DC Region Housing Market Up in August

DC Region Housing Market Up in August

The DC region just had its strongest August housing market ever, with record home prices and record sales driven by record demand and record low interest rates.¬† Urban Turf has published some of the more telling statistics from the August market. $515,000 — The...
The Difference a Low Mortgage Rate Makes

The Difference a Low Mortgage Rate Makes

Long-term mortgage rates remain just below 3% and just above their all-time record low.  A year ago, rates were 56 basis points higher. UrbanTurf has taken its semi-regular look to see how the much lower rates are impacting mortgage payments. A home with a $800,000...
Amazon has a New Fitness Tracker

Amazon has a New Fitness Tracker

Amazon has started selling a wrist band that tracks workouts, sleep and body fat. To measure body fat, Amazon will ask users to scan their body with their smartphone cameras while wearing boxers or a sports bra with bike shorts. The fitness tracker will give the...
Arlington Has Resumed Waste Collection

Arlington Has Resumed Waste Collection

Yard waste collection resumed in Arlington after a four-month hiatus. Residential waste collection customers had to do without the weekly collection of organic material since early May, when the county suspended it on account of increased trash volumes during the...