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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.

D.C. Programs Remain Vigilant to Help Homeowners

Through a network of local community-based organizations, the Department of Housing and Community Development in Southeast provides counseling services for homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments or who may be subject to foreclosure.

Welcome Home, Washington: Community Bank Offers Special Assistance for Homebuyers

With housing costs in greater Washington continuing to climb, homeownership may seem like a distant dream for many Washingtonians. However Sandy Spring Bank has taken steps to make home ownership more affordable.

This Simple DIY Home Improvement Saves Money, Helps Environment

In the typical American home, heating and cooling account for 50 to 70 percent of total energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Yet, much of that energy is wasted, leading to higher energy bills for homeowners.

Facing Foreclosure? The District of Columbia Can Help

Are you a District of Columbia homeowner facing foreclosure? If so, the District has resources that can help you save your home.

Prince George's County to Host Annual Housing Fair

The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development will host the 2015 Housing Fair on Saturday at the Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.

Dreams of Homeownership Still Attainable

Despite regulatory changes within the industry, the good news, said one banking expert, is with proper planning and some added financial knowledge, purchasing that dream home remains an achievable goal.

How to Audit Your Home's Energy Efficiency

A home that wastes energy can put significant strain on your budget.

Maryland Awarded $747K Grant for Foreclosure-Prevention Counseling

The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program announced Monday grant awards totaling more than $44.8 million for foreclosure-prevention counseling, including $747,000 in Maryland.

Protect Yourself from Mortgage and Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Homeowners who are finding it difficult to make their mortgage or are facing foreclosure are frequently targets of mortgage and foreclosure rescue scams.

Maryland Sees Increase in Property Values

More than 740,000 property owners were recently mailed notices from the state of Maryland indicating that home values increased by an average of 8.1 percent in 2014.

Growing Push to Stop Payday Loan Debt Trap

In recent weeks a consistent drum beat against predatory lending's small-dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike.

Blacks Still Getting Fewer Home Mortgages

When it comes to assessing the nation's housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, which is commonly referred to as HMDA.