phone. 240.994.3941 email. Koki(at)kokiisthekey(dotted)com

Main Content

IP Banner

Home ยป Blog

Blog

Where Are We Going?

Transportation innovators like Uber and Lyft have changed the game when it comes to how we move about this oddly-designed city. Some of us remember a time when taxis were the only available option and the fare was determined by how many map...

Read more

Pre-Paid Property Tax

In light of the recent passage of the GOP tax bill, area residents were scrambling to pre-pay their 2018 property taxes before the end of the year. The new law will cap the amount of state and local taxes that an individual can deduct at $1...

Read more

Throwback Thursday

Under Construction in 1960 when this photo was taken, St. John's Episcopal Church now makes its home at the corner of 16th and H Streets NW. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) founded in 1955...

Read more

Going, Going, Gone!

We don't discuss it much, but the District's real estate market is really quite different from the rest of the country's. When I travel, I notice Realtors' ads boasting that they have sold a home in a sought-after neighborhood in "just 45 d...

Read more

Mortgage Interest Demystified

For those of you who have never purchased a home before, the term "interest rate" can sometimes make your eyes glaze over. Not to worry! I'm here to explain what this portion of your monthly mortgage payment actually means. Your mortgage...

Read more

Throwback Thursday

Shown here in 1931, the year that owner Mary Foote Henderson died, Henderson Castle stood at the corner of 16th Street and Florida Avenue Northwest. Click photo to see what it looks like now and click here to learn more about this estate's ...

Read more

Pocket Listings: Good and Bad

When you come to me looking for a home, I'm going to give you a list of every property that might fit your needs, both Long and Foster listings and those with another broker. But there's one type of listing I can't necessarily show you: a...

Read more

Cash is King

It is still a seller's market in the District and hungry buyers are hedging their bets with cash. Nearly one in five properties sold this year were paid for in cash. That's 19 percent of the 7,758 homes sold in DC since January. In many m...

Read more

Client Spotlight

Michelle Crymes, SE DC's Fort Dupont Park Buyer who closed in September 2017. Michelle actually purchased one of Koki's recent flips. Send Koki an email if you are interested in investing on any future flip opportunities. Life in DC: I am an...

Read more

Need 11 Bedrooms?

It's a bit strange to be reporting that there is an 11-bedroom rowhome on the market in Petworth for just under $700,000, but here we are. With some of the highest rents in the country, District homes are leased as group houses all the time...

Read more