Washington DC

August 7, 2012 - 8:09 AM
In some ways, a country's capital can be a good bellwether of the nation as a whole. Sometimes, however, the capital city is more of an outlier. Currently, the latter is true for America - the District is not so much a reflection of the rest of the US, but more of an aspiration. Many indicators suggest Read More

DC's healthy economy makes it an attractive place to live

Many indicators suggest that the region is among the country's financially healthy metros, which makes the houses for sale in Washington, DC, increasingly attractive.

August 6, 2012 - 7:58 AM
The District has long been at the forefront of the effort to raise expectations of public school teachers, and to pay them accordingly. The hope is that by tethering job security and salary to student and educator achievement, the city's educational performance will improve. People who buy one of the Read More

New category aims to improve DC teachers

The District has long been at the forefront of the effort to raise expectations of public school teachers, and to pay them accordingly.

August 6, 2012 - 7:55 AM
When looking for one of the homes for sale in Washington, DC, it is important to consider the many neighborhoods. Each of the District's communities have their own distinct feel and features. For example, if you are looking for an area that is filled with young families and friendly neighbors, you may Read More

A great DC neighborhood for young families

When looking for one of the homes for sale in Washington, DC, it is important to consider the many neighborhoods.

August 6, 2012 - 7:54 AM
Likely due to the strengthening job sector and the expectation of continued growth, commercial real estate is thriving in the District. Companies continue to renew leases in offices throughout the city and are increasingly willing to pay higher rents to do so, according to the Washington Business Journal. Read More

Commercial property increasingly coveted in DC

Likely due to the strengthening job sector and the expectation of continued growth, commercial real estate is thriving in the District.

August 6, 2012 - 7:48 AM
During a summer filled with hordes of hot spells and heat-induced thunderstorms, it might be hard to believe that the District is one of America's coolest cities. That, however, is exactly what it is. According to Forbes, the nation's capital is second on the list of the country's hippest metros Read More

DC named the nation's second coolest city

During a summer filled with hordes of hot spells and heat-induced thunderstorms, it might be hard to believe that the District is one of America's coolest cities.

August 3, 2012 - 8:05 AM
When you divide a city into sections, it is easier to get a sense of real estate and other trends. By closely inspecting these areas, you may be able to see which neighborhoods are experiencing increased home sales and values, and which are going in the other direction. People considering purchasing real Read More

The 20011 ZIP code of DC saw a large gain in home sales

When you divide a city into sections, it is easier to get a sense of real estate and other trends.

August 3, 2012 - 8:02 AM
Many potential renters in the District are currently encountering an incredibly tight market, which is leading them to lower their standards or increase their budgets as a result. Facing fierce competition and quickly-filling units, it can be a stressful time for many. The low supply of rental units could Read More

The perils of apartment hunting in DC

Many potential renters in the District are currently encountering an incredibly tight market, which is leading them to lower their standards or increase their budgets as a result.

August 2, 2012 - 8:03 AM
Despite being only a few years removed from the recession of the late 2000s, the housing stock in many cities, including Washington, DC, is starting to dry up, according to The Real Deal. Due to the low number of listings, experts predict that home prices could rise in the coming months. Therefore, if you Read More

Shrinking housing stock in DC

Despite being only a few years removed from the recession of the late 2000s, the housing stock in many cities, including Washington, DC, is starting to dry up, according to The Real Deal.

August 2, 2012 - 7:58 AM
The way a city cares for its most needy and at-risk residents is typically indicative of how responsive and helpful it is to its citizens in general. People looking for a metro that has a true sense of community and magnanimous ethic might consider purchasing one of the homes for sale in Washington, DC, as Read More

New food distribution center aims to feed DC's hungry

The way a city cares for its most needy and at-risk residents is typically indicative of how responsive and helpful it is to its citizens in general.

August 1, 2012 - 7:53 AM
For frequent travelers, the experience of going through security and waiting in seemingly endless lines is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. Therefore, any effort to reduce the frequency and duration of these scenarios is greatly appreciated. Regular travelers thinking of buying one of the houses for sale Read More

DC airports to implement strategy to reduce time spent at security

For frequent travelers, the experience of going through security and waiting in seemingly endless lines is, unfortunately, a common occurrence.

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