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.
TOWN SQUARE | Online marketplace “Bid My Listing” gives homeowners an opportunity to make money on their home listing by uploading their information to the site and having local real estate agents bid for the listing.
TOWN SQUARE | Prior to starting any new project, it’s important to research the regulations and requirements within your specific region. Taking the time to understand the mandates, codes and laws in your area can save you from costly penalties in the future.
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | The federal government gives a huge tax break to homeowners who have lived in their homes for two out of the past five years and have used that home as their primary residence. Not so with a vacation home.
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