Close It!™ House of the Week: Just listed in the West End

This week we're headed down Wisconsin Avenue from our own office to check out a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom high rise condo with an open floor plan and nearly 1200 square feet of space. It's listed at $929,000.

This unit has an oversized balcony with southern views. It has a gas fireplace as well as a kitchen will granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The building is located just north of the George Washington Hospital and west of the shops and restaurants in Georgetown.

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $214,148.73. Monthly payments will then be around $5,725.66 per month, including the HOA payment. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

Close It!™ House of the Week: A Chevy Chase charmer with so much character

This week we're taking a look at a nearly century-old home that's had much of its original character preserved by the current owner/architect. It's listed at $949,900.

Exposed wood beams on the ceilings along with the refinished original hardwood floor and a large utility sink preserve the sense of country farm kitchen from a simpler time, while high end kitchen appliances make modern, gourmet cooking a breeze. The house also has a large back yard for entertaining as well as a front porch and patio for relaxing during the warmer months. 

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $217,188.81. Monthly payments will then be around $4,216.39 per month. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

Close It!™ House of the Week: Alternative to condo living in Chevy Chase

This week we're touring an interior row house in the Chevy Chase neighborhood, where it was reported earlier this week that the median home price there sits around $1 million. This property has two bedrooms plus one-and-a-half bathrooms. It's listed for $729,000.

There's a fireplace in the living room, a large coat closet in the foyer and a fenced in yard with a patio. In addition, this house comes with two off street parking spots. The location makes shops, restaurants and metro stops on Connecticut and Wisconsin avenues very accessible. 

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $167,351.02. Monthly payments will then be around $3,242.40 per month. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

Close It!™ House of the Week: Updated unit in a classic building

This week's pick is a centrally located 1-bedroom cooperative apartment close to Dupont Circle and U Street. It's listed at $269,000.

This unit faces a quiet courtyard and can be accessed from 16th and R streets. It has new hardwood floors and windows and is move-in ready, though the kitchen could use an update. The HOA fee here is a bit high, but it includes Internet and cable as well as property taxes and all utilities except for electric.

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $62,110.25. Monthly payments will then be around $2007.97 per month, including the $869 HOA fee. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

Close It!™ House of the Week: A one-bedroom with lots of living space

For this week's pick, we're headed to the DC side of Chevy Chase to tour a sunny one-bedroom coop with tree views and a fireplace in the living room. It's listed at $279,000.

At 820 square feet, this one-bedroom is on the bigger side. Another plus is the kitchen comes with a gas stove. The kitchen and bathroom have been recently updated, and the bedroom has a large window and two large closets.   

Assuming a homebuyer puts down 20 percent on a conventional loan, her cash to close number will be approximately $65,487.69. Monthly payments will then be around $1,826.91 per month, including the $644 HOA fee. For a complete picture of the cash to close, or for a run-down of the seller's side of the deal, plug the numbers into the Web version of Close It™ or download the free iOS app.

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