September 26, 2016

Choosing the Right Buyer’s Agent

So you’ve saved up your down payment, and you’re ready to start looking for your first home? Choosing the right real estate agent to help you find what you’re looking for is an important variable in the purchase equation. While the housing market is awash with agents, there are essentially only two types; each one plays a different role in the real estate transaction. Seller’s Agent Vs. Buyer’s Agent Seller’s Agent:  This agent lists the house and works for the seller. In this role, the agent provides information about the buyers, help with pricing the property, and advises the seller during […]
September 20, 2016

Should You Sell or Rent Out Your House?

Sometimes, moving is inevitable. Whether you own your home or are still paying a mortgage, a time may come when you suddenly have to move. Keep reading on to learn more about whether you should  sell or rent your home. The Facts of the Market As of July 2016, the median price for a single-family home in the U.S. is just over $244,000, according to the National Association of Realtors. That’s up 5.3 percent (or about $13,000) from the same time last year. That increase is pretty indicative of the trajectory of home prices over the past several quarters.  It’s […]
September 1, 2016
Home Automation

4 Smart Home Automation Technologies That Are Improving Daily Life

You might not realize it, but investing in technology for your home could vastly improve the quality of your daily life. Recently, tech experts have dubbed our era the “Age of the Internet of Things.” This is because more and more developers are creating products that incorporate Internet-connected technology, which make them easier to control, track and manipulate — and also, sometimes, just more fun to use. One realm that smart technology has had a huge impact on is the home. Today, many appliances, security devices, and everyday domestic tools contain an internet connection — and by making homes safer, […]
August 12, 2016

How to Reduce Closing Costs for Buyers

You did it! You have saved up for a down payment and are ready to purchase the house of your dreams. But before you make an offer on a home, we recommend learning more about closing costs. In this article, we’ll help you learn what to expect as a buyer at closing and how to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Which Closing Costs Are Buyers Responsible For? Buyers are usually responsible for paying for a lot of different closing costs. These tend to amount to anywhere from 3 to 5 percent of the total purchase price of the house. For example, […]
August 5, 2016
Steps to buying a home

5 Steps to Buying a Home: Home Buying Process Explained

While buying a home can be a daunting process, there is plenty of help to assist you along the way. There are a lot of moving parts in today’s real estate market so most homebuyers hire knowledgeable professionals – agents, lenders and appraisers – to assist them in this exciting yet challenging endeavor. While professional assistance is key, personally understanding the purchasing process is just as important. Americans will move nearly a dozen times in their lifetime and equipping yourself with the following information is essential to your success as you search for your next home: 1. Prepare Yourself for Ownership […]
March 23, 2016
6 Hats by JONNMARC

ART EXHIBITION: ‘6 Hats by JONNMARC’ featured at Central Properties, March 24th

Art Opening with live performance painting by JONNMARC Location: Central Properties, 1353 V Street NW, Washington DC Date: March 24th, 6-9pm Tickets: http://6hats.eventbrite.com Central Properties real estate brokerage in DC’s 14th Street NW Corridor, is pleased to present an evening of art and performance featuring the avant-garde stylings of artist JONNMARC on Thursday, March 24th from 6-9pm. The title of the exhibition, ‘6 Hats,’ references the axiom that we wear many hats, or take on many different roles, in our daily lives. Through a collection of intimate portraits, JONNMARC aims to get a glimpse behind the mask of his subject […]
March 21, 2016
Home Buyers Seminar

Homebuyer Seminar at The YMCA, Tuesday, April 5th

Homeownership has been a key driver for many to build equity and long-term financial security. DC’s housing market is in demand, and now is a great time to learn more about the home buying process. Are you thinking of buying a home? Get started with tips from real estate and mortgage experts at this Homebuyer Seminar at the YMCA. Free Homebuyer Seminar Thursday, April 5th 6:30 – 7:45pm @ YMCA Anthony Bowen 1325 W Street NW Washington, DC 20009
October 29, 2015
Fall Season Tips

5 Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home

These simple maintenance tasks can save you from expensive repairs and big headaches over the next few months. 1. Take care of hoses and faucets Disconnect your hoses before the freezing temperatures arrive, because they can cause water to back up in your faucets—and eventually cause the plumbing to crack. Then, if possible, shut off the valves for your exterior faucets. 2. Winterize the lawn mower Either run the mower dry, or use a fuel stabilizer to prevent the gas in your mower from degrading and damaging the engine. 3. Clean the gutters Twigs and leaves will build up in […]