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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: Sale listings slow down

    By Chris Sicks Special to The Washington Times

    Not long ago, the Washington region was suffering from an oversupply of unsold homes. That number has dropped dramatically in recent years -- too far, according to Holly Worthington. Published December 6, 2012

  • Cover story: Eyesore next door? Find plus to offset

    By Rachel Brown Special to The Washington Times

    A house sits beside a cemetery; a dog barks; loud, ominous noises rumble past. No, this isn't the setting for a horror movie, but this type of situation can be a nightmare for home sellers and Realtors. Published December 6, 2012

  • Luxury home: New home in old neighborhood can be best

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    While many people love the idea of living within walking distance of shops, restaurants, entertainment, a Metro station and even walking to work, homes in walkable neighborhoods are often older. Perhaps the ultimate luxury is to own a new home that meets high standards for energy efficiency and modern conveniences while offering a prime location in a mature neighborhood. Published November 29, 2012

  • Charting the market: October surprise in sales

    By Chris Sicks Special to The Washington Times

    October was the best month for area home sellers since May. How could this be, considering how much busier the spring market always is in the Washington area? Published November 29, 2012

  • New in Maryland: Fairview Manor

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    Craftmark Homes is building 16 single-family homes at Fairview Manor in Bowie, located near Bowie Town Center and Six Flags America. Published November 29, 2012

  • Resale of the week: Light-filled Arlington Cape Cod

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    Whether you're looking for a home with some old-fashioned Cape Cod-style charm, one with large and airy rooms, a place where you can entertain your friends on a summer evening on a shady patio, or just a location that will shorten your commute into the city, you can find all of these in one home in Arlington's Lee Heights neighborhood. Published November 29, 2012

  • Cover story: Strategies shift as buyers again face competition

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    House hunters in the Washington area, eager to lock in a housing payment at today's low mortgage rates, are bumping up against an unexpected obstacle: competition. Published November 29, 2012

  • Mortgage Q&A: Painful options on ‘fiscal cliff’

    By Henry Savage Special to The Washington Times

    The "Fiscal cliff" is the buzz these days. This is a reference to across-the-board tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year, joined with large government spending cuts set to go into effect at the same time. Economists are predicting that such a convergence will greatly disrupt the economy and throw it into a major recession. Published November 29, 2012

  • Resale of the week: Kalorama detached home with roof deck

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    Residents of Dupont Circle, Kalorama and Adams Morgan relish living in some of Northwest Washington's liveliest neighborhoods. While those neighborhoods offer plenty of shops, restaurants and night life within walking distance, residents sometimes can have difficulty finding a home with the space, privacy and contemporary style they desire. Published November 21, 2012

  • Resort living: Golf course home can have hole-in-one view

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    Whether you love to play golf or not, a golf course community can be a beautiful place to live. Imagine a view with perpetually green swaths of grass spreading across undulating hills, a community where life revolves around a clubhouse and where recreation is at the forefront of every resident's attention. Published November 21, 2012

  • Cover story: Old houses tell their stories in unexpected ways

    By Lisa Rauschart SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    When home inspector Stephen Showalter made his way through a historic home on the Eastern Shore recently, he noticed something a bit quirky. Published November 21, 2012

  • Charting the Market: October’s sales rose 8 percent

    By Chris Sicks Special to The Washington Times

    October's buyers clearly were encouraged by the region's the lower home prices and mortgage interest rates that remain incredibly low. Sales of existing homes in October were up 8 percent over October 2011. Published November 21, 2012

  • Cover story: A few easy makeovers for holiday decorating

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    If the idea of putting up your holiday decorations leaves you yawning, it may be time to think about updating your decorating scheme. Whether you opt to revamp your color palette or rearrange the items you already have, interior designers can help you take a fresh approach to the season. Published November 21, 2012

  • New in Virginia: Hamlets at Red Cedar

    By Michele Lerner Special to The Washington Times

    Pulte Homes is building 340 single-family homes on half-acre sites at the Hamlets at Red Cedar in Leesburg, a community with 900 acres of open space, miles of walking trails, parks, a butterfly garden and a community center with a swimming pool, fitness center and meeting room. Nearby are wineries, historic Leesburg, shopping centers and parks. Published November 21, 2012

  • Mortgage Q&A: Too-tight credit gets recognized

    By By Henry Savage Special to The Washington Times

    I read something online last week that almost made my head explode. The headline read, "Mortgage lending standards are too tight: Bernanke." Published November 21, 2012

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