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Pick A Pocket Or Two: February Real Estate Recap

Due to frigid conditions in much of the nation, February’s real estate wrap-up required boots and a shovel, as well as deeper pockets.

03/01/2014

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Mayor Gray: Growing Population Making Housing Costs Climb

The growing population in the District is pushing out many long-term residents, making housing in the nation’s capital less affordable, according to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in his weekly radio address on All News 99.1.

11/24/2013

Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up. SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Housing, Food Costs Top Rising Tuition Prices At Many US Colleges

Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up.

08/13/2013

The headquarters of Freddie Mac are seen on Oct. 21, 2010 in McLean, Va. (credit: McNamee/Getty Images)

Freddie Mac Earns $5 Billion In Second-Quarter

Freddie Mac earned $5 billion from April through June, the seventh straight profitable quarter for the mortgage giant.

08/07/2013

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Experts: Housing Rebound Happened Despite Efforts By Federal Gov’t To Prop Up Market

President Barack Obama’s visit to Phoenix on Tuesday shines a spotlight on one of the nation’s most rapid housing recoveries, with home prices soaring and bidding wars occurring on a regular basis.

08/05/2013

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Study: Working Class American Families Spend Half Of Overall Income On Rent

The findings of a new study organized by the Center for Housing Policy indicate that American working-class families spend, on average, more than half of their incomes on rent.

05/08/2013

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Report: D.C., Md. and Va. Rents Among Country’s Most Expensive

D.C., Maryland and Virginia are among the top 10 most expensive places in the United States to afford an apartment, according to a new report released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

03/28/2013

Chairman of Federal Reserve Board Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference Sept. 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bernanke: Banks’ Overly Tight Lending Standards May Be Hold Back Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that banks’ overly tight lending standards may be holding back the U.S. economy by preventing creditworthy borrowers from buying homes.

11/15/2012

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US Home Prices In Major Cities Falls For Second Straight Month

U.S. home prices fell in most major cities for the second straight month, further evidence that the housing recovery will be bumpy.

12/27/2011