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House Pick of the Week: June 19, 2011

The Cribline’s House Pick of the Week is Unit 305: A one bedroom, one bath (about 700 square feet) apartment in the brand new Atlas Lofts building near the H Street Corridor.  The reason? We think this neighborhood is taking off, and it was the lowest priced one-bedroom unit on Capitol Hill at $199,990. That price […]

Feedback on House Pick of the Week: More info. on Co-ops Needed

I received some feedback from folks on the latest House Pick of the Week which was a very low priced one bedroom co-op near Nationals Stadium–a neighborhood transitioning at a fast speed. There are very strong opinions out there on co-ops that seem to be based experience about well-run and badly-run co-ops, since it involves join ownership. If the […]

House Pick of the Week–June 12, 2011

This week’s house pick of the week is in the radically changed and great new area by the new Nationals Park: Capitol Hill Tower Unit 816. This would be an ideal buy for a Nats fan, a Capitol Hill staffer, first time home buyers, or someone tired of paying rent and who wants an easy […]

Capitol dome tour

I have been in Washington for over 17 years, spent 3 years working on Capitol Hill, and had never been on a Capitol dome tour until a few days ago. My friend Jim invited me on the tour and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Here are a few of the pictures that I took. […]

Mortgage rates continue to fall (4.49 percent for 30-yr. fixed)

From Today’s White House Bulletin: Mortgage Rates Continue To Fall.  Freddie Mac reports this morning that mortgage rates have fallen for an eighth straight week.  The average rate on a fixed-rate 30-year loan fell to 4.49 percent from 4.55 percent the previous week.  The average rate on a 15-year loan fell to 3.68 percent from […]