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Fulcrum Properties Group News and Updates

This blog is a guest post by Chris Geier, Mortgage Banker at McLean Mortgage Corporation.

Borrowers often ask what the difference is between an FHA and Conventional loan.  This is a great question, particularly from first time homebuyers.  In today’s marketplace, FHA loans are a very popular with first time homebuyers because of the low down payment requirement and comparatively low credit requirements.  FHA loans have also seen a rise in popularity since the mortgage crisis and the virtual elimination of subprime lending which, at the time, appealed to many first time homebuyers with few assets and imperfect credit. 

I provide my first time home buyer clients with a strong understanding of the pros and cons of each type of loan so they can make

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As we start to settle in to 2016, we want to give one last shoutout to 2015, because it was an awesome year for our team and the wider #fulcrumfamily. Here's an infographic on our favorite moments of 2015. Thanks for pushing us to work harder, be better, and find more homes for our clients than any year before.  We gave over $12,000 back to our community, helped our clients buy and sell over 150 homes, and were named one of "The Best Real Estate Teams" in D.C. by Washingtonian Magazine. What's next? Let's find out together. 

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We are proud to unveil our brand new website! It was designed with you in mind, and we think you're going to love it. New tools will give you access to a cleaner, meaner search that gives you lots of options and beautiful visuals.

If you were signed up for property updates on our old website from 2015, you will need to sign up for a new search on our new site to continue to get property alerts. Have no fear! This is how you quickly create your new search for 2016:

  • Using the main search bar located on the home page, enter a city, neighborhood or zip code.
  • Select a price range.
  • Select a property type.
  • Select the number of beds and baths you desire.
  • Hit the "SEARCH" button.
  • If desired, refine your search geographically (ex: around
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After the holiday travels are over, and we’ve thrown all that wrapping paper in the crackling fire, all we want to do is grab a drink, relax, and debrief with friends. Will you join us #fulcrumfamily?

We’re hosting our Holiday Hangover Party at the Stanton & Greene Restaurant and Bar this year, and we certainly hope you’ll come! Our Third Annual Hangover will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 6-8pm. The venue is located at 319 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. Many thanks to our friends at First Home Mortgage for cosponsoring the event! Please RSVP to Liz at by January 4th.



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Are you looking for a great way to give back to local kids in need this holiday season? Donate to the Fulcrum Properties Group Coat Drive to benefit the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project! Playtime is a non profit organization that gives the gift of play to homeless children in Washington, D.C. all year round. Fulcrum is partnering with this incredible group to support the children who play in their playrooms at the D.C. General Shelter, just blocks from Fulcrum’s office.

Please bring brand new coats, hats, mittens and gloves to Fulcrum Properties Group, located at 1328 G Street, SE, between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday between now and December 30th. We are collecting every day but New Year’s Eve and New Years Day. For any questions, or to

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Well, ghosts and goblins, big and small, you brought on the spook last weekend at our annual Halloween Party! We had such a great time partying with you, hay riding with you, and moon bouncing with you.

We also want to say a BIG thank you to our cosponsors at KVS Title and First Savings Mortgage! Check out the pics of some of our favorite costumes below. Don’t forget that we’re here for you if you ever want to find a sweet new haunt!


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You’re invited!

There will be ghosts and goblins, fun and games, drinks, bites and monsters who can’t be tamed! It’s our annual Halloween Party and we hope you’ll join us at Historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill, from 3-6pm on Sunday, October 25th. It’s a great opportunity squeeze into our fabulous photo booth with your spook of choice to capture your Halloween costume in style. RSVP to by October 20th.

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Thank you for attending our WaterWorks party on Saturday! We had the best time with you, whipping down the water slide, chowing down on burgers, taking a dip in the baby pool, and dunking you in the dunk tank. Here are some of our favorite pics!

#fulcrumfamily #summerfun #waterworks



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Washingtonian Magazine named Fulcrum Properties Group one of the best real estate teams in DC in the category of “Platinum Team,” which means we had a 2014 sales volume of over $40 million or more.

The magazine didn’t just base the award on sales numbers though. They surveyed 16,000 recent Washington homebuyers and asked them, “to rank their agents on a series of criteria, including integrity, market knowledge, and negotiation skills.” Then they called mortgage brokers, and other realtors and asked, “whom they most enjoy doing business with and whose clients always seem happiest.”

There’s nothing that makes us prouder than knowing we made our clients happy. Thank you!

We were named one of the best Platinum Teams in the region.

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