In searching for the perfect home, it is important to find a balance between property values and income. It is not enough to find the perfect, ideally located home if the city in which it's situated doesn't have enough high-paying jobs to support the housing market. Conversely, finding an inexpensive Read More
Each year, Forbes compiles its list of America's most dangerous cities. There are several stalwarts who show up on the list year after year, mostly hard-hit former manufacturing cities like Detroit, St. Louis and Baltimore. For many years, the District was another mainstay on the list, but when it came Read More
Although the fall is historically a time when home sales start to slow, the District's housing market has been so strong lately that even this traditionally slow time of year has been exceeding expectations. In fact, even as existing home sales have declined slightly across the country, they are Read More
Although the fall is historically a time when home sales start to slow, the District's housing market has been so strong lately that even this traditionally slow time of year has been exceeding expectations.
Ronald Paul, CEO of EagleBank in Bethesda, Maryland, has witnessed a lot of construction going on in and around the District. As he drove through the city recently, he noticed small businesses and offices in varying stages of completion. He also noticed a number of small banks entering new communities, which Read More
One of the District's most valuable economic strengths is its desirability to foreign immigrants and investors. The city's reputation as a global community and its wealth of jobs for foreign dignitaries allows it to attract a wide range of new residents and international investors. This worldwide Read More
As in most big cities in the U.S., public transportation plays an important role in the District's economic and social spheres. Commuters rely on it for transportation to and from work, tourists depend on it to see the city's famous landmarks and young residents use it to tap into the metro's Read More
After an incredibly active August, the District's housing market appears to be slowing slightly in September, likely limited by a rapidly declining inventory. According to The Washington Post, home sales in the city have been brought back to earth after an August in which selling prices and demand leapt Read More
Spring is often considered the peak season for homebuying. This is especially true for families with young children, who often make their relocation decisions based around the school year. However, for individuals, childless couples and those with grown children, the fall is becoming an increasingly Read More
When prominent DC organizer and activist Chuck Hicks was asked by The Washington Post recently to name his five favorite places to visit in the District, he included one local venue that frequently gets included on similar lists: The DC Public Library. Like many residents, Hicks said he particularly enjoys Read More
When prominent DC organizer and activist Chuck Hicks was asked by The Washington Post recently to name his five favorite places to visit in the District, he included one local venue that frequently gets included on similar lists: The DC Public Library.
Although people buy homes for many reasons, investment is always part of the equation. Even if a buyer plans on spending his or her entire life in a house, picking a residence that appears to be increasing in value is vital. No one can be sure when they will need to sell a house or move to a new area, so Read More