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United Way selects Fannie Mae veteran as new leader - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:02

United Way selects Fannie Mae veteran as new leader
Washington Post
She also assembled business and government leaders to expand financial assistance programs for homeowners and home buyers. She takes over as United Way shifts away from a model of seeking donations in the workplace that has been upended by the ...

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A bump in the road for Tesla - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:00

A bump in the road for Tesla
Washington Post
The company can still sell cars over the Internet, as long as the actual sale occurs in California, its home state, and buyers register their vehicles locally when delivered. But legislation being considered in North Carolina would make it impossible ...

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New York considering fines and jail time for customers buying counterfeit ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:46

New York considering fines and jail time for customers buying counterfeit ...
Washington Post
“I walk out of my house every day into it,” he says. “I'm sick of what this has done to our neighborhood.” Some at Thursday's hearing were concerned about how the new law would be enforced and whether it would hurt both businesses and buyers.

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What you can buy for $750000 in the Washington area housing market - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 13:39

What you can buy for $750000 in the Washington area housing market
Washington Post
Buyers who come to our area looking for an equivalent home go through sticker shock in this area when they try to duplicate what they had before,” said Jeremy Cunningham, a real estate agent at Redfin who mainly covers Northern Virginia. In this area ...

Lenders stepped up US home repossessions in May; more new homes entered ... - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 04:03

Lenders stepped up US home repossessions in May; more new homes entered ...
Washington Post
The prospect of more bank-owned homes hitting the market also is good news for homebuyers struggling with the short supply of available homes. But not so great for homeowners, Blomquist said. “For homeowners who are current or own their homes ...

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Negative home equity falls in first quarter - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 01:23

Negative home equity falls in first quarter
Washington Post
Low mortgage rates and a healthier economy have drawn out more buyers and helped home prices rise 10.9 percent nationally in March, the fastest rate in seven years, according to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller home price index. That has allowed ...

Report: Negative equity falls in first quarter - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 22:08

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Report: Negative equity falls in first quarter
Washington Post
Low mortgage rates and a healthier economy have drawn out more buyers and helped home prices rise 10.9 percent nationally in March, the fastest rate in seven years, according to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index. That has allowed underwater ...

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Southern Maryland home sales - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 14:41

Southern Maryland home sales
Washington Post
Lottie Fowler Rd., 1691-Margaret Nora Quade to Brooke Home Buyers Corp., $45,000. SOLOMONS AREA. Schooner Loop, 1304, No. 1304-Griffin Realty Corp. to Paul E. Merriman Jr., $310,000. SOLOMONS LANDING AREA. Pennington Ct., 14322-William ...

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Housing discrimination persists in US in more subtle ways, HUD report says - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 23:43

Housing discrimination persists in US in more subtle ways, HUD report says
Washington Post
Discrimination is more evident in the buying market, the report found. In particular, black home buyers who contact real estate agents about recently advertised homes for sale are informed about 17 percent fewer available homes and are shown about 18 ...

TSA tactics: Not so sharp - Washington Post

Home Inspection News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 23:00

TSA tactics: Not so sharp
Washington Post
TSA screeners at the Denver airport briefly stopped the 7-foot-2-inch actor as he tried to board a plane for a trip home to Texas last week because his cane was made to look like a light saber. Officials said it was suspiciously heavy, but, upon ...

TSA tactics: Not so sharp - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 23:00

TSA tactics: Not so sharp
Washington Post
Since many knives come with a “fix it free for life” guarantee, we're told the new buyers would then simply send in the knives to get virtually new ones. And the old policy only briefly inconvenienced Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the “Star ...

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TSA tactics: Not so sharp - Washington Post

Home Inspection News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 23:00

TSA tactics: Not so sharp
Washington Post
TSA screeners at the Denver airport briefly stopped the 7-foot-2-inch actor as he tried to board a plane for a trip home to Texas last week because his cane was made to look like a light saber. Officials said it was suspiciously heavy, but, upon ...

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HUD testers find minorities told about, shown fewer homes, apartments - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 22:02

HUD testers find minorities told about, shown fewer homes, apartments
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Minority renters and homebuyers deployed to test for housing discrimination did not run into the blatant discrimination of four decades ago, but were told about and shown fewer homes than their white counterparts with similar backgrounds, ...

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Prince George's honored for efforts to increase affordable housing - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 20:34

Prince George's honored for efforts to increase affordable housing
Washington Post
The “My HOME” program in Prince George's, launched in 2011 by the county's housing department, was cited as the “Best Government Housing Initiative,” for aiding first-time home buyers. The program provides loans for down payment, and closing cost ...

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Discrimination against minorities seeking homes lingers - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:46

Discrimination against minorities seeking homes lingers
Washington Post
Nationally, white renters and home buyers still have an advantage over minorities, despite years of action to prevent housing discrimination. In Washington, blacks and whites are generally on a level field when it comes to finding and negotiating ...

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Real Estate Matters: Is the housing crisis over? Maybe not for minorities. - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:32

Real Estate Matters: Is the housing crisis over? Maybe not for minorities.
Washington Post
We're even working our way through the inventory of homes that were foreclosed on during the housing crisis. But we're not yet out of the woods. And there are many buyers for whom this rosy scenario isn't reality. CoreLogic reports that 4.4 million ...

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Earnhardt gearing up to make strong run at victory as he hits site of last win ... - Washington Post

Home Inspection News - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:28

Earnhardt gearing up to make strong run at victory as he hits site of last win ...
Washington Post
48 had to make two attempts through post-race inspection because the car's weight was a bit off balance on the first try. The car was ... They hope to be there again cheering him on — at the track, at home, on Twitter — this week at Michigan. Or Sonoma.

Earnhardt gearing up to make strong run at victory as he hits site of last win ... - Washington Post

Home Inspection News - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:28

Earnhardt gearing up to make strong run at victory as he hits site of last win ...
Washington Post
48 had to make two attempts through post-race inspection because the car's weight was a bit off balance on the first try. The car was ... They hope to be there again cheering him on — at the track, at home, on Twitter — this week at Michigan. Or Sonoma.

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Surging home prices in region help fuel more new listings - Washington Post

Home Buyers News - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 14:03

Surging home prices in region help fuel more new listings
Washington Post
If the trend continues, the report says, prices could stabilize, helping first-time buyers better afford the homes of their choice. The surge in new listings would have to continue for several months to make a significant impact, as the number of ...

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Study illuminates the role of STEM jobs in DC area economy - Washington Post

Home Inspection News - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:45

Study illuminates the role of STEM jobs in DC area economy
Washington Post
Only San Jose, the metropolitan area that is a hub for start-ups and home to technology giants such as Google and Apple, had a larger share of STEM jobs: 33.2 percent. “D.C. is famous for being one of the highest-educated metro areas in the ... The ...

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