8 important — and overlooked — questions to ask before buying a home

Neighborhood development, noise levels and weather hazards are among the issues house hunters should learn about before buying.
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Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • 2 hours ago

Mortgage rates show little change again this week

The 30-year fixed-rate average crept higher to 2.88 percent this week but has stayed within a tight range for nearly two months.

Where buying a home is cheaper than renting one

TOWN SQUARE | Realtor.com found that the median rents reached record highs in 40 of the 50 markets.
  • 14 hours ago

Report: Apartment rents in U.S. rebound after covid slump

TOWN SQUARE | The national median rent increased 11.4 percent since the beginning of 2021, according to Apartment List, and is 9.4 percent above the pre-pandemic national median rent in March 2020.
  • 1 day ago

Is a home warranty a waste or a smart buy?

One guide offers tips on avoiding home warranty firms with less than stellar ratings.
  • 2 days ago

D.C.-area home sellers have more options as new iBuyer firms open

TOWN SQUARE | Opendoor and McEnearney Advantage join a growing field of businesses buying homes at market rate from sellers in a hurry.
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  • Perspective

How a low credit score can be costly when buying a home

Thirty-five extra dollars a month doesn’t sound too bad, but over a 30-year mortgage, that equates to $12,600 in additional payments over time.
  • 3 days ago

Three-bedroom, two-bathroom house near Hyattsville, Md., lists for $368,999

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The house has hardwood floors on the main level, an open living and dining room, an updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, white cabinets, a white tile backsplash and quartz counters.
  • 3 days ago

How you can prevent buyer’s remorse

When buying a home, be prepared, be practical — and love it or leave it alone.
  • Sep 16

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • Sep 16

30-year fixed mortgage rate remains stubbornly in place

The 30-year fixed-rate average has essentially held steady the past six weeks as the financial markets wait to see what the Federal Reserve does next week.

What homes you can buy for $400,000

First-time buyers in the D.C. area and across the country have a variety of choices at this price range.

A guide to finance options for buying and renovating a fixer-upper

Experts recommend getting detailed information on loans and exploring all options
  • Sep 16
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