HUD settles three separate sexual harassment lawsuits

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it’s reached settlements with three separate landlords over claims of sexual harassment — a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.

HomeServices of America acquires Mid-Atlantic giant Long & Foster

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced its acquisition of Long & Foster, the country’s largest privately held residential real estate company by sales volume, for an undisclosed sum.  …

Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville aftermath

This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what t…

Looking for ‘My Lighthouse’? Historic property for sale in Virginia

If you have a down payment on a $249,000 property and a secret dream to help boats find their way safely home after short (or long) journeys, then do we have good news for you! …

Buying or selling a home in spring? Be ready to drive in rush hour

Traditionally, the spring real estate market is March through May, but in many markets it can start as early as February, around Ground Hog Day. Sometimes sales continue to be robust, and the peak selling season will stretch into June …

Apartment List releases report for DC rent in September

Apartment List recently released its latest rent report for Washington D.C., finding rents in the nation’s capital decreased by 0.3 percent from August to September …

Millennial student debt hurting the housing market, study shows

Student debt is no joke to the economy. A new report shows 46.5 percent of millennials currently own money on student loans, and more than 60 percent of millennial respondents say their monthly student loan bills impact their spending habits “very much…

You can have an office, home or both in Alexandria’s e-lofts

Wireless technology has allowed many offices to be anywhere: a coffee shop corner in the morning, seat 32D on a flight, or between ordering drinks late at night. Today, some of us are lucky enough to work anywhere we need …

What defines a luxury home in Washington DC?

Working with luxury homebuyers for over 30 years as both a developer and current CEO of a luxury brokerage, I have found there are a few subtle but important distinctions to understand when addressing the needs of those living around the nation’s capital. …

DC metro homes rate relatively high in negative equity, report shows

CoreLogic’s quarterly equity report shows 548,000 residential properties in the U.S. regaining equity in the second quarter of 2016, while the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity sat at 47.2 million …