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Where We Live: October, 2012

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Real estate investors are optimistic about housing market

More than two-thirds of investors plan to buy a lot more homes during the next 12 months.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  investor

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Home prices rise in August boosting real estate recovery

Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index showed the largest year-over-year gain since July 2010.

By Kathy Orton  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Washington area real estate agents write book on buying and selling a home

Brothers Hans and Steve Wydler share insights on buying and selling a home.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Home show offers sneak peak at design trends

Event at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro provides sneak peak at latest design trends.

By Dion Haynes  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Condos at two Hyattsville buildings are auctioned

Units at two University Town Center buildings are sold at bargain prices.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/26/2012

House of the Week | Bethesda home for $3.35 million

The six-bedroom stone-and-stucco manor is a private, elegant haven.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Pending home sales hold steady in September

Pending home sales, a leading indicator in the housing market, held steady in September.

By Kathy Orton  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Mortgage rates hold steady

The 30-year fixed-rate average is up slightly from last week to 3.41 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Historic home workshop in Alexandria

The Lee-Fendall House sponsors a workshop for prospective and current owners of historic homes.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 10/24/2012

New home sales jump to 2 1/2 year high in September

Sales of new single-family homes rose to their highest level in 2 1/2 years last month.

By Kathy Orton  |  11:04 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Ask the real estate expert | Why are there so many townhouses in Loudoun County?

A reader wonders about the proliferation of these homes in the suburbs.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012

New home construction back to 2006 levels in much of Washington D.C. metro region

In both D.C. and Arlington County, the multi-family rental market has seen the biggest boost.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sturtevant

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Low appraisals’ effect on the housing market

As anyone whose home appraisal has been lower than expected can attest, low valuations are causing a friction in the housing market.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Existing-home sales fall in September

After some encouraging news on the housing front, a report tamped down expectations about the sector’s recovery.

By Kathy Orton  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/19/2012

House of the Week | Old Town Alexandria home for $3.45 million

The house has been extensively renovated and remodeled while maintaining its historic character.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Mortgage rates hover near or at historic lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average is at 3.37 percent, while the 15-year average hits a new low.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Washington D.C. area home builders are optimistic about the housing market

A recent report finds builder confidence nationally is at its highest level since June 2006.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Washington D.C. area house tours this weekend

Homes in Dupont Circle, Sandy Spring and on the water will be showcased.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Finding money to flip houses

There are many sources of cash and financing out there for investing in real estate.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  investor

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Estimating a home’s value

Turns out online estimators give you only part of the picture.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Redfin president and CEO sizes up the Washington D.C. housing market

Kelman says the market now seems to show no signs of slowing down.

By Dion Haynes  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/12/2012

House of the Week | A Capitol Hill home for $1.8 million

Known as the ‘Buffalo Bill house,’ this Second Empire home is on the market for the first time in 40 years.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Mortgage rates are slightly higher

30-year fixed-rate average increased to 3.39%; 15-year fixed and hybrid adjustable mortgage rates also up.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Buying power increases in Washington DC housing market

A $1,000 a month mortgage payment buys more than it did six years ago.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Washington DC area housing market appears to be cooling

The Washington market is still doing better than it was a year ago at this time, but it is not as robust as it was in August.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Washington D.C. area house tours this weekend

Homes in Potomac, Capitol Hill and Reston will be showcased.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Ask the real estate expert | What to do about mold?

A reader wants to know what his options are now that mold has overtaken his kitchen and bathroom.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Historic Home Contest reader poll

The judges have narrowed the list to three finalists. Now, you can choose your favorite out of the three.

By Kathy Orton  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

House of the Week | A historic waterfront farm for $4.45 million

Situated on 127 acres on a peninsula off the Potomac River in Charles County, Maiden Point Farm was once the home of the first elected female governor in the United States.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Home prices, rents rise nationally and locally

Home prices and rents are rising nationally with rental prices outpacing home price increases.

By Kathy Orton  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Mortgage rates sink to record lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average is now 3.36 percent, while the 15-year fixed rate is lower than the five-year ARM rate.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Urban Turf launches Web site of famous Washingtonians’ homes

Urban Turf launches a Web site of famous Washingtonians’ homes.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Waterford, Va., Historic Homes Tour

The Loudoun County town shows off several houses and buildings as part of its Homes Tour and Crafts Exhibit.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Estimating the cost of your home renovation project

Before diving into a flip project or a home remodeling project, do some homework and get real about the material and labor costs.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  investor

 

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