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.

Why African-Americans Are in Desperate Need of Mortgage Help

Buying a house or a piece of property to call your own is the American Dream. But, if you're African-American, that dream is becoming further out of reach.

D.C. Reaches Out to Seniors Who May Qualify For Property Tax Benefit

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue announced Thursday that it has begun mailing more than 800 notices to senior property owners who may qualify for the Senior Citizen/Disabled Property Tax Relief.

Minorities Will Make Up 1/3 of U.S. Homeowners by 2025, Study Says

Minorities will make up more than a third of U.S. households by 2025, according to a Harvard study released Thursday.

D.C. Housing Expo Attracts First-Time Homebuyers

For a day, the District's convention center morphed into a one-stop shop for residents eager to purchase a new home, get interior design tips or talk to mortgage brokers.

Young Couple Wins Lottery at P.G. County Housing Fair

A Northeast D.C. woman was the lucky winner of the House Lottery during Prince George's County 2014 Housing Fair on Saturday.

Cerita Battles, National Diverse Segments Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

For the third consecutive year, Wells Fargo is extremely proud to be the title sponsor of The Washington Informer's Homeownership Month supplement.

Big Myths About Homeownership

When I was young man starting in the banking industry, I fell into the trap of believing the “myths of homeownership.” After years in the mortgage business, I now know a whole lot better and I want to dispel those ...

Five Benefits of Owning vs. Renting a Home

If you are asking the question should you remain a renter or act on the desire to become a homeowner, here are five benefits to think about while making that decision.

DHCD: Keeping D.C. Affordable for All

More often than not, residents have confused the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development with other housing agencies throughout the city. Well, this article will give a clear overview of who DHCD is, and whom it supports and serves.