another important item you'll need to take care of is getting a mortgage preapproval. I can help you with that. I work for Intercoastal Mortgage Company, and we are a direct lender in DC, MD, and VA. I can take your loan application over the phone or online. Feel free to contact me at your convenience and I'll be happy to help out.