The 30-year fixed-rate average is at 4.65 percent, just shy of its yearly high.

TOWN SQUARE | The number of new mortgage loan originations that included refinancing, home equity borrowing and purchases rose by 15 percent during the second quarter of this year, compared to the previous quarter.

  • Michele Lerner
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REAL ESTATE MATTERS: If you start out having all of the documents on this list you should be a step ahead of the game.

  • Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
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TOWN SQUARE | The members-only island, accessible only by yacht or private ferry, has reportedly attracted celebrity owners such as Oprah Winfrey, Boris Becker and Karolina Kurkova.

  • Michele Lerner
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  • 1 day ago
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Entering this stage of life presents assorted upheavals, which can be highly emotional for many people. Through it all, I learned some coping mechanisms that helped me as I transitioned from New Jersey to Silver Spring, Md.

  • May Benatar
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  • 2 days ago
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ASK THE BUILDER: There is no easy button. You need to do the hard work ahead of time if you want to get the best workers in exchange for your hard-earned money.

  • Tim Carter
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  • 2 days ago
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ASK THE BUILDER I tested a solar attic fan. I took temperature readings in my attic as the fan operated on a cloudless day and the readings never dropped even though the fan was moving at top speed.

  • Tim Carter
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TOWN SQUARE | In a city full of expensive apartments, developers are differentiating their properties by escalating their amenities.

  • Michele Lerner
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  • 2 days ago
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Listings range from $5.7 million for a penthouse overlooking the Potomac River on the Georgetown waterfront to $19.75 million for Cleremont Farm in Upperville, which includes six houses.

  • Michele Lerner
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  • 2 days ago
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Absolutely every time I pay a large deposit, the contractor takes that draw and either disappears or turns out to be completely incompetent in their work and then they disappear.

  • Justin Pierce
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  • 3 days ago
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