Dear Cribline readers: The Cribline has received several not-so-favorable responses to its first post on this blog. From Ask The Cribline: The Fringes of Capitol Hill, we wanted to apologize and add some further insights that weren’t included in that post thanks to the feedback of several readers. The neighborhood we’re referring to is the […]
Dear Cribline: My husband and I bought our home in Sterling, VA in 2006. My neighbors are now selling in the low 600s. We bought our home in ’06 for 650K. We are underwater from what we bought our place for, but luckily we only owe about $550K. We don’t like our neighborhood and want […]
I’ve long thought that searching for real estate is like dating. And since I launched The Cribline about a month ago, I continue to see the parallels — especially today. One of the people assisting me with the website and blog suggested that I venture off Capitol Hill this week. I’ve focused on the Hill […]
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Dear Cribline: Following up on my earlier question on 15 vs. 30 year mortgages, my partner and I met with a lender and realtor this weekend in Baltimore, and we decided that we’ll probably go for a 30 year mortgage so we can afford a nicer home. However, we’d like to make an extra payment […]
Dear Cribline: My partner and I are looking at buying a home in Baltimore, and with interest rates so low, we’re wondering if we should consider applying for a 15 year mortgage instead of a 30 year? -Anonymous Dear Anonymous: Let’s make this as easy as possible. Every $100,000 borrowed at a 30 year fixed […]
The Cribline’s House Pick of the Week is Unit 305: A one bedroom, one bath (about 700 square feet) apartment in the brand new Atlas Lofts building near the H Street Corridor. The reason? We think this neighborhood is taking off, and it was the lowest priced one-bedroom unit on Capitol Hill at $199,990. That price […]