September 2017

Found 5 blog entries for September 2017.

Love modern residential design? Here's your opportunity to visit homes in the DC Metro Area and meet the architects and homeowners. The Modern Architecture and Design Society will be hosting the event and encourages visitors to get "up close and personal with stunning modern homes, the architects who created these modern masterpieces, and the people who call these houses home". 

The homes on the tour include: 

Chesterfield Place, NW  - Travis Price Architects

Fulton St NW - Travis Price Architects

Corcoran St NW - FORMA Design, Inc 

Langley Hill Dr McLean, VA - Mark McInturff Architects 

Purchase your tickets and see additional photos of the houses on tour here. 

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Ever wonder about the history of your DC house? The Historical Society of Washington is hosting another Library Resources Workshop on Tuesday October 3 from 5:30-7:00PM at the temporary location at The Newseum. (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). 

From the Events Website: 

Join staff from the Historical Society and the DCPL’s Washingtoniana Division in the interim Reading Room at the Newseum for an introduction to resources available for discovering the history of houses and other buildings here in D.C.! The workshop is an opportunity to learn about the information you can glean through microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform),

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We are pleased to announce that Susan and Alex Isaacs - The Isaacs Team - have joined the Team at Slate Properties. No strangers to the DC real estate market, Susan and Alex take great pride in assisting buyers, sellers, and developers meet reach their real estate goals.  As tech-savvy marketers, their website, has been a widely recognized real estate resource for anyone looking to buy or sell in the DC market. 

"Susan and Alex are hyper-local DC agents that know the city inside and out. That in-depth market knowledge combined with a passion for assisting buyer clients will be a perfect addition to the Slate team", said Andrew Turczyn, Slate Properties' broker. 


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Slate Properties is pleased to announce our Premium Sponsorship of the 2017 Women Build Campaign through Habitat for Humanity. The goal of DC Campaign is to raise funds, advocate, and raise awareness for low-and moderate-income women in need of housing.  According to the organization, the campaign consists of: 

1. A series of team builds, featuring women leaders from all industries and backgrounds, volunteers, community leaders, and corporate sponsors

2. A communications and advocacy effort that will shine a light on the challenges low-to-moderate income women in need of housing face

Families work alongside Habitat for Humanity toward the dream of homeownership that provides a path to the middle class and breaks the cycle of poverty. 


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Good news for First Time Homebuyers in The District of Columbia.... Starting October 1, 2017 there is an amendment to the DC Deed Recordation Tax Act.  In typical real estate transactions, the buyer pays a 1.1% Deed Recordation Tax (for properties under $400,000) or 1.45% (for properties over $400,000).  The newly legislated amendment will reduce the Recordation Tax for qualifying individuals to 0.725%. 

Unlike prior First-Time Homebuyer Credits in the District, there are qualifying requirements in place. Generally, the following must be met: 

1. Must be a first-time buyer of an eligible residential property. Includes buyers who have never owned a principal residence in The District of Columbia. 

2. Property sale price cannot exceed $625,000 

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