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Jumbo mortgages are on a comeback

Washington’s strong luxury home market spurs growth, but securing one of the loans can be tricky.

    McLean’s hilly, woody Franklin Park

    WHERE WE LIVE | The Fairfax County community works to keep its trees as old houses are torn down to make way for the new.

      In Bethesda, a stroll in enjoyment and convenience

      BUYING NEW | The 55 condos in Hampden Row offer proximity to a Metro station, library and shopping.

      House of the Week

      They prayed and played in this chapel turned Tudor in Georgetown

      HOUSE OF THE WEEK | A church from 1855 to the early 1900s, the home became a place to entertain ambassadors and politicians.

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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.

      Write an essay — win a tiny house

      Write an essay — win a tiny house

      TOWN SQUARE | The hyper energy-efficient, 210-square-foot structure was built by middle and high school students through a project sponsored by a Maryland nonprofit called SustainaFest.

      Green roofs can be good for people, too

      Green roofs can be good for people, too

      Besides helping the environment, they keep houses cool and reduce airborne pollutants.

      Azalea festival lets you buy designer furnishings and help charity

      Azalea festival lets you buy designer furnishings and help charity

      TOWN SQUARE | The event will benefit students at the Landon School in Bethesda.

      D.C. open houses April 25-26

      D.C. open houses April 25-26

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

      Maryland open houses April 25-26

      Maryland open houses April 25-26

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

      Virginia open houses April 25-26

      Virginia open houses April 25-26

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

      Need cash for a worthy project? Your home’s equity may make it possible.

      Need cash for a worthy project? Your home’s equity may make it possible.

      Cash-out refinancing of mortgages seem to be making a comeback, but loan standards have grown tougher.

      With mortgage rates at historic lows, should you consider refinancing?

      With mortgage rates at historic lows, should you consider refinancing?

      Consider whether you qualify — and whether making that move suits your particular circumstances.

      In Bethesda, a stroll in enjoyment and convenience

      In Bethesda, a stroll in enjoyment and convenience

      BUYING NEW | The 55 condos in Hampden Row offer proximity to a Metro station, library and shopping.