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Where We Live: April, 2012

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)
Tags:  realestatepage

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/02/2012

My Demolition Saga: Wrecking and recycling

A woman chronicles her project to demolish her home and build again.

By Mary McCutcheon  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/30/2012

House of the week: Capitol Hill pie factory-turned loft

This former manufacturing building features tall ceilings, open staircases and a ’cool’ factor.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/29/2012

A playroom makeover in Annandale

This Annandale family wants to turn their dull basement into a bright rec room

By Megan Buerger  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Home Story: The dog and the ‘killer’ yard

A Maryland couple shares their house hunting story.

By Danielle Douglas  |  09:48 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/27/2012

My Home Demolition Saga: Considering the wrecking ball

One woman’s project to tear down her home, build a new one, and “age in place.”

By Mary McCutcheon  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  renosaga

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/26/2012

‘Mad Men’ Look contest winner 2012

See photos of this year’s contest winner: A stunning retro vibe in Hollin Hills.

By Amanda Abrams  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/23/2012

What’s going on with...North Capitol Street construction?

A reader asks:Will the renovation ever be done?

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  10:05 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What’s Going On With…

Posted at 05:35 AM ET, 03/23/2012

House of the Week: Falls Church home with Civil War ties

Civil War buffs will appreciate this home’s history.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  05:35 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Mortgage rates jump way higher; 30-year at 4.08 percent

Mortgage rates of every type jumped considerably higher this week on the heels of increasing bond yields and more positive economic data.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:07 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 03/22/2012

‘Mad Men’ Look poll winner is . . .

The results of our user poll . . .

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  05:55 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Spring blooms early for DC housing market

Inventory of homes for sale falls, signaling a stronger market.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:15 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sturtevant

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

The Apartment Hunt (with a 100-pound dog): The hunt ends

Can a woman find a home for herself and her 100-lb bullmastiff?

By Coleen O’Lear  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Skinny mirrors: You look great, and the house does, too

There’s a curious new trend at open houses: skinny mirrors!

By Pat Kennedy  |  05:54 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/16/2012

House of the Week: Chevy Chase home with two master suites, wine cellar

This House of the Week features five bedrooms and was updated with a family in mind.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/16/2012

What’s going on with...that vacant building with the colorful door?

You ask, we try to find out what’s going on with that property you’ve been wondering about.

By Jonathan O'Connell  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Marshall Heights

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Ask the Lawyer: Should I buy property if I’m still renting?

A couple in southwest DC wants to know if they should invest in property while they’re still renting

By Harvey S. Jacobs  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Mortgage rates edge higher across the board

The average 30-year and 15-year rates both increased marginally but remain well below their marks from one year ago.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mortgage rates

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Your turn: Who should win our ‘Mad Men’ Look contest 2012?

Tell us which home has the best mid-century modern look in our poll.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 AM ET, 03/15/2012

The kitchens of Top Chefs and local designers (photos)

View the home kitchens of Top Chef contestants, a White House chef and local designers.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  05:12 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/14/2012

‘Mad Men’ Look contest finalists 2012

Find out which finalists made our top 5.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Are you facing foreclosure? Contact us

We’re interested in hearing your story

By Annys Shin  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/12/2012

‘Mad Men’ Look contest: Last chance to enter (really!)

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. ET Monday.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/12/2012

The Apartment Hunt (with 100-lb dog): The search narrows

A woman’s quest to find an apartment with her 100-lb bullmastiff.

By Coleen O’Lear  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Washington home prices rise 6 percent in February

Was it the unseasonably warm weather?

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  real estate, housing crisis

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/09/2012

What’s going on with...the cranes on Stonecroft Boulevard in Chantilly?

You ask...we try to find out about that hole in the ground.

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chantilly

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/09/2012

‘Mad Men’ Look: Last chance to enter our contest!

Does your home have that mid-century mod look? Show it off in our photo contest — upload your photos and you could win!

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

House of the Week: McLean mid-century home designed by Charles Goodman

This week’s House of the Week is a six-bedroom home with a brand-name architect.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of the Week

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/08/2012

How accurate is your Zestimate?

Zillow’s home value estimate gets some homeowners excited, or frustrated.

By Kim Lankford  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Average 15-year mortgage falls to all-time low

Mortgage rates continued dropping this week, with the average 15-year dropping to a new all-time low of 3.13 percent.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:05 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mortgage rates

Posted at 05:16 AM ET, 03/08/2012

House Calls: From guest room to todder’s room in Capitol Hill

When baby comes in July, this Capitol Hill guest room will become a bedroom for big sister Alice

By Megan Buerger  |  05:16 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Loudoun: Where are all the homes?

A low inventory in early spring market means frustration for some buyers.

By Heather Elias  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Washington area home prices: A tale of two states

Why is there such a big difference between Pr. William and Pr. George’s counties’ recovery?

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:02 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sturtevant

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Washington’s Mid-century modern buildings: Lovely or ugly?

What do you think of the Hirshhorn Museum design and other mid-century modern buildings in Washington, D.C.?

By Amanda Abrams  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/06/2012

My Renovation Saga: Making adjustments

Our guest writer chronicles her project to create a guest bedroom in her basement.

By Anne Marie Borrego  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Apartment Hunt: 100-pound dogs need not apply

Our apartment hunter chronicles the struggle to find an apartment that will accept her 100-pound bullmastiff.

By Coleen O’Lear  |  05:26 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012

What’s going on with...the big hole in the middle of Takoma?

You ask, and we try and find out what’s going on with that construction project in your neighborhood.

By Jonathan O’Connell  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What’s going on with?, Takoma

Posted at 05:06 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Bethesda home with infinity pool, fire pit, heated floors

Washington Post Real Estate’s distinguished homes

By Abha Bhattarai  |  05:06 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Mortgage rates come back down: 30-year at 3.9%

The average 30-year mortgage rate declined 0.5 percentage points this week but still hovers above record-lows set last month.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mortgage rates

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 03/01/2012

House Calls: A multipurpose sunroom in Springfield

A Springfield family wants to turn an empty sunroom into a kid-friendly hangout.

By Megan Buerger  |  09:17 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Md. proposes cap on mortgage interest tax deductions

Part of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget bill, the revenue would help close the state’s $1 billion budget gap.

By Sara Kehaulani Goo  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Apartment Hunt: Me and my 100-pound dog

Finding an apartment in the city is tough; with a large dog it’s nearly impossible.

By Coleen O’Lear  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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