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The Weekend Poll: Who cares about buses and trains?

When you're choosing a new address, how important is it that bus and rail lines serve the neighborhood?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 9, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Neighborhoods , Poll , Weekend Poll  
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Is bulldozer the best option for some boom-time housing?

Some of the misconceived housing developments built during the boom years might have to be torn down because they don't make financial sense, according to Fannie Mae's chief economist.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 4, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Foreclosure , Neighborhoods , The economy , The market  
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The Weekend Poll: Open houses?

Crucial, gimmicky, useful -- or something that brings out your inner Salahi?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  April 9, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Buying , Neighborhoods , Poll , Selling , Weekend Poll  
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HUD to study housing discrimination toward gays

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is launching a national study of discrimination in the sale or rental of housing to people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. "Our goal is to provide information -- to allow the dialogue to focus on facts rather than preconceived notions," said HUD Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic, who is heading the study.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  March 18, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Buying , Mortgages , Neighborhoods , Selling  
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Sex parties? Bethesda is not zoned for that.

Oh, it's good to get a laugh from the news. I just read Paul Duggan's story about a neighborhood in Bethesda up in arms over the sex parties--apparently pretty edgy sex parties--being hosted by one resident at his home. And who stepped in to perhaps call a halt to them? A guy from the zoning department !

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  February 4, 2010; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Funny , Neighborhoods  
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Trying out an alternative to iPhone's Zillow app

Sawbuck Realty's announcement that they've launched a web site that taps into your phone's GPS function to provide you-are-here real estate listings searches grabbed my attention. So I grabbed my BlackBerrry and headed toward the window, so I'd get maximum reception for my tryout.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  January 7, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Buying , Neighborhoods , Selling  
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Older Entries in This Category »

A timely snowfall and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , December 18, 2009
Big Bird and the real estate agent, Elizabeth Razzi , November 9, 2009
Fannie Mae to allow some troubled owners to rent back, Elizabeth Razzi , November 5, 2009
First-time buyer credit and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 30, 2009
Germany Takes Top Honors in Solar Decathlon , Elizabeth Razzi , October 16, 2009
Get Free Alerts if Someone Messes With Your Deed, Elizabeth Razzi , October 15, 2009
AIG Headquarters Going Condo?, Elizabeth Razzi , October 13, 2009
A Flood of Solar Events and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 2, 2009
Pickled Hard-Boiled Egg Mortgages? The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 25, 2009
Share and Share Alike: Vacation Home-Swaps, Elizabeth Razzi , August 18, 2009
Do High-Voltage Lines Zap Property Values?, Elizabeth Razzi , August 4, 2009
Geography of Distress, Elizabeth Razzi , July 30, 2009
Breaking Into Your Own House, Elizabeth Razzi , July 23, 2009
 
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