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New in D.C.: North View

- 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.

The home at 1708 P St. NW near Dupont Circle is on the market for $1,595,000. The circa-1900 Colonial-style brick row home has four finished levels with five bedrooms, three full baths and a powder room.

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

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.

Cover story: Streetcar fans see development following tracks

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.

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A Craftsman-style home typically has special feature windows, such as a picture window.

Cover story: Right details on additions fit existing home style

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.

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Drees Homes is building 40 town homes at Linton at Ballenger in Frederick. The homes have 2,029 to 2,070 square feet and are base-priced from $282,900 to 292,900.

New in Maryland: Linton at Ballenger

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.

Cover story: Designers use talents for sick, needy

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New in Virginia: Amberlea at South Riding

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

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.