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Posts by Will Smith

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Will Smith, from most recent to least.

Buyers Week: How a $100 Mistake Can Sink Your Credit Score

Buyers Week: How a $100 Mistake Can Sink Your Credit Score

Will Smith | March 16th 2018

Having a very good credit score is crucial if you want to be pre-approved for a home loan and get the lowest interest rate possible. And, as the... read »

The Pursuit 2: Before & After Shots at Lanier Heights

The Pursuit 2: Before & After Shots at Lanier Heights

Will Smith | June 13th 2016 | 7 Comments

An article from the UrbanTurf archives in which our publisher describes the renovation process for his one-bedroom co-op. ... read »

The Pursuit: Finding a Beautiful One-Bedroom in Lanier Heights for $1400/mo

The Pursuit: Finding a Beautiful One-Bedroom in Lanier Heights for $1400/mo

Will Smith | October 8th 2013 | 6 Comments

UrbanTurf publisher Will Smith relates his experience finding a one-bedroom in the charming and previously unfamiliar Lanier Heights. ... read »

Getting in on the Ground Floor in Southwest

Getting in on the Ground Floor in Southwest

Will Smith | March 30th 2011 | 21 Comments

In a city where real estate watchers are always speculating about the next hot neighborhood, it is curious that DC's Southwest quadrant gets so... read »

Supply and Demand for New Condos Completely Out of Whack

Supply and Demand for New Condos Completely Out of Whack

Will Smith | March 18th 2011 | 9 Comments

The diminished supply of new condominiums in the DC metro area has gotten so tight that the next chapter of condo development could materialize this... read »

Weekly Mortgage Rate: 4.76%

Weekly Mortgage Rate: 4.76%

Will Smith | March 17th 2011

Mortgage rates continued their downward trajectory this week, with Freddie Mac putting the average rate on a standard 30-year fixed-rate mortgage... read »

Opportunity to Buy at a Discount in Capitol Riverfront

Opportunity to Buy at a Discount in Capitol Riverfront

Will Smith | March 16th 2011 | 12 Comments

Next Saturday, developer EYA will release 11 townhomes in Capitol Quarter for sale under a unique workforce financing program co-managed by the DC... read »

Don’t Expect New Condos in Downtown Silver Spring Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect New Condos in Downtown Silver Spring Anytime Soon

Will Smith | March 16th 2011 | 8 Comments

Now that there are signs of life again in the new condo market, some would-be home buyers are wondering what DC-area neighborhoods developers will... read »

Gaslight Square: Just Say No To Wood

Gaslight Square: Just Say No To Wood

Will Smith | March 16th 2011 | 9 Comments

"When I lie in bed at night and dream about buildings, this project is what I think about," said Jim Abdo to open his presentation last night about... read »

National Harbor to Get Big Apartment Project

National Harbor to Get Big Apartment Project

Will Smith | December 10th 2010

National Harbor is set to get a large 350-unit apartment building, reports the Washington Business Journal. Construction is scheduled to begin next... read »

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