"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.
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.
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
Updated September 23, 2020 In an effort to promote and make homeownership and Washington DC real estate more affordable, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), has created a down payment assistance program called [...] Take a look
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
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 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
DC4ME provides full-time D.C. government employees a reduced interest rate mortgage. D.C. employees also have the option of 3% down payment assistance with a 0% deferred subordinate loan. DC4ME is offered to District Government employees, including employees of District [...] Take a look
We want to make sure you have all the details! Here are 8 Things You Should Know About The Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP). MMP provides eligible homebuyers purchasing in Maryland a 30-year fixed-rate home loan. [...] Take a look
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
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
[Figure 1.] As you probably know, there are multiple first time home buyer programs in Maryland. Of all the home buyers programs in Maryland, the Prince George’s County PATHWAY TO PURCHASE PROGRAM is one of the best! [...] Take a look
For a limited time, eligible homebuyers in Prince George’s County, Maryland can take advantage of an incredible homeownership program- PATHWAY TO PURCHASE. The PATHWAY TO PURCHASE Program provides up to $10,000 in home purchase assistance for first time [...] Take a look
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
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
The difference between judicial and non-judicial foreclosure states is relatively simple, but an important and often misunderstood part of the foreclosure process. There’s a lot of confusion among homeowners about this issue, so here’s some [...] Take a look
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
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people face foreclosure and unfortunately there are a lot of people don’t understand the process. Foreclosure is the legal process in which a lender attempts to recover the balance [...] Take a look
Selling your home fast can be a stressful process if not done properly. But it doesn’t have to be stressful! It can be a quick and easy process. We have helped hundreds of homeowners like [...] Take a look
Create a Fantastic First Impression You don’t get a second chance to make a good impression! A home that stands out among similarly priced houses is the one that sells. The following suggestions for preparing [...] Take a look
Strategies For Selling Your Home Online There are three primary strategies for selling real estate online. The route you choose depends on your financial goals, your timeline and your willingness to put in some DIY [...] Take a look
What renovations offer the biggest impact on a home’s value? Let’s see… 1. An Addition Any type of home expansion, whether it’s a new bedroom, a new den or a larger living room, will have [...] Take a look
The National Association of Realtors states that 49% of all houses are bought based on one factor— Curb Appeal. But, how do you achieve it? Here are a few ideas: • Addresses aren’t just for [...] Take a look
‘Catch them at the curb’ isn’t just a catchy phrase. This should be the goal of any Seller. A buyer’s first impression is created at the front of your house. Although over 90% of buyer [...] Take a look
The four components of exterior painting includes: Exterior Doors/ Shutters Trim Siding Decks/ Porches A three-color paint scheme is fairly typical. One for doors/shutters, one for trim and and one for siding. Wood decks and [...] Take a look
Are you in the beginning stages of preparing to sale your home and fretting about where to start? Well here’s a starting point from the Ash McGinty & Co. team. We have prepared “14 Tips [...] Take a look
The short answer is yes. Yes, you qualify! But first, what is down payment assistance? You are probably familiar with the various down payment assistance programs available. These programs assist with homebuyers mortgage down payment [...] Take a look
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
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
Congratulations! You’ve decide to purchase a home. This is an exciting time, but there is work to do before you pop the champagne. The first step toward purchasing a home is getting pre-qualified for a [...] Take a look
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
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
I’m a single woman, should I buy a house? My answer is an unequivocal “Yes!” I purchased my first home and multiple investment properties before I ever got married. My first real estate purchase (a [...] Take a look
The first condo in the United States was built in Salt Lake City in 1960—and since then, condos have truly taken off. Currently, there are approximately 17 million privately owned condos in the U.S., which [...] Take a look
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
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
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
If you compare the potential financial returns in real estate investments to other types of investments, the value of real estate properties typically create a higher of value over time. If you want to secure [...] Take a look
Prior to taking any steps towards investing in real estate, there are a few things about yourself you should consider. These things include: what you want, what motivational forces you respond to, and whether or [...] Take a look
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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
“What?! She’s been duped. I would never be in a relationship like that. I wonder why she would choose that?” The Call Years ago it was a random Saturday morning when I received a call from [...] Take a look
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
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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There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today" What's Going On, Marvin Gaye May 1971 R.I.P. GEORGE FLOYD 1974-2020