Category Archives: Buyer Advice

Medical Homebuying Programs: Doctor Loan Programs

Over the past few years, I have had clients who were in the medical profession that decided to purchase a home. There are numerous grants and loan programs which specifically cater to doctors and nurses, such as SunTrust Bank’s Doctor Loan Program. What is the Doctor Loan? We have created The Doctor Loan Program to […]

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Real Estate Scams: Change of Loan Servicer

During a settlement of all places, the title attorney began sharing w/ the first-time homebuyer and I about some real estate scams that he encountered recently. One such real estate scam surrounds a common practice called, “change of loan servicer.” A change of loan servicer occurs when you purchase your home and you receive a […]

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Military Homebuying Programs: Dream Makers

The Washington DC metropolitan area is full of military personnel and there are many military homebuying programs available. One such program is Dream Makers which provides up to $5,000 Grants for First-time Military Buyers. Active duty personnel, veterans, retired members of the military, and employees of the U.S. Dept. of Defense and the Dept. of […]

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Dear Homebuyer: Why can’t I buy my home with a personal check?

This is a common question among first-time homebuyers a few days before settlement: “Why can’t I buy my home with a personal check?” For some people this might seem like a weird question, but it is a relevant one. After finally overcoming all the obstacles and providing an enormous amount of paperwork to prove your […]

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Understanding your Buyers Representation

It is common for many homebuyers to inquiry about their rights and protections under the Buyers Representation agreement. I think by reviewing and understanding the Buyers Representation, you can troubleshoot any potential miscommunication and/or confusion at the outset. The Buyers Representation protects the Buyer and ensures that they get the best possible service from their […]

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What is a H06 insurance policy?

When purchasing a condominium or townhouse, homebuyers are required to purchase a H06 insurance policy.  What is a H06 insurance policy? The condo policy will provide for coverage on the interior walls and for personal property held within the dwelling. This policy will usually also provide liability coverage for the owner. Here is a break-down […]

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Property of the Week: Ten Ten Mass Condominium

1010 Mass condominium is a 14-story, 163-unit building developed by Rock Creek Properties (RCP), Faison & the Carlyle Group. It is located at 1010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood. This luxury high-rise building was built in 2007 and is within walking distance to Mt. Vernon Metro, local restaurants, and grocery stores. […]

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