About Sir Ashley Harrison

Sir Ashley Harrison is a full-time real estate investor and non-practicing attorney. He does deals throughout the country.

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How to stay in my home after foreclosure in Washington, DC

A recent study estimates that 47% of foreclosed properties are still occupied. When you first see that stat you may be surprised… but we’re not. What most people don’t realize is that banks aren’t in the business to own homes. They are in the business to loan people money. But when they have to foreclose […]

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Why Won’t My Washington, DC District of Columbia House Sell?

So you’re trying to sell a house in , that just won’t sell? And yet – the news says the real estate market is heating up and properties are selling… right? The media is practically shouting again about multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices. So where’s your contract? If you’re asking “Why won’t my […]

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We buy houses in Washington, DC companies – are they credible?

If you’ve been driving around in , chances are you’ve seen some billboards advertising companies that buy houses. Often times they say things like “We Buy Houses!” or “Cash For Your House”. Are these “we buy houses in companies” credible? How do I know if the local house buying companies out there are honest and credible? […]

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Understanding the Foreclosure Process in District of Columbia

Understanding the foreclosure process in is an important part of navigating your own home foreclosure. Before we dive in… What is foreclosure anyway? Foreclosure is the legal process that lenders use to take back property securing a loan, generally after the borrower stops making payments. Foreclosure is no fun.  But just know that it’s not the […]

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Can I give my house in Washington DC back to the bank without an expensive foreclosure?

Can I give my Washington DC house back to the bank without an expensive foreclosure? The answer is YES !  (but with caveats, read below for more details) There are many ways to avoid an expensive foreclosure in Washington DC. Your first step if you’re trying to avoid foreclosure in  is to speak with your loan provider […]

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Selling My House for Cash in Washington, DC

Should you take a cash offer for your Washington DC house? Not always. I’ll tell you how to sell any property for cash, some reasons to refuse a cash offer – and when you shouldn’t say no. Selling My House For Cash In Washington DC If you’re selling a property in to an end buyer (the person living in […]

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I’m relocating and need to sell my house in Washington, DC

Relocation is a complicated exercise in coordination. We get local Washington DC home sellers calling us or submitting their house info on this website every week saying “I’m relocating and need to sell my house in Washington DC“.  The great thing is that we’re able to help a good many of those sellers sell their house […]

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Unrest in Ferguson, Mo and the Affect on Real Estate. How Societal Issues Affect Real Estate

On November 24, 2014, a grand jury has just decide that it will not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., this summer. Protests over Brown’s death have been ongoing in Ferguson for months, and things definitely took a turn for the worse then the decision not to […]

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Selling My Washington DC House and Preparing For the Home Inspection

Getting ready to sell your DC House and  Preparing for the Home Inspection Average Buyers in the Washington DC area prefer to have a home inspection before they go to the closing table. Federal law leaves regulation of home inspections to the individual states. Washington DC does not require one be done but many home […]

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When Is It Time to Reduce the Price on Your Washington DC House, or Condo?

We all dread it…When it comes to the property we are trying to sell, the words “Price Reduction” sound like pure evil.  Nobody wants to hear about lowering prices except a potential buyer. In slower markets and buyer’s markets, it common for sellers to point fingers at the agents and agents to point fingers at seller’s […]

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