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It’s Official – We Made the Washingtonian “Best Of” List!

It’s Official – We Made the Washingtonian “Best Of” List!

We are proud to announce that we have been chosen to appear in this month’s Washingtonian Magazine “Best of Washington” issue and will be featured as a Top Residential Real Estate Producer, based on our 2014 sales volume and having met the sales level of excellence for this recognition. Thanks to the Washingtonian for recognizing us as one of the top real estate teams in the DC area, and thank you to our wonderful clients for their support and helping us to make this list! Profile:  The Linda Low Team was founded in 2002 by Linda Low and is now one of the DC Metro Area’s top teams.  With five full-time agents and more than 60 years of combined experience, the Linda Low Team has successfully closed more than 800 transactions with $500 million listed and sold.  We take pride in providing expert advice, marketing, staging and negotiation, and we work closely together to ensure outstanding and seamless service to our sellers and buyers.   Our clients receive the support of our expert team for the same fees others charge as a sole practitioner, and we are ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide.  Providing expert service for both new and experienced buyers and sellers, from the heart of Washington DC to the close-in Maryland and Virginia suburbs, the Linda Low Team is a Long & Foster Real Estate Top Team, holding real estate licenses in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (CRB).  ...
Puppy Love – Join us on June 13th for a Dog Adoption Drive!

Puppy Love – Join us on June 13th for a Dog Adoption Drive!

Have you and your family been considering adopting a dog?  Is this summer your time to spend welcoming a new member to your family?  Then be sure to save this date – on Saturday, June 13th, our team member, Lisa, and the Linda Low Team will be sponsoring an adoption event with PetConnect Rescue!  We had such fun with our partners at Westwood Pet Center and PetConnect Rescue last October that we’re giving you another shot to join us in providing these wonderful dogs with a new family and loving home. Please join us: Saturday, June 13th, 2015 11am – 1pm Westwood Pet Center 5428 Westbard Ave Bethesda, MD Be sure to check out PetConnect’s website at www.petconnectrescue.org And check back here or like our Facebook page to receive...

Free Shredding Drive on May 2nd

Attention tax filers and spring cleaners!  Our FREE shredding event is back by popular demand, just in time to clean out your drawers and closets after April 15th. The Linda Low Team is hosting a shredding and recycling drive on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market on Mount Pleasant Street NW in Washington, DC. Check out our flier for details: Email team@lindalowteam.com or call us at (202) 232-4733 with any questions or for more information. We hope to see you on May...

Attention DC Landlords and Tenants!

If you own investment property or have renters, or you are a tenant within the District of Columbia, there is a new law that affects you. In August, Mayor Vincent Gray signed into law a bill requiring landlords to provide their tenants with the Tenant Bill of Rights. The document, reported on recently by WAMU, outlines DC tenants’ rights, and you can check it out here. The document was prepared by the Office of the Tenant Advocate, which published a final version in the DC Register last week. The document outlines current DC law in an attempt to make the renting and leasing process less complex for renters. DC law has typically been seen as relatively renter-friendly. The most important thing for both tenants and landlords to know about the new bill is this: Landlords have to provide it to prospective tenants by July 3, 90 days after its publication in the Register, or waive their right to increasing the rent during that renter’s tenancy. Renters should receive the document along with other mandatory disclosures. Other than that provision, the law doesn’t change renters’ rights; it just explains them. Among the rights: A landlord has to place a security deposit in an interest-bearing account, and provide the tenant with the deposit plus interest when they move out. If all or part of the deposit isn’t returned, the landlord has to follow certain procedures to explain that and itemize any damages. Organizing. Tenants can band together to create a tenants’ association. TOPA: Tenants have a chance to buy their unit or house if it goes on the market or if the landlord plans to...

Our top picks for real estate news for the week of March 20th

Happy first day of Spring! The warmth and flowers will come, we promise. The National Cherry Blossom Festival has kicked off and runs until April 12th – plan your day with the blossoms as soon as possible! We all know how the crowds will flood in. Two news items go hand-in-hand this week. First, 89% of US homes ended 2014 with equity, and second, the US foreclosure level is the lowest since July 2006.  The reason for this great news is that home prices have risen 5.8% since February 2012, and if home prices rise another 5% then more than a million homes still underwater will be back in positive equity. Fantastic news all around for the spring season! Adding to home affordability, Freddie Mac has lowered their down payment requirement on home purchases. Starting next week buyers can put 3% down on a purchase, plus there is now no limit on the amount of gift funds that can be provided to a purchaser. The lower down payment is a great encouragement to first-time homebuyers but can also be accessed by move-up buyers too—this is an amazing extension of buying power. Confused about the mortgage preapproval process? Read up on it with Urban Turf below. Less money down means more money for making your new house truly “yours” – check out the article on new and improved flooring options below to whet your improvements whistle. Finally, don’t miss the Washington 50 Bucket List?   Share your score on our Facebook page and prove how big a Washingtonian you are: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Linda-Low-Team/   NEWS 1. The National Cherry Blossom Festival http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/...