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"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, Principal Broker

Dana Ash-McGintyis a 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.

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

Your Money

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

Mortgage Matters

What are Adjustable Rate Mortgages?

Mortgage Matters
October 21, 2020
Most people have lots of questions about adjustable rate mortgages (and little bit of fear). Rightfully so. But before we discuss the specifics on an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), let’s first discuss fixed-rate mortgages. Fixed-rate mortgage [...] Take a look

Condos, Condos, Condos

What is Condo Ownership?

October 3, 2020
Condominiums are a housing alternative for those who want to own a home, but may not want to be responsible for lawn care. Condo ownership is also a good option if a single-family home is [...] Take a look

House, Condo or Co-op?

October 3, 2020
You’ve decided, you’re committed, you’re serious, and ready to make a significant financial investment in a home. The catalyst for your decision could have come from a number of things: starting or expanding your family, [...] Take a look

Instagram: I Chose Hymalayan Granite

March 6, 2018

I paired this #hymalayan white #granite with #kraftmaid midnight blue cabinets in our Atlanta condo. #condokitchen #galleykitchen #stonecountertops #buckheadatlanta #granitecountertops #Atlanta ❤️❤️ […] Take a look



Buyer Tips

How Lenders View FICO Scores

September 30, 2020
Let’s take a look at FICO scores and how they’re calculated. Your FICO score is a numerical representation of the odds that a consumer will default 90 days or more or a credit card or [...] Take a look
Buyer Tips

What Happens After Being Pre-Approved?

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

DC Open Doors Program

How DC Open Doors Works For You In 2020

DC Open Doors
October 22, 2020
DC Open Doors makes homeownership in the District more accessible. The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) “DC Open Doors” is designed to be a zero down home purchase program for those wishing to [...] Take a look
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


Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP)

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

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

[Below are my personal blog postings.]
  Opinions are my own.



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

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