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How D.C. area residents turned their basements into stunning wine cellars

The renovations, which certainly weren’t cheap, included a cooling system, storage racks and lighting.

Edgewood remains affordable but is becoming newly desirable

WHERE WE LIVE | The Northeast Washington neighborhood has gone to the dogs, in a good way.

Cedarwood in Stone Ridge, Va., is a natural for older, and younger, buyers

BUYING NEW | The enclave has one-level living and open floor plans.

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In Northeast Washington, a home echoes with the sound of music

The home once housed the Washington Junior College of Music and Education.

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Housing sale trends in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Explore real estate trends from the last 10 years of property sales in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

What’s hot in Montgomery and Prince George’s real estate

What’s hot in Montgomery and Prince George’s real estate

Overall gains in Montgomery are beginning to cool, while Greenbelt, Oxon Hill and Mount Rainier in Prince George’s are experiencing dramatic growth.

Is detection of radon a reason to cancel a home sale?

Is detection of radon a reason to cancel a home sale?

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Buyers can seek to put an inspection contingency in the contract. But sellers may not go for it if there are multiple offers.

Underwater? You may be able to buy a new house while keeping your old one.

Underwater? You may be able to buy a new house while keeping your old one.

New Fannie Mae mortgage rules let people buy a new place while turning their current home into a rental.

Here’s one way D.C. ranks as least expensive place

Here’s one way D.C. ranks as least expensive place

TOWN SQUARE | A new study says the District is cheap when it comes to energy costs.

What’s hot in D.C. real estate

What’s hot in D.C. real estate

Several neighborhoods, including Anacostia and Congress Heights, showed impressive gains this year.

Reinforcement, drainage are essential for solid house foundation

Reinforcement, drainage are essential for solid house foundation

ASK THE BUILDER | Steel rods provide strength to a home foundation. A pipe in the foundation helps drain groundwater that might build up under the basement slab.

Six units of contemporary living in D.C.’s bustling Brookland

Six units of contemporary living in D.C.’s bustling Brookland

BUYING NEW | Perry Row townhouses come with green and “smart” features, decks, yards, and a walkable neighborhood.

New Redfin feature aimed at helping home buyers get a competitive edge

New Redfin feature aimed at helping home buyers get a competitive edge

TOWN SQUARE | Brokerage says ‘Book It Now’ is designed to help househunters schedule a showing quickly.

Using data to supercharge your real estate experience

Using data to supercharge your real estate experience

Whether you’re buying or selling, a plethora of online information can help you become a real estate expert.

10 things you need to do to keep rainwater out of your home

10 things you need to do to keep rainwater out of your home

A French drain, cleaning your gutters and inspecting your roof are a few of the tips that can help prevent flooding damage.