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What to know about buying a house in Washington D.C.

Being a Washington D.C. first–time home buyer can seem like a daunting prospect; most homes in the District are eye–wateringly expensive.

But there’s good news, too. You might be in line for all sorts of help, from special mortgages to home buyer education courses.

Indeed, some D.C. home buyers receive down payment assistance, which could help you cover any shortfall in your savings. So you could be moving into your first home sooner than you dreamed possible.