A home renovation that started in the laundry room

Architects reallocated spaces for better flow and used 3-D printing for a unique design touch.
  • Nov 18

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.
  • 17 hours 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.
  • 1 day 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.
  • 1 day 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.
  • 4 days ago

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.
  • 5 days ago

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.

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.
  • 6 days ago

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

New app makes it easier to buy unlisted homes

TOWN SQUARE | The DropOffer app, which is available for buyers by invitation through their real estate agents, provides property information and home valuation estimates on homes that are not on the market. Buyers can submit offers directly to homeowners through the app.
  • Nov 23
  • Perspective

Factors to help you determine if a long- or short-term apartment lease is best for you

Whether you desire more stability or appreciate a flexible arrangement, both long- and short-term agreements come with their own unique tradeoffs that are important to understand before you sign on the dotted line.
  • Nov 22
  • Perspective

A primer on how the IRS gift-tax law pertains to parents and their children

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Under current law, the parent has a lifetime limit of gifts equal to $11,700,000. The federal estate tax laws provide that a person can give up to that amount during their lifetime or die with an estate worth up to $11,700,000 and not pay any estate taxes.
  • Nov 22

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Woodbridge, Va., lists for $329,500

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The contemporary-style open floor plan includes a kitchen with Corian counters, 42-inch cabinets and breakfast nook that opens into the living area with a fireplace.
  • Nov 22

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

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

Mortgage rates propelled higher by rising inflation

Rising inflation caused the 30-year fixed-rate average to move past the 3 percent mark.

Home renovation projects you can tackle for around $20,000

We asked home improvement and real estate experts for advice about how to spend a $20,000 remodeling budget wisely.
  • Nov 18
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