More cities seek to redress widespread 20th-century destruction of Black neighborhoods

The efforts to atone for the past comes as Black homeownership rates continue to hover at their lowest level since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, landmark legislation outlawing housing discrimination.
  • 3 days ago

A fireplace insert can help ensure that your heat doesn’t go up the chimney

Inserts vary but are increasingly technologically advanced. An insert can have a vent at the top and at the bottom to control the air flow as well as a blower that can disperse the hot air from the fire.
  • 2 days ago

Mortgage rates reach highs not seen in more than two years

January’s better-than-expected employment report pushed the 30-year fixed-rate average to 3.69 percent.

Report: 2022 housing market on pace to be hotter than last year

TOWN SQUARE | The number of active listings on the market in January — which includes any home listed for sale, not just those that are recently listed — was down 28.4 percent in January 2022 compared to January 2021, according to Realtor.com.
  • 3 days ago

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • 3 days ago

How to protect yourself from assault and theft when selling your home

TOWN SQUARE | Sellers should never meet prospective buyers or host a showing or open house alone. There is safety in numbers, and crimes are reduced when there is a potential witness.
  • 4 days ago

Virtual event to educate Virginia homeowners about mortgage relief

TOWN SQUARE | The Saturday webinar will outline the Virginia Mortgage Relief Program, designed to mitigate the financial impact of the pandemic. It includes funds to prevent mortgage delinquencies, loan defaults, foreclosures and homeowner displacement.
  • 5 days ago
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Think twice about co-signing a loan if you’re planning to buy a home soon

Unfortunately, some people only find out about a co-signed loan gone wrong when they go to buy a house. People find the home of their dreams, go to their mortgage lender and are told that they don’t qualify for a mortgage because of an outstanding loan that hasn’t been paid.
  • 6 days ago

Four-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family house in Glen Burnie, Md., lists for $360,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The updated kitchen has a breakfast area, granite counters, a tile backsplash, recessed lighting, white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances.
  • 6 days ago

Mortgage rates start February with less volatility than the stock market

Although the 30-year fixed-rate average remained at 3.55 percent this week, it is being driven higher by inflation and moves by the Federal Reserve.

Does the home you want to buy have good high-speed Internet? You may have to do some sleuthing to find out.

Sometimes, new homeowners only learn after a closing that their property is bereft of broadband — leaving them to choose between paying tens of thousands of dollars to get wired connectivity extended or limping along with expensive, data-capped satellite Internet.
  • Feb 3

Renting a home? Here’s what you need to know about renters insurance.

TOWN SQUARE | All renters should purchase insurance for protection of their possessions and for personal liability coverage.
  • Feb 3

Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region

The Washington Post's picks of noteworthy residences on the market.
  • Feb 3
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