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D.C.-area home prices at highest Feb. level since 2007

New data out from the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis and RealEstate Business Intelligence show February home prices and home sales high. In fact, sales this year were at their highest February level since 2007.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 08:54am EDT

Tags: home sales, Real Estate, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis

'Home of choice contingency' offers sellers security, hurdles for buyers

In today's real estate market, there is proof that sellers have the upper hand.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: Home Value Highwire, Home of Choice Contingency, Real Estate

Short sales are the new Md. real estate trend

Foreclosures have been hampering the housing market for years now, but another type of distressed property is seeing an uptick.

Sunday - 03/10/2013, 06:35am EDT

Tags: Real Estate, short sales,

Capitol Hill hearing examines mental health obstacles

Since the Newtown tragedy, the nation has looked for ways to help the mentally ill receive treatment, and a hearing this week on Capitol Hill explored options to improve access.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 07:33am EST

Tags: mental illness, mental health, newtown

Clock is ticking on area snow shoveling requirements

While not everyone got blasted with the white stuff, they may still need to start shoveling away slush and ice - and the clock is ticking.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 03:41am EST

Tags: snow, clearing snow from sidewalks

Mental health advocates wary of Md. gun control proposals

The largest advocacy group in the U.S. for people with mental illness has some serious concerns about the direction of proposed gun control bills in Maryland.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:29am EST

Tags: gun control, newtown, National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health, Maryland General Assembly

Furlough FAQ: Appealing your furlough

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers may be put on notice that they could be furloughed in the event of sequestration.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 09:29am EST

Tags: Furlough FAQ, sequestration, appealing a furlough

Metro warns riders about increased iPod, cell thefts

In just 12 hours Wednesday, Metro received seven reports of electronic gadgets, six times the normal theft rate for the transit system. Metro officials are warning riders to guard their possession.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 08:35am EST

Tags: Metro, transit police, theft,

Office coffee cups harbor nasty germs

Here's an unsettling thought: the coffee mug you drink out of every day at work could be harboring a colony of germs.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:39am EST

Tags: germs, Charles Gerba, dirty sponges, coffee

Housing market less dependent on location

Fewer and fewer homes are going up for sale, and that low inventory is determining prices.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 08:25am EST

Tags: Real Estate, home sales

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