Buying a home for $300,000 in the Washington area

A first-time buyer has every reason to be discouraged these days. But the market is not as dire as it may seem. There’s less competition for condos right now.

Mortgage rates show little change but are expected to move higher

After a month of increases, the 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 3.55 percent this week.

What you can buy for $300,000

A look at properties in the D.C. area and across the country that would-be homebuyers can purchase for $300,000.

Report: Owning is more affordable than renting in most housing markets

TOWN SQUARE | Attom Data Solutions found that owning a median-priced home is more affordable than the average rent on a three-bedroom property in 666 of the 1,154 counties studied in its report.
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Homes for $300,000

A look at what you can buy at this price point around the D.C. area and across the country.
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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 upgrading your newly built home

TOWN SQUARE | One possible approach is to do the renovation before moving in.
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Home prices surge as new year begins

TOWN SQUARE | The median sales price rose 16 percent for the week ending Jan. 9 compared with that same week in 2021 to $365,000 nationwide. Price increases are following the pattern of 2021 and late 2020, with supply woefully inadequate compared with demand.
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How to find a reliable and affordable house painter

To help you find a pro who will do the job right, use Checkbook’s ratings of local painters.
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One-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in Arlington, Va., lists for $399,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | Numerous shops, bars and restaurants are also within walking distance, including Ballston Quarter shopping mall.
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Mortgage rates are nearly back to pre-pandemic highs

The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 3.56 percent this week, its highest level since March 2020.

Grand views and exquisite design at one of D.C’s most expensive residences

1331 Maryland Ave. SW has been leasing for a year and made headlines early by revealing penthouses with rents topping $20,000 a month.
  • Jan 20

Affordable housing markets that are expected to gain the most value in 2022

These markets have a ratio of median home sales price to median household income on the lower half of the 379 metro areas in the analysis, which means homes are less likely to be overvalued.
  • Jan 20
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