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Quick Facts

Population
36,558
Median Age
32.9
Married
17%
Median Household Income
$42,831
Households with Children
15.0%
Owner-Occupied Homes
26%
Renter-Occupied Homes
60%
Public Transit
37%
Drive/Carpool to Work
32%
Walk/Bike to Work
28%
Average Commute Time
24.8

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Bank of America reaches record $17 billion settlement over sale of mortgage-backed securities

Bank of America reaches record $17 billion settlement over sale of mortgage-backed securities.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching their lows for the year.

A top mortgage industry executive explains why banks don't want to take a chance on some borrowers​

A top mortgage industry executive explains why banks don't want to take a chance on some borrowers​

The Obama administration has been pushing lenders to make mortgages more widely available to responsible people looking to buy homes. This is why they're not doing.

Plate Lab: Elote corn, slightly refined

Plate Lab: Elote corn, slightly refined

Chef Michael Harr refines the popular Mexican street food at his Fish Taco in Cabin John - just enough.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.14 percent

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.14 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year.

Town Square: Green home in Takoma Park; luxury condos in Bethesda; and other news

Luxury condos are coming to Bethesda, D.C. renters like fitness amenities and other real estate news.

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac earns $1.4B in 2Q

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac earns $1.4B in 2Q

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $1.4 billion for the April-through-June period, aided by a strengthening housing market. The government-controlled company has turned a profit in each of the past 11 quarters.

Bank of America close to $16 billion settlement in mortgage securities inquiry

Bank of America close to $16 billion settlement in mortgage securities inquiry

If finalized, the deal would be the largest penalty ever paid by a single company.

Newly sworn-in HUD Secretary Castro gets his first D.C. party

Newly sworn-in HUD Secretary Castro gets his first D.C. party

Julian Castro was the star of the show Monday night at a party for top Latino administration officials.

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also 'Hot Homes' feature helps buyers act quickly.

Nationals fan with curly 'W' beard promises a 'more refined' look for Wednesday's game

Nationals fan with curly 'W' beard promises a 'more refined' look for Wednesday's game

Eric Brooks says it took him 10 to 15 minutes to sculpt the test beard that appears on his Instagram.

HUD settles case alleging housing discrimination against domestic violence victim

HUD settles case alleging housing discrimination against domestic violence victim

Many people might be surprised to learn that the Fair Housing Act and the Violence Against Women Act protect victims of domestic violence from being evicted or denied a lease.

Town Square | U Street apartment projects switch to condos

Town Square | U Street apartment projects switch to condos

Also South Cathedral Mansions in Northwest to be renovated.

Justice Department, Bank of America remain at odds over mortgage settlement

Lawyers met with prosecutors but came no closer to a deal.

Town Square | New condos to jazz up U Street corridor

Town Square | New condos to jazz up U Street corridor

Also D.C. is ranked America's most walkable city.

Condo market in Washington area is coming back into favor

The success of CityCenterDC, the 2.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development opening in Penn Quarter, has helped to spark renewed interest in residential condos, which fell out of favor during the recession.

Senate confirms Julian Castro to head HUD

Senate confirms Julian Castro to head HUD

Julian Castro, who served three terms as San Antonio mayor, is considered a rising star in the Democratic party and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

Julian Castro easily confirmed for HUD job today

Julian Castro easily confirmed for HUD job today

Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, is buzzed about as a potential 2016 vice president pick.

Banks pay out $3.1 billion to homeowners in federal mortgage settlement

A roundup of business and economic news.

Modern Old Town Alexandria condo with stunning views of the Potomac

Modern Old Town Alexandria condo with stunning views of the Potomac

Floor-to-ceiling soundproof windows, quartz counters and high ceilings will wow potential buyers.

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