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

Manufacturers create new technologies "that make life a little easier."
  • 3 days 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 days ago

Experts predict what the 2022 housing market will bring

Prices should moderate but low inventory will continue to be a problem.

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.
  • 6 days ago

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.
  • Perspective

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
  • Perspective

Face-to-face meetings with neighbors may be the best ways to address street parking disputes

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | You can set up a committee and work with your neighbors to draft rules that everybody can live with. Then, you and your neighbors can understand who can park where and when.
  • Jan 5

Suburbs still hotter than cities for home buyers

TOWN SQUARE | The preference for suburban locations is evident from Realtor.com’s online searches, in which 62 percent of home views were for properties in the suburbs compared to 38 percent in urban areas.
  • Jan 5
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