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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
  • 21 hours 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.
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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.

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.
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Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
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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.
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International home buyers spent more, bought less in U.S. in past year

While home sales are anticipated to decline this year because of higher mortgage rates, purchases by foreign buyers are expected to increase.
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Installing a floor is harder than you think. Here’s how to do it right.

For a DIY flooring project, you really need to consider the ins and outs, as best you can, before attempting the project.
  • Aug 2
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A road map to homeownership for consumers with thin credit files

Building a healthy credit file can take time. But there are tools available to get on track.
  • Aug 1
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What to do if sellers don’t give you all the house keys at closing

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Rekey the locks after closing. That way, it doesn’t matter whether you get all of the keys you’re entitled to.
  • Aug 1

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Bowie, Md., lists for $215,000

Community amenities include Arbor Park, which has a playground, a sports field and tennis courts.
  • Aug 1
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