Ditching the dining room for a family-friendly kitchen

Splitting a first-floor remodel into two projects was a prescient move given the pandemic
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Housing inequalities exacerbated by coronavirus still remain, report finds

TOWN SQUARE | The loss of family members and financial disruption of the coronavirus pandemic are likely to impact the housing market for several years.
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Five common mistakes first-time renters make — and how to avoid them

Renting your first place is a major decision that requires careful consideration.
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Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Centreville, Va., lists just under $250,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | Built in 1987, this 968-square-foot unit includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen.
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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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Mortgage rates are stubbornly remaining below 3 percent

The 30-year fixed-rate average, which has remained below 3 percent the past nine weeks, fell to 2.93 percent this week.

Flurry of interest in out-of-state relocations continued in April

TOWN SQUARE | As has been the case for most of the pandemic, many of the most popular markets for buyers looking to leave their metro area have been in warmer climates in the South and Southwest.
  • 5 days ago

Spray paint, soiled carpets, dead cats: Evicted tenant allegedly turned home into ‘slice of hell’

A viral Redfin listing shows the damage inside Suzy Myers's Colorado Springs home, including walls spray-painted with vulgarities, rooms destroyed by a hammer, carpet reeking of human and animal feces and dead cats locked in a bathroom.

Rents on the rise as pandemic pricing disappears

TOWN SQUARE | In some housing markets that have attracted many new residents, such as Boise, Idaho, rent growth has skyrocketed over the past year.
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Beginners can lay a mosaic tile floor as a DIY project, just start off small

ASK THE BUILDER | As with many things, you need to take baby steps first.
  • Jun 15

National Guard members benefit from expanded VA home loan program

TOWN SQUARE | More than 50,000 Guard soldiers and airmen gained VA loan eligibility because of a legislative change made in January, according to estimates from the National Guard Association of the United States.
  • Jun 15
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Need new carpet? Don’t get walked on.

Nonprofit Washington Consumers’ Checkbook and Checkbook.org have ratings of professional carpet stores and installers provided by consumers like you.
  • Jun 14
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Readers respond to seniors who felt stuck in their home

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | The story struck a nerve with several readers who wrote to offer support and suggestions.
  • Jun 14
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