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Where We Live: January, 2012

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Green home: An expert shares tips

An associate who specializes in ‘green’ buildings shares how she applies her knowledge to her home.

By Catherine Ho  |  09:58 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Foreclosures: Can you get a deal?

Tips for buying a home in foreclosure in the Washington area.

By Jessica Richardson  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012

The Apartment Hunt: The perpetual rat race

High prices, low availability and stiff competition drive renters to do whatever it takes in this rat race.

By Steven Overly  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Georgetown seven-bedroom condo with a seven-figure price

This Georgetown condominium with views of the water is yours for $7,777,777.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of the Week

Posted at 04:47 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Renovating an old D.C. home? Know this first

Before you fall in love with the woodwork and clawfoot bathtub, know these tips about owning an old home.

By Pat Kennedy  |  04:47 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/26/2012

A solar panel Tupperware party: Too good to be true?

In Chevy Chase, neighbors inquire whether installing solar panels is too good to be true.

By Catarina Bannier  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Home organizing: Show off your photos

We want to see your ideas for organizing your spaces at home.

By Terri Sapienza  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Mortgage rates rise to 3.98 percent

The 30-year fixed rate climbs to 3.98 percent after reaching historic low last week.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Ready to get organized?

Terri Sapienza shares tips from the pros.

By Terri Sapienza  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Washington housing prices fall in 4th quarter

A new report shows a 5.5 percent decline in home prices in the last three months of 2011.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:33 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Kitchens: What’s in/ What’s out

Kitchen trends reflect today’s more economically fiscal times, where lines are streamlined and practicality is key.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Pending home sales index falls in December

The leading indicator shows weakness in December, although improvement from 2011.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Zandi: President’s refinancing plan would help lift housing, economy

The chief economist at Moody’s Analytics says the president could go even further to push refinancings.

By Mark Zandi  |  11:21 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Why I sold the Columbia Heights mansion

As more mansions get converted to condos, the former owner of one explains why he sold it to a developer.

By Ed Bruske  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 01/24/2012

GOP candidates discuss how to fix housing market

At Tampa debate, Romney, Paul, call for government to get out of the way.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  09:46 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Columbia Heights’ disappearing mansions

Grand single-family residences are being converted into condos in Columbia Heights.

By Brandon Green  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/23/2012

House of the week: A historic foreclosure in Alexandria

This 200-year-old home is listed for $1.8 million and is in need of major renovations.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/23/2012

House of the week: Jan. 12

Where We Live | The 5-bedroom Kalorama home was featured on ”Celebrity House Hunters.”

By Abha Bhattarai  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of the Week

Posted at 10:58 PM ET, 01/22/2012

The Apartment Hunt: Craigslist — the good, the bad, the ugly

One young man’s search for a place to live in D.C.

By Steven Overly  |  10:58 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/20/2012

My renovation saga: Kitchen makeover, part 2

The conclusion of Linda Roth’s kitchen makeover.

By Linda Roth  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Existing home sales climb for third straight month

Sales of existing homes continued to rise during the final month of 2011, giving hopes to a sustained recovery for housing.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:57 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/19/2012

What’s going on with...Arlington Funeral Home?

We find answers to your question about development projects.

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Walter Reed redevelopment begins

Officials seek input from the community about what the do with the 113 acre campus.

By Catarina Bannier  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Condo smoking debate: Readers weigh in

Strong feelings emerge on both sides of the debate over banning smoking in condos.

By Catherine Ho  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Mortgage rates fall again to historic low

Housing starts in December show little movement.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

House Calls: A guest room makeover in Potomac

HOUSE CALLS | Honeymooning in Italy inspired Shawna and Will Smith to give their guest room a “Florentine feel.”

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Washington’s high-end homes had a good 2011

Washington Fine Properties’s president explains why 2011 was good for the upper end

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/18/2012

New developments underway in ballpark neighborhood

New residential and food options coming to Near Southeast neighborhood near Nationals Park.

By Jacqueline Dupree  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Home builders’ confidence grows in January

A survey released Wednesday shows four consecutive months in growth of confidence among home builders.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

The secondhand smoke debate hits home

Should a condo association be allowed to ban smoking in units?

By Catherine Ho  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Loudoun County: Almost a seller’s market

Data show the Va. county inventory has nearly reached seller’s market status.

