Adams-Mason House
Price $4,350,000 Lot Size 0.07 AC
No. Units 8 Building Size 7,997 SF
Property Type Multifamily No. Stories 4
Property Sub-type Apartments Year Built 1812
Apartment Style Mid Rise APN / Parcel ID 1198-0073
Building Class A Walk Score ® 96 (Walker’s Paradise)
Sale Type Investment Transit Score ® 72 (Excellent Transit)
Cap Rate 5.28%
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Multifamily Property For Sale

1 of 4 on Mellon Street Available

Price $500,000 Building Size 2,848 SF
No. Units 4 Gross Rent Multiplier 7.06
Property Type Multifamily No. Stories 2
Property Sub-type Apartments Year Built 1942
Apartment Style Low Rise Zoning Description R3
Building Class C APN / Parcel ID 5996-0040
Sale Type Investment Walk Score ® 71 (Very Walkable)
Cap Rate 8.65% Transit Score ® 63 (Good Transit)
Lot Size 0.11 AC
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Multifamily Property For Sale
Price $1,200,000 Building Size 3,488 SF
No. Units 4 No. Stories 2
Property Type Multifamily Year Built 1942
Property Sub-type Apartments Zoning Description R4
Building Class C APN / Parcel ID 4079-0242
Sale Type Investment Walk Score ® 75 (Very Walkable)
Lot Size 0.08 AC Transit Score ® 57 (Good Transit)
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How to have it and Then Some – Your Most Affordable Property Buying Power 4

Your own property is the most valuable asset in your lifetime. It’s not because it’s a big ticket item to purchase that makes it most valuable. Moreover, it is not most valuable because you take years to pay it – not every buyer does. As a matter of fact, it is because it is so valuable an asset that’s why you get the affordable terms.

Think of your core reasons for shelter and security and you will see many ways you have been taking such an asset for granted. Reflect about it; what other big ticket purchase that you get to finance with low down payments. What other asset protects you from the environment, appreciates in value while keeping you comfortable. You can customize it the way you please and in good times – it is more equitable than any bank’s savings account.

According to the Mortgage Reports

“In general, the FHA 203K program has more flexible guidelines for the borrower. But, it has stricter guidelines for the property.

For instance, borrowers can have lower FICO scores and higher debt-to-income ratios. FHA loans in general are more lenient than conventional loans in this way. But the property must be a primary residence, and “luxury” improvements cannot be financed.

The conventional HomeStyle® loan, on the other hand, allows you to finance primary, vacation, and rental properties. In turn, it requires higher credit scores and lower debt-to-income ratios.”

Seeing Those Low Priced Properties But Can’t Buy Because They Are Hard To Finance?

“Property is sold as-is and your financiers won’t do it” is what you will hear when you show interest in the low priced houses on the market today. Don’t think that means, that price is not for you if you don’t have 20% of the price as down-payment and another 10% for closing. To the affordable home shopper like you – that does not seem so affordable anymore. Find representatives who are in the know. Don’t despair or give up on your dream for homeownership.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and help buyers like those whom do not have a lot of cash to afford a reasonable priced home and improve it comfortably. One of HUD’s products is the FHA-203K loan program that applies to two levels of any property’s physical needs assessments. Contact us for more information and ask any questions that come to mind. Provide confidential information about your desires.

The loan is for acquiring the property and paying for the reparations and/or improvements so you will have one mortgage repayment schedule. It consolidates a loan for your right to own the property with a loan for improving same property. It is all done up-front during the purchasing process. Like all mortgages it is dependent upon your credit and income qualifications. The benefit is; it makes your housing purchase still affordable because there are two levels to the program’s assessments.

The 203K Standard loan is for the bigger projects which involve structural improvements and expansions such as room additions. The 203k Streamline has a reparation cost not-to-exceed $35,000.00. In today’s prices, you may renew the finishes; modernize your kitchens and bathrooms with new countertops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, paint etc. You will need some ideas of costs when doing you PNA (Physical Needs Assessments).

So before you hire a contractor to go around with you while you are looking at properties, financing will require a formal procurement process with certified estimations and agreed schedules from HUD’s 203K registered constructors. The 203K mortgage loan is great for any one property that’s 4 units and less. You will need to occupy the property as your primary residence while letting tenants occupy the other available units if there is more than one. The important thing is to work with an agent who can help you find your F.O.C.U.S. so you can weigh all your projected costs. After you have gotten qualified and nailed down your budgets, them at you can get the best prices from constructor when they compete for your project.

Whether you are borrowing from a participating bank or a qualified mortgage company the underwriting guidelines for you are the same FHA product. There will be two Appraised values to the property. One is for the property in its “as-is” state (before), and the other is the improved value projecting the repairs (after). Your mortgage payments and loan amount will be scheduled from the “after” value. The first is to ensure you are agreeing to a reasonable market value and the latter establishes the value of your hard work.

Once you are preapproved for FHA borrowing, it is not any harder getting for the 203K loan. However the offering price for the property you like must be less than your maximum which is based on your adjusted household income. Sellers and their agents will require you specify that you are using FHA-203K loan financing. Otherwise they tend to ignore your offer. Most sellers want to settle quickly so they will wait for buyers with conventional financing.

