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Where We Live: September, 2013

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:06 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/27/2013

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, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

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, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 09/27/2013

House of the Week | Lorton nature retreat for $1.395 million

Located along the Potomac River, this house counts bald eagles, osprey, geese and red fox among its neighbors.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:33 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/26/2013

What you can rent for $1,750 in the D.C. metro region

A few examples of what renters can find at that price point in and around the District.

By Kathy Orton  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Mortgage rates plunge to lowest levels in months

The 30-year fixed-rate average tumbled to 4.32 percent, the first time it has been below 4.5 percent in more than a month.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Veterans should beware of mortgage scams

Scams targeting military personnel are becoming more common -- so be careful.

By Cody Kessler  |  05:03 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Town Square | Contemporary and classic blend in $2.4M Chevy Chase house

Food delivery service opens for D.C. apartment residents.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:03 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Real Estate Matters | Negative equity dropping as housing market improves

The number of underwater properties is steadily declining.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/20/2013

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/20/2013

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, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/20/2013

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, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 09/20/2013

House of the Week | Great Falls house for $3.995 million

When the homeowner and her husband hired an architect to build them a house, they told him that their furniture would dictate the design.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:33 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Mortgage rates tumble amid signs of a weakening economic recovery

The 30-year fixed-rate average falls to 4.5 percent on news that the Fed will continue its stimulus program.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Setback may push Temple Hills renovation beyond Oct. 1 deadline

Project is now three weeks behind, possibly delaying its entry into fall’s prime sales season.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Where you can and can’t find a home to buy in the D.C. metro region

A list, by Zip code, of the areas with the most and fewest active listings.

By Kathy Orton  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/17/2013

When buying a house, it pays to keep a cool head when the unexpected happens

Realistic expectations are important because the dynamic of the transaction quickly shifts once the contract is ratified.

By Djana Morris  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Flexibility is a key to reducing drama in home-buying experience

Knowing what to expect beforehand can save headaches later.

By Djana Morris  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/13/2013

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 09/13/2013

House of the Week | Bethesda new home for $1.85 million

Sherman: “People who buy my houses when they first meet me they say, ‘I thought a woman built this house.’ ”

By Kathy Orton  |  05:31 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Virginia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Mortgage rates level off

The 30-year fixed-rate average was unchanged from the previous week at 4.57 percent following mixed employment data.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

House history workshops in Washington, D.C.

Learn how to research the history of your home or any historical property in the District.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Ask the Builder | How to disguise a hump in a wall or ceiling

By Tim Carter  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Low inventory continues to plague the D.C. housing market

Active listings last month were down 9.7 percent from a year ago and are 34.5 percent below the five-year average for August.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

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

By Kathy Orton  |  05:33 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Tips for boomerangers who want to move from their parents’ basement to their own home

New rules require borrowers to show rent receipts even if they're living with Mom and Dad.

By Jon Coile  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

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

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/06/2013

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, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013

House of the Week | Palisades Colonial for $1.795 million

It isn't until you reach the top-floor gymnasium that you realize why this home is like no other.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Mortgage rates bounce back on signs of a stronger economic recovery

The 30-year fixed-rate average rebounded to near its two-year high, rising to 4.57 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Number of underwater homeowners continues to decline

Rising housing prices have lifted many homeowners out of negative equity.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:33 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

For rent by owner | Despite high D.C. rents, condo is no profit center for this landlord

Departure of tenant renews property owner's search for a replacement.

By Douglas Hsiao  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Town Square | Historic Chevy Chase home has child’s space in mind

Also housing shortages worsen in some popular D.C. neighborhoods.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Real Estate Matters | Is lender at fault for missed rate lock?

Who should pay the $17,000 in extra costs over the life of the loan?

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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