‘Looking for major space,’ buyers snap up homes in small Southern towns

Many homes are by lakes, which tend to be less expensive than ocean homes and face fewer threats from severe weather.
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Mortgage rates continue to slump amid delta variant concerns

The 30-year fixed average continues to hover below 3 percent, falling to 2.77 percent this week.

Got student loan debt? An FHA loan may be your best mortgage option.

TOWN SQUARE | Recently the government agency adjusted its student loan rules about how to calculate monthly student loan payments, which may make it easier for those with education debt to qualify for a mortgage.
  • 5 hours ago
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Ensuring you get a fair price when selling your home to a business

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Get as much information as you can about property value. Check websites but also talk with a few local real estate agents (both residential and commercial agents) and see what comes up in terms of valuations.
  • 1 day ago

New tool uses rent payments to help young people establish credit

TOWN SQUARE | Lower or nonexistent credit scores are part of the barrier to homeownership faced by many people of color, and a contributor to the racial wealth gap.
  • 1 day ago

Luxury and affordable units available at new apartments and condos in Rosslyn

TOWN SQUARE | The Highlands, a mixed-use development near the Rosslyn Metro station in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, includes three residential towers as well as ground-level retail space in each building.
  • 2 days ago
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Investing in energy-saving features for your home today will pay off for decades to come

Multiple energy-saving retrofits will substantially reduce your utility costs, ultimately repay your initial capital investment and increase future real estate value.
  • 3 days ago
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How to gracefully break up with your real estate agent

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | When we see disagreements between owners and their listing agents, we believe it’s a signal for the seller to move on and find someone else with whom they’re more simpatico.
  • 3 days ago

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Vienna, Va., lists for $394,900

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The kitchen, which opens to the dining area and living room, has Corian counters and a center island.
  • 3 days ago

A tsunami of deferred debt is about to hit homeowners no longer protected by a foreclosure moratorium

Homeowners behind on their mortgage payments who aren’t forced out will still be displaced if selling is their only option, and an estimated one in ten10 borrowers in forbearance will not have enough equity to sell.
  • 4 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

Held in place by opposing forces, mortgage rates take a pause

The 30-year fixed average, which has remained below 3 percent the past five weeks, moved slightly higher to 2.8 percent.

Luxury home sales hit new highs despite pandemic worries

The wealthy benefit from a surging stock market and mortgage rates near record lows.
  • Jul 29

New transit-oriented apartment building with affordable rents opens in Arlington

TOWN SQUARE | The apartments include fully equipped kitchens with Energy Star-certified appliances, ceiling fans and large closets. Up to two cats are allowed per unit.
  • Jul 29
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