Monday, June 13, 2011

6 real estate headlines: 13-June

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders, homebuyers and home sellers.

DC home sales in May highest since 2005
DC Urban Turf
: New pending sales increased 6.5 percent over the 5,170 contracts signed in April and a whopping 43.1 percent over the 3,849 contracts signed in May 2010.
Put your child to work in real estate
Inman News
: There are probably lots of things your child can help you with, such as answering phones, helping with your website, stuffing envelopes, or cleaning the office.
Changes in refinancing
The New York Times
: Market changes are especially striking for those borrowers with loans taken out before the 2008 financial crisis.

Never built: A gallery of Washington projects
Washington Business Journal
: Ever wonder what could have been? Here's a preview of the National Building Museum's forthcoming exhibit.

Naysayers not satisfied with Alexandria Waterfront
Washington Examiner
: Alexandria officials have tweaked the city's hotly debated waterfront plan, but opponents say changes don't go far enough to address concerns that Old Town is too congested.
Palisades development digs in
DC Mud
: The for-sale units are on track to occupy prime clifftop real estate overlooking the Potomac River in the Palisades, now that Duball has purchased the project and brought in a new architect.

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