Kathy Orton
Reporter, Web Editor

Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market. Previously, she wrote for the Sports section. She came to The Washington Post in 1996 from the Los Angeles Daily News. She also worked at the Cincinnati Post. She is the author of the book, “Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League.”

Latest by Kathy Orton

House of the Week | Former first lady’s home on Eastern Shore for $1.9M

House of the Week | Former first lady’s home on Eastern Shore for $1.9M

Frances F.C. Preston, widow of President Grover Cleveland, and her second husband used the property as a summer retreat.

Mortgage rates drift slightly higher

Mortgage rates drift slightly higher

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose for the first time in three weeks, edging up to 3.66 percent.

D.C. open houses Jan. 24-25

D.C. open houses Jan. 24-25

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

Maryland open houses Jan. 24-25

Maryland open houses Jan. 24-25

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