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6 real estate headlines: 19-April

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

Geometric precision awaits Arlington's Lee Heights
: Angles abound for this 4 bed/4 bath home without a single square room in sight. Looks like the architect got a little carried away with their protractor and ruler, but they made good use of the lot that has only .26 acres.
For region's town centers, identity is key
Washington Examiner
: As planners contemplate hacking Tysons' massive blocks into smaller, more pedestrian-friendly ones with Metro building three stations in the area, experts note creating a sense of place doesn't have to be a massive undertaking.
Arlington real estate tax unchanged for FY 2012
Arlington Real Estate News
: The proposed FY 2012 Arlington County budget has no increase for the property tax rate for the county. The current tax rate: 95.8 cents per $100 assessed value will remain the same for 2011.
New broker compensation rules may not solve woes
Washington Post
: Readers may be incredulous to learn that until April 1, it was legal for a mortgage broker to steer a borrower to a loan that benefited the mortgage broker to the detriment of the borrower.

Foreclosed? The tax man may want� a piece
CNN Money
: In general, if you lose your home to foreclosure or short sale, where you sell your home for less than you owe, the IRS won't add insult to injury by counting the difference as income, at least until 2012, when the act expires.

A green roof 3 years later
The Hill is Home
: A green roof system is green both because it's planted with all sorts of vegetation and because it harbors many environmental benefits.�


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