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6 real estate headlines: 18-Mar

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders and consumers.

Appealing D.C. property tax assessment
DC Urban Turf
: For homeowners whose assessment seems egregiously high, DC has an appeals process that's somewhat streamlined and relatively effective.
� Interactive map: Home, condo sales trends in DC
Washington Post
: This interactive tool allows users to explore real estate trends from the last 10 years of property sales in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Mortgage rates tumble
: Rates followed the yield on U.S. Treasury bonds, which fell on worries that the crisis in Japan could slow economic growth.
� Housing starts show market 'stuck in rut'
Wall Street Journal
: The Commerce Department reports that housing starts last month registered their steepest drop since 1984, while permits tumbled to the lowest level in more than 40 years.
Home's history could be hidden from buyers
: Murder, She Wrote. Or maybe she didn't write it all, because not every state requires disclosure of a home's grisly history before a sale.
� Small investors play big role in healing housing market
Housing Wire
: Small, local investors who earn less than $100,000 a year are playing a major role in the housing recovery by acquiring distressed REO properties, fixing them up and renting them out to future buyers.


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