TOWN SQUARE | Competition between buyers in the past six months has led many to offer more than the listing price and to waive the right to make their offer contingent on an appraisal, a home inspection or financing, according to a recent report by Redfin.
TOWN SQUARE | The DCRA Contractor Rating System provides a database of architects, interior designers, general contractors and home improvement contractors that includes a rating from one to five stars based on the quality of their plan submissions and review (for architects and interior designers) and the pass/fail rate of inspections of their projects for contractors.
TOWN SQUARE | A first of its kind, national housing-justice initiative launched by a real-estate-management company provides virtually no strings down payment support for minority first-time home buyers in the D.C. area.
By Michele Lerner
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