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Debt Collection Report Sites Horror Stories

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending has revealed what many consumers have known for years: Debt collectors often cross the line with abusive behaviors.

Pepco-Exelon Merger Would Benefit All

As proud members of the Washington business community, we encourage everyone to pay close attention to the economic impacts from this merger and how it would maximize opportunities for minority-owned companies.

Is Your Money Going Out The Window? It Won't With Energy-Efficient Windows

One of the largest contributors to a home's energy efficiency is its windows.

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month and Wells Fargo is again proud to be the title sponsor of the Washington Informer's Homeownership Month supplement.

Making a Down Payment May Be Easier Than You Think

For a successful homeownership journey, it's important that consumers seek out information and talk to industry professionals to learn about the credit profile process and ask questions to understand mortgage options and down payment choices.

Renovating? Laying a Good Foundation for Home Improvement Success

Looking at the great possibilities of a renovation, it's easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward. But it's important that you take a moment to plan your overall strategy so that your renovation project ...

Donaldson Embraces D.C.'s Housing Challenges

Polly Donaldson has been on the job for a little over three months and has a full plate of seemingly intractable issues around housing, homelessness and affordable housing she has to fix — and she says she relishes the challenge.

DHCD Ward Meetings Bring Agency to Community

Since she assumed the responsibility for running the DC Department of Housing and Community Development earlier this year, Polly Donaldson and her staff have been meeting with residents in each of the city's eight wards.

8 Ways First-Time Homebuyers Can Make Themselves Mortgage-Ready

It's rare to get something right the very first time you try it, but when it comes to buying your first home, a lack of knowledge and experience can lead to costly mistakes.

Prince George's County Kicks Off 2015 Housing Fair

On Saturday, the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development will host its 2015 Housing Fair.

Housing and Community Development Division

The Greater Washington Urban League is committed to serving the residents of the Metropolitan Washington Community.

HUD: Providing Homes for Americans for 50 Years

Since being established in 1965, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has played both a vital and valued role in the lives of Americans, jump-starting growth for cities and regions, including tribal and suburban communities.

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment

Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home's value.

Insurance Coverage for Your Home

A new apartment rental or the purchase of a home or condominium is an exciting time.

Simple Landscaping Could Reap Financial Benefits

It's no secret that a good looking landscaping job could dramatically improve the value of a home.