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Where We Live: August, 2014

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/29/2014

Virginia open houses Aug. 30-31

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 08/29/2014

D.C. open houses Aug. 30-31

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:55 AM ET, 08/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 08/29/2014

Maryland open houses Aug. 30-31

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:50 AM ET, 08/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/29/2014

House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:30 AM ET, 08/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/28/2014

Mortgage rates hold steady heading into holiday weekend

The 30-year fixed-rate average is unchanged at 4.1 percent. It hasn’t moved above 4.14 percent or below 4.1 percent since late June.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/27/2014

Real Estate Matters | Not pulling permits for rehab is risky

DIY homeowner could get caught by authorities and be required to pay penalties.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:30 AM ET, 08/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/26/2014

Exclusive listings are popular, but they may not be in the sellers’ best interest

‘Coming Soon’ signs, ‘pocket’ and ‘whisper’ listings may not be the best strategy to get the best price for your home.

By David Howell  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/25/2014

Town Square | Local interior designer to hold sample sale

Also: An online site offers an affordable way to build a custom home.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:30 AM ET, 08/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/22/2014

Maryland open houses Aug. 23-24

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 08/22/2014

Virginia open houses Aug. 23-24

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:57 AM ET, 08/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 08/22/2014

D.C. open houses Aug. 23-24

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:51 AM ET, 08/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/22/2014

House of the Week | Massachusetts Heights Colonial for $1.795M

Designer Lori Graham partnered with the owners of the home, transforming the interior into a mix of classic and contemporary.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/21/2014

Mortgage rates drift along at or near yearly lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average hits its yearly low at 4.1 percent.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 08/20/2014

When a housing wish list evolves

After evaluating their needs and market conditions, some buyers may opt to shift their priorities.

By Marshall Park  |  05:31 AM ET, 08/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 08/19/2014

Real Estate Matters |Young homeowner ponders becoming landlord

Consider buying a multi-family property to rent out or lease out current home.

By Ilyce R. Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin  |  05:31 AM ET, 08/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 08/18/2014

Town Square | New green apartments now leasing in Northwest

Also new FHA program to benefit first-time buyers.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:33 AM ET, 08/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/15/2014

D.C. open houses Aug. 16-17

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 08/15/2014

Maryland open houses Aug. 16-17

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:56 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 08/15/2014

Virginia open houses Aug. 16-17

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:51 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/15/2014

House of the Week | Federal-era townhouse in Georgetown for $10.5M

A novel history and surprising delights can be found in this home renovated by Jacobsen Architecture.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2014

Mortgage rates appear stubbornly settled in

Having lingered around the same spot for the past two months, they show little inclination to move up or down.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/12/2014

Landing a great real estate deal can be a humbling experience

Property flippers often have to overcome a seller’s negative stereotypes about their profession.

By Justin Pierce  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/11/2014

D.C. region’s housing market struggling to gain momentum

Since the government shutdown in October, the number of homes sold in this area has declined year-over-year in all but one month.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/11/2014

Town Square | Kent Island estate goes up for auction

The 29-acre property was previously listed for sale at $6.9 million. Also condos coming to Navy Yard.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Virginia open houses Aug. 9-10

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

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

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 08/08/2014

D.C. open houses Aug. 9-10

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:57 AM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/08/2014

Maryland open houses Aug. 9-10

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/08/2014

House of the Week | Adams Morgan brick townhouse for $1.8M

Once owned by well-known interior designer Bob Waldron, the home retains his imprimatur.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/07/2014

Mortgage rates continue to hover near yearly lows

For nearly two months now, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average has floated around 4.13 percent, ticking up or down a basis point or two but never straying far.

By Kathy Orton  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/07/2014

Millennials should be buying a home right now

A pair of studies looked at homeownership and concluded that it makes sense to purchase a place to live now rather than later.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/05/2014

Finding a short-term rental home on a budget

By Nancy Simmons Starrs  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/04/2014

Town Square | New green home available in Takoma Park

Also, luxurious, large condos coming to Bethesda.

By Michele Lerner  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/01/2014

Maryland open houses Aug. 2-3

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

By Kathy Orton  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 08/01/2014

Virginia open houses Aug. 2-3

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:56 AM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/01/2014

D.C. open houses Aug. 2-3

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

By Kathy Orton  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 08/01/2014

House of the Week | Updated 19th-century home in Riva for $1.525M

Tudor Hall evokes spirited elegance of pre-Civil War times.

By Kathy Orton  |  05:32 AM ET, 08/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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