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  • 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

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