Do-It-Yourself Gardening & Landscape Ideas

In the midst of an economic downturn and with neighbors in close proximity, how best can today's urban chic create a gardening oasis?

Fast Facts: Home Design and Ownership Trends

New homes in 2015 will be smaller, greener and more casual.

Grand Design: Noteworthy Books on African American Home Design

This new paperback edition of Style and Grace showcases the stylish, elegant, and, above all, unique homes of distinguished African American professionals and entertainers, by the premier expert on the architectural history of Harlem.

Mediation is An Option For Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in D.C.

Are you a District of Columbia homeowner facing foreclosure? If so, the city has a foreclosure mediation program that could help you save your home.

Paid off the Mortgage? Don’t Forget to Keep Your Homeowners' Insurance Current

Nobody keeps track of how many people have paid off their mortgage and either purposely or accidentally let their insurance lapse. But you may have a relative in the same position. If they've paid off their mortgage, they must remember ...

Homeowner Bills of Rights Emerge as Remedies to Foreclosure

A few days ago, HUD released data showing that more 620,000 troubled homeowners received more than $50 billion in principal reductions and savings.

Housing Tour's Focus is Affordability

A tour of homes usually features high-end properties with lavish furnishings. But a recent tour of homes in Prince George’s County had a different focus – affordability.

D.C. Housing Authority Helps Vets Obtain Jobs, Homes

More than 350 participants attended the D.C. Housing Authority's inaugural event to connect once-homeless veterans with opportunities for jobs, financial planning and homeownership.

Buy Suitland Program Helps Sixth Homeowner

It was an exciting day for Selivia Diggs on April 11 when she was given the keys to her new home with a mortgage less than apartment rent.

Wrongly Harmed Mortgage Borrowers to Receive Checks

Beginning April 12, checks will begin going into the mail for 4.2 million mortgage borrowers who were in the foreclosure process in 2009 or 2010 and who likely experienced robo-signing or other deficiencies by their mortgage servicer.

Advocates Push to Preserve Foreclosure Program

A broad coalition of state and national organizations is pushing to preserve a key federal program that has helped more than 1.1 million troubled homeowners and reduced mortgage payments by a median savings of $546 each month.


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