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Where We Live: October, 2013

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Fixed mortgage rates sink to lowest levels since June

For the second week in a row, mortgage rates tumbled among concerns about a softening housing market.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013

What you can rent for $1,350 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  |  05:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Real Estate Matters | Good mortgage broker can help self-employed refinance

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:31 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Town Square | New Rockville apartments to offer low-cost housing for seniors

Also Former Kennedy property sells for $9.5M.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013

First-time buyers should learn seller’s backstory but guard their own

Find out such details as how long the house has been on the market, but keep your info close to the vest.

By Dave Bakke  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 10/25/2013

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, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/25/2013

District of Columbia open houses this weekend

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

By  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Maryland open houses this weekend

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

By  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013

House of the Week | Chevy Chase Colonial for $5.25 million

Even though it’s been 50 years, many people haven’t forgotten when this home was the Chevy Chase Country Day School.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Mortgage rates plummet to four-month lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average sank to 4.13 percent, its lowest level since June when it was below 4 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Miscommunication with contractor slows renovation as it enters home stretch

Debate centers on whether ‘builder’s quality’ means medium quality or the cheapest thing you can find.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Town Square | Contemporary fortress to be auctioned in Ocean City

Also weekend retreat designed by then first lady Jacqueline Kennedy hits the market for $11 million.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Real Estate Matters | ‘Credit enhancement’ complicating HARP refi

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/18/2013

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, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/18/2013

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, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/18/2013

D.C. 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, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/18/2013

House of the Week | Calvert County horse farm for $2.4 million

History and horses come together on this wooded peninsula in Calvert County.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Mortgage rates wander upward

The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4.28 percent, marking its third straight week of increases

By Kathy Orton  |  10:05 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Here’s what to expect at the closing

Your state’s land title association can help you find a good settlement company.

By Myrna Keplinger  |  05:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Town Square | Upscale retirement living draws buyers in Bethesda

Also Jack Nicklaus to be golf-centric custom home in Aldie.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:33 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Journey to Our Dream Home | Deciding what to save and what to discard in an old firehouse

Krakovsky family must deal with asbestos and unusual configuration issues in the historic renovation.

By Jackie Krakovsky  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/11/2013

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, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 10/11/2013

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, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Virginia open houses this weekend

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013

House of the Week | D.C. condo for $1.195M

Former chapel at convent on 15th Street NW was converted into a two-bedroom condo.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Mortgage rates hold steady amid federal government shutdown

The 30-year fixed-rate average experiences a slight uptick, rising to 4.23 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

D.C. metro area housing market sluggish leading up to shutdown

Activity typically picks up in the fall before the holiday season, but this year sales slowed on concerns about the federal government stalemate.

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

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Shutdown causes anxiety for buyers and sellers

Call your lender to find out what the ramifications of the government’s actions will be for you.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Why a high-interest loan may be advantageous to a house flipper

Borrowing from a bank, often a slow and tedious process, can jeopardize a real estate deal.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Real Estate Matters | Why you need a home inspection contingency

Avoiding one now could cost you tens of thousands of dollars later.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Town Square | Victorian, with easy access to 14th Street nightlife, listed for $1.45 million

Also new online tool helps settle rent vs. buy dilemma.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Virginia open houses this weekend

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

By Kathy Orton  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/04/2013

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, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013

House of the Week | Georgetown row house for $4.2 million

Behind its traditional facade lies a contemporary space well-suited to modern living.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Economic uncertainty drives down mortgage rates

The 30-year fixed-rate average drops to 4.22 percent, its lowest level since late June.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

For Rent by Owner | Landlord’s No. 1 dilemma is determining what to charge for apartment

Setting it high would improve cash flow, but it also might discourage tenants from staying long-term.

By Douglas Hsiao  |  05:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Real Estate Matters | Owner should seek less costly resolution of condo dispute

Reader seeks advice on handling problem with noisy neighbor.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:03 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 10/01/2013

D.C.-area architecture on display at home tours

Styles from the historic to the contemporary will be exhibited in Washington, Maryland and Virginia.

By Trish Donnally  |  12:35 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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