6 real estate headlines: 02-June
A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders, homebuyers and home sellers.
|Washington home prices beating double dip
Washington Examiner: The region's continued recovery in the face of a national double dip is largely because Washington got a head start in recovering from the recession.
|Real estate news: Home prices still falling
Wall Street Journal: U.S. home prices fell 4.2% in the first quarter, hitting a new post-bubble low, according to the S&P Case-Shiller home-price indexes.
|Homebuyers should act now; mortgage costs will rise
HSH.com: Fannie and Freddie were originally created to promote home ownership in the U.S. by facilitating the sale of mortgages to private investors. At issue is the hybrid public/private model of the GSEs.
Case Schiller: DC home prices increase 4.3%
|Where we live: Truxton Circle
Washington Post: The neighborhood saw significant changes starting five years ago, when more than 40 rowhouses clustered around Bates Street went on the market at once.
|Ontario Theater dreaming of condos
Washington City Paper: With the housing market going absolutely bonkers in D.C., the longest-stalled projects are creeping closer to reality.