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 […]
September 8, 2015
DC Open Doors Program

DC Open Doors: Down Payment Assistance With Less Hassle

DC Open Doors offers down payment assistance loans to DC residents. The program provides up to 3.5% for the down payment, and combined with 97% financing, qualified residents can take advantage of 100% financing! Recently Carisa Stanley, Director of DC Open Doors at the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), and Alex Jaffe, Loan Officer at First Home Mortgage, stopped by Central Properties to inform our agents about this exciting program. What sets DC Open Doors apart from other programs is that it is open to borrowers who earn up to a maximum of $123,395 per year (the maximum is only […]
July 7, 2015

Central Properties Agents Given Top Honors in 2015

Several agents at Central Properties are being honored for their outstanding achievements in 2015! We are pleased to announce that these agents have been featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s ‘Best of Washington 2015’ issue and/or the 2015 Five Star Professional Award recognizing outstanding service professionals, to be featured in an upcoming issue of The Washington Post Magazine. Congratulations to Heather Graves, and Paul Sliwka, for these outstanding achievements in their real estate careers. Central Properties celebrates these honors, and we pledge to maintain our high level of real estate services offered to clients in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. CENTRAL PROPERTIES AGENTS […]
June 22, 2015

Art Open At Central Properties – June 24

ART OPEN @ Central Properties Wednesday, June 24th 5:30 to 8:00pm 1353 V Street NW Featuring the works of Priyanka Ripley and Clare Scrimgeour Central Properties is pleased to offer our space as a platform for talented emerging artists in our area. All are welcome to attend this evening event at our office-turned-gallery, located at 14th & V in the vibrant U Street NW Corridor. The show features emerging artist Priyanka Ripley, and works on paper by Clare Scrimgeour. Event hosted by Central Properties, art curated by Austin Lea Interiors. RSVP Event Page  
March 25, 2015

Event: DC Landlords Navigate Complex Housing Laws

On April 2nd Central Properties will host a presentation for housing providers on the basics of staying in compliance with DC’s numerous housing laws. The session will be led by DC’s Housing Provider Ombudsman, Ms. Tonya M. Butler-Truesdale. Part of the Central Properties Mentors Series, the presentation is open to all landlords and real estate professionals, and is sponsored by Central Properties real estate brokerage. Seminar by the Housing Provider Ombudsman at Central Properties THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015: from 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT LOCATION: Central Properties, 1353 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 EVENT REGISTRATION: http://housingdc.eventbrite.com The Housing Provider Ombudsman […]
February 12, 2015

New York Firm Transforms DC Penthouse

The ultra-modern 4 story modern penthouse at 912 F Street, NW has been featured in Home & Design Magazine this month. The bold custom designed space was crafted by the New York architecture firm workshop/apd, and it is now listed for sale by Central Properties Luxury Edition, see listing here. This exclusive home was created by joining two duplex condo units in a high-end residential condo building in downtown DC, unified visually with a “sculptural staircase” and interior elevator. The lead architect, Matthew Berman, succeeded in creating a fashionable, yet comfortable home for the modern city lifestyle. With a mix […]
January 14, 2015

New Year, New Real Estate Contract In Virginia

The previous regional sales contract which can be used in DC and Maryland no longer applies to Virginia. For 2015 Real Estate transactions in Virginia now require a new contract. Agents at Central Properties were briefed by Sara Rodriguez, Title Attorney from Ekko Title, on some of the changes ushered in by the new Virginia contract and recent legislative changes to comply with regulations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
January 12, 2015

Are Mortgage Points Tax Deductible?

When you took out a mortgage to buy your home, did you pay points? You may be able to deduct that prepaid interest on your federal tax return — but only if you meet a long list of rules. The points you paid when you signed a mortgage to buy your home may help cut your federal tax bill. With points, sometimes called loan origination points or discount points, you make an upfront payment to get a particular rate from the lender. Since mortgage interest is deductible, your points may be, too. read more