Washington DC

September 25, 2012 - 8:49 AM
After a strong summer of housing market news across the country, September is showing few signs of slowing down. In fact, one of the most positive pieces of news is that the number of improving housing markets increased by nearly 20 percent from August to September, according to the National Association of Read More

DC stays on list of improving housing markets

After a strong summer of housing market news across the country, September is showing few signs of slowing down.

September 24, 2012 - 8:54 AM
When looking for a new home, most people deem the location as the most important factor. For younger buyers, this typically means that a given neighborhood is close to entry-level jobs, features a lively social scene and has affordable homes. Therefore, first-time buyers may want to get a close look at Read More
September 20, 2012 - 3:57 PM
Although the District recovered from the housing crash of the late 2000s more quickly than most U.S. cities, the region's uninterrupted improvement continues to surprise experts. Not only was the sales total in August higher than many previous months this years, it was also higher than the totals from Read More

DC housing market strengthens

Although the District recovered from the housing crash of the late 2000s more quickly than most U.S. cities, the region's uninterrupted improvement continues to surprise experts.

September 17, 2012 - 8:22 AM
After World War II, millions of Americans got their first cars and moved to brand new homes in the suburbs. This lifestyle of automobile-centered, town-based communities dominated much of the American landscape for many decades. Now, however, many urban planners and real estate developers believe that the Read More

DC emerging as walkability model

After World War II, millions of Americans got their first cars and moved to brand new homes in the suburbs.

September 12, 2012 - 8:30 AM
At first, it seemed like the local, fine-dining craze might miss the nation's capital. As cities like Los Angeles and New York added Michelin-starred restaurants and bistros headlined by famous chefs, the District seemed to be stuck in the past. In the last few years, however, the city has emerged as a Read More

Fine-dining options in DC

At first, it seemed like the local, fine-dining craze might miss the nation's capital.

September 11, 2012 - 8:37 AM
A metro's residential and retail real estate prices tend to rise in tandem. As demand for homes increases, it tends to have a residual effect on the need for providers of goods and services such as restaurants, supermarkets and home-goods suppliers. Therefore, cities experiencing strong growth in the Read More
September 7, 2012 - 4:15 PM
Although the housing crash of the late 2000s has made it standard practice to evaluate the housing market in terms of only the last few years, a wider view can be just as useful. Looking at current home values as they compare to their rates in 2000, for example, can offer a more balanced perspective by Read More

DC's home prices have risen more than any other city's since 2000

Although the housing crash of the late 2000s has made it standard practice to evaluate the housing market in terms of only the last few years, a wider view can be just as useful.

September 7, 2012 - 4:14 PM
There are many reasons to love living in the District - the strong economy, the improving schools and the booming art and tech scenes are just a few. In fact, the nation's capital is doing such a good job of making its residents happy that even residents of other regions are considering buying one of the Read More

DC most desired US destination, study says

There are many reasons to love living in the District - the strong economy, the improving schools and the booming art and tech scenes are just a few.

September 7, 2012 - 8:27 AM
Stricter home-lending standards and lingering doubts about the enduring strength of the housing market have led many citizens to choose renting over buying a home. For some, this is a financial necessity, as down payments and closing costs can be too much for them to manage. Others, though, are opting to Read More

High DC rents make buying a wise decision

Stricter home-lending standards and lingering doubts about the enduring strength of the housing market have led many citizens to choose renting over buying a home.

September 7, 2012 - 8:25 AM
The District has fared much better than average in terms of its recovery from the housing crisis that shook the county in the late 2000s. This is especially true in terms of neighborhoods within the city and those just along its edges. However, to truly gauge the health of a metro's housing market, it is Read More

Rising home values in DC suburbs

The District has fared much better than average in terms of its recovery from the housing crisis that shook the county in the late 2000s.

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