April shows homes sales and prices up (MarketWatch) With more homes sales in April than last April, and a 10% jump in the median sales price over last year, the April numbers show a surprising upswing to the housing market. March 2012 numbers had been mixed, so the numbers don't yet constitute a trend.
Mayor Gray seeks eateries for southeast DC (Washington Times) The District hopes for a restaurant pavilion in St. Elizabeths' east campus.
Tough financing leads developers into the arms of the government and tax-exempt bonds (Housing Finance) Developers waiting - and waiting - for FHA to approve loans, turn to low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), and low-income housing, to get the job done.
Why classical architecture makes little sense for DC (Washington Post) Classicists decry modernism throughout DC too quickly, but they might have a point with the proposed Eisenhower memorial.