Beanie Baby Tycoon Buys Nation's Highest Home
Ty Warner earned a giant fortune from small toys. Now the Beanie Baby billionaire aims to top all other homes in the country–literally.
Bargain Hunters Trickle Back to US Housing Market
If you believe the media hype, there are millions of homes for sale in America and not a buyer in sight. But one person's dead market is another's buying opportunity.
Who Said Recession?
Oooo-weee children, hold on to your britches because real estate gossip Max Abelson at the New York Observer is on a roll this week.
Q&A: Is It a Worth the Extra Cost to Buy Windows Filled with Argon Gas?
It is generally not a good investment to replace windows just for energy-efficiency purposes.
The Quickest Way to Begin Greening Your House
Quick - What’s the easiest way to reduce your energy use and costs in your home? Better Insulation, perhaps? Solar panels on the roof? Microturbine on the lawn?
America's Next Foreclosure Capitals
The number of homeowners dealing with foreclosure is mounting. Nationwide, almost 766,000 homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice from July through September, according to Realty Trac.
Zelman: "Current Trends are Pretty Frightening."
The message was clear during housing analyst Ivy Zelman's presentation this afternoon at the NAHB's Fall Construction Forecast Conference: Fasten your seatbelts.
Eco-Friendly Tips We All Need to Know
Before you launch into a weekend of cleaning out your cabinets or the garage, stop for a refresher course on disposing of all that leftover paint, used motor oil, expired medications, dead batteries and other items considered “hazardous household waste”.
A Look at Chemical Free Pool
Although fall is settling in, it's never to early to plan for next summer and spring-time projects.
Bair: 3,500 Mortgages Modified at IndyMac Under FDIC Program
In testimony Thursday on Capitol Hill, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chairman Sheila Bair provided the first public update on the FDIC’s loan modification program put into place at IndyMac Federal Bank since it was introduced roughly two months ago.
How to Handle a Home-Equity Hang-up with Ongoing Project
I am one of those homeowners whose home-equity lines of credit was reduced due to the "significant decline" in prices in my area. This is our problem: We learned about the HELOC reduction after we started to build.
OTHER NEWS FROM THE AROUND THE REGION
- The Tysons Lunch Bunch
- Surrounded by Ruins, Mortgage Market Remains Intact
- F.C. Scores Bonanza: BJ's Warehouse Relocating Here
- Parc Rosslyn-= Affordable Housing Never Look so Good!
- Metro Bringing Bigger Buses to Rosslyn-Dulles Route
- Purple Line Supported, Not Funded
- Wilson Bridge Project Honored
- Tysons Project Could Add to Traffic Congestion
- "Intersection of Influence and Parking"
- Local Banks Holding Strong During Financial Crisis