Latest from Kathy Orton

A study in art and architecture at the Watergate

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | Co-op apartment’s design reflects a modern aesthetic that’s willing to bend a little.
  • Jun 11, 2021

Mortgage rates fall, remaining under 3 percent

The 30-year fixed-rate average, which has not been above 3 percent the past two months, drifted down to 2.96 percent.
  • Jun 10, 2021

A dream house lurked in derelict Maryland Victorian

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | Former farm property in Germantown underwent two rounds of restoration since 1980s.
  • Jun 4, 2021

Mortgage rates wander higher but remain below 3 percent

The 30-year fixed-rate average has remained below 3 percent for six of the past seven weeks. It is at 2.99 percent this week.
  • Jun 3, 2021

$1 million over asking: D.C. bidding wars escalate as U.S. housing crunch intensifies

A severe housing shortage is accelerating prices, even in the upper brackets.
  • Jun 1, 2021

A condo in Chevy Chase, Md., leaves the 1980s behind

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | “Every space was re-created” in the renovation of a 3,700-square-foot unit at the Carleton.
  • May 28, 2021

Mortgage rates fall back below 3 percent

The 30-year fixed-rate average, which has hovered below 3 percent for five of the past six weeks, is at 2.95 percent.
  • May 27, 2021

A historic house in Arlington, Va., hits the market

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | Victorian landmark is being sold for the first time in 25 years.
  • May 21, 2021

Mortgage rates pushed higher amid investors’ concerns

The 30-year fixed average climbed to 3 percent this week, its first increase in three weeks.
  • May 20, 2021

Bringing a modern aesthetic to a traditional D.C. neighborhood

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | New home in Wesley Heights takes advantage of its green surroundings.
  • May 14, 2021