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Home Buying

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Home Buying, from most recent to least.

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

Lark Turner | June 7th 2016 | 7 Comments

UrbanTurf talked to a reader who recently bought a house with a rentable English basement for details on what to consider in this scenario. ... read »

Is Housing Inventory Finally Increasing in the DC Region?

Is Housing Inventory Finally Increasing in the DC Region?

Nena Perry-Brown | April 11th 2016 | 2 Comments

While the growth in home inventory in the DC area has been tepid for the past year and a half, there was a sharp increase in the number of new... read »

What Just Under $1 Million Buys You in DC

What Just Under $1 Million Buys You in DC

Nena Perry-Brown | April 8th 2016

In this week's edition of What X Buys, UrbanTurf is taking a look at what a buyer can get in DC for just under $1 million. ... read »

The Square Footage Game

The Square Footage Game

Michele Lerner | June 26th 2013 | 15 Comments

Square footage is a hotly debated issue when it comes to buying a new home. When the listing information doesn’t include it, eyebrows are raised, and... read »

UrbanTurf Supper Club

UrbanTurf Supper Club

UrbanTurf Staff | May 28th 2013

UrbanTurf is hosting a small dinner for area home buyers -- a supper club, if you will. If you are in the market for a home in the DC area and would... read »

The Rent Versus Buy Calculator Put to the Test, Part II

The Rent Versus Buy Calculator Put to the Test, Part II

Mark Wellborn | March 1st 2013 | 11 Comments

The New York Times Rent vs. Buy calculator is one of the go-to tools for those that are trying to make the decision between continuing to rent or... read »

UT Reader Asks: How Much Should I Save For Home Maintenance?

UT Reader Asks: How Much Should I Save For Home Maintenance?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 28th 2012 | 4 Comments

In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, an individual on the hunt to buy a single-family home inquires as to how much he should set aside for... read »

Trulia: Buying Still Outweighs Renting in DC Area

Trulia: Buying Still Outweighs Renting in DC Area

Shilpi Paul | March 21st 2012 | 4 Comments

It is still cheaper to buy a home than rent one in DC (along with 98 out of 100 major Metros in the U.S.), according to a report published today by... read »

HUD Website of FHA-Approved Condos

HUD Website of FHA-Approved Condos

Shilpi Paul | January 30th 2012 | 1 Comment

In light of our recent story about a home buyer who found out late in the process that her building's FHA-approval had expired, UrbanTurf wanted to... read »

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: The Higher the Days-on-Market, the Better My Chances?

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: The Higher the Days-on-Market, the Better My Chances?

UrbanTurf Staff | November 22nd 2011 | 6 Comments

In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a would-be buyer asks if shopping among properties that have been on the market for a month or so is a... read »

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