First-Time Home Buyers and Low Down-Payment Options

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If joining the 65 percent of Americans homeowners in the U.S. is important to you, but funds are lacking, fear not! We are fortunate in the DMV region that there are many First-Time Home Buyer programs that will accommodate reduced availability of funds. And, in addition to negotiated seller credits an experienced Realtor can negotiate on your behalf, a first-time home buyer could potential come to the table with ZERO out of pocket costs. This is the biggest hurdle I have seen for those considering the purchase of a first home. But it does not have to be, as the programs reviewed below are meant just for YOU!

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Food Truck Thursday returns to RTC; How to hide TV cords

Local Upcoming Events

  • This Sunday, April 10, is Good Deeds Day at Gesher Jewish Day School (4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax) from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteer for a project throughout the community here.
  • Also on Sunday: There will also be 7:30 p.m. outdoor screening of “Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA” about community founder, Robert Simon, at the Reston Town Center Pavilion (11900 Market Street). Free.
  • The Reston Regional Library offers the opportunity for students to read to trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes on April 12. Sign up here.
  • From RestonNowFood Truck Thursday has returned to Reston Town Center. The vendors will park at Reston Town Square Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Thursday of the month through the summer and early fall.

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Poll: What’s the top item you’re looking for in your next home?

Local Real Estate News

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Lake Anne Brew House set for April 16 opening; Smithsonian Sleepovers

Local Real Estate News

  • Lake Anne Brew House grand opening set for April 16 (Reston Patch)
  • America’s most unattainable housing is right by downtown D.C. That’s a huge problem (Greater Greater Washington)
  • New D.C. condos break the $1,000-per-foot barrier (WBJ)
  • Traffic study shows why I-66 is a mess (WashPo)
  • True cost of Purple Line could reach $2.65 billion, analysis finds (WashPo)

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Around Reston: Meet Bob Mulligan, Able Moving & Storage

Moving to Reston is interviewing members of the community who are a part of small businesses that serve the Reston area. In honor of the spring real estate market, Bob Mulligan, a Certified Moving Consultant at Able Moving & Storage, is here to offer tips to ensure a smooth move. The company is a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

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April showers bring May flowers, May flowers bring homebuyers

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Finally the snow has melted and we are ready to see what changes the new season will bring. Whether you are planning a move or are simply anticipating new life in the garden, here are a few gardening tips and tricks to get your home looking great this spring.

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