A tree falls, a rebuild begins

A contemporary design emerges from the ruins of the original home
  • Dec 2

How to save money on closing costs

TOWN SQUARE | Closing costs include some fees that are fixed, fees you can shop around for and fees that are negotiable. It’s possible to have some third-party fees waived like the appraisal fee in specific instances.
  • 3 hours ago

New high-end apartments open in D.C.’s Union Market district

TOWN SQUARE | Apartment features include stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters, floors that look like wood, an in-unit washer and dryer and keyless entry systems. Some of the units have floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets and patios.
  • 1 day ago

Looking to add storage and style to your kitchen? Try a banquette.

TOWN SQUARE | Rather than going custom, consider off-the-shelf varieties. They are less expensive and have started offering more modular pieces that can fit together in many different configurations.
  • 2 days ago

Advocates push nationwide movement for land return to Blacks after victory in California

Would the Bruce’s Beach case be a one-off, or a tipping point in a national struggle over Black land ownership?

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Silver Spring, Md., lists for $365,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The kitchen was renovated in 2019 with extra storage, a peninsula, quartz counters and stainless-steel appliances.
  • 2 days ago

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • 6 days ago

Mortgage rates hold steady despite volatility in financial markets and new covid concerns

The 30-year fixed-rate average slowed its upward trajectory this week, edging up to 3.11 percent.

New apartments with high-end amenities coming to Chevy Chase, Md.

TOWN SQUARE | Planned building amenities include a roof terrace, a lobby that connects the two buildings, co-working spaces, a clubroom, an entertainment kitchen, a pet spa and a wellness studio with an indoor weight and cardio center and an outdoor fitness patio.
  • Dec 2
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Reverse mortgage not working out? Here are some options.

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | There are a number of new financial products on the market that are trying to find novel ways to allow you to tap into your equity outside of a traditional home equity line of credit (HELOC), second mortgage, or reverse mortgage.
  • Dec 1

Buyer demand reaches record high as investors snap up homes

TOWN SQUARE | Buyers who were unable to find a place to purchase in the spring are coming back this fall in the hope that more homes will be available. However, inventory is significantly down, and prices are up.
  • Dec 1
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How to treat and prevent wood rot

ASK THE BUILDER | If you don’t want to use screws as I did, then you need to excavate the wood so the bottom of the hole is larger than the top. Dentists employ this simple trick so fillings don’t pop out of your teeth.
  • Nov 30
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