By Heather Elias  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/17/2012

House of the week: Loudoun County’s oldest Christmas tree farm

This week’s featured home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 70,000 Christmas trees.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 01/17/2012

The apartment hunt: Navigating the ‘open house’

A reporter shares his quest to find an apartment in a city with few available units.

By Steven Overly  |  12:56 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Northern Virginia: Should you make that low ball offer?

Northern Virginia guest blogger Cindy Jones has some advice.

By Cindy Jones  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Washington 2012 housing forecast: Let’s hope for 2013

George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis releases forecast for regional economy, housing

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Bethesda-Chevy Chase middle school debate heats up

Bethesda-Chevy Chase school issue raises real estate questions.

By Catarina Bannier  |  12:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Georgetown home prices — the reality

The numbers present a different picture than you would think.

By Pat Kennedy  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012

My renovation saga: Kitchen makeover, part 1

We begin the first in a series, beginning with Linda Roth’s kitchen makeover.

By Danielle Douglas  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

What’s going on with ... Uline Arena?

Lots of ideas but unclear funding for the historic arena.

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

House Calls: A family room makeover in Burke

The room is “suffering from clutter and gloominess,” says the homeowner. Designer Lisa Montague de-clutters and creates a fresh and modern space.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

30-year mortgage rate hits new low of 3.89%

The average rate for home mortgages dipped to a historic low this week, according to Freddie Mac.

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Share your home organizing secrets

Your organizing solutions may be featured in an upcoming story.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Master bedroom renovation — the ultimate luxury

Is the master bedroom last on your home improvement list?

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Bethesda, Chevy Chase remained flat in 2011

One of the region’s higher-priced markets had a flat 2011.

By Marcie Sandalow  |  09:22 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Metro’s fare hike affects your commute decisions

Transportation is a key component of where we decide to live.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/10/2012

University mansions — are they worth it?

Readers debate the University of Maryland’s new $7.2 million presidential mansion.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Washington real estate inventory falls to lowest levels since 2005

December home sales show low inventory, slightly lower median sale price.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Loudoun County’s luxury market turns a corner

The market saw a rise in sales of $1 million-plus homes.

By Heather Elias  |  03:52 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/09/2012

U-Md. presidential mansion, Gayle King’s daughter buys D.C. condo and the real estate roundup

U-Md. presidential mansion, Gayle King’s daughter buys D.C. condo and the real estate roundup

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Are investors back?

Guest contributor Stephen Israel shares where investors are buying in Washington.

By Stephen Israel  |  01:16 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Washington real estate sneak peek

A 2012 real estate guide, remodeling trends and other stories coming this Saturday.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 01/06/2012

What’s Going on With . . .?

Curious about that hole in the ground in your neighborhood? We’ll find out.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  09:13 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Check out Where You Live

Washington shows off photos Where We Live

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/05/2012

House Calls: Dining room makeover in Fairfax

A dining room gets a much-needed makeover.

By Liz Seymour  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Spring Valley house chosen as 2012 DC Design House

WHERE WE LIVE | A Spring Valley mansion will serve as the charitable event’s home this year.

By Jura Koncius  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Fairfax treehouse, Brightwood housing, retailers closing

Several retailers announce they are closing, due to poor performance

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Merrifield gaining new crop of homes, stores

Mosaic District draws a big name retailer to Va. community

By Danielle Douglas  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Georgetown report from Pat Kennedy

Guest contributor Pat Kennedy provides her 2011 sales analysis

By Pat Kennedy  |  07:49 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Bethesda-Chevy Chase school plan creates real estate paradox

Guest contributor Catarina Bannier explores the link between home prices and schools.

By Catarina Bannier  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Favorite places in Columbia Heights

Guest contributor Brandon Green shares his favorite spots.

By Brandon Green  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Judging the impact of federal government cuts on the region

WHERE WE LIVE | A look into how the region would fare, according to one economist.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  07:35 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Obama’s Hawaii vacation home, The Irene, and other real estate news you missed over the holidays

Catching you up on real estate news from the last of 2011.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 01/08/2011

Election year: Does it translate to better Washington real estate sales?

A look at the commonly-held belief about politics and local home sales.

By David Howell  |  08:00 PM ET, 01/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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