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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Crime rate in zip code 20009, w street NW Washington DC?
Agents can't really comment on the safety of a particular neighborhood. However, you can probably find this information very easily online.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 14, 2013 General Area in 20009
Natalie Dean, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Natalie Dean answered:
how close is the metro?
Hi Mercedi's:
Always best to go to www.wmata,.com go under rails and click on map. There you will find a complete map of all the metros in the area.

All the Best
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 31, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Petworth
Troy Patters…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Troy Patterson answered:
Is this there any sort of governing body that regulates against deliberately misleading listings?
You can have your realtor call the multiple listing service and register a complaint but note that if there is a window and a closet it can be considered a bedroom.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in Stanton Park
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
I'm very interested in a "pre-forclosed" home. The listing has no picture, no further info. How do I let someone know my interests?
Hi Eva, I can help you. what do you know about the property?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Home Buying in 20017
Danilo Antez…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Danilo Antezana answered:
What percentage of their asking price sellers are generally getting in the Foxhall area?
Hi Kira,

I pulled the most recent statistics for the Foxhall zip code 20007, and Sellers in March received 92.58% of their original asking price. To see further statistics click here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Market Conditions in Washington
Chuck Sizer, Real Estate Pro in 20854
Chuck Sizer answered:
How do you find the owner of a boarded up house?
Zubair,

You could try nailing a note to the front door, or better yet, tell us the address and one of the enterprising folks on Trulia will look it up for you in the DC tax records. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 26, 2013 Home Buying in Stanton Park
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
What is the typical downpayment right now for houses on Capitol Hill? Are most buyers really coming up with 20% down?
Hi Philpruitt.

It really depends on what type of loan and how much you really want to put down. An investor would put at least 20% down. Ultimately, you can get a loan such as FHA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 30, 2013 General Area in Capitol Hill
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Why were the 5 paired houses from 1419- 1431 Q st N.W. washington D.C. attached to each other by second floor corridors?
My guess--and it's only a guess--is that at one time they were all part of one rooming house. I know that's the case with other properties a few blocks away (in the direction of Massach ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Home Buying in Logan Circle/ Shaw
George Ross, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
George Ross answered:
Apartment in DC for 120-150 000 $?What can I count on with this amount? The middle of nowhere? I am a foreigner who seeks living closer to my child.
Diligence, flexibility, patience and preparedness are your keys to success as far as your price range is concerned. Without complete knowledge of your details, the short answer is DC h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Home Buying in Washington
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Condo in a two unit building for sale! Help. plz.
If you are under contract with a buyer you can not enter into a 2nd purchase agreement to buy teh same unit. You would have to end the first and complete a second. The bank will not tal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Home Selling in 20002
Juliet Zucker, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Juliet Zucker answered:
How would I find top agents to rent my condo in DC for me?
Are you looking for an agent to find a tenant or are you looking for a property manager to both find a tenant and manage your property? You can find either by searching a good real est ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Rental Basics in Washington
Jason Skipwo…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Jason Skipworth answered:
What is the current price per square foot for homes on sale in the 1300 block of SE Capitol Hill, Old City 1?
That's going to depend on the total square footage of the home and price range. Something above $600K is probably going to command the high $500s to low $600s per square foot. Something ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Market Conditions in Capitol Hill
Amy Fisher,…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Amy Fisher, CRS, CBR, VP answered:
what is the elementary school zoned for 601 Oneida Place NW, Brightwood Park, DC?
Better to teach a man to fish.
Here is the find-a -school web site for DCPS:

http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Learn+About+Schools/Find+Your+Assigned+Schools
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 17, 2012 General Area in Brightwood Park
Travis Levi, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Travis Levi answered:
Are there any statistics that show that property values decline in areas with a lot of bars/restaurants..like Adams-Morgan?
No. The are none. In fact if there were statistics they would show the opposite. Areas with a lot of bars/restaurants have higher property values than most of the metro area. George ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 23, 2012 Quality of Life in Adams Morgan
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Is 1215 NstNW in Logan Circle or Thomas circle?? Is it safe? Any grocery stores there??
It's about 2 blocks south of Logan Circle. There's a Whole Foods close to Logan Circle and a Safeway a few blocks to the northwest (on 17th St.)

Is it safe? I believe it's safer than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 23, 2012 General Area in Logan Circle/ Shaw
Natalie Dean, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Natalie Dean answered:
looking for a solid FHA 203k lender with good experience.
I have a fantastic lender who would be perfect for this project! I would be more than happy to pass it along to you--please inbox me and I will shoot you over his full information. Plea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013 Financing in 20010
Michelle Buc…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Michelle Buckman answered:
What is the crime like in this area?
Hi,
When my clients ask me about particular neighborhoods, I suggest they get information from suggested websites,

Here are a few websites you might want to check out:

https://w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Fairlawn
Aaron Smith,…, Real Estate Pro in 20003
Aaron Smith, Realtor answered:
What areas in Washington are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
Okay, here's an idea, for someone with a lot of time to try.
Take a map of DC, showing the METRO stops.
Get a compass (not the N/S kind, but the 'draw a circle' kind._
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 15, 2012 Home Buying in Washington
Lise Howe, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Lise Howe answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
I think that a great buyer agent helps the buyer from start to finish by giving them lots of information about the buying process, referrals to great mortgage resources, title companies ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 8, 2012 Home Buying in Washington
Zaza Pasori, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Zaza Pasori answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
I would have a walk through before I sign the lease If I were you,and make a list of the pre-existing conditions to avoid future liabilities.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Washington
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