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Where We Live: February, 2012

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Getting the ‘Mad Men’ look: How far will you go?

How far will you go to get the midcentury modern look?

By Amanda Abrams  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Home price indices hit new lows

S&P/Case-Shiller indices fall in the fourth quarter to levels not seen since housing crisis began.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Loudoun County’s ‘field of dreams’

Once stalled, construction at the One Loudoun development is underway.

By Karl J. Trommler  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 02/27/2012

My Renovation Saga: Living with dust and other things you forget about when remodeling

An Alexandria woman shares tips during her basement renovation.

By Anne Marie Borrego  |  09:49 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012

House of the week: Fairfax Station villa

This home will transport you with its Mediterranean feel.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of the Week

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/24/2012

What’s going on with...Hill East?

A massive development is on hold while discussions with Redskins spark new debate.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hill East, Washington Redskins, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard: Q&A on design trends

Why the celebrity home designer thinks brass fixtures and bold colors are big.

By Danielle Douglas  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Which house would you buy for $300,000?

Which of the three featured vacation homes would you buy if you had an extra $300,000?

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Mortgage rates jump higher; 30-year at 3.95 percent

The 30-year mortgage rate jumped this week after hovering at all-time low.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:06 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

House Calls: A living room makeover in Waldorf

A Waldorf mom wants a cheery space to spend time with her two children.

By Megan Buerger  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012

‘Mad Men’ furniture: Where to buy in Washington

The area has plenty of new and used furniture stores with the mid-century modern look.

By Amanda Abrams  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Existing-home sales rise to start 2012

The data lends more evidence that the housing market has hit bottom and may be primed for recovery.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  home sales, real estate

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Signs of life in residential construction market

Small but consistent signs that home builders are busy again.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Developing your real estate ‘Plan B’

Four tips for dealing with real estate snags.

By John L. Heithaus  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Washington’s mid-century modern neighborhoods, part 2

Washington abounds in mid-century modern style

By Michael Shapiro  |  09:35 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012

My Renovation Saga: Demolition, and decorating

Demolition begins and decorating begins for the basement bedroom.

By Anne Marie Borrego  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/17/2012

DC Design House 2012 designers selected

FInd out who will be redesigning which room of this year’s home charity event.

By Jura Koncius  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012

What’s going on with...the Silver Spring post office?

The U.S. Postal Service’s financial problems mean real estate opportunities for some companies.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What's gping on with?, Silver Spring, U.S. Postal Service

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Should I buy a condo with high renter occupancy rate?

Our real estate attorney Harvey Jacobs breaks it down.

By Harvey S. Jacobs  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Mortgage rates hold steady at all-time lows

Mortgage rates remained unchanged for the second consecutive week, holding steady this week at an all-time low of 3.87 percent for the average 30-year.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mortgage rates

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Foreclosures fall in January, but heading up again

RealtyTrac report predicts that foreclosures will rise again this year.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  12:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Home builder confidence rises in February

An index gauging the new single-family home market shows improvement, but a long way to go.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Housing construction

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Raccoons in the attic? How to deal.

It’s mating season and these critters like warm attics.

By Pat Kennedy  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Virginia hopes for better homes sales in 2012

A look back at home prices in Northern Virginia.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Washington’s mid-century modern neighborhoods

Several neighborhoods in the Washington area boast mid-century modern homes. Do you know them?

By Amanda Abrams  |  05:55 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/13/2012

My Renovation Saga: To Permit or not To Permit?

A Va. homeowner argues that permits for home renovations are worth the cost and effort.

By Anne Marie Borrego  |  11:58 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Warrenton home nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains

House of the week | The house, nestled in the Virginia mountains, can be yours for just $5.5M.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of the Week

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Chevy Chase home built to accommodate hundreds of pieces of art

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | This five-bedroom home is home to more than 100 paintings, sculptures and other art pieces — and on the market for $1,995,000.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of the Week

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 02/10/2012

How the bank settlement affects Washington housing market

Thousands are eligible for relief in D.C., Md. aNd Va.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  11:29 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Washington home prices fall one percent in January

January data shows inventories at low levels; Northern Virginia prices led region.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

What’s going on with...the Silver Spring transit center?

Ever wonder what’s going on with that construction zone in your neighborhood? Ask us and we’ll find out.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Spring, Metro, MARC

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 02/09/2012

House Calls: A bedroom makeover in Bethesda

A bedroom transformation for a Bethesda couple.

By Megan Buerger  |  01:58 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Calls, Washington Post home makeover, April Force Pardoe

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/09/2012

What does the foreclosure settlement mean for you?

Details of how the settlement affects D.C., Md. and Va. homeowners.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012

‘Mad Men’ Look Contest: Enter your photos

Move over, Don Draper. Show off your design sensibility and your mid-century modern touch. Enter our photo contest.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Rosedale Cottage: A historic renovation

The property was once a pig farm as part of the Rosedale property near the National Cathedral.

By Pat Kennedy  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Show us your photo Valentine

Create a photographic valentine to the city you love.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012

My mortgage was sold to a sketchy company

If your loan is resold to a firm with a bad rating, can you do anything about it?

By Harvey S. Jacobs  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Granite countertops: Really all that?

Take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 02/07/2012

The Apartment Hunt: An ironic ending

One reporter’s search for an apartment in the District finally comes to an end.

By Steven Overly  |  09:34 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Organizing your chaos

A dreary February weekend inspires a makeover of a “junk cabinet.”

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  05:54 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/06/2012

My Renovation Saga: A basement room for guests

Can this unfinished area be transformed for guests?

By Anne Marie Borrego  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Purple Line: What are my rights?

What property owners should know about eminent domain takings.

By Harry Lerch  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/03/2012

What’s going on with...the Shrimp Boat restaurant?

The District government is eager to develop the corner, which sees a lot of commuter traffic.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shrimp Boat, What's going on with?

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Gangplank Marina houseboat with two bedrooms, three outdoor decks

This week’s featured home is a cabin yacht with a fully-equipped kitchen and three outdoor decks.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  06:01 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of the Week

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/02/2012

House Calls: An apartment makeover in Baltimore

A medical student wants her Baltimore studio to look less “impersonal.”

By Megan Buerger  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Mortgage rates hit new low; 3.87 percent for 30-year fixed

The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 3.87 percent.

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

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Washington’s hottest neighborhoods

Which neighborhoods receive the most property views of home listings online?

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Will Obama’s housing plan work?

Prince William County shrank its foreclosures as investors bought up properties, similar to Obama’s plan.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  10:25 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 02/01/2012

What Obama’s housing plan means for you

Would you qualify for refinancing under the president’s refinance plan?

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  04:33 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Do you need an organizer or a designer?

Sometimes the line is fuzzy in terms of what you need most.

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

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/01/2012

The fight behind online home listings

One real estate firm will no longer allow Web sites to display homes for sale. Who benefits the consumer?

By Heather Elias  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

‘Mad Men’ Look Contest Rules

Here are the rules to enter our 2012 contest.

By Sara Goo  |  12:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Pepco buys Solar Decathlon house

The electric company buys University of Maryland’s winning entry from the 2011 contest.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  04:42 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Del Ray: Small business adds to ‘Main Street’

In the last few months, a burst of retail stores open along the Alexandria community’s ‘main street.’

By Jessica Richardson  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Eisenhower Memorial: What’s your take?

The Frank Gehry-designed memorial misses the mark, says columnist Roger Lewis.

By Roger K. Lewis  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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