Washington DC

October 10, 2012 - 8:49 AM
Over the last few years, no city has welcomed more residents than the District. More than 2,000 people have made the city their home in both 2011 and 2012, the Washington Post reports. Although this is good news, it is worth asking why this is so. The answer, as usual, is not simple, but many experts believe Read More

The importance of DC's emphasis on education

Over the last few years, no city has welcomed more residents than the District.

October 9, 2012 - 8:39 AM
In an effort to keep pace with the rapid influx of new residents and to augment the strengthening economy, many developers have begun new projects in the region, which could ultimately help raise the values of houses for sale in Washington, DC. As apartment vacancy rates have dropped - they are down to 3.8 Read More

New development spurs DC's recovery

In an effort to keep pace with the rapid influx of new residents and to augment the strengthening economy, many developers have begun new projects in the region, which could ultimately help raise the values of houses for sale in Washington, DC.

October 5, 2012 - 8:59 AM
Although the District is more commonly known for its bruising political battles, the region has also developed a reputation for its romantic milieu. Candlelit cocktail lounges, historic scenery and opulent hotels help make the area perfect for young lovers and long-married couples. Those looking for love may Read More

Getting to know DC's romantic side

Although the District is more commonly known for its bruising political battles, the region has also developed a reputation for its romantic milieu.

October 5, 2012 - 8:57 AM
A strong jobs sector and desirable social scene have helped make the District one of the fastest growing metros in the country. New residents have flocked to the area in recent years, which has helped the city expand its tax base, supplement its workforce and further attract new revenue drivers, like the Read More

Growing population could put strain on DC housing market

A strong jobs sector and desirable social scene have helped make the District one of the fastest growing metros in the country.

October 4, 2012 - 4:03 PM
Across the world, the beginning of fall marks a period of tradition and celebration as the harvest takes hold and people prepare for another cold winter. There are many different ways that people celebrate the change of the seasons, but perhaps none is more universally loved than the German tradition of Read More

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in DC

Across the world, the beginning of fall marks a period of tradition and celebration as the harvest takes hold and people prepare for another cold winter.

October 4, 2012 - 4:01 PM
When Daily Beast blogger and Newsweek contributor Megan McArdle first bought her home in the District several years ago, she was worried that it might not have been the wise investment she had initially expected. The first-time homebuyer's tax credit had expired and home values in the city weren't Read More

3 theories for rising home values in DC

When Daily Beast blogger and Newsweek contributor Megan McArdle first bought her home in the District several years ago, she was worried that it might not have been the wise investment she had initially expected.

October 4, 2012 - 8:44 AM
When Daily Beast blogger and Newsweek contributor Megan McArdle first bought her home in the District several years ago, she was worried that it might not have been the wise investment she had initially expected. The first-time homebuyer's tax credit had expired and home values in the city weren't Read More

3 theories for rising home values in DC

When Daily Beast blogger and Newsweek contributor Megan McArdle first bought her home in the District several years ago, she was worried that it might not have been the wise investment she had initially expected.

October 3, 2012 - 8:40 AM
Although many factors can influence a city's property values, perhaps none is more important than the particular region's job market. Nothing attracts new residents and persuades them to invest in a home quite like a strong economy and growing job sector. In this respect, the homes for sale in Read More

DC earns accolades for its job market

Although many factors can influence a city's property values, perhaps none is more important than the particular region's job market.

October 3, 2012 - 8:38 AM
It's hard to overstate the effect of public transportation on a city. An inventive and reliable transit system can help a metro become more navigable, more orderly and even improve the region's economy. Furthermore, expanding public transportation can help transform wasted space into thriving Read More

Metro expansion helped transform DC neighborhood

It's hard to overstate the effect of public transportation on a city.

October 2, 2012 - 8:32 AM
There are many ways to gauge the relative health of a metro's housing market - home prices, average time on the market, the differences between asking and selling prices and so on. However, one metric that should not be overlooked is construction activity. A high and increasing rate of new building work Read More

DC construction employment reaches 22-year high

There are many ways to gauge the relative health of a metro's housing market - home prices, average time on the market, the differences between asking and selling prices and so on.

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