Washington DC Real Estate : Where We Live

Arlington log cabin was Teddy Roosevelt’s ice cream parlor

by Kathy Orton
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:30:37 +0000

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The two-bedroom dwelling, built in 1836, is one of the oldest homes in Arlington.


Mortgage rates continue their upward march

by Kathy Orton
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:02:54 +0000

The 30-year fixed-rate average is at 4.65 percent, just shy of its yearly high.


Report: Mortgage transactions up in second quarter

by Michele Lerner
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:30:34 +0000

TOWN SQUARE | The number of new mortgage loan originations that included refinancing, home equity borrowing and purchases rose by 15 percent during the second quarter of this year, compared to the previous quarter.


Here’s the financial paperwork you’ll need when applying for a mortgage

by Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:30:18 +0000

REAL ESTATE MATTERS: If you start out having all of the documents on this list you should be a step ahead of the game.


Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom condo on star-studded, exclusive island off Miami in nation’s most expensive Zip code lists for $14 million

by Michele Lerner
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:30:12 +0000

TOWN SQUARE | The members-only island, accessible only by yacht or private ferry, has reportedly attracted celebrity owners such as Oprah Winfrey, Boris Becker and Karolina Kurkova.


Relocating and reinventing can still be a big adventure when you’re a senior

by May Benatar
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:00:41 +0000

Entering this stage of life presents assorted upheavals, which can be highly emotional for many people. Through it all, I learned some coping mechanisms that helped me as I transitioned from New Jersey to Silver Spring, Md.


Those contractor referral services shouldn’t replace your own vetting when hiring someone for home repair work

by Tim Carter
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:30:14 +0000

ASK THE BUILDER: There is no easy button. You need to do the hard work ahead of time if you want to get the best workers in exchange for your hard-earned money.


Is a solar attic fan worth the cost?

by Tim Carter
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:00:08 +0000

ASK THE BUILDER I tested a solar attic fan. I took temperature readings in my attic as the fan operated on a cloudless day and the readings never dropped even though the fan was moving at top speed.


Move over, Alexa. New Hello Alfred offers virtual assistance to D.C. apartment dwellers.

by Michele Lerner
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:30:32 +0000

TOWN SQUARE | In a city full of expensive apartments, developers are differentiating their properties by escalating their amenities.


Inside the D.C. area’s most expensive homes for sale in September

by Michele Lerner
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:30:14 +0000

Listings range from $5.7 million for a penthouse overlooking the Potomac River on the Georgetown waterfront to $19.75 million for Cleremont Farm in Upperville, which includes six houses.


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