• Perspective

How to investigate the history of your home

A Civil War-era congressman was among the people with a connection to this Connecticut home.
  • 5 days ago

How to ensure you have adequate internet service when buying a home

TOWN SQUARE | When the pandemic opened more possibilities for remote work in far flung rural areas, some found that internet access is not a given.
  • 11 hours ago
  • Advice

How apartments are embracing eco-friendly trends

Popular eco-friendly items, such as LED lightbulbs, motion detectors and adjustable lights, can help save on energy usage and costs.
  • 1 day ago

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Laurel, Md., lists for $249,900

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The best option for many buyers is Prince George’s County, where home prices are typically lower than in other areas of the region.
  • 1 day ago

Mortgage rates bounce back on strong employment and inflation data

The 30-year fixed average, which had fallen below 5 percent, rebounded to 5.22 percent.

New apartments open at the Wharf

TOWN SQUARE | Apartment amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz counters, rolling kitchen islands, ceramic tile backsplashes, and washers and dryers.
  • 5 days ago

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

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

The due diligence you need to do before buying a condo

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | You need to know the condition of the building and the board's finances.
  • 6 days ago

When to lock in your mortgage rate

TOWN SQUARE | A buyer must determine if the cost of a rate lock or extended rate lock is truly worth the investment.
  • 6 days ago

Apartments in mixed-use development in College Park begin leasing

TOWN SQUARE | Rents range from $2,180 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit to $3,845 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit.
  • Aug 9
  • Perspective

Poor installation of trim boards will cause wood rot later

ASK THE BUILDER | Why didn’t this remodeler use treated lumber for the trim boards, as he surely knows they’ll soak up water over time and rot in a few years?
  • Aug 9
  • Perspective

Be wary of firm seeking to protect your home’s title. It could be a scam.

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Be vigilant when you assess offers of title protection, since many may themselves be scams.
  • Aug 8

One-bedroom condo in D.C.’s Columbia Heights lists for $365,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The condo is near a Metro stop, restaurants and such shops as Target, Giant, Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond.
  • Aug 8

Want to save energy? Consider upgrading insulation.

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers collected quotes from Washington-area insulation installers. Those prices ranged from $1,704 to $5,580.
  • Aug 8

Mortgage rates sink below 5 percent for the first time in four months

Fears of a recession have caused the 30-year fixed rate average to reverse course. It fell to 4.99 percent this week.
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