When you have your F.O.C.U.S. ©, it will have your list of repairs that are to be done. The repair funds are given in draws and phases. For the smaller 203K Streamline loan, you get two draws and you work directly with the contractor. Naturally with the larger 203K Standard, you get up to 5 progressive funding scheduled and reviewed by a HUD Consultant overseeing the constructors and the lender. So you will be ensured to have the property you desire.

Again the benefits are to get accurate assessments and projected expenditures in line while you are previewing properties. Most contractors do not get involve with shopping for your property. Getting friends to do the work is not a reliable option. It isn’t a good idea because they can’t get the work done ahead of getting paid even though they can “do-it-for-less.” There are qualitative and quantitative differences between contractors and constructors. It’s better to use 203K experienced contractors who can work within the framework of the loan. Friends and relatives used to be allowed to do the work, but it caused nothing but problems so that went away.

Rodwell Building Services work with a compendium of lenders whom does both the 203k Streamline and Standard loan, than select the contractor obtain estimates and turn them in to the lender and it’ll take off from there. When it’s F.O.C.U.S. correctly in the beginning and you have us in your corner, you will acquire the property to your order.

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Modern Kitchens In Classically Renewed Houses

Winter’s cold and snowed-in days can make you appreciate your custom home with a modern kitchen so well.

Winter’s cold and snowed-in days can make you appreciate your custom home with a modern kitchen so well these days, you might even be anxiously looking forward to your first Spring Cleaning in your own custom home.

The center of your home is the kitchen. With the exception of excreting your bodily waste, you can do all the other functions you have a special room in your home.

Think about it! It hasn’t been such a long time ago when outhouses were the modern practice, people lived in one room. There wasn’t a need for mechanical rooms – the fireplace was for cooking, heating up the house and boiling water for your bath. Off to sides and up in lofts the beds were there in that same room for cozy comforts. The dining and sitting areas were also central to that same room so there was no need for another room to your home during those times.

My point is that the kitchen is still the center of the home and will be for a long time coming. Have you noticed the new houses on the market now? Agree; the kitchens are opening up again and they are getting some very elaborate distinguishing features.

Kitchens did not get more unseen over the yesteryears. As a matter of fact
when maids, nannies, servants and butlers were common to the housekeeping responsibilities, the kitchen was placed behind the scenes from the braggarts who could only be seen more affluent by the size of their hosting parties, dining and entertainment rooms. However behind the picturesque of high-end, well-run homes were equally efficient kitchens. Kitchens were rarely seen but most integral nonetheless.

Nowadays you can see the kitchens coming back into the forward scenes. Most designers are opening up the floorplans so the kitchen areas are more of the appeal to buyers. And on the social scenes, many people are visiting with their friends who are preparing large meals just so they can spend the time conversing and sipping. Yes, I have a television set in my kitchen and there is a sofa and stools for making food preparation chores seem less laborious and more entertaining. More people who thought it was stylish to say, “I can’t cook” are making efforts to meet-up at related projects

That’s enough of why kitchens are important. Let’s get back to why you will like to have your own custom home with a modern kitchen of your choosing soon. We may even show you some resources readily available for you now even if your “home savings account” is less than 5% of the cost of the dream house you are imagining.


nowed-in days and slowly making comfort meals is when you can appreciate custom homes with modern kitchens. You can see the potential of something that few others can. It gives time to reach out to our community members and see how they are enjoying their customized properties.

M. Jones expressed, “Years ago, we purchased a vacant house that had been on the market for over a year, and we made it into our dream house. All that took listening to your insights and contracting with those reliable constructors. Your strong vision made it a very great deal. We still love it now, Rod!”


pgrade your preferences! With great advantages in buying a fixer upper and having your home upgraded to your taste and design preferences. You can decide what types of tiles to use in the bathroom, or how you want the floor plan designed. RodwellBuildingServices knows the varying distinctions of the National Capital area markets and how to estimate and project those costs based on your specifics. So hire the professional real estate agency with the experience to work through the processes efficiently and effectively.

Rodwell Building Services is always assisting you when your contracting professional has issues dealing directly with constructors. We also help keeping everything on track, and facilitating the contracts and escrow to a successful, smooth close.

Take Advantage of a 203k Mortgage Loan or a HomeStyle®. Both programs are federally insured and equally laden with governing regulations for you, your lender, your constructor, and of course us. That’s why we make it our specialty. The affordable FHA 203k loan allows homeowners to buy a home and finance the renovations it needs all into the 1 mortgage loan. There are many benefits to taking advantage of this loan. Existing homeowners can make renovations in a timely fashion without reducing their own cash reserves. However we prefer working with new buyers because an empty property reduces obstructions and delays. We believe it’s a false-economy to comprehensively overhaul your house while you are occupying and living inside it. With our way you can own it and redesign it before moving into it. It will be very BRNAD NEW! Your branding at that too.

Use the professional real estate agency with the experience to work through the processes efficiently and effectively. Assisting you with your financing professional issues – you are never alone trying to create the home you always desired. You will have to deal directly with Loan Officers’ requirements but we can assist you with coordinating your contractors and your HUD’s Consultant on your behalf.

Create the custom home you deserve and you too can enjoy comfort foods when the weather tells you to slowly cook in your bright and luxurious kitchen. Make that one of your resolution for this New Year! You can start your FOCUS Consult here!