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Tuesday's Must Reads
Blog 23 hours ago
Tuesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

As Airbnb approaches record number of guests, revisiting how it stacks up to the hotel industry. — (R. Molla/Recode) Arlington County explores...

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New Condo Sales Slow in Region as DC Prices Rise
Blog 1 day ago
New Condo Sales Slow in Region as DC Prices Rise
Source Urban Turf

New condo sales are slowing somewhat in the DC region, according to a new report, but that hasn't stopped prices in the area from rising in the...

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No Mixed-Use: Foulger-Pratt Proposes 348 Units for Bethesda Ourisman Dealership
Blog 1 day ago
No Mixed-Use: Foulger-Pratt Proposes 348 Units for Bethesda Ourisman Dealership
Source Urban Turf

Due to its location just steps away from Montgomery Mall, Foulger-Pratt is proposing to replace the Ourisman Ford dealership in Bethesda with an...

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Under Contract: Seven Whole Days and Seven Whole Months
Blog 1 day ago
Under Contract: Seven Whole Days and Seven Whole Months
Source Urban Turf

This edition of Under Contract features three recently-featured houses — two of which sold in a week or less, and one which spent over seven months...

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Monday's Must Reads
Blog 1 day ago
Monday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Lyft to bring driverless cars to Boston by the end of the year. — (B. Fung/WaPo) As technology has evolved, workers are likelier to endure extra...

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Van Ness: Main Street on a Mission
Blog 4 days ago
Van Ness: Main Street on a Mission
Source Urban Turf

UrbanTurf has profiled more than 50 neighborhoods in the DC area. We are now revisiting each of those neighborhoods to update our profiles and see...

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Best New Listings: Convenient in Columbia Heights and a Mixed Bag in Brookland
Blog 4 days ago
Best New Listings: Convenient in Columbia Heights and a Mixed Bag in Brookland
Source Urban Turf

This week's Best New Listings include a convenient Columbia Heights condo and a Brookland home that has a little bit of everything. A Convenient...

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A New Look for AU Park's Superfresh Development with Fewer Units, Smaller Grocer
Blog 4 days ago
A New Look for AU Park's Superfresh Development with Fewer Units, Smaller Grocer
Source Urban Turf

There is a new plan for the much-debated residential development that is on the boards for the former Superfresh site in American University Park....

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Friday's Must Reads
Blog 4 days ago
Friday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Morocco purchases the Massachusetts Avenue Heights Ourisman mansion. — (S. Gilgore/WBJ) Ubitricity is retrofitting London lampposts as electric...

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UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week
Blog 5 days ago
UrbanTurf Listings: New This Week
Source Urban Turf

UrbanTurf Listings is a premium property listings service that showcases some of the most appealing for-sale homes from across the DC metropolitan...

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29-Minute DC to NYC Connection Gets “Verbal” Green Light
Blog 5 days ago
29-Minute DC to NYC Connection Gets “Verbal” Green Light
Source Urban Turf

Months after Hyperloop conducted a successful test of its high-speed travel system, Elon Musk is teasing approval of a route connecting DC,...

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Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 4%
Blog 5 days ago
Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 4%
Source Urban Turf

Mortgage rates dropped back below 4% this week. Freddie Mac reported 3.96 percent with an average 0.6 point as the average for a 30-year mortgage...

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BlueWater Development's 4-Story Stunner Under Contract in 5 Days by The Fleisher Group
Blog 5 days ago
BlueWater Development's 4-Story Stunner Under Contract in 5 Days by The Fleisher Group
Source Urban Turf

BlueWater Development Group and The Fleisher Group recently teamed up on a high-end rebuild of a home in American University Park. That house,...

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Thursday's Must Reads
Blog 5 days ago
Thursday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Fiola Mare owners buy in the Palisades. — (R. Cooper/WBJ) Foreign buyers purchased residential property at a record rate, further boosting prices. ...

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz Lists Art-Filled Dupont Circle Duplex
Blog 6 days ago
Peggy Cooper Cafritz Lists Art-Filled Dupont Circle Duplex
Source Urban Turf

In July 2009, a massive fire ravaged the Chain Bridge Road home of DC luminary Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Five years later, Cafritz purchased a 5,400...

