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"DC Open Doors" pays your Down Payment for you on a home purchase in DC. The money does not have to be paid back. You must have:
  • Less than $125,580/year in income
  • Have fair to good credit (660+)
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $38 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) pays your Down Payment when you meet certain criteria. The money does not have to be paid back. You must have:
  • Less than $97,520/year in income (1-2 person households)
  • Less than $113,840/year in income (3+ persons)
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $38 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
The Maryland Mortgage Program loans you up to $8,500 in Down Payment Assistance. There's additional incentives from specific Maryland employers + great student loan incentive programs.
  • Incomes lower than $88,400 for 1-2 person households are eligible
  • Incomes between $88,400 & $128,760 may be eligible, based on county
UrbanLand Company Agents have over $38 million in successful $0 Down and low down payment home sales. Set Appointment $0 Down Loan Estimate Or, get to know us in our Free Home Buyer Workshops
 

Real Estate

DC to Baltimore in 15 Minutes? Bullet Train On The 2019 Horizon


Major plans are underway to establish a regular bullet train route between DC and Baltimore, with further phases extending the new route to Philadelphia and New York. Approvals are forecasted for mid 2019 with designs being completed before the end of 2019.

The new train would reach speeds almost 3x faster than Amtrak’s flagship high speed train, the Acela Express. Amtrak tops out currently at 149mph; the proposed new maglev train reaches speeds of over 370 mph.  The maglev trains look different than what US is used to. Picture a very fast looking shoe.

How will they do it? There are 3 potential routes, with potential routes starting in Mount Vernon Square/Chinatown or NoMA/Gallaudet METRO stations, stops at BWI Airport, and a final stop in either Westport, Port Covington or the Federal Hill/Inner Harbor neighobrhood. A lot of the route would be tunnels that run parallel either to I-295 or Amtrak’s existing lines.

“This plan changes the commuter fabric of DC – Baltimore and is a major catalyst to the merging of the entire Richmond to DC to Baltimore ‘market’ into one major super city. This is the vision that Ted Leonsis talks about often,” said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. “We’re loving the plan – at some point our DC agents can hop the train and be at our Hampden office in Baltimore for a meeting in far less than drive time!”

Similar iniatives are being planned for Los Angeles to San Francisco and Dallas to Houston.

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