The popular option for borrowers carries certain caveats.
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The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
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The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to a historic low for the 14th time this year and hasn't been above 3 percent since July.
TOWN SQUARE | Prices are expected to range from the $600,000s to more than $1 million.
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REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Talk to four or five different lenders: online, a local bank, a local mortgage broker and a credit union, to start. Ask what each lender’s charges will be so you can compare costs on an apples-to-apples basis.
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TOWN SQUARE | Prices are especially high in some neighborhoods in the city, such as the Palisades in Northwest, where the median sales price for a single-family home was $2.1 million, a 69.6 percent increase over October 2019.
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TOWN SQUARE | More VA loans were made in fiscal 2020 than were made in the combined two previous years.
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It is clear that absent legislative action, yet another wave of economic distress is coming our way. And it is clear that we must address the nation’s growing crisis in affordable housing.
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AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The contemporary-style townhouse has nine-foot-high ceilings and skylights and sits on a cul-de-sac with views of trees and open space.
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TOWN SQUARE | Some of the units at 1331, adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, will rent for $22,000 per month.
  • Nov 26
A week after hitting its all-time low, the 30-year fixed-rate average held steady at 2.72 percent.
TOWN SQUARE | Year-over-year median rent in October decreased 11.6 percent in D.C. and 10.6 percent in Arlington, according to Apartment List.
  • Nov 25
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ASK THE BUILDER | Vent pipes can be moved. The important question is: How easy will it be to relocate them?
  • Nov 24
TOWN SQUARE | Responding to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Association of Realtors agreed buyers’ agents must publicly disclose the commission they charge for properties listed on a multiple listing service site.
  • Nov 24
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While each home has its quirks and potential projects to tackle, some small kitchen projects are easily within reach and require no skilled labor.
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