As you know, the coronavirus shut down our city. The mayor implemented a strict “stay at home” policy. Most of us are following those instructions and working from home. Phase 1 reopening now allows restaurants to resume outdoor dining, barber shops and salons to open by appointment only with no indoor waiting allowed, and nonessential retailers to offer curbside sales. Parks, tennis courts, dog parks and fields may reopen, but public pools, recreational centers and playgrounds cannot. Contact sports remain banned on city fields. Of course, business is interrupted and showings handled in a restricted manner, reducing the number of prospects to see a unit to one at a time strictly by appointment in cooperation with on site building personnel. While we deal with this temporary but necessary slow down, we continue to discuss with owners the sale and leasing of their units so that we are prepared, as soon as possible, to be back in full swing in an anticipated top notch market.
I have found that many of our owners would like us to help with clearing their apartments and making whatever repairs are necessary, including redecoration and minor renovations. We are glad to provide those services. We also offer one time apartment inspections for those that would like to be on top of their apartment’s condition.
Our leasing and management departments are always available to you. We have specialized in apartment rental and sales for many years. Please give us a call. It has been decades since the citizens of this wonderful country have been drawn together in unity to fight a common enemy. Americans always respond with strength and common purpose. All the best for good health!
There have been a number of recent inquires about Margaret Lamberton Real Estate's fee structure for leasing property. The leasing charge, for a one year lease, is equal to the first month's rent including an advertising allowance of $200.00. This fee also includes advice about registration and rent control exemption of the property with D.C.Housing.
Ask how to save your first five years of D.C. real estate taxes. You can also ask about Washington, DC's college tuition credit plan that can save you thousands of dollars each year toward your childrens' higher education with federal funding for DC residents.
Ask about commission credits for buyers & sellers of million dollar properties.