Property Tax Rates

August 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently, I was approached by someone who will soon be moving to the metro Washington, DC, area. Their first question: What are the property tax rates for the various jurisdictions?  Having been unable to find a single source for such information, I set off in search of the tax rates for our area. So, faithful […]

Area Parks and Outdoor Spaces

Area Parks and Outdoor Spaces

August 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One thing we frequently hear from people who move to the Washington, DC, metro area is that it’s so green. Yes, we recycle here and you’ll see lots of hybrids on the road, but what folks are actually referring to are all of the parks and outdoor areas that are scattered throughout the region. Like […]

VA Loans Harder to Get?

VA Loans Harder to Get?

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the New York Times, it may be harder for veterans to get loans in today’s lending environment.  V.A. loans have long been an excellent opportunity for vets to buy a home with little or even nothing down, but major lenders like Bank of America, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, are now refusing to offer […]