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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Is the Washington, D.C.-area housing market bubbling again?

With average home prices up by double-digit percentages, some have begun to wonder if we are heading toward unsustainable levels again.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Demand for condos in Washington D.C.-area market intensifies

Condo prices in the District and Arlington County are now higher in some neighborhoods than they were at peak of housing boom.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Washington D.C. region is one of the more transient areas in the country

The region is one of the most transient areas in the country, with many settling in Northern Virginia suburbs.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Short sales in region decline, but process still can be daunting

While the number of distressed properties in the region’s for-sale inventory continues to decline, the length of time it takes to process a short sale remains longer than either a foreclosure or a traditional sale.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012

New home construction back to 2006 levels in much of Washington D.C. metro region

In both D.C. and Arlington County, the multi-family rental market has seen the biggest boost.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 09/25/2012

New residential construction is on the rise in the Washington D.C. region

Residential construction activity has improved significantly over the historically low levels of building activity in 2009 and 2010.

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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Washington DC area is becoming a region of renters

Despite a steady recovery in the housing market, more people in the Washington area are renting.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Washington DC area housing market recovery moves to the suburbs

Close-in neighborhoods led the recovery, but buyers are increasingly visiting outer suburbs.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Washington metro area condo market’s revival could be tempered

While the condo market has looked much healthier, we are unlikely to see a major price surge regionwide, even with the dwindling supply.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Distressed properties aren’t a problem in the Washington area compared to the rest of the nation

Rising demand, insufficient inventory and affordability concerns are much more pressing problems.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Housing sales activity shows increase

Sales were up region-wide four out of the last five months, and pending sales also increased.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Signs of life in Washington area homebuilding

The increase in building activity is good for economic stability, as well as for those seeking housing.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Affordability could be an issue in the Washington area’s recovering housing market

Even as other markets across the country begin to recover, prices in the Washington area continue to rise and have been up for 26 out of the last 30 months.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Prince George’s County April home prices rise

The average sales price in Prince George’s was 8 percent higher than the price in April 2011.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/09/2012

In many neighborhoods, homes are selling much faster than before

Average days on the market are plummeting across neighborhoods.

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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Young, rich and childless: What Washington’s new residents mean for the city’s future

When former mayor Williams set out to grow Washington’s population, he succeeded — but largely with a certain kind of new resident.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012

For lower-priced homes, a seller’s market

The dearth of $300,000 to $400,000 houses may cause some to remain renters

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Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Spring blooms early for DC housing market

Inventory of homes for sale falls, signaling a stronger market.

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:15 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Washington area home prices: A tale of two states

Why is there such a big difference between Pr. William and Pr. George’s counties’ recovery?

By Lisa A. Sturtevant  |  05:02 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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