• Perspective

Home prices are expected to fall but not crash

Housing prices are poised to correct. But they are highly unlikely to plummet.
  • Sep 15

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 surpass 6 percent for the first time since 2008

The 30-year fixed-rate average hit 6.02 percent this week, reaching its highest level in 14 years.

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • Sep 15

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • Sep 15
  • Perspective

A welcome cooling to the hot D.C.-area housing market

Buyers will find more options, less competition and more opportunities for negotiating with sellers, and sellers will still find eager buyers.
  • Sep 14

How does a mortgage rate buy-down work?

A temporary buydown is a cash payment that lowers the borrower’s interest rate for a limited period, allowing borrowers to reduce their monthly payments.
  • Sep 14

Home-buying strategies in a changing market

If a house is overpriced, it might sit on the market longer. That’s when you could try to get it for less.
  • Sep 13

Should you cancel your contract to buy a home?

Buyers should make sure the contract is written so their earnest money deposit is protected and that their right to get out is as indisputable as possible.
  • Sep 13

Mortgage rates hit 14-year highs after bond market sell-off

The 30-year fixed-rate average rose to 5.89 percent, jumping three percentage points in one year.

Solution for a growing family: Make two townhouses into one home

The design challenge was how to combine two side-by-side structures — one that had been renovated some years before and the other that was in bad shape.
  • Sep 8
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