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Dana Ash-McGinty, Real Estate Broker

"I don't believe real estate should be a cut and paste world. We aren't a big box brokerage, instead we're an independent Black owned firm of skilled, innovative professionals of real estate." - Dana Ash-McGinty

Dana Ash-McGinty
is a multi-million dollar, multi-state real estate broker, speaker and trainer. As a 15+ year real estate veteran with over $500,000,000 (500M) in sales, she delivers results.

The Founder and Principal Broker of boutique brokerage ASH | MCGINTY (DC,GA,MD) started her career at prominent mega-firm Prudential Real Estate in Atlanta, GA. This is were she honed her skills and later mastered an unconventional real estate approach, disregarding traditional passive methods in favor of bold marketing strategies focused on technology and global reach.

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Dana Ash-McGinty and the ASH | MCGINTY team are solution-driven advocates for our real estate clients. Our extensive real estate portfolio has included historic and architecturally significant homes, residential redevelopment, condo conversions and residential developed lots. We also support a range of select commercial transactions, such as; multi-family (5+ units), assemblage and undeveloped land.

Boasting an extraordinary depth and breadth of skills and capabilities, ASH | MCGINTY, under the leadership of Dana Ash-McGinty, is poised to meet your real estate needs.

ASH | MCGINTY provides real estate consulting and represent real estate buyers and sellers in the District of Columbia, Georgia and Maryland.

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What is Title Insurance?

Your Money
September 16, 2020
When a property is bought, financed or sold, a record of that transaction is generally filed in the public records. Likewise, records of other events that may affect the ownership of a property, such as [...] Take a look

DC Open Doors Program

DC Open Doors

Find a DC Open Doors Approved Lender

September 10, 2020
The DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) makes owning a home both affordable and attainable with the DC Open Doors Program is a mortgage program that can provide down payment assistance for those with an income [...] Take a look
DC Open Doors

Check Out Our DC Open Doors FAQs

September 7, 2020
The DC Open Doors Program provides qualified buyers home purchase loans and down payment in Washington, DC. This is one of the best steps for making homeownership affordable in the District. Below are some of the most [...] Take a look
DC Open Doors

Wait! DC Open Doors Terms You Need To Know

September 2, 2020
DC Open Doors is administered by the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA). The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency was established in 1979 to stimulate and expand homeownership (and rental housing) opportunities in [...] Take a look


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Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP)

Down Payment Assistance Programs

Maryland Mortgage Program Income Limits

October 21, 2019
The Maryland Mortgage Program (previously called DSELP)is a homeownership program that has helped thousands of families achieve the dream of homeownership through a combination of mortgage financing, down payment assistance, tax credits, and more. See [...] Take a look

Pathway To Purchase Program (MD)

The Pathway To Purchase Program Is Back!

Pathway To Purchase Program
September 29, 2020
Due to COVID-19, the Pathway To Purchase Program was on hold for any applicants that had not yet completed the required Housing Quality Standard (HQS) Inspection. However, inspections have now resumed! The Pathway To Purchase Program provides [...] Take a look

Distressed Sellers

Consequences of Foreclosure

Distressed Sellers
September 6, 2020
A foreclosure occurs when the homeowner has failed to make payments and has defaulted or violated the terms of their mortgage loan. For many homeowners, their monthly mortgage payment is now a constant source of [...] Take a look

What Is A Short Sale?

Distressed Sellers
September 6, 2020
A short sale can be a very good solution for a homeowner that needs to sell and owe more on the home than the home is currently worth. In the distant past, it was rare [...] Take a look
Cash Buyers

Who Really Buys Houses in Any Condition?

September 4, 2020
I’m sure you’ve seen these signs everywhere! “We Buy Houses in Any Condition.” What’s up with this?! Why would anyone want to buy a house in any condition? These companies and sometimes individual are referred [...] Take a look

Bankruptcy as an Option to Foreclosure

September 3, 2020
Bankruptcy laws are defined under national and local laws. These laws can be very complex. However, since this is an option, it should be considered in the very early stages. Typically, a homeowner has several [...] Take a look



What Happens After Being Pre-Approved?

Buyer Tips
September 25, 2020
Congratulations! You have submitted all the required documentation and now you have that Pre-Approval for your new home. So… what’s next? As you continue to move along in the home buying process, you will only [...] Take a look
Buyer Tips

5 Down Payment Myths Debunked

September 24, 2020
Many of our first-time homebuyer clients are not aware of the wide variety of financing options, such as down payment assistance available to them. We saw this as a clear opportunity to both educate and [...] Take a look
Buyer Tips

Real Estate Agent vs. Real Estate Broker

November 25, 2019
Real Estate Agent vs. Real Estate Broker: What’s the Difference When You’re A Buyer?Written by: Dana Ash-McGinty Both real estate agents and brokers are licensed to assist you with your real purchase. Real estate brokers [...] Take a look
Buyer Tips

Checking Your Credit Scores

March 10, 2018
We are all defined by many numbers. Of course, there’s your social security number. Then your bank account number. Credit card numbers. Investment account numbers. Various entities have assigned you a number. Some people can [...] Take a look

Real Estate Investing

Find Your Local REIA

Real Estate Investing
December 2, 2019
Real Estate Investor Associations – Love It or Hate It Dana Ash-McGinty This is a subject that I hear so many real estate investors discuss. Some love local REIA and others completely avoid them. Personally, [...] Take a look

My Fave Real Estate Investing Books

Real Estate Investing
December 1, 2019
Here’s a snippet of my own personal real estate investing library. Updated December 1, 2019 Your real estate investing success is highly dependent on the quality of the education you receive. Arm yourself with skills, [...] Take a look

Investing in Tax Liens: The Rate of Return

November 28, 2019
Tax Lien Investing, An Underutilized Investment Tool The goal of an investor is to seek new opportunities while evaluating risks vs. rewards. Many stock market investors are happy with a safe return of 10-15%. Investing [...] Take a look

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Creating Your Reverse Bucket List

September 18, 2020
Under pressure to set new goals? Constantly focused on making your dreams come true? Give yourself a break—- first, acknowledge what you have already achieved. Create a reverse bucket list.  Every year, every month, even every week— I constantly [...] Take a look

I Refused To Sign Another Lease!

September 15, 2020
Invest every month in your own asset. “My 1st condo.” – Dana Ash-McGinty, Real Estate Broker I was done with renting! I was determined to have the satisfaction of homeownership but, I didn’t want to [...] Take a look

Fear Can Be a Great Motivator

September 12, 2020
The two basic motivating forces in our lives are pain and pleasure. We typically make choices based on the pleasure we think we are going to gain or the pain we believe we are going to avoid. For [...] Take a look

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To bring some lovin' here today"
What's Going On, Marvin Gaye May 1971
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