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Where We Live: March, 2014

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Town Square | Tallest residential high-rise in Silver Spring now leasing

Also new TV show focuses on newly built homes in the region.

By Michele Lerner  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 03/31/2014

D.C. neighborhoods where homes sell fast

Technology can help buyers get a jump on the competition.

By Marshall Park  |  05:31 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Maryland open houses March 29-30

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Virginia open houses March 29-30

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/28/2014

D.C. open houses March 29-30

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/28/2014

House of the Week | Georgetown penthouse for $7.995M

The top-floor condominium has some of the most spectacular views of Washington, including the Potomac River, national monuments, Kennedy Center and Roosevelt Island.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Mortgage rates move higher following Federal Reserve meeting

The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4.4 percent after the Fed seemed to signal it would raise interest rates in 2015.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Real Estate Matters | Are solar panels worth the investment?

Make sure that you’ll stay in the house long enough to make the expense worthwhile.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Tips on winning a bidding war in D.C.

Writing a letter to sellers and offering free rent back will help.

By Marshall Park  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Town Square | ‘Newhart’ lifestyle available for would-be innkeepers

Also parcel that was part of Mount Vernon Estate sells for $18.6M.

By Michele Lerner  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/24/2014

In tight market, pre-listing sites becoming popular

But some experts say services are discriminatory because they exclude buyers in the open market.

By Jill Chodorov  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/22/2014

Editor’s Column | Spring Home Guide coverage begins

Several stories focus on new home construction.

By Dion Haynes  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014

D.C. open houses March 22-23

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Maryland open houses March 22-23

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Virginia open houses March 22-23

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/21/2014

House of the Week | McLean contemporary for $1.425M

Filled with angles, curves, squares, circles, triangles and rectangles, this home uses shapes in a playful and whimsical way.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Mortgage rates fall but could be headed up soon

Even though the 30-year fixed-rate average dropped to 4.32 percent, mortgage rates are likely to rise soon after the Fed began laying groundwork for such a move.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Old Town Alexandria, Frederick among top 10 downtowns across the country

Web site cites the Virginia town’s ‘modern, hip vibe’ and says the Maryland town is a ‘magnet for artists.’

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Creating a ‘living shoreline’ is key to Potomac project

Property owner seeks ideas to turn riverfront rubble into something beautiful.

By Dan Wittenberg  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Real Estate Matters | Making sense of figures on a HUD-1 form

A buyer should ask about an unexplained fee before the closing.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:31 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Town Square | ‘Syriana’ D.C. movie set sells for $1.2M

Also new high-rise apartments available in Silver Spring.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:31 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Virginia open houses March 15-16

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/14/2014

D.C. open houses March 15-16

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Maryland open houses March 15-16

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 03/14/2014

House of the Week | Gibson Island chateau for $1.985M

Built in 1926, the grand manor was one of the first constructed on the island and has had only three owners.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:31 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Mortgage rates resume upward climb

After a dip last week, the 30-year fixed-rate average returned to where it was two weeks ago, 4.37 percent. It has risen four of the past five weeks.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Real Estate Matters | Home seller obliged to clean house for buyers

Many contracts require house to be left in ‘broom-clean’ condition.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Remodelers -- not consumers -- have the upper hand as their workload picks up

Homeowners may have to wait longer and pay more for contractors.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Why you may need a house location survey before you buy

Discovering a boundary problem before purchase can save you lots of money.

By Myrna Keplinger  |  05:31 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014

D.C. area housing market languished in February

Few homes sell in winter, but the cold and snow disrupted sales last month.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Town Square | Buyers get bargain in Kalorama estate

Also new apartments planned for Tysons Corner.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Maryland open houses March 8-9

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Virginia open houses March 8-9

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/07/2014

D.C. open houses March 8-9

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014

House of the Week | Woodley Park home for $2.495M

Built in 1912, this four-level house stands out for its grand scale.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Mortgage rates fall following weak economic data

The 30-year fixed rate reverses course, dropping to 4.28 percent. It has remained below 4.5 percent for the past eight weeks.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Why overpricing a home is not a good idea

Thinking like a buyer can help sellers yield the highest return on their homes.

By Djana Morris  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Here’s why your home isn’t selling

Overpriced properties linger on the market despite high demand.

By Djana Morris  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Real Estate Matters | Pay down mortgages on rentals with 401(k) money?

Check your deductions to ensure you won’t have to pay the penalty for jumping up a few tax brackets.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014

What you can rent for $1,600 in the Washington D.C. region

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Town Square | New Potomac Yard apartments offer upscale amenities

Also new design center heads to Atlas District.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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