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Posts by Joe Marhamati

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Joe Marhamati, from most recent to least.

New Federal Loans Allow Homeowners to Finance Energy Efficiency

New Federal Loans Allow Homeowners to Finance Energy Efficiency

Joe Marhamati | May 2nd 2011 | 1 Comment

Sometimes, the biggest obstacle to making a home more energy efficient is the cost. However, the Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban... read »

The Foreclosure Hunt With Google Maps

The Foreclosure Hunt With Google Maps

Joe Marhamati | January 17th 2011 | 1 Comment

Not every home buyer out there is willing to go through the arduous process of finding a foreclosure to purchase, but for the bargain-hunting home... read »

The 3.13 Percent Mortgage

The 3.13 Percent Mortgage

Joe Marhamati | December 14th 2010 | 1 Comment

Last week, long-term interest rates continued to creep back up from their record lows, which resulted in some buyers getting off the fence and got... read »

The H Street Solar Panel Installation Adventure

The H Street Solar Panel Installation Adventure

Joe Marhamati | November 19th 2010 | 12 Comments

Back in October, we ran a story on Georgetown Energy, the solar advocacy group at Georgetown University. This article spurred UrbanTurf’s Joe... read »

The UrbanTurf Interview With the CEO of Zillow

The UrbanTurf Interview With the CEO of Zillow

Joe Marhamati | November 16th 2010 | 9 Comments

UrbanTurf recently interviewed Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff about Zillow, the DC housing market and the evolving accuracy of its popular Zestimate... read »

H Street Getting Its Giant

H Street Getting Its Giant

Joe Marhamati | November 10th 2010 | 6 Comments

DCist reports that a 41,200 square-foot Giant Food has signed on to open at 3rd and H Street NE. Construction is expected to begin this coming spring... read »

DC’s First-Time Buyer Tax Credit Is Gone, But Maybe Not For Good

DC’s First-Time Buyer Tax Credit Is Gone, But Maybe Not For Good

Joe Marhamati | November 8th 2010 | 7 Comments

The $5,000 tax credit available to DC home buyers expired at the end of 2009, but that doesn't mean that DC residents may never be able to take... read »

DC’s Home Purchase Rehabilitation Program

DC’s Home Purchase Rehabilitation Program

Joe Marhamati | October 25th 2010 | 5 Comments

The Department of Housing and Community Development has introduced a new pilot program that will allow first-time home buyers to purchase homes that... read »

The Rent vs. Buy Calculator Put to The Test

The Rent vs. Buy Calculator Put to The Test

Joe Marhamati | October 8th 2010 | 12 Comments

The New York Times Rent vs. Buy calculator is the go-to tool for those that are trying to make the decision between continuing to rent or buying a... read »

Sweat Equity: The Story of An Auction-Bought Home

Sweat Equity: The Story of An Auction-Bought Home

Joe Marhamati | September 21st 2010 | 9 Comments

The story of a home bought at auction will almost certainly be a more interesting tale than any conventional home-buying transaction. For a 30... read »

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