Headlines: New rules for pop-up construction, does house color affect homebuyers?

Headlines: New rules for pop-up construction, does house color affect homebuyers?
Venture over to the Ghosts of DC blog to check out this map of City of Washington property values from the 1880s, housed in the Library of Congress.
Here's a look at what's happening in real estate in and around the District of Columbia. 

What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

The real estate market this year is off to a good start — sales, prices and inventory are up. But if last year was an indication, any one of several factors could disrupt the market’s upward trajectory. -Washington Post

Pop goes the pop-up

Here's what the change actually does: In areas zoned R-4, the maximum height to which developers could build as a matter of right would drop from 40 feet to 35 feet. If they want to build above 35 feet, they need to apply for special permission. -Washington City Paper

The audacious plan to turn a sprawling DC suburb into a big city

The making, unmaking, and remaking of Tysons Corner is about much more than a single suburb. It’s also the story of how modern Washington itself came into being as a region, and it offers a unique window into where it’s going, too. -Washingtonian

Tax and home records checklist: What to keep and for how long

You’ll definitely want your paperwork at hand if you have to prove you deserved a tax deduction, file an insurance claim, or figure out if your busted oven is still under warranty. -House Logic

How does the color of your home affect buyers?

Consider this: If color influences product marketing strategies, the color of a home can be a decisive factor when selling. -RIS Media

City of Washington property values map from 1879

[Image]-Ghosts of DC

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