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Mortgage rates stand pat as federal shutdown creates uncertainty about economy
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Mortgage rates stand pat as federal shutdown creates uncertainty about economy

Without access to the usual economic data because of the federal government shutdown, mortgage lenders are left with a murky picture of where the...

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Say goodbye to all that paperwork: Digital mortgages have arrived
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Say goodbye to all that paperwork: Digital mortgages have arrived

Say goodbye to all that paperwork: Digital mortgages have arrived As more lenders streamline operations, some mortgage applications can be...

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Know what your title insurance covers and doesn’t when buying a home
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Know what your title insurance covers and doesn’t when buying a home

Q: I bought an investment property located on the edge of a river. Apparently, years ago, a nearby oil tank leaked. The tank was not disclosed in...

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Mortgage rates are down significantly over the past three weeks
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Mortgage rates are down significantly over the past three weeks

The 30-year fixed-rate average dropped to a two-month low of 4.75 percent but still remains well above what it was a year ago. (iStock/Dwuan June) ...

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Construction of townhouses is up, offering more options for first-time buyers
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Construction of townhouses is up, offering more options for first-time buyers

The market share of new townhouses is now 1.8 percent of all single-family house starts, the highest share since the recession, according to the...

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How to have influence on your condo board
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How to have influence on your condo board

Q: I own a small condominium in a midsize building in Chicago. I pay around $500 per month in assessments, and the building has more than $600,000...

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Report: Mortgage delinquencies back to pre-recession level
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Report: Mortgage delinquencies back to pre-recession level

CoreLogic found that home prices and mortgage delinquencies have returned to their pre-crisis levels and the number of homes sold each year still...

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Inventory of for-sale homes expected to rise in 2019
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Inventory of for-sale homes expected to rise in 2019

Inventory is expected to rise nationally, according to a Realtor.com report. However, inventory is anticipated to increase by less than 7 percent,...

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A detailed plan can help you avoid headaches when you’re building a home
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A detailed plan can help you avoid headaches when you’re building a home

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events...

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Two-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse-style condo in Odenton, Md., lists for $250,000
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Two-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse-style condo in Odenton, Md., lists for $250,000

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse-style condo at 2734 Cherrywood Court in Odenton, Md., is listing for $250,000. (Houselens) When buyers...

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What to do when your mortgage company comes after you for money years after you’ve paid off your loan
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What to do when your mortgage company comes after you for money years after you’ve paid off your loan

The lender might still ask for money because the closing agent sent an amount to your lender that was short payoff funds; or sent the amount by...

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Report: Renters lean more Democratic, but much less likely to vote, than homeowners
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Report: Renters lean more Democratic, but much less likely to vote, than homeowners

A new ApartmentList.com report shows that renters lean Democratic but are much less likely to vote than homeowners. (ApartmentList.com) A new...

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Why homeowners hate their HOAs
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Why homeowners hate their HOAs

A new Insurancequote.com study says a large number of homeowners hate their HOAs. (Jin Lee/Bloomberg) (Jin lee/Bloomberg) Whether you live in a...

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Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Gaithersburg, Md., lists for $340,000
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Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse in Gaithersburg, Md., lists for $340,000

The three-bedroom townhouse at 2 Prairie Rose Ct., Unit 11-1, in Gaithersburg has a lower level with a recreation room, a den, a storage room and a...

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Cities where the supply of homes for sale is growing and shrinking
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Cities where the supply of homes for sale is growing and shrinking

Cities where the supply of homes for sale is growing and shrinking In September, 22 of the 45 largest housing markets in the country had year-over...

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Laments and praises for 25 years of innovations in home products
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Laments and praises for 25 years of innovations in home products

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events...

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Does your city rank among the places with the most or least paid-off home mortgages?
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Does your city rank among the places with the most or least paid-off home mortgages?

While a “burn the mortgage” party before retirement used to be a popular concept, a recent survey by mortgage banker American Financing found that...

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Three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse in Alexandria lists for $399,000
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Three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse in Alexandria lists for $399,000

The kitchen at 6565 Rundale Ct. in Alexandria has been updated. The townhouse was built in 1987. (Tom and Cindy and Associates) Many of today’s...

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D.C. open houses Oct. 6-7
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D.C. open houses Oct. 6-7

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday. D.C. open houses Oct. 6-7

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Maryland open houses Oct. 6-7
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Maryland open houses Oct. 6-7

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday. Maryland open houses Oct. 6-7

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Virginia open houses Oct. 6-7
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Virginia open houses Oct. 6-7

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday. Virginia open houses Oct. 6-7

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Georgetown house was built as a wedding present
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Georgetown house was built as a wedding present

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The 1939 Federal retains many of its original features, including an ornately carved marble mantel from the Willard Hotel....

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Mortgage rates retreat a bit but are expected to resume rising
Blog 3 months ago
Mortgage rates retreat a bit but are expected to resume rising

The 30-year fixed-rate average eased to 4.71 percent this week. Mortgage rates retreat a bit but are expected to resume rising

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New service helps prospective renters find compatible housemates
Blog 3 months ago
New service helps prospective renters find compatible housemates

TOWN SQUARE | Bungalow also matches landlords with tenants. New service helps prospective renters find compatible housemates

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Know what’s in the home inspector’s fine print before hiring them
Blog 3 months ago
Know what’s in the home inspector’s fine print before hiring them

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | Don't assume that they're equipped or prepared to look for everything....

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New affordable housing program targets D.C. 'grandfamilies’
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New affordable housing program targets D.C. 'grandfamilies’

TOWN SQUARE | The 223-unit Plaza West development in Northwest is designed for grandparents raising their grandchildren....

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New affordable housing program targets D.C. 'grandfamilies’
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New affordable housing program targets D.C. 'grandfamilies’

The 223-unit Plaza West development in Northwest is designed for grandparents raising their grandchildren. (Rendering courtesy of Mission First...

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Inside Derek Jeter’s lakeside New York mansion
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Inside Derek Jeter’s lakeside New York mansion

The retired New York Yankees legend is selling the castle-like property for $14.75 million. Inside Derek Jeter’s lakeside New York mansion

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How to build a retaining wall at your home that will last
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How to build a retaining wall at your home that will last

ASK THE BUILDER | A much-thicker wall and pea-gravel fill between the soil and the wall will prevent failure....

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New report details extent of how student loan debt weighs on prospective home buyers
Blog 3 months ago
New report details extent of how student loan debt weighs on prospective home buyers

TOWN SQUARE | Nearly 60 percent of Americans who have student loans say the debt is at least somewhat of an obstacle to buying a home, according to...

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