There is more out there than you might think, but planning — and a resourceful agent — are a must.

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The 15,000-square-foot home -- built to withstand earthquakes, bombs and a nuclear attack -- is listing for $18 million.

  • Amy Dobson
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BUYING NEW | Returning to Pennsylvania Avenue SE, a popular store will have 34 condo units overhead.

  • Audrey Hoffer
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  • Analysis

ASK THE BUILDER | The good news for you should you be building a new home, adding a large room addition, or even building another structure with a pitched roof is that you can have a bonus room built within the roof trusses for a very reasonable upcharge.

  • Tim Carter
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TOWN SQUARE | Renters and homeowners ranking high have so much left over after paying monthly housing costs because they make a lot of money to begin with.

  • Michele Lerner
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  • Analysis

Real estate agents are prohibited by law from providing information on schools and crime. But several websites can.

  • Jon Coile
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REAL ESTATE MATTERS | You might want to build a cadre of trusted professionals who can provide a variety of services: landscaping, snow removal, plumbing, electrical and general maintenance or contracting. Knowing who to call when something goes wrong is more than half the battle.

  • Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
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AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The 1,620-square-foot house once won the Mount Rainier yard of the year award.

  • Michele Lerner
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A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

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