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

Manufacturers create new technologies "that make life a little easier."
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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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Tips for installing recessed lighting

Recessed lighting can be an included feature or an option in new homes, but for owners of existing homes it can be a big project to install recessed lights in rooms that lack them.
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10 housing market records broken in 2021

TOWN SQUARE | The typical home sold in 15 days in both June and July, the lowest median days on the market in history.
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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.
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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.
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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.
  • 6 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.
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Why an LLC may not be beneficial for a small-time real estate investor

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | One significant disadvantage of holding properties in an LLC is that you may not find a lender willing to finance the properties while the ownership is in an LLC. You may also not be able to secure the lowest interest rates with the lower fees.
  • Jan 12

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.
  • Jan 12
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Useful advice on solving common toilet problems

ASK THE BUILDER | Clogged toilets are the bane of many a person. I created an interesting video showing how to use a bucket of water to unclog a toilet.
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