A tree falls, a rebuild begins

A contemporary design emerges from the ruins of the original home
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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.
  • 9 hours ago

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.
  • 1 day ago

New affordable housing for seniors coming to Fairfax County, Va.

TOWN SQUARE | Amenities include a serenity studio, a reading cove, a firepit and a recreation area, along with walkways that connect to Fairfax County Park Authority trails.
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How an impulse home buy now could hurt your credit later

Before jumping on the bandwagon in a crowded market, it’s important to take stock and assess your financial situation, evolving lifestyle needs and long-term homeownership goals.
  • 3 days ago

Three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family house in Fort Washington, Md., lists for $395,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The house was updated in 2015 with a new roof, kitchen appliances, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, water heater, washer and dryer.
  • 3 days ago

A guide to holiday decorating that will keep you off your HOA’s naughty list

Here's what to know when decorating your home for the holidays if you live in a homeowners association neighborhood.
  • 6 days ago

Selling your home? Don’t forget to stage your bathroom.

TOWN SQUARE | Stay away from any ornate fixtures and wallpaper. The idea is to create a clean canvas and leave the imagination of what’s possible to buyers.
  • Nov 25

Mortgage rates level off ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

The 30-year fixed-rate average was unchanged at 3.1 percent this week, remaining above 3 percent for the second week in a row.
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Why a foreclosure may not rid you of your time-share obligations

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Some time-share documents are personal in nature, and if you finance the time-share, the lender could go after you personally for any money still owed on the time-share property.
  • Nov 24

New apartments in Southwest Washington to share space with a church

TOWN SQUARE | As part of the development deal for the location at 60 Eye Street SW, Foulger-Pratt will build an approximately 17,000- square-foot church sanctuary for the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Assembly on the ground floor of the seven-story building.
  • Nov 24

How to find a reliable floor refinisher at a reasonable cost

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers obtained quotes from a sample of area refinishers for sanding and refinishing two rooms totaling 560 square feet. We found enormous company-to-company price differences — for example, from $1,500 to $5,510 for a water-based finish.
  • Nov 23

New app makes it easier to buy unlisted homes

TOWN SQUARE | The DropOffer app, which is available for buyers by invitation through their real estate agents, provides property information and home valuation estimates on homes that are not on the market. Buyers can submit offers directly to homeowners through the app.
  • Nov 23
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Factors to help you determine if a long- or short-term apartment lease is best for you

Whether you desire more stability or appreciate a flexible arrangement, both long- and short-term agreements come with their own unique tradeoffs that are important to understand before you sign on the dotted line.
  • Nov 22
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