Home Buying in DC – A Brief Overview on Lifestyle and Real Estate in DC

13th February 2020

Buying a home in DC can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time especially when you have no idea about the real estate market and the place itself. To help you make your home buying experience in DC easier and hassle-free, we at Magnolia Realty have brought you a rough idea regarding DC and its real estate market below. Scroll down to know DC better!

First of all, we would like to explain why Washington DC is one of the prime places to visit, live and work. The wide variety of job opportunities is the prime reason that appeals to every individual looking to pursue a career. Besides job opportunities DC offers a wide range of leisurely activities for its residents in their free times as well as the visitors.

You can discover an array of famous restaurants, topnotch museums and plenty of outdoor activities and alluring events such as the National Cherry Blossom Festival here.

Now let us check out what is there in DC that makes it an ideal residing place –


If you are a shopaholic then DC won’t disappoint you as there is no shortage of shopping here. The National Mall offers you a wide variety of shopping experiences. The mall also has the national monuments and memorials section where you can relish the rich history of the city.


All the foodie out there, DC has so much to offer you. Whether you are looking for an upscale dining place with a gourmet chef or a local food place to swear by, DC has everything. Some of the top eateries include Rasika for delicious Indian cuisine, Ambar Capitol Hill for a specialized Serbian cuisine and Commissary where you can get delightful dining options from truffle popcorn to cranberry walnut chicken salad and much more at an honest price.


You will find a number of museums in DC offering free admissions. These museums depict the history, culture and several other aspects of the city that play a crucial role in development and establishment of the city. Some of the museums include the National Air and Space Museum, Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Gallery of Art featuring different drawings, paintings and sculptures. You can also enjoy a number of events like concerts, film programs, guided tours, family activities and more in the museum.

Home Buying in DC

You can find a number of newly constructed homes for sale including condos, apartments, single-family homes, and townhomes as well as multi-family homes to buy. However, to understand the real estate market and the various home buyer programs in DC; you will need to get in touch with an experienced realtor like us. There are many home buying programs in DC that make home buying hassle-free and safe.

Some of the home buyer programs in DC include DC Open Doors, Individual Development Account (IDA) program, Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) and Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAHP). We at Magnolia Realty will help you understand the different programs and make your home buying experience stress free.

We also provide the largest home buyer rebate in Washington DC i.e. up to 2.11%. Want to know more about the home buying in DC? Get in touch with us today!