DC's 21st century waterfront, connecting past with future (Atlantic Cities) The evolution of the revived waterfront is bringing design full circle, with urban parks ebbing and water-centered commerce on the rise.
Pending homes sales rise for 15th straight month (HousingWire) Pending home sales in July rose to the highest level since 2010.
Housing starts down in July, but permits up (NAHB) The up and down swing of new homes reflects builders' timidity about being burned by the market, with construction slowed by a conservative housing outlook.
Life insurance companies bullish on DC real estate (Globe St) As they make 2013 allocations, insurance companies are viewing DC as one of the top markets in the country, with investors bullish about next year.
Crystal City starts work on its Metro entrance enhancement (Crystal City BID) A new, redesigned area outside the Metro entrance is another step in making neighborhood more attractive.