Monday, October 15, 2012

Morning Real Estate Fix

The housing crisis:  What went wrong?  (Contra Costa Times)  It may seem late for a post mortem exam, but some experts gathered recently to give their thoughts on why the housing market tanked.

Landmark nomination for Corcoran Gallery may derail sale (TheInTowner)  A landmark nomination filing with the Historic Preservation Review Board may sidetrack the sale of this historic building by preventing changes to its interior.

At Walter Reed, some push for a town center (Washington Post)  With the military hospital closed more than a year, advocates are pushing for the best uses for the site, and some see a suburban-style enclave ripe for development as competing visions line up before the District makes selections.

Arlington Board candidates discuss housing, transportation (Patch)  In a debate forum, the candidates talk about affordable housing, and say they will not vote for a trolley down Columbia Pike.

Newest FRB governor says QE3, purchasing of mortgages, made sense (HousingWire) The Feds initiation of the latest round of quantitative easing, released this summer, made good sense, argues the newest governor, saying that the FRB's purchase of mortgage-backed securities was the best of a dwindling set of tools.


Anonymous said...

Re: Walter Reed development, have they considered a Red / Green line Metro stop on the GA Ave. side of the development? Maybe then they build a little taller but keep more greenspace.

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