Pandemic spurs new smart home products designed to boost your health and efficiency

Manufacturers create new technologies "that make life a little easier."
  • 4 days ago
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Apartment trends to watch in 2022

Rentals are offering more spaces for socializing outdoors and co-working, as well as electric vehicles that can be borrowed.
  • 12 hours ago

Three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse in Lanham, Md., lists for $335,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The main level has an open living and dining area with hardwood floors, a powder room and an eat-in kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances, granite counters and a tile backsplash.
  • 15 hours ago

Mortgage rates shoot up to their highest levels since March 2020

The 30-year fixed-rate average rose for the third week in a row, spiking to 3.45 percent.

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

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

Report: Separating commissions for buyer’s and listing agents would lower home prices

TOWN SQUARE | The study estimates that uncoupling buyer agent and listing agent commissions would result in price competition among buyer agents that could lower the commissions paid by consumers by as much as $100 billion annually.
  • 4 days ago

New high-rise apartments coming to downtown Bethesda, Md.

TOWN SQUARE | Planned amenities include a rooftop clubhouse, a rooftop terrace, a fitness center on the penthouse level, a lounge on the ground floor, a teleconference room that can be reserved and onsite concierge services.
  • 5 days ago

Home & Remodeling Show returns for in-person exhibits

The event showcases the latest products and services in remodeling, renovation, home design and decoration.
  • 6 days ago

Experts predict what the 2022 housing market will bring

Prices should moderate but low inventory will continue to be a problem.
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Readers respond with suggestions for seniors seeking nonrelatives to help manage end-of-life issues

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | A young trusted co-worker or the local Council on Aging Services for Seniors are among the options for people seeking someone other than relatives to carry out their end-of-life wishes.
  • Jan 10

One-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in D.C.'s Brightwood lists for $209,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | While the condo retains some elements of its older architecture such as arched doorways and radiators for heat, it also has tall east-facing windows that bring in natural light.
  • Jan 10

Fixed mortgage rates hit 20-month high as long-term bond yields rise

The 30-year fixed-rate average jumped to 3.22 percent, its highest level since May 2020.
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No, the housing market isn’t in a bubble. But there still are many things to worry about in 2022.

Second- and vacation-home destinations and smaller and midsize cities that have enjoyed the biggest influx of work-from-anywhere households are most at risk once companies require employees to return to the office.
  • Jan 6
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