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Should you rent a house or a h...

Nancy Simmons Starrs is founder and president of Apartment Detectives, a D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia apartment search service.  Renting a house and renting an apartment in a high-rise are two totally different choices. You generally get much more...

Construction begins on apartme...

After six years of legal challenges, transformation of the former Hine Junior High School on Capitol Hill into a mixed-use development featuring 162 apartment units is beginning. EastBanc and Stanton Development are overseeing construction of the 116 market-rate and...

How to Protect Yourself on Sho...

Filed under: Lifestyle, Renting Shutterstock / Cheryl CaseyThe gorgeous pictures of a property online might not be exactly what it looks like, or might not be the same place at all. By Vera Gibbons While short-term home rental sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway have...

Can a homeowner pay an assessm...

Question: I have tried to make payments under protest to my homeowner association, but my board will not allow it. It said that paying an assessment by check under protest is not in the law. It refuses to accept checks for assessments if there is anything written in...

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Problems with a co-op superintendent, rules for waiting in the lobby and rights to a rent-stabilized unit. …read...

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Perhaps singer Chris Brown should consider getting out of real estate altogether and opt for hotel living. …read...

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Set in the Stone Canyon area of Bel-Air, this sprawling Midcentury Modern single-story makes the most of indoor-outdoor living. …read...

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recent from Real Estate News Should you rent a house or a high-rise unit? It depends on your lifestyle.
Should you rent a house or a high-rise unit? It depends on your lifestyle. Nancy Simmons Starrs is founder and president of Apartment Detectives, a D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia apartment search service.  Renting a house and renting an apartment in a high-rise are two totally different choices. You generally get much more flexibility in terms of space and pricing when you...
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How to Protect Yourself on Short-Term Rental Sites Filed under: Lifestyle, Renting Shutterstock / Cheryl CaseyThe gorgeous pictures of a property online might not be exactly what it looks like, or might not be the same place at all. By Vera Gibbons While short-term home rental sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway have made finding and listing vacation...