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Navigating the wide world of mortgage overlays

Lenders’ approval standards get tighter as borrowers’ profiles suggest a greater risk of default.

    Where We Live | Navy Yard

    You can also call it Near SE or Capitol Riverfront, but don’t call the 21st-century neighborhood old news.

      House of the Week

      House of the Week | Chevy Chase, Md., home for $1.96M

      Built in 1953, it is the former home of C. Leo DeOrsey, Washington Redskins president and business adviser for the Mercury 7 astronauts.

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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.

      Temporary setback stalls Potomac coast project

      Temporary setback stalls Potomac coast project

      Landowner goes back to the drawing board after regulators reject his plan.

      How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

      How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

      October to February is an excellent time to negotiate good deals with a landlord.

      Got questions about mortgages? We’ve got answers

      Got questions about mortgages? We’ve got answers

      Craig Strent, CEO of Rockville-based Apex Home Loans, will be online Tuesday at 1 p.m. taking your home finance-related questions.

      Town Square | Contemporary mansion on James River to be auctioned

      Town Square | Contemporary mansion on James River to be auctioned

      Also new Capitol Hill condos selling quickly.

      D.C. open houses Oct. 18-19

      D.C. open houses Oct. 18-19

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

      Maryland open houses Oct. 18-19

      Maryland open houses Oct. 18-19

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

      Virginia open houses Oct. 18-19

      Virginia open houses Oct. 18-19

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

      FHA intends to revive rule against abuses by house flippers

      More than 100,000 houses have been sold as the result of a waiver that promotes speedy sales.

      A novice tackles the craft of wallpapering

      A novice tackles the craft of wallpapering

      Mistakes will be made but in most cases should be undetectable.

      What happens when you inherit a mortgage?

      When it comes to inheriting a property with a mortgage, make sure you know your rights.

      Where We Live neighborhoods

      Rosslyn

      Across the Potomac from Georgetown lies the urban heart of Arlington, Va.

      Sandy Spring

      FDR, Herbert Hoover were visitors to the Maryland city, which is now an outer suburb of Washington, D.C.

      Truxton Circle

      In this sliver straddling NW and NE, the pros and cons of gentrification are on clear display.

      Rock Spring

      The car is king in this part of Arlington County, where pretty much everything is a single-family house.