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How to investigate the history of your home

A Civil War-era congressman was among the people with a connection to this Connecticut home.
  • 4 hours ago

Mortgage rates bounce back on strong employment and inflation data

The 30-year fixed average, which had fallen below 5 percent, rebounded to 5.22 percent.

New apartments open at the Wharf

TOWN SQUARE | Apartment amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz counters, rolling kitchen islands, ceramic tile backsplashes, and washers and dryers.
  • 6 hours ago

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • 17 hours ago
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The due diligence you need to do before buying a condo

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | You need to know the condition of the building and the board's finances.
  • 1 day ago

When to lock in your mortgage rate

TOWN SQUARE | A buyer must determine if the cost of a rate lock or extended rate lock is truly worth the investment.
  • 1 day ago

Apartments in mixed-use development in College Park begin leasing

TOWN SQUARE | Rents range from $2,180 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit to $3,845 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit.
  • 2 days ago
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Poor installation of trim boards will cause wood rot later

ASK THE BUILDER | Why didn’t this remodeler use treated lumber for the trim boards, as he surely knows they’ll soak up water over time and rot in a few years?
  • 2 days ago
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Be wary of firm seeking to protect your home’s title. It could be a scam.

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Be vigilant when you assess offers of title protection, since many may themselves be scams.
  • 3 days ago

One-bedroom condo in D.C.’s Columbia Heights lists for $365,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The condo is near a Metro stop, restaurants and such shops as Target, Giant, Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond.
  • 3 days ago

Want to save energy? Consider upgrading insulation.

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers collected quotes from Washington-area insulation installers. Those prices ranged from $1,704 to $5,580.
  • 3 days ago

Mortgage rates sink below 5 percent for the first time in four months

Fears of a recession have caused the 30-year fixed rate average to reverse course. It fell to 4.99 percent this week.

The journey to convert a vintage carriage house into a modern classic

To get their dream home, Montgomery County family had to partially demolish and rebuild 1909 structure.
  • Aug 4

Study: Programs could have prevented mortgage application rejection

The analysis by Down Payment Resource found that most declined loan applications were eligible for several home buyer assistance programs.
  • Aug 4

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • Aug 3
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Here’s why buying a co-op is so iffy

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Potential buyer wants to know know how we can get bylaws, financial health and co-op board minutes before submitting a contract.
  • Aug 3
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