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Absorption Rises, But Class A DC Rents Still Expected to Decline
Blog 6 days ago
Absorption Rises, But Class A DC Rents Still Expected to Decline
Source Urban Turf

Earlier this year, Class A apartment data indicated that rents in DC would decrease in the near future, largely due to the additional 10,000-plus...

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Residences in the Bridge: A Few Design Changes For 700-Unit Poplar Point Development
Blog 6 days ago
Residences in the Bridge: A Few Design Changes For 700-Unit Poplar Point Development
Source Urban Turf

Five months after the Zoning Commission set down the application to construct a massive five-building development on Poplar Point, the development...

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DC Region Has Highest Share of Spare Bedrooms in the Country
Blog 6 days ago
DC Region Has Highest Share of Spare Bedrooms in the Country
Source Urban Turf

DC-area homes are apparently filled with spare bedrooms. A report released today by Trulia estimates that the region has the greatest share of...

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Wednesday's Must Reads
Blog 6 days ago
Wednesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

California's housing crisis is eroding quality of life and pitting the state against local legislators and stakeholders. — (A. Nagourney/C....

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This Week's Find: Fallingwater-Inspired in Forest Hills
Blog 1 week ago
This Week's Find: Fallingwater-Inspired in Forest Hills
Source Urban Turf

This Week's Find is a contemporary home overlooking Rock Creek Park designed by DC architect Travis Price, whose inspiration for the home came from...

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Walter Reed, Harris Teeter, 2,300 Units: The Rundown for Takoma and Shepherd Park
Blog 1 week ago
Walter Reed, Harris Teeter, 2,300 Units: The Rundown for Takoma and Shepherd Park
Source Urban Turf

As UrbanTurf continues catching up on the residential development pipeline throughout the DC region, this week, we take a look at the Shepherd Park...

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Live Two Months Free in One of Navy Yard's Newest Buildings
Blog 1 week ago
Live Two Months Free in One of Navy Yard's Newest Buildings
Source Urban Turf

In the heart of the Navy Yard on one of the neighborhood's most inviting residential avenues, Insignia on M, a brand new, 324-unit apartment...

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Tuesday's Must Reads
Blog 1 week ago
Tuesday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

Uber launches nationwide tipping. — (F. Siddiqui/WaPo) Coming soon: finding your next house via Amazon. — (B. Swanson/Housing Wire) It seems that...

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First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners
Blog 1 week ago
First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners
Source Urban Turf

This article is being re-published with updated links at the request of a number of UrbanTurf readers. It was originally published in early 2013....

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$135,000: The Returns for DC Home Sellers in 2016
Blog 1 week ago
$135,000: The Returns for DC Home Sellers in 2016
Source Urban Turf

Despite signs that inventory in DC is rising, the city's competitive housing market continues to be a climate where multiple offers and bids...

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Above Asking: The Six-Figure Shaw Premium
Blog 1 week ago
Above Asking: The Six-Figure Shaw Premium
Source Urban Turf

This week, Above Asking will revisit two of the listings UrbanTurf previously featured, both of which sold for well above their asking prices. The...

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Monday's Must Reads
Blog 1 week ago
Monday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

How to reduce security risks in the home when going on vacation. — (R. Kaysen/NYT) BIG builds “invisible museum” in Denmark dune near Nazi bunker. ...

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The Vision for the Fannie Mae Urban Village
Blog 1 week ago
The Vision for the Fannie Mae Urban Village
Source Urban Turf

A couple of months after a Wegman's grocer was confirmed for the site, plans for the “urban village” slated for the redevelopment of the Fannie Mae...

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Best New Listings: 16 Feet Wide on 16th Street and Three Stories in Takoma
Blog 1 week ago
Best New Listings: 16 Feet Wide on 16th Street and Three Stories in Takoma
Source Urban Turf

This week's Best New Listings include a 16 foot-wide condo that is well-suited for roommates and a Georgetown home with a number of key features. A...

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Friday's Must Reads
Blog 1 week ago
Friday's Must Reads
Source Urban Turf

New Hoffman Town Center renderings hint that Wegman's may be on the horizon. — (K. Goff/WBJ) One out of five Americans harbor housing regrets. — ...

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