Monday, September 17, 2012

Morning Real Estate Fix


What to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy (Atlantic Cities) First, consider that in every one of America's 100 largest metropolitan areas, its cheaper to buy than rent.  Then consider that it might still be better to rent.

Radiating death - how Walmart kills nearby businesses (Atlantic Cities) A new study shows a strong correlation between the opening of a Walmart and the closing of smaller shops nearby.  And the closer the business, the more likely it is to close.

Rockville planners consider loosening development limits (Gazette) Tight development limits designed not to overtax public facilities are being reconsidered by Rockville officials.

NoMa to get $490,000 for parks (Washington Post)  The District plans to give the neighborhood money to develop a series of small parks.

The rise of MRP Realty (Washington Post)  The trio of developers is making a big mark on the DC area with a quick succession of development projects.

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