Building community in an active-adult development before construction begins

Buyers cite the appeal of social engagement before their homes are completed.
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Five renovations that will add the most value to your home

The vast majority of the top five projects involve outdoor work.
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How to get a low down-payment mortgage

Many people believe you need a 20 percent down payment to buy a house. While that amount is preferable, there are many programs offering financial assistance to first-time buyers and mortgages requiring as little as 3 percent down.
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Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
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Mortgage rates reach highs not seen in six months

The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed above 3 percent, increasing to its highest level in six months.

Former State Dept. building converted to Foggy Bottom apartments in D.C.

TOWN SQUARE | The apartments have hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless-steel appliances, a white tile backsplash, light gray Shaker-style kitchen cabinets, matte black hardware and a washer and dryer.
  • 6 days ago

Your home renovation may require an insurance update. Here’s why.

Whether you’re making a repair that could be covered by your insurance policy or will need to update your policy to reflect the changes you make to your home, it’s smart to keep your insurance company in the loop.
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Sometimes kindness is the best tactic in getting your way with an obstinate condo board

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | We’d suggest you try to work with these board members to convince them that they have nothing to lose by giving you this right. But be kind while doing it, as you are trying to convince them to give you something that you probably are not entitled to.
  • Oct 13

New apartments leasing at the old Walter Reed site in Northwest Washington

TOWN SQUARE | The apartments have floors that resemble wood, white quartz countertops, porcelain tile floors in the bathroom, stainless-steel appliances, subway tile in the kitchen and bathroom and either white-washed or dark kitchen cabinets.
  • Oct 13
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What you need to know about your toilet drain pipe before replacing it

ASK THE BUILDER | A reader got some bad advice from a remodeler who told her a toilet drain pipe had been installed wrong by the original plumber.
  • Oct 12

Want to rent out part of your home? Here’s what to know.

Between the renovations, inspections, potential loans and tax implications, the process of becoming a landlord can be more than a little intimidating.
  • Oct 11
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While upsetting, it may not be illegal for sibling to pressure elderly parent to cut you out of their will

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Financial exploitation of the elderly is common. But that it is very hard to prove anything and put in place protections for an older person.
  • Oct 11

Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Bowie, Md., lists for $345,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The open kitchen includes tile flooring, recessed lighting, wood cabinets, a gas stove and a stainless-steel dishwasher.
  • Oct 11
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