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People Before Properties

At ASH MCGINTY, we put you first. We are devoted to delivering made-to-measure services in a fun and forward-thinking way. Whether you’re buying or selling we take the time to understand your needs as a friend first and your advisor throughout.

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ASH MCGINTY is proudly a Black owned real estate company. We are a boutique real estate brokerage and consulting firm for real estate in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Our main focus is to help you succeed in your real estate investments.

At ASH MCGINTY we don’t believe real estate should be a cut and paste world. We are not a big box franchise, but instead, highly-skilled professionals and local experts. It is our goal to find real solutions, create custom strategies and provide service each and every day. 

Friends, this is bespoke real estate.

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Dana Ash-McGinty is the Managing Principal Broker of ASH MCGINTY (A|M), an award-winning residential and commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm. She is an author, a media influencer and contributor, as well as an advocate for minority real estate investing, women’s empowerment, and small business growth.

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    Updated 03/06/2021 There are a few challenges with selling a condo. A certain experience level and skill set is needed to sell condos and co-ops. It is very different than selling a single family detached house. The reason is that often you can’t put a sign in the front yard (by the homeowner rules—see below),…
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    We all want to know how to sell your home for more money. Let’s discuss how to increase your home value. The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real…

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  • Negotiating a Real Estate Contract
  • Open Houses
  • Pre-Approval for a Home Loan
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  • Seller Concessions
  • Smoke Alarm Laws
  • Time Is Of The Essence
  • Title Insurance
  • Title Transfer (Maryland)
  • Truth In Advertising

What People Are Saying About Dana

“…the consummate professional… always very approachable and created a comfortable atmosphere to voice my thoughts and opinions. I never felt overly-pressured to commit to anything and she always provided honest and sober feedback….”

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“Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value”

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“…Knowing that you can count on Dana to be responsive, helpful and knowledgeable means everything. Oh, and a terrific personality to go along with it!”

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“…very accommodating to our unique situation… Dana is someone you want in your corner.”

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“…prompt to answer all of the many questions I had whether it be via email, text, or phone.”

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Minority Homeownership Suffering The Most Since The Great Recession

The disparity in the homeownership rates has been a longstanding problem. What we see today is the result of historical policies over several decades, from redlining to predatory lending that led to the the foreclosure crisis that disproportionately hit minorities.

The result? Homeownership rates of Black and Hispanic buyers remain far below that of non-Hispanic whites, with black homeownership suffering the most since the Great Recession. Over time, this hurts these groups’ ability to build wealth that can be tapped later in life or passed down to the next generation.

  • Where you live determines where your children can go to school and the quality of the education.
  • Home equity can be leveraged as an asset to start a business, pay for private school or college. Without that asset to draw on leaves most households at a major disadvantage.

As a Black owned real estate company, it is important to us to contribute to better education about down payment assistance and grant programs that states, municipalities, and nonprofits offer first-time homebuyers.  Available funds are left on the table every year because most potential homebuyers have no idea that these programs exist. 

Contact us to find out about the Down Payment Assistance and Grant Programs in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. 

Black History In Real Estate

From Restrictive Covenants to Racial Steering –

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Black History in Real Estate – Deed Restrictive Covenant, August 1941
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Black History in Real Estate – Deed Restrictive Covenant, 1939
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Black History in Real Estate – Restricted Neighborhood in Washington, DC
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Black History in Real Estate – Restricted Neighborhoods in Washington, DC, May 1926