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Where We Live: August, 2013

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 08/30/2013

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:06 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Virginia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013

House of the Week | Adams Morgan penthouse for $2.9 million

The three-bedroom condo has 1,650 square feet of private outdoor space and spectacular views of downtown D.C.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Mortgage rates edge down on latest Federal Reserve speculation

The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 4.51 percent, but remained above 4.5 percent for only the third time this year.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/28/2013

What you can rent for $1,500 in the D.C. metro region

A sampling of apartments available in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Real Estate Matters | Frustrated by short sale

Buyers experiencing problems trying to get a distressed home should file a complaint with the FHFA or CFPB.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Town Square | Listed at $3.39M, Virginia home has everything -- including a winery

New tools are available to help you avoid paint spills and to find a home with a good school.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Virginia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/23/2013

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/23/2013

House of the Week | McLean mansion for $15 million

Spanish influences and Potomac River views are among the highlights of this home.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Mortgage rates soar to two-year highs

The 30-year fixed-rate average rose to 4.58 percent, its highest point since July 2011.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Arlington, Alexandria have most home sales in past 30 days

Arlington and Alexandria had the most sales in our region in the past 30 days.

By Kathy Orton  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Colorado case offers cautionary tale on real estate investing schemes

Be skeptical of any course that charges hundreds of dollars and promises quick, easy money.

By Justin Pierce  |  06:10 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Real Estate Matters | Is it worth it to sue disappearing contractor?

Doing a simple background check before hiring the person may save lots of headaches later.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Town Square | Rockville apartments get upscale makeover

Washington ranks high in walkability and in fast home sales.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Virginia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/16/2013

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, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 08/16/2013

House of the Week | David Jameson modern home in Bethesda for $1.795M

The D.C. architect designed this home not only to showcase the artwork the owner collects but also to exist as a work of art itself.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:31 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Mortgage rates seem to have leveled off for the time being

The 30-year fixed-rate average held steady at 4.4 percent, unchanged from a week ago.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/14/2013

A Petworth homeowner's green roof one year later

A year ago, she traded asphalt shingles for plants, and she couldn't be happier.

By Annette L. Olson  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/13/2013

House Watch Blog: How about a super efficient lamp that looks like an icy hockey puck?

It sounds like something that only a technology nerd could love: an LED bulb that’s shaped like a mini-ice hockey puck, with an adjustable color temperature that ranges from rosy amber (2400 degrees Kelvin) to a calming white (3500 degrees Kelvin) and a dimming capacity that goes from 100 percent to zero.

By Katherine Salant  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on a Bethesda condo

We compare a property that is for rent and for sale to see which is the better deal.

By Kathy Orton  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Town Square | Agent thinks hotel-like manse will draw international buyer

TOWN SQUARE | At 24,000 square feet, its $10 million price can be considered a bargain.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Housing prices on the rise in Prince George's, Prince William counties

Counties hard hit by the housing market downturn are starting to see home prices rebound.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 08/09/2013

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:06 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Virginia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013

House of the Week | Bethesda contemporary for $1.625M

The centerpiece of this 1963 home is its bucolic courtyard in the center of the house.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Mortgage rates hold steady

The 30-year fixed-rate average rises slightly to 4.4 percent following July's weak jobs report.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Ask the Builder | How to repair a cracked concrete slab

The best way to make this type of fix is to use epoxy from a caulking gun.

By Tim Carter  |  05:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Luxury comes to Northeast neighborhood

Luxury townhouses, which have been booming in many Northwest neighborhoods, are coming to Lamond-Riggs.

By Dion Haynes  |  05:03 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Town Square | New York style comes to D.C.'s West End

Also the old Spanish ambassador's mansion in Northwest becomes public space.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/02/2013

House of the Week | Arlington penthouse for $2.289M

Residents of this condo get spectacular views and access to room service, among other amenities.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Mortgage rates start to tick up again

The average 30-year fixed rises to 4.39 percent; applications continue to fall.

By J.D. Harrison  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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