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Kathy Orton 10:30 AM ET This weeks featured house was once home to the former secretary of state. Read the Article Mortgage rates show back-to-back increases Posted JAN 31 D.C. region ranks among worst nationally to buy foreclosures Posted JAN 31 New tool for searching recent home sales Posted JAN 30 Where We Live neighborhoods

Great Oaks A Fairfax City community manages to maximize an outdoorsy field while minimizing yard space.

Broomes Island In Calvert County, commuters enjoy the quiet where watermen once thrived.

Glover Park Georgetowns quieter neighbor to the north has its own charms.

Raymondale A wooded backdrop, mid-century houses and affordability make the Fairfax County enclave attractive. More Real Estate news Housing market emerges as economic bright spot after years in the dark

Ylan Q. Mui JAN 29 And the forces powering real estates return after a historic period of decline could last well into 2013. Home renovation should consider what you need now and later

Deborah K. Dietsch JAN 25 Amy Schaffer says that when she downsized, she just needed two features: charm and transit NoVa real estate back to booming? $600K houses, condos in high demand

Tom Jackman JAN 25 $7.2 million house in western Loudoun tops sales list IRS rules for home-office deductions will soon become easier

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Mortgage rates show back-to-back increases

For the first time since September, the 30-year fixed-rate average is above 3.5 percent. Kathy Orton JAN 31 http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2011/08/04/NationalEconomy/Images/freddie.JPG 296 180

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D.C. region ranks among worst nationally to buy foreclosures

While its bad news for real estate investors looking to snap up good deals on properties, it is good news for the areas housing market. Kathy Orton JAN 31 http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/04/19/NationalEconomy/Images/foreclosure_0418.JPG 296 205

New tool for searching recent home sales

The application can be used on your desktop or mobile device. Kathy Orton JAN 30 http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2011/04/15/NationalEconomy/Images/825387.jpg 296 199 (Jim R. Bounds / BLOOMBERG) Where We Live blog Alexander Haigs McLean Mansion for $5.495M Kathy Orton 10:30 AM ET This weeks featured house was once home to the former secretary of state. Read the Article Mortgage rates show back-to-back increases Posted JAN 31 D.C. region ranks among worst nationally to buy foreclosures Posted JAN 31

New tool for searching recent home sales Posted JAN 30 Where We Live neighborhoods

Great Oaks A Fairfax City community manages to maximize an outdoorsy field while minimizing yard space.

Broomes Island In Calvert County, commuters enjoy the quiet where watermen once thrived.

Glover Park Georgetowns quieter neighbor to the north has its own charms.

Raymondale A wooded backdrop, mid-century houses and affordability make the Fairfax County enclave attractive. More Real Estate news Housing market emerges as economic bright spot after years in the dark

Ylan Q. Mui JAN 29 And the forces powering real estates return after a historic period of decline could last well into 2013. Home renovation should consider what you need now and later

Deborah K. Dietsch JAN 25 Amy Schaffer says that when she downsized, she just needed two features: charm and transit NoVa real estate back to booming? $600K houses, condos in high demand

Tom Jackman JAN 25 $7.2 million house in western Loudoun tops sales list IRS rules for home-office deductions will soon become easier

Ken Harney JAN 25 Streamlined option is an alternative to the complicated form that may cause many to do without the benefit. The price has to be right, whether buying or selling a home

Harvey S. Jacobs JAN 25 HOUSE LAWYER | Readers submit questions on how to get best deal from both sides of the table. Demand for condos in D.C. area spikes

Lisa A. Sturtevant JAN 23 Condo prices in the District and Arlington County are now higher in some neighborhoods than they were at peak of housing boom. Community Data

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