Custom-built ranch provides tranquility, togetherness for family of 9

While you might anticipate a household that occasionally has all nine family members in residence could be chaotic, the design of the home with wide hallways, high ceilings, warm materials and expanses of glass walls provides an unexpected serenity.
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New apartments leasing at Carlyle Crossing in Alexandria

TOWN SQUARE | Apartments in the Easton, which were designed by Hartman Design Group, average 1,049 square feet and have nine-foot-high ceilings, keyless entry, large windows and balconies.
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What I love about my home in Brentwood, Calif.

TOWN SQUARE | The playroom is our favorite room to enjoy together as a family. We love playing games, reading books and watching our kids learn and grow.
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How to find the right handyman to tackle your to-do list

Don’t assume that paying a higher price buys better work; it doesn’t. When it comes to home repairs, you don’t have to pay more to get more.
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Adams Morgan one-bedroom condo lists below $400,000

AFFORDABLE HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The 584-square-foot condo has one bedroom, one bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, bamboo floors, exposed duct work and high ceilings.
  • 2 days ago

Mortgage rates edge up, adding hundreds to buyers’ monthly payments

"Monthly payments have increased by more than 50 percent in just four months because of higher mortgage rates,” said a senior economist with

Home affordability worsens — but not everywhere, report finds

TOWN SQUARE | The median-priced home was less affordable than historical averages in 79 percent of counties nationwide during the first quarter of 2022, according to the study.
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Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
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Should you co-sign your adult children’s mortgage?

TOWN SQUARE | As a co-signer, the parent has no rights to the property, but assumes responsibility for the entire debt. That is a big concern, one expert says.
  • May 11
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How to add color to concrete

ASK THE BUILDER | The secret step that you rarely hear from any other home improvement guru is cement paint. I discovered this age-old secret from an old mason when I was just starting in the business.
  • May 10

Construction starts on 28-story apartment building in Tysons

TOWN SQUARE | Outdoor amenities include a deck with a pool, barbecue stations, a courtyard, resident garden and outdoor clubroom.
  • May 10
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If you want a new home soon, prepare now for student loan repayments

For consumers looking to strengthen their credit worthiness ahead of a potential home purchase, these next several months could be critical.
  • May 9
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Siblings ask about how best to inherit widowed father’s home

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | By keeping the home in your dad’s name, his estate won’t have to pay estate taxes, and when you and your siblings get title to the home after his death, you probably won’t have any federal income or capital gains taxes to pay.
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