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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/10/2012

A Severna Park home for $6.5M

House of the Week | A five-bedroom Federalist-style house on the Severn River offers a taste of Williamsburg with wildlife.

By V. Dion Haynes  |  05:30 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Mortgage rates edge higher for second straight week

Following months of decline, the 30-year and 15-year averages increase on the heels of surprising employment data.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Editor’s column: Does your home decor need a summer upgrade?

This week, Real Estate offers some ideas you can use to upgrade your home decor and get into the summer mood.

By Dion Haynes  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Pennsylvania Avenue condo for $1.78M

House of the week | This two-bedroom Penn Quarter unit overlooks the Washington monument.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2012

For rent by owner: A landlord responds

Doug’s first blog post about being a landlord strikes a nerve.

By Douglas Hsiao  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Mortgage rates free fall continues; 15-year dips below 3 percent

Once again, the 30-year and 15-year plunge to new all-time lows.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/29/2012

For rent by owner: The letter landlords dread

Being a landlord has been smooth only in short stretches, and at times it has veered toward disaster.

By Douglas Hsiao  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  landlord, realestatepage

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/28/2012

My Renovation Saga: Community Forklift

Mary visits a place in Maryland that will take reusable building materials, architectural salvage, furniture and appliances. 

By Mary McCutcheon  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/24/2012

30-year mortgage rate hits fourth straight record low

Rates hold fairly steady following a series of uplifting news from the housing sector this week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/21/2012

My home demolition: Where will all the storm water go?

Why I’m trying to create a vernal pool

By Mary McCutcheon  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Mortgage rates sink to record lows for third straight week

The free fall continues as the European debt crisis drives rates even lower.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/14/2012

My home demolition: Struggles with the gas company

Getting the gas turned off shouldn’t be hard, right? Right?

By Mary McCutcheon  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Mortgage rates sink to record lows for third straight week

The free fall continues as the European debt crisis drives rates even lower.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Mortgage rates hit record lows for second straight week

The average 30-year hits 3.83 percent, following bond yields lower.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/07/2012

My home demolition: Why tear it down?

Our home demolition blogger explains why she chose to tear down and recycle her home.

By Mary McCutcheon  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Should you get a professional appraisal before putting your house on the market?

Sometimes, the seller and the agent might not agree on a price. And even if they do, the sellers might look for some ‘objective’ method to corroborate their number. But should you?

By Catarina Bannier  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/30/2012

My Home Demolition: Heating and air conditioning

Our home demolition blogger considers how to best insulate her home.

By Mary McCutcheon  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Mortgage rates hold near record lows for second straight week

Rates remained virtually unchanged as the markets waited on the latest report from the Federal Reserve.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:05 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Young, rich and childless: What Washington’s new residents mean for the city’s future

When former mayor Williams set out to grow Washington’s population, he succeeded — but largely with a certain kind of new resident.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 04/23/2012

From urban Clarendon to suburban Bethesda: a different pace

Our blogger moves from a hip neighborhood in Arlington County to more sedate Bethesda and discovers some quirks about the suburbs.

By Amy Moore  |  07:06 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/23/2012

My home demolition: Building it green

Our home-demolition blogger visits a green-building supply store and has an eye-opening realization about geothermal energy.

By Mary McCutcheon  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012

For house hunters, mobile apps put information at arm’s length

he number of mobile applications designed specifically for prospective home buyers continues to grow as people find their on-the-go nature especially fitting for the home-buying process

By Steven Overly  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Mortgage rates hold fairly steady, 30-year at 3.90 percent

Fixed mortgage rates increased ever so slightly on the heels of mostly comforting inflation data released earlier this week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Apartment hunter: From intern to full-fledged Washingtonian

Our new apartment hunter discusses the challenges of finding an affordable place to live as a temporary internship draws to a close.

By David Hood  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 04/15/2012

My home demolition: Minding the details

Learn what one homeowner is doing to make her house both suit her needs as she ages and help the environment through green techniques.

By Mary McCutcheon  |  11:36 PM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Mortgage rates take a dive, 15-year hits all-time low

Fixed-rate mortgages plummented this week on the heels of disappointing jobs numbers.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012

For lower-priced homes, a seller’s market

The dearth of $300,000 to $400,000 houses may cause some to remain renters

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Low inventory drives up Washington area house prices

Traditional sales were up 43.2 percent month-over-month in March. Meanwhile, the active inventory of homes is down 26 percent from March of last year.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012

How can I attract buyers to a co-op that has rental restrictions?

The owner of a unit in a Foggy Bottom co-op wants to know how to attract more buyers to the building, which has a 10 percent rental restriction.

By Harvey S. Jacobs  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/06/2012

My home demolition: The architecture

Our home demolition columnist finds an architect to help build her eco-friendly dream house.

By Mary McCutcheon  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Mortgage rates remain virtually unchanged on mixed economic data

The 30-year fixed-rate average remained just below 4.00 percent after crossing that threshold for the first time in months two weeks ago.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 04/02/2012

My Home Renovation Saga: The home stretch

An Alexandria woman’s project to turn an unfinished basement into a guest room.

By Anne Marie Borrego  |  06:50 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Mortgage rates decline, 30-year falls below 4.0 percent

On the heels of poor housing data, mortgage rates declined after spiking last week.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:07 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mortgage rates, realestatepage