A tree falls, a rebuild begins

A contemporary design emerges from the ruins of the original home
  • 1 day ago

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • 23 hours ago

Mortgage rates hold steady despite volatility in financial markets and new covid concerns

The 30-year fixed-rate average slowed its upward trajectory this week, edging up to 3.11 percent.

New apartments with high-end amenities coming to Chevy Chase, Md.

TOWN SQUARE | Planned building amenities include a roof terrace, a lobby that connects the two buildings, co-working spaces, a clubroom, an entertainment kitchen, a pet spa and a wellness studio with an indoor weight and cardio center and an outdoor fitness patio.
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Buyer demand reaches record high as investors snap up homes

TOWN SQUARE | Buyers who were unable to find a place to purchase in the spring are coming back this fall in the hope that more homes will be available. However, inventory is significantly down, and prices are up.
  • 2 days ago

New affordable housing for seniors coming to Fairfax County, Va.

TOWN SQUARE | Amenities include a serenity studio, a reading cove, a firepit and a recreation area, along with walkways that connect to Fairfax County Park Authority trails.
  • 3 days ago
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How an impulse home buy now could hurt your credit later

Before jumping on the bandwagon in a crowded market, it’s important to take stock and assess your financial situation, evolving lifestyle needs and long-term homeownership goals.
  • 4 days ago

Three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family house in Fort Washington, Md., lists for $395,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The house was updated in 2015 with a new roof, kitchen appliances, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, water heater, washer and dryer.
  • 4 days ago

A guide to holiday decorating that will keep you off your HOA’s naughty list

Here's what to know when decorating your home for the holidays if you live in a homeowners association neighborhood.
  • Nov 26

Selling your home? Don’t forget to stage your bathroom.

TOWN SQUARE | Stay away from any ornate fixtures and wallpaper. The idea is to create a clean canvas and leave the imagination of what’s possible to buyers.
  • Nov 25

Mortgage rates level off ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

The 30-year fixed-rate average was unchanged at 3.1 percent this week, remaining above 3 percent for the second week in a row.
  • Perspective

Why a foreclosure may not rid you of your time-share obligations

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Some time-share documents are personal in nature, and if you finance the time-share, the lender could go after you personally for any money still owed on the time-share property.
  • Nov 24

New apartments in Southwest Washington to share space with a church

TOWN SQUARE | As part of the development deal for the location at 60 Eye Street SW, Foulger-Pratt will build an approximately 17,000- square-foot church sanctuary for the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Assembly on the ground floor of the seven-story building.
  • Nov 24

How to find a reliable floor refinisher at a reasonable cost

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers obtained quotes from a sample of area refinishers for sanding and refinishing two rooms totaling 560 square feet. We found enormous company-to-company price differences — for example, from $1,500 to $5,510 for a water-based finish.
  • Nov 23
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