Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Real estate round-up: October 4

Check in every business day for the latest edition of Real Estate Round-up, where we post a list of our favorite real estate news stories from DC and beyond.

Headlines from the DC Metro Area:

Prices climbing in last areas to improve
Washington Times

Secure federal jobs and contracting work, along with a big technology sector, have made the entire Washington region a much more prosperous place to work and live than other metropolitan areas. That means people can afford to buy homes, which props up home values.

6 questions on lower loan limits
Wall Street Journal

Many people in Washington, including the Obama administration and congressional Republicans, support letting the limits fall in order to modestly shrink the government's role in the housing market. In essence, these high-cost communities will serve as a "pilot" for what happens when the government takes a toe out of the mortgage market.

National real estate news stories:

5 real estate time management myths debunked
Inman News

Would you like to manage your time more effectively? If so, the first step is to dump five common time management myths that can undermine both your business and your personal life.

Title insurance protects against errors
NH Avenues magazine

An owner's policy of title insurance is a contract that protects you, according to the contract terms, against loss or damage due to title defects.

Will baby boomers rock the housing market?
AOL Real Estate

As first-time buyers struggle with higher hurdles at the bank, some experts are pinning their hopes on baby boomers to boost the flagging housing market.

Miami Heat's Alonzo Mourning lists his Coral Gables home
Wall Street Journal

The 13,000-square-foot house overlooks the water and has eight bedrooms and 8� bathrooms. There's also a library, a gym and a four-car garage. Outside there's a kitchen and dining area and an infinity pool.�


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