Property tax increases aim to boost affordable housing inventories

Two programs in Michigan will be devoted to creating new units and other support services.
  • 4 days ago
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Steps to take to ensure you get back your security deposit when moving from your apartment

A few questions to consider include: Do I need to fill nail holes? Do I need to repaint a wall? When can I disconnect the utilities? Do I need to change out lightbulbs?
  • 13 hours ago

Studio condo with one bathroom in D.C.’s Adams Morgan lists for $379,900

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The open floor plan includes European white-oak hardwood floors with 7.5-inch wide planks, stainless-steel gas appliances, white cabinets, and a closet with a stacked washer and dryer.
  • 16 hours ago

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

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

Mortgage rates surge higher for second week in a row

The 30-year fixed-rate average has risen nearly a quarter of a percentage point the past two weeks and now stands at 2.97 percent.

BOA expands down-payment assistance program for home buyers with moderate incomes

TOWN SQUARE | When Bank of America's two grant programs are used together, home buyers receive an average of $14,000 to help with their home purchase.
  • 4 days ago

Capitol Hill co-living apartment switches gears for the pandemic

TOWN SQUARE | While the developers maintained the floor plans as designed, they hired a landscape architect to create more outdoor communal areas, such as a kitchen.
  • 5 days ago

How your neighbors’ delinquent dues can derail your condo sale

TOWN SQUARE | You can avoid trouble when selling or buying a condo by finding out how many owners are delinquent with dues.
  • 6 days ago
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How to find a rock-solid mason for your home

Is the job straightforward, like repairing or replacing a chimney, redoing a concrete walkway or rebuilding a small stone wall? You can spec out the job with a contractor, who should be able to draw up a simple rendering.
  • Feb 22
  • Perspective

How to come clean to your local government about your illegal home addition

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | You might need to hire an architect to review the work completed, draw up plans for the work as it was completed, then consult with that architect or a municipal law attorney to determine how to approach the municipality about getting the permits and rectifying your situation.
  • Feb 22

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Silver Spring, Md., lists for $375,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The open kitchen has quartz counters, stainless-steel appliances and a mosaic glass backsplash.
  • Feb 22

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • Feb 18

Mortgage rates shoot up to highest levels since mid-November

The 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 2.81 percent, its highest level since mid-November.
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