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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
Agents can't really comment on the safety of a particular neighborhood. However, you can probably find this information very easily online.
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Natalie Dean answered:
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
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Troy Patterson answered:
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.
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Miekeba Jones answered:
Fri Apr 20, 2012
Danilo Antezana answered:
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: http://www.rbintel.com/statistics/zip-code-report?zip=20007

Hope this helps!

Danilo
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Steve Quintana answered:
Try the local tax assessor or county treasurer. They will have the owner's name on file.
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
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 loans for much less down.

Are you looking for a REALTOR
I can help you.
CONTACT: Miekeba Jones 240.715.8284 or miekeba@heymannrealty.com
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
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 Massachusetts Avenue). And, most likely, that occurred shortly before or during World War II. There was a huge housing shortage in D.C. in the early 1940s and many properties in that general area were changed (or already had been changed) from single-family homes to rooming houses.

Here are some views of those rooming houses during World War II: http://www.estherbubley.com/owi_boarding_house_frame_set.htm

And
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/related/?&pk=owi2001036084/PP&st=gallery&sb=call_number#focus

Hope that helps.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
George Ross answered:
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 has much to offer in this price range depending on your criteria and the key factors stated above!

I would be happy to assist in anyway I can.
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
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 talk to you and give you any kind of firm decision without an offer in writing and short sale package. using an agent who is well expereinced in short sales and who is using a professional negiotiator on your behalf is in your best interest. the negotiator can negotiate what will become of your short fall. ... more
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Juliet Zucker answered:
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 estate company, like Long and Foster (www.longandfoster.com) and searching for agents who handle rentals. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Jason Skipworth answered:
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 $599K or less is probably going to command mid $500s or less per square foot.
Are you looking to price a home to sell, or are you looking to buy?
Let me know if you need help either way.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Amy Fisher answered:
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
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Travis Levi answered:
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. Georgetown, Bethesda, Shirlington, Adams Morgan, H street are prime examples. ... more
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
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 when I lived there (1340 Vermont Avenue and 1325 13th St.) years ago. Back then, there were open air drug markets on 12th Street and hookers from Logan to Thomas Circles. That area has been for the braver, more adventurous urbanites.

Best way to get a sense of the place is to drive there, then park, some Friday or Saturday night.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Jun 12, 2016
Natalie Dean answered:
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. Please tell him I sent you so that he knows I continue to refer business.

Natalie
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Sun Mar 11, 2012
Michelle Buckman answered:
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://www.crimereports.com/

http://www.zipskinny.com/

http://www.everyblock.com/

http://www.walkscore.com/

http://www.city-data.com/

http://www.neighborhoodinfodc.org/

I hope the websites I have suggested will help you find the information you are looking for.
If you have any other questions related to Real Estate, please do not hesitate to ask me.

Best Regards,
Michelle Buckman

Licensed in DC, MD, VA
W.C. & A.N. Miller (A Long & Foster Co.)
www.buckmanrealtor.com
michelle@buckmanrealtor.com
(202) 251-8400
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Aaron Smith answered:
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._

Draw a series of shaded circles around each METRO Stop, at 1/4 mile, 1.2 mile, 1mile, 2 miles, etc. (These may overlap)

Historically, Areas with METRO access have best appreciated.
where the shaded circles overlap, you'll have the most appreciation. Where there is no shading, or little shading; no appreciation.

The trouble with this is, that the METRO's have been around a while. Most of the appreciation due to METRO's has already happened.

BUT, its a good technique to look at other factors that might 'apprceiate' an area .(sorry, just turned appreciate into a verb!)

Try similar for:
Streetcar (not just the one coming soon, but the larger plans DC has, they're on-line.
Reservation 13
Major developments planned for Federal or Private groups, such as Malls, etc.
Anything else, you think are assets for homeowners, inlcuding, new interstate access, etc.

So, No, I haven't answered your question, but I have given you some tools to answer them yourself!
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Thu Mar 8, 2012
Lise howe answered:
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, and inspectors, and plenty of support and time to make decisions. I tell my clients that this is all about them. I will never push them to make a decision but I will be there to help them sort out all the conflicting information that the market provides 24-7. I also think it is important for the buyer agent to listen to what the buyer is saying ( and sometimes what is not being said) so that the agent can help the buyer refine the search criteria and move forward to a home buying decision. Finally great buyer agents are agents for life - for the long term and for all the different phases of the buyer's life changes. I love working with buyers so if anyone needs a buyer agent in he DC metro area, please call me! ... more
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Mon May 21, 2012
Zaza Pasori answered:
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.
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