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Where We Live: February, 2014

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

D.C. open houses March 1-2

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Maryland open houses March 1-2

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Virginia open houses March 1-2

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014

House of the Week | Dupont Circle Victorian for $1.98M

The south-facing facade, walls of glass and skylight flood this home with natural light.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Fixed mortgage rates continue to climb

The 30- and 15-year fixed rates wander upward while adjustable rates ease

By Kathy Orton  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 02/27/2014

How to prepare for a home appraisal

What to do before the appraiser arrives at your door.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:31 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 02/26/2014

My First Apartment | Hunt is hard when roommate is on different page

It’s important to discuss your individual preferences before you begin the search.

By Macy Freeman  |  05:31 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Passing muster on septic is first step in winning approval for flood zone project

Property owner seeks ideas from readers on what he should build.

By Dan Wittenberg  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Town Square | Gaithersburg project adds apartments to the mix

Also small space gardening goes mobile.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Virginia open houses Feb. 22-23

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 02/21/2014

D.C. open houses Feb. 22-23

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Maryland open houses Feb. 22-23

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/21/2014

House of the Week | Alexandria Colonial for $4.25M

This home was built on the banks of the Potomac River and on land once owned by George Washington.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Mortgage rates inch upward

The 30-year fixed-rate average rises for the second week in a row, edging up to 4.33 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/20/2014

How much salary you need to buy a home in the D.C. area

A recent study finds you’ll need to earn more than $63,000 if you want to purchase a place to live in this region.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Real Estate Matters | How to save money and lower mortgage insurance

It may take a long time to eliminate PMI.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:31 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Town Square | New condos coming to Mount Vernon Triangle

Also before-transformation peak of Design House offered.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on a Reston townhouse

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

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Maryland open houses Feb. 15-16

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Virginia open houses Feb. 15-16

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 02/14/2014

D.C. open houses Feb. 15-16

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/14/2014

House of the Week | English Norman manor in Annapolis for $6.25M

Tucked onto a peninsula, this nine-acre gated estate offers amenities comparable to a resort.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Snow doesn’t stop real estate agent

Settlement and house showing to go on as planned despite the wintry weather.

By Kathy Orton  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Mortgage rates hold steady

The 30-year fixed-rate average rises, while the 15-year fixed rate remains the same.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014

At long last, investor’s pop-top house sells

After several delays, Justin Pierce sees return on investment on Temple Hills property he rehabbed.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Real Estate Matters | Condo boards should think twice about limiting rentals

Forcing owner to sell at a loss may push down property values in the building.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014

D.C. area housing market was weak in January

Except for median sale price, which has been rising steadily, most of the numbers were below their five-year average.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Town Square | Ritz-Carlton condo is green

Also new townhouse models open in Ashburn.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/07/2014

D.C. open houses Feb. 8-9

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Maryland open houses Feb. 8-9

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Virginia open houses Feb. 8-9

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/07/2014

House of the Week | McLean home for $2.245M

The house is the latest project of former Olympian Michael Weiss, who has gone from figure skating to building houses.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Mortgage rates pushed down by weak economic data

The 30-year fixed-rate average falls for the fifth straight week.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Developers to convert former Italian Embassy into upscale condos

The new complex would house 110 to 135 residential units, six reserved for affordable housing.

By Christine MacDonald  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Town Square |1921 Dupont rowhouse converts to modern condos

Also $5 million condos to open soon in Georgetown.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/03/2014

House Watch | Clearing up some of the confusion on LED lights

The new bulbs illuminate differently than the old ones, so you might not get what you’re expecting.

By Katherine Salant  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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