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Valuable MU-10 Office/Development Site Adjacent to Shaw / U St Whole Foods

2-story, 2,600 SF Commercial Property at 913 Florida Avenue, NW – offered at $1,295,000 (listing)Offers Due Thurs. 11/15 | Tours on Tues. & Wed. Call/Text Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker, at 202.320.9976 to schedule. This is a rare opportunity to own a choice, 2,600 SF office property with a high pedestrian and traffic count. It’s versatile and visible, with street frontage on both Florida Ave and 9th Street. Front and rear interior stairs allow the space to be divided easily and rented as co-working or live/work space. The 9th Street access is perfect for drop-off and pickup business activities.The east end of the U Street Corridor is developing into one of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of DC. It's always been a music mecca with the famed Lincoln and Howard Theaters and the 9:30 Club, as ...
 
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Homebuying for Unmarried Couples: Partner, BF/GF, Fiancee Relationships

Lots of questions have been hitting our Homebuyer Workshop hotlines about how to buy a home when you're in a dual-income relationship but not "married on paper." It's particularly a question that pops up often in the DC market, where couples of various types want and need every last qualification dollar applied so they can buy the home they want.The rules for unmarried couples are the same as for extended family purchases or sibling purchases. There are a few requirements during the loan process for separate individuals but the rest of the guidelines are for decisions you make on how to protect yourself should the relationship break up.Mortgage lenders will allow two unmarried people to apply for a loan together. The risk of you breaking up is the same to them as if you were ...
 
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1.5% Down! Down Payments Drop on FHA 203K Fixer Upper Loans

Want to limit your risk as a first time buyer while you buy a home in need of repairs? Down Payment requirements on the popular FHA 203K program have dropped to just 1.5% from select DC/MD/VA loan providers. Banks are giving a 2% grant that brings your Down Payment from 3.5% down to just 1.5%. We do not know how long the promotion will last. Get started below."We use this program quite with our home buying clientele," said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker. "You get to save your cash as a buyer and roll all the renovation funds right into the mortgage. The fact that this is now just 1.5% Down means that local banks want and value this type of business in a big way."With the FHA 203(k) Renovation Loan, you can purchase your primary ...
 
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Summer Agent Transfers to UrbanLand Company

We're taking a step back to Summer to welcome a great group of agent transfers & new agents to UrbanLand Company."Both experienced and newer agents join us for a lot of the same reasons," said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. "We're a great fit as a brokerage for agents who want to expand their business & open up new volume channels for themselves in DC, Maryland, Baltimore and Northern Virginia. Our recruiting process and agent support model is very transparent; just shoot us a text to 202.335.2201 and we'll talk to you about how we can help you."Here's our incoming round of transfers in from other offices in the area and new agents out of pre-licensing for us. We're thrilled to work with these new members of UrbanLand Company.In the last year, we've ...
 
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Baltimore City: Down Payment Grants for Healthcare Workers

Here's a special report in from our new Hampden real estate office and First Time Buyer Workshops space. There are special grant programs you should know about if you work in healthcare at Johns Hopkins or anywhere else in Baltimore!"In the world of Down Payment Assistance, there are two types of programs," said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. "You have forgivable grants (free money) and down payment assistance in the form of secondary loans with easy repayment terms. It's always more exciting as a first time buyer when a free money grant is available. The exciting thing to know is that forgivable grants are available for the medical sector."If you work in healthcare, you're invited to join us at our regular weekly Workshops on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings in Hampden.We're at 831 ...
 
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Welcoming Realtor Brett Kitchen to UrbanLand Company | Coldwell Banker Transfer

We are pleased to formally welcome Edgar "Brett" Kitchen, a full-time real estate agent licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Brett Kitchen is an incoming transfer from Coldwell Banker's Dupont-Logan Circle office. "Brett Kitchen is a welcome addition to UrbanLand Company Real Estate Brokerage," said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker. "Brett is a 27 year resident of DC and works on a variety of different types of real estate transactions. He made the move to our brokerage for a number of strategic reasons and we're pleased to invest in helping him continue to build his DC/MD/VA real estate business." Here's Brett's first listing as an UrbanLand Company agent, a charming Silver Spring single family home right near Wheaton METRO. Available now for rent.Want to learn more about becoming a licensed agent with UrbanLand Company? Check out our brokerage ...
 
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Summer Update: Value-Priced Urban Victorians in Baltimore

We're continuing our look at Baltimore City with a focus in on Victorian listings available for sale on the market at shockingly low price ranges. A look at the MRIS today nets 15+ Victorian properties in Baltimore City priced from $100,000 to $350,000."The number of active Victorians on the market in this nice price range has more than doubled since we started watching the sector," said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. "There is exciting inventory to choose from and several properties on this list are already under contract. Baltimore is where you grab a sweet urban Victorian at way less than you pay in the DC market."Here's one we've been checking out in Lauraville. This $274,900 renovated home has 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths. The home boasts a fully modern ...
 
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Holiday Weekend Free Homebuyer Workshops

We hope you're going to get & enjoy a 4 day weekend due to the 4th of July! Holiday weekends like this one are a favorite of our Free Homebuyer Workshops program. If you're taking a break but staying in town, we have free home purchase planning seminars on Saturday morning and Tuesday night.Here's the calendar for the weekend and Tuesday night. Our homebuyer assistance hotlines are also open normally on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Set a Phone Appointment.Events will disappear as the dates pass by!Text/Call 202.759.4114 if you need assistance!  
 
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Our NE DC Real Estate Facility Now Runs Weekly Homebuyer Workshops

We opened up our new NE DC real estate facility at the end of May off of Bladensburg Road, NE in Trinidad! We're currently running a weekly calendar helping NE DC first time home buyers navigate the home and condo purchase process.Our NE facility, with over 2,000 sq. ft. of space, serves multiple purposes including new condo sales center and event space. "This is our flagship public space that supports our developers' new condo sales activities and promotional events," said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. "We're equipped to serve a variety of audience sizes and can give developers a valuable NE presence for pre-sales and building rollouts."Developers and real estate investors are welcome to set up a tour! If you have questions about the space and how we guarantee your project's sales success through ...
 
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Baltimore Infill Apartment Conversions An Attractive Investment

If you follow Baltimore City and the surrounding suburbs, you'd know that local and out-of-town developers are flooding their market with new apartment projects. Multiple huge new destinations like Locust Point and Harbor East create a lot of buzz in the city and the press, but the real thing to learn about Baltimore is the ease of doing small infill apartment projects.Successful local developers are focusing in on converting former office or industrial buildings both near hot zones like the Inner Harbor and scattered around various urban neighborhoods. "If you've been doing projects in DC going back 15 - 20 years, you've seen this before," said Gerard DiRuggiero, Principal Broker of UrbanLand Company. "Emerging neighborhoods are the name of the game. Small apartment conversions lead the charge as pioneers, followed by higher housing prices & ...
 
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