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Renters need to ask questions

Searching for an apartment may be more challenging now than it's been for a while. Vacancies are down and rental rates up. Here are some tips for potential renters.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 06:55am EDT

Tags: housing market, renting, Yahoo!

Region sees fewer foreclosures, but more may come

Once again, there are fewer foreclosed homes being sold in the region but it's not a sign of a strengthening market in all areas.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 08:46am EDT

Tags: housing market, realty, RealtyTrac, foreclosures

Housing prices up across the region

Home prices are up in each county in the Washington metro area, signaling a positive step for the housing market.

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 08:41am EDT

Tags: housing prices, foreclosure, economy,

Region could see 'devastating recession' with sequestration

If federal budget cuts automatically take place in January, the Washington region could see lose about 65,000 federal jobs and 96,000 federal contractor positions, according to Stephen Fuller, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Tags: sequestration, federal budget, Stephen Fuller, George Mason University

Listening to music at work aids concentration

Think the guy in the next cubicle is being rude by wearing his earbuds and listening to music? He may just be sharpening his brain.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 06:38am EDT

Tags: music, University of Miami, brain research, work productivity

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WTOP Beltway Poll: Customers support buried power lines

After every major power outage, there's a call to bury electric lines. The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows which utility customers favor that move the most.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:20am EDT

Tags: derecho, wtop beltway poll, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Pepco, Dominion, BGE, Heart+Mind Strategies

WTOP Beltway Poll: Most satisfied with electric companies

The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows that 88 percent of customers continued to remain satisfied with their electric utility after the June derecho.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: BGE, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, derecho, Pepco, wtop beltway poll

Home Value Highwire: A happy ending after disaster hits

Imagine buying a home, getting ready to move in and having a major catastrophe strike. It happened to one couple in Maryland.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 02:25pm EDT

Tags: Home Value Highwire, Maryland,

Three dead, 12-year-old boy critical after murder-suicide

A man, woman and child were found dead in an Owings, Md., home Tuesday morning in what Calvert County Sheriff officials say was a murder-suicide.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 02:43pm EDT

Tags: murder suicide, Owings, Md, Mike Evans,

Hotels offer deals in August

With kids going back to school at the end of August, many hotels have excess inventory and are willing to offer deep discounts, says Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 04:00am EDT

Tags: hotels, Jeanenne Tornatore, travel

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