Buying

This is the Buying a Home in our SellingDC.com blog where you can find expert information on buying a home in Washington DC.  Let us assist to find you the best deal for your next home.

Found 44 blog entries about Buying.

Rental Scams/ Craigslist real estate scams.

We are kind of surprised that we need to post this, but lately we have been getting more calls about various scam listings so here is another reminder that if it is too good to be true, it is!

Important notice: We do not handle any rentals. If you see a property rental advertisement anywhere on the internet, especially on craigslist, with our name on it, it is a scam. We specialize in residential property sales and do not handle any rentals.

The most common Craigslist scam are “Cloned listings”. These scammers steal real pictures from real listings for sale and repost them to sites like Craigslist as rentals. Usually the rental rates are significantly below market. If you find a great deal on an

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Abbott Klar Real Estate Group is proud to be named by the Washingtonian as one of the Best Real Estate agents and among the top producers in the Washingtonian Best Real Estate Agents for 2017.  Pick up your July copy of the Washingtonian and real all about it. 

Thank you to all our friends and clients for your continued referrals!  Thank you!


Washingtonian Best Real Estate Agents 2017

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Washington Post

Read this great article in the Washington Post on how our buyers smartly purchased a fixer upper and made it their home.  No need to pay more for developer flips.  Do the work yourself, just like you want it and SAVE!
Even in this very competitive market, these houses are available all over the city at all price ranges.  It is worth your time and patience to find them and consider doing the work yourself.  203K renovation loans as well as conventional renovation loan options are really a smart way to go.  While developers are bidding on many of these houses, buyers who intend to occupy the house as their primary residence should be willing to offer more than developers.  Even after you renovate, you will, if done smartly, be ahead and more importantly

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Best Real Estate Agents 2015 Washingtonina
We are excited that the Washingtonian Magazine just recognized Abbott Klar Real Estate group among the Best Real Estate Agents in Washington DC for 2015.
A thousand thanks to our clients for your support and referrals!  We LOVE our job!

Pick up a copy of the July issue of the Washingtonian.

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Open houses TODAY April 19th 2015 1-4

3610 24th ST, NE
Washington DC
$573,000

3610 24th st NE Washington DC night shot
919 Florida Ave # 804
NW Washington DC
$589,000

Penthouse loft living in The heart of U Street Corridor.919 Florisda Ave NW Washington DC

Rarely available sky loft with outrageous city-wide views including the Washington Monument. 2 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms on the penthouse level of The Floridian. The penthouse is located one block from the metro in one of the hottest neighborhoods in DC just steps from 9:30 Club, incoming retail, grocery, and movie theater, and all the other restaurants U Street corridor and Shaw have to offer. This is truly loft living at its best with 10 foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and hard wood floors throughout. The modern and open kitchen with concrete counter

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Parking Wars!
Parking garage

To live in DC is to complain about the snow, and since we are still digging out from the 3 inches we got on Sunday, we figured this would be a good time to talk about parking.

A typical conversation on the local list serve or uber-cool-hastag-coffee-shop-hang-out-place goes something like

They should’ve closed the Schools!
Why didn’t they close they schools?
I can’t believe they closed the schools!
What was the Mayor thinking?
You call this snow?! Where I come from schools don’t close for 13 feet of snow…
Can I ski on the White house lawn?
This is why you should vote for bla bla bla..

Key takeaway here is to stay off the list serves and make your own coffee. But this is the internet and this is a blog and only experts have blogs (insert

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Shoud You Buy a House  NOW?
Welcome Home Dog
With prices increasing in the DC area for several years now, and many buyers being priced out of some neighborhoods, buyers are asking us daily, should I just wait out the market?  Is now the right time to buy?  Well, putting aside the philosophical question  if it is a wise idea to ask a surgeon if you should get a surgery...  Let me explain the most important reason you should buy now!

Low Interest Rates
Interest rates today have (almost) never been lower.  If you have good credit and a decent downpayment you can borrow money at a rate lower than most countries... Really!  look it up.

Let's do the math:
If you purchase a home today and finance a $500,000 mortgage with a 30 year, fixed loan at 3.75%, the principal and

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