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Where We Live: December, 2012

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/26/2012

The D.C. area’s first public Jack Nicklaus golf course part of larger Prince William housing development

The golf course is just the start of an ambitious 10-year long project that the developer, SunCal, is planning.

By Moira E. McLaughlin  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Lower prices draw more buyers, renters to St. Charles

The community in Charles County has some of the lowest home prices in the Washington area.

By Dion Haynes  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Government, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 12/04/2012

14th Street NW continues to develop

A mix of retail and condo could be coming to the vacant lot at 14th and S streets NW.

By Moira E. McLaughlin  |  05:45 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Shopping for a mortgage online

Do your research and feel comfortable and confident with how you choose to apply.

By Rick Allen  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Decorating the exterior of your home for the holidays

Making the exterior of a home festive doesn’t have to mean giant inflatable Santas and a mass of colored lights.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Virginia open houses this weekend

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/30/2012

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Maryland open houses this weekend

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

House of the Week | Great Falls home for $4.795M

For all its old world elegance, this house appeals to both young and old.

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

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Mortgage rates edge up slightly

The 30-year fixed-rate average rose to 3.32 percent this week.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Flipping houses can come with its share of headaches

What initially appeared to be a slam dunk turned out to be our real estate investor’s worst deal since he began flipping houses.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  investor

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Short sales in region decline, but process still can be daunting

While the number of distressed properties in the region’s for-sale inventory continues to decline, the length of time it takes to process a short sale remains longer than either a foreclosure or a traditional sale.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sturtevant

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Finding and working with an architect

An architect can serve as your advocate through all phases of the design and construction process.

By John Isch  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Maryland open houses this weekend

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:34 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Virginia open houses this weekend

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/23/2012

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Mortgage rates fall to historic lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average sinks to 3.31 percent, while the 15-year fixed-rate drops to 2.63 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Housing starts climb in October

New home construction showed gains once again last month, continuing a recovery in that sector.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Sales of previously owned homes rise in October

Sales of previously owned homes climbed 2.1 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors

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

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Open houses in the Washington D.C. area this weekend

A list of properties that you can visit this weekend.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/16/2012

House of the Week | Lower Marlboro home for $1,199,999

The House of the Week is a historic home with modern touches.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Mortgage rates sink to record lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to a record-low 3.34 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Fewer homeowners nationally and in the Washington, D.C., region are underwater

The number of homeowners with mortgages who owe more than their home is worth fell below 30 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012

In real estate investing, patience and persistence pay off

It can sometimes take months to close a deal.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  investor

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Getting your home ready for the next big storm

A home inspection can help identify potential problems.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Low inventory holding back Washington housing market

The market would be booming if not for the lack of homes available to purchase.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/09/2012

House of the Week | A Northeast Washington roundhouse for $799,900

A recent renovation of the 1901 home has modernized it while preserving its character.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Low mortgage rates continue

The 30-year fixed-rate average has remained below 3.5 percent for the past seven weeks.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Election should have little impact on Washington’s real estate market

Past elections show that the effect is minimal.

By David Howell  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Asking prices and rents rise in October

The two leading indicators showed gains nationally and locally.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Understand your insurance coverage before a natural disaster stikes

How to work with an insurance company if your home is affected by a natural disaster.

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

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

House of the Week | Watergate co-op for $4.25 million

No matter where you turn in this week’s featured home, the view catches your eye.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Mortgage rates float near record lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.39 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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