Home Buying Headlines

Your condo association prohibits pets, but you need a ‘comfort’ animal. What do you do?
Service animals cannot be restricted, and there are ways to get the board to allow a comfort pet.
 
Condo owners can try to enact restriction on smoking inside units
(The Washington Post, July 27, 2017; 9:00 AM)
 
Bill pending in D.C. council would slightly diminish tenant rights
(The Washington Post, July 6, 2017; 7:30 AM)
 
This condo owner pays fees for a money-losing garage and doesn’t even own a car
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2017; 7:00 AM)
 
Protect yourself as soon as possible if renting during a foreclosure
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2017; 7:00 AM)
 
When it comes to a real estate contract, be sure you understand what you’re signing
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2017; 7:00 AM)
 
Seniors looking to downsize their homes may want to consider this reverse mortgage option
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2017; 7:00 AM)
 
A prequalification letter is not a binding loan commitment
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2017; 7:00 AM)
 
Association documents can provide answers on condo projects
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2017; 7:00 AM)
 
Rachid Kassim, ISIS recruiter and failed rapper, targeted in U.S. airstrike
(The Washington Post, February 10, 2017; 7:01 PM)
 
Do your homework if you’re considering a condo purchase
(The Washington Post, February 3, 2017; 7:00 AM)
 
Your condo probably has a rule against renting your unit out on Airbnb
(The Washington Post, January 13, 2017; 6:30 AM)
 
Condo associations should build up reserves for a rainy day
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2016; 7:30 AM)
 
Just named a director on your new condo board? Better get busy.
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2016; 7:30 AM)
 
In a crisis, condo board needs its own attorney
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2016; 7:30 AM)
 
Be careful in buying a time-share. Trying to sell it later can be hard.
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2016; 7:30 AM)
 
Suddenly the seller doesn’t want to sell his house! Not to you. What do you do?
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2016; 7:00 AM)
 
The federal government should buy coal plants, shut them down and pay to retrain their employees
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2016; 6:03 PM)
 
Home associations need to have their dog rules in order
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2016; 11:36 AM)
 
A primer on the tax benefits of homeownership
(The Washington Post, May 6, 2016; 7:30 AM)
 
Partition lawsuit may be the sole answer when one owner wants out
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2016; 6:30 AM)
 
D.C. Council should clarify Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act provision
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2016; 6:00 AM)
 
Amnesty for D.C. condo buildings with out-of-date registrations ends Feb. 29
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2016; 7:00 AM)
 
When it’s condo board v. delinquent owner: The legal options for both sides
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2016; 7:15 AM)
 
What’s wrong with D.C. condo owner bill of rights?
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2015; 11:19 AM)
 
‘Know Before You Owe’ rules could delay condominium closings by weeks
(The Washington Post, October 17, 2015; 12:01 AM)
 
A new deal in D.C., Montgomery real estate contracts
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2015; 7:00 AM)
 
Do an addict’s needs outweigh her child’s?
(The Washington Post, August 17, 2015; 6:08 PM)
 
Papal visit and Airbnb: A temptation for Washington condo owners
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2015; 7:00 AM)
 
A capital-gains rollover in your past can haunt you in the future
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2015; 9:00 AM)
 
Daschle and Kassebaum to head Cuba lobbying group, lawmakers to fundraise at Taylor Swift concert
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2015; 2:17 PM)
 
After a faulty home inspection, can buyers recoup some cash?
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2015; 7:30 AM)
 
New laws next year mandate bicycle storage, training for board officials
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2015; 7:35 AM)
 
Sam Kass, chef to the Obamas, is leaving the White House
(The Washington Post, December 8, 2014; 11:29 AM)
 
Why Peter Kassig’s conversion to Islam didn’t save him — or other Islamic State victims
(The Washington Post, November 17, 2014; 5:55 AM)
 
Kassig remembered for devotion to helping
(Reuters, November 17, 2014; 6:52 AM)
 
Islamic State beheads American Kassig; Obama condemns ‘act of pure evil’
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2014; 5:35 PM)
 
Peter Kassig: ‘Here, in this land, I have found my calling’
(The Washington Post, November 17, 2014; 7:17 AM)
 
Making the transition for a new condominium association
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2014; 7:40 AM)
 
Peter Kassig’s family pleads for release of Islamic State hostage
(The Washington Post, October 4, 2014; 12:14 PM)
 
Former Army Ranger Peter Kassig identified as potential next Islamic State victim
(The Washington Post, October 3, 2014; 5:24 PM)
 
D.C. mortgage lenders take a hit on condo foreclosures
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2014; 7:40 AM)
 
Is that your tree? Property surveys tell home buyers that and a lot more.
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2014; 7:40 AM)
 
Questions about your homeowners association? This book has answers.
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 7:45 AM)
 
Another WHCD couple: Sam Kass and Alex Wagner
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 3:52 PM)
 
Your home is your castle, but is it your principal residence?
(The Washington Post, June 27, 2014; 7:35 AM)
 
Struggle is a natural part of learning
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2014; 9:05 PM)
 
Entering the ‘twilight zone’ of home fixtures
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2014; 7:33 AM)
 
IRS rules can make sale of a house less taxing
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2012; 10:14 AM)