How to avoid shocking discoveries in your home’s electrical system

Problems can be in plain sight or lurking behind the walls
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Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

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

Fixed mortgage rates upward march halted as they fall for the first time in 7 weeks

The 30-year fixed-rate average had been on a steady climb for nearly two months but fell to 3.13 percent this week.

Minority first-time home buyers in D.C. region can get help with often out-of-reach down payment

TOWN SQUARE | A first of its kind, national housing-justice initiative launched by a real-estate-management company provides virtually no strings down payment support for minority first-time home buyers in the D.C. area.
  • 3 days ago

New twist to home selling: Owners list their properties, agents bid on them to sell

TOWN SQUARE | Online marketplace “Bid My Listing” gives homeowners an opportunity to make money on their home listing by uploading their information to the site and having local real estate agents bid for the listing.
  • 4 days ago

Three mistakes to avoid in your DIY home renovation

TOWN SQUARE | Prior to starting any new project, it’s important to research the regulations and requirements within your specific region. Taking the time to understand the mandates, codes and laws in your area can save you from costly penalties in the future.
  • 5 days ago
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Wallpaper has rolled back in style. Here’s how to get it.

Nonprofit Washington Consumers’ Checkbook and has ratings of professional wallpaper installers provided by consumers like you.
  • 6 days ago

Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Germantown, Md., lists for $329,900

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The townhouse is 1,580 square feet with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a fireplace.
  • 6 days ago

Following pandemic, converting office buildings into housing may become new ‘normal’

But such alterations for home living face significant challenges in design, technology, regulations, and costs and financing.

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • Apr 1

Mortgage rates continue their climb with seventh consecutive increase

The 30-year fixed-rate average, which inched up to 3.18 percent this week, is more than a half-percentage point higher than it was at the start of the year.

Black developers call for reckoning in real estate

Amid calls for equity, the industry is providing more capital and opportunities to Black developers. But many are wondering whether it will last.
  • Apr 1

Looking to upsize? 5-acre estate in Northern Virginia to be auctioned in April

TOWN SQUARE | Buyers looking for more indoor space and land may want to try their luck at the upcoming auction of the estate at 8033 Woodland Hills Lane in Fairfax Station, Va.
  • Apr 1
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