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30 Reasons Why You Should Invest in DC Real Estate

Appleton Properties | October 6, 2017


Washington DC has one of the most competitive housing markets in the country. Here are 30 reasons why it’s a good idea to invest in a home in the US capital.

  1. Washington DC is one of the best metro areas to live in the country.

    It was #4 on S. News‘ latest “Best Places to Live” ranking.

  2. There are plenty of neighborhoods to choose from.

    One of the beauties of DC is that it’s home to a wide variety of neighborhoods. Here are some of them.

  3. First-time homebuyers don’t need to make a big down payment.

    Can’t make a 20 percent down payment?First-time home buyers in Washington DC have access to plenty of programs and incentives.

  4. Housing options are abundant.

    Whether you’re looking for a chic and centrally located condo or a handsome single-family brick home, Washington DC real estate has got you covered.

  5. Speaking of condos, there are plenty in DC.

    Condos are a popular and solid real estate investment in the US capital, especially for single young professionals.

  6. Endless academic pursuits.

    Aside from being the seat of government, Washington DC is a paradise for those who love to learn.

  7. This is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the country.

    Living in DC is almost as good as going on a trip around the world.

  8. Brush shoulders with the country’s leaders.

    In DC, there’s a chance you’ll get to be neighbors with some of the most influential people in the country.

  9. Washington DC is a treasure chest of career opportunities.

    Whether you aspire to work for the government, a non-profit organization, or a corporate giant, DC offers a wide range of career opportunities.

  10. Outdoor recreation opportunities are a short drive away.

    If you want to get out of the city, a bevy of outdoor recreation opportunities are just a short drive away.

  11. More businesses are setting up in Washington DC.
    Plenty of companies from all over the globe are making their way to establish branches in DC.
  12. Property values are solid.

    The constant demand for homes in DC contributes to the continuously upward trend in real estate values in the district.

  13. Mortgages in Washington DC have low to average risk.

    Although home prices in DC are high, the cost is still aligned with the population’s average income.

  14. Washington DC is centrally located.

    DC can be your jump-off point. From hereyou can drive to New York, Baltimore, Annapolis, or to the beach and the mountains.

  15. Enjoy the mild Mid-Atlantic weather.

    DC residents get to make the most out of the Mid-Atlantic weather. The region also experiences less natural disasters than the rest of the country.

  16. The suburbs offer morereal estate options.

    The suburbs are a great option especially if you still want to live close to the capital.

  17. Get around via the Metro.

    DC’s public transportation is reliable and significantly cuts travel times.

  18. A better environment for work/life balance.

    DC residents note that it’s easy to achieve work/life balance in the city, as there is an abundance of avenues for both work and play.

  19. Ride the thrill of the sports culture.

    Sports is pretty big in Washington DC, and its sports teams always incite a lot of pride and love.

  20. There are three airports located nearby.

    If you’re traveling, you have three airports to choose from. That means more flight and price options.

  21. Sample food from all over the world.

    DC’s diverse population brings one major perk: there is a wide variety of ethnic eateries scattered across the city. Yum!

  22. Free cultural events all year round.

    Your social calendar is guaranteed to be full, what will all the free events in the city.

  23. Public parks are everywhere.

    If you’re looking for some peace of mind, retreat to any of the public parks located across the city.

  24. Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Mount Vernon Square, Kalorama, and Georgetown have great investment potential.

    These are some of the neighborhoods with high gross rental yields.

  25. Neighborhoods have a real sense of community.

    In DC, residents often gather at block parties, coffee shops, and parks.

  26. Washington DC has a low unemployment rate.

    Thanks to a robust economy and stable job market, DC only has an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent.

  27. The nightlife scene is varied and exciting.

    The DC metro area is home to a bubbling concoction of bars and nightlife venues that cater to different tastes.

  28. Children have excellent schooling opportunities.

    The DC-Maryland-Virginia area is home to top-performing public school districts and private schools.

  29. Washington DC has a thriving cycling culture.

    If you love taking your bike to work or anywhere else, you’ll find a welcoming community in the capital.

  30. Residents love living in Washington DC…

    And they wouldn’t have it any other way.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch with Appleton Properties today at 301-652-2707 or 202-888-4846 to learn more about Washington DC real estate investment opportunities.