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Washington, D.C. Winter Freak Out

Last week, I was prevented from visiting Washington, DC because a very large deluge of snow was going to get there before my airplane. That initial snowstorm was followed in short order by another foot of snow (relatively small compared to Saturday’s storm, but relatively huge compared to that region’s typical winter accumulation). Since last […]

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Hitwise Real Estate Analysis: Website Ranks

Each month, Hitwise, a competitive search intelligence company for online advertising, releases a Monthly Category Report for the real estate industry based on traffic to websites and search terms. They rank websites according to visits and search terms based on which keywords typed into search engines resulted in a visit for a ranked site. The […]

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Apartment News Weekly Roundup

Vacancy Rates Up, Rents Down  Last week Reis, Inc. reported for Q4 2009 that vacancy rates were up to 8 percent and rents were down 3 percent nationwide, indicating that indeed we are in a renter’s market. The vacancy rate has skyrocketed since the all time low of 5.5 percent in Q3 2006 and is […]

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