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Tue Mar 17, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
This is something you need to talk to a professional about. For such a specific structural renovation, you'll want to get quotes and find a licensed contractor. Then they can answer your questions directly. This isn't a project I would recommend attempting alone. ... more
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Sun Feb 15, 2015
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Lanre Folayan answered:
Hello Mrcedi,

How are you doing? Hope all is well. By the way did you rent or buy a home in Washington DC? I am just curious. If you didn't please let me know. This is a great time to become a home owner in Washington DC. Many Washington DC houses are appreciating in value. Who do you know that I need to know who is in the market to buy,sell or invest in Real Estate? I would love to help. Please give me a call at 202-378-0283. Take care. ... more
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Lanre Folayan answered:
Hello Sarah,

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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Lanre Folayan answered:
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hi Morgan,

It varies. you can check with the utility companies but a lot of it will be based on your usage. For example, if you like to take a few showers a day your water bill be probably be higher than the average. but it might off set by the fact you might prefer to eat out this your not spending a lot utility cooking. ... more
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Zaza Pasori answered:
Sending letters is better than doing nothing, however it does not work. I tried your tactic early 2000 for a several clients for almost a year. I did not have anyone to response to my letters.I would not give up because we have a different market now.
Your best bet at this point is commercial section of Washington Post every Sunday.

Good Luck!

Zaza Pasori | PenFed Realty
2722 Connecticut Ave NW # 72 Washington, DC 20008
T. 202-412-5221 F. 703-716-0017
Equal Housing Opportunity
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Sun Jan 17, 2010
Kelly Putz answered:
Hey Nytodc,

I beg to differ with Lew, but if you are looking to buy in a rural area, and with the exception of Leesburg, ALL of Loudoun County, Virginia (suburbs of DC) is considered rural by USDA, as well as Frederick County, Maryland, which is along the MARC commuter line within an hour of DC, then you could qualify for a 100% mortgage backed by USDA, even with bad credit and a bankruptcy. USDA even offers up to a 102% loan and there is no PMI.

There are two ways to obtain a USDA mortgage:
1) Find a lender familiar with this particular mortgage. Typically a smaller bank in a rural area, because that's their market. The big banks in DC and Fairfax won't even talk to you about it, or even know about it, because they typically have no one in-house who has ever done one. I can recommend a lender or two familiar with this loan.
2) If your credit score is not good enough for the bank to work with you, you CAN apply yourself directly with USDA. I had a client do this and got the loan when the bank couldn't help her. She had really terrible credit, but she did all the paperwork herself and it was an ordeal, but she got the loan that let her buy her first home and has now been there happily for three years.

Here is the USDA website with info on this program:

If you need any help with your home search, please feel free to contact me. I'm licensed in DC, MD and VA and work both the metro area as well as the rural areas of Loudoun and Frederick Counties.

Good luck!
Kelly Putz
Kangal Real Estate
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Thu May 24, 2007
Saveourcounselors answered:
I think so too. You can get a really nice house off upper 16th street in the 600,000 price range. Nicer neighborhood and solid houses.
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