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  • The sun shines once again on the nation's housing market, but whether the rebound is on solid footing remains to be seen. (Associated Press)

    Are housing investors creating a new bubble? Cash purchases cloud outlook for market

    By Patrice Hill - The Washington Times

    Housing has emerged as the brightest spot in the economy this year, but some analysts are questioning whether the market’s recovery is built to last. Published April 2, 2013 Comments

  • ** FILE ** A foreclosure sign sits outside a home for sale in Phoenix, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Foreclosure delays: D.C., Maryland keeping homes but losing value

    By Tim Devaney - The Washington Times

    Homeowners in Maryland and Washington, D.C., have a long way to go before they recover lost ground and housing values from the Great Recession. Foreclosure rates were kept artificially low by local governments, but their policies could come back to haunt them. Published February 18, 2013 Comments

  • Arthur Tsiamis is building nine condominiums at North View in Glover Park. The homes range in size from 830 to 1,720 finished square feet and are priced from $529,900 to $899,900. Five parking spaces also are available, priced at $35,000 each.

    New in D.C.: North View

    By Michele Lerner SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Arthur Tsiamis is building nine condominiums at North View in Glover Park, just north of Georgetown at 4004 Edmunds St. NW. Residents can walk to multiple restaurants, bars, shops and grocery stores in Glover Park as well as to Georgetown for dining, shopping and entertainment. Published January 3, 2013 Comments

  • The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a large center island with room for seating. A fireplace is tucked underneath a stained-glass window and is flanked by two more tall windows.

    Resale of the week: Dupont Circle row house sits on quiet block

    By Michele Lerner SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The Dupont Circle neighborhood inspires plenty of longing among many D.C.-area residents who visit the restaurants, shops and nightlife in this lively community and wish they lived in the midst of its excitement. Published January 3, 2013 Comments

  • Cover story: Streetcar fans see development following tracks

    By Lisa Rauschart Special to the Washington Times

    Back in your great-grandfather’s day, streetcars cranked their way around Greater Washington with fairly predictable regularity. In the early 20th century, family weekends might include “riding the lines” out to amusement parks in Glen Echo, Bethesda or far Northeast, lines locals used daily to get to work, school or shopping. Published January 3, 2013 Comments

  • Cover story: Right details on additions fit existing home style

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    The Washington area may be home to Democrats, Republicans, independents and Libertarians, but no matter what their political persuasion, local residents more than likely live in a conservative home. Published January 3, 2013 Comments

  • Mortgage Q&A: Appraisals continue to puzzle

    By Henry Savage Special to The Washington Times

    I try not to beat a dead horse when I write this column, but some things should be aired. Published January 3, 2013 Comments

Recent Articles
  • Charting the market: Builders hit by lack of land

    By d engelson and Chris Sicks Special to The Washington Times

    The recent woes of the housing market have been harder on homebuilders than almost anyone else. Published January 3, 2013

  • Luxury home: A cul-de-sac of 12 estates in McLean

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    While McLean receives recognition around the United States for being home to politicians, attorneys, lobbyists and broadcasters, many area residents know this Northern Virginia community for its amenities. Published January 3, 2013

  • Charting the market: Completed sales grow 8% for year

    By Chris Sicks Special to The Washington Times

    This year saw more sales contracts on Washington-area homes than we've seen in seven years. Published December 27, 2012

  • New in Maryland: Linton at Ballenger

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    Drees Homes is building 40 town homes at Linton at Ballenger in Frederick, a community with walking paths, green space and plans for a clubhouse, swimming pool and sports fields. The community is close to Historic Downtown Frederick, Francis Scott Key Mall, parks, country clubs and commuter routes. Published December 27, 2012

  • Resale of the week: 6-bedroom remodeled Kensington split level

    By Carissa Chappell Special to The Washington Times

    A spacious 1950s split-level home in Kensington, meticulously remodeled by its owners in 2012, is on the market for $1,099,000. The six-bedroom, four-bath home has plenty of space for family members to unwind or entertain during the holidays. Published December 27, 2012

  • Luxury home: Four levels of French elegance in Kalorama

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    While the District has many breathtakingly beautiful views and avenues, the Kalorama neighborhood in Northwest Washington is home to some of the best examples of residential architecture in the city. Some of its elegant buildings are embassies or ambassadorial residences, while others are private homes. Published December 27, 2012

  • Cover story: Next year will ‘start out fast’

    By Chris Sicks Special to The Washington Times

    Perhaps the highest compliment that can be paid to the Washington area in 2012 is that it was "balanced." The market was no longer cold, nor was it irrationally hot. Published December 27, 2012

  • Mortgage Q&A: May rates stay low in new year

    By Henry Savage Special to The Washington Times

    Perhaps it's appropriate for my last column of 2012 to talk about the so-called "fiscal cliff." With any luck, our elected officials already will have reached some sort of reasonable agreement by the time this is published. As I write, both sides still are pretty far apart. Published December 27, 2012

  • Cover story: Designers use talents for sick, needy

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    Every spring since 2008, interior designers and landscape designers from the Washington area help raise money for Children's National Medical Center by participating in the DC Design House project founded by Skip and Debbie Singleton, owners of DC Living Real Estate. Published December 20, 2012

  • Mortgage Q&A: Don’t wait for drop in mortgages

    By Henry Savage Special to The Washington Times

    Q. My fiance and I want to buy our first home in 2013. I think we should find a suitable home as soon as possible and make an offer. We have been prequalified and have targeted our price range. Published December 20, 2012

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