Headlines: DC home prices up dramatically in 5 years; is Whole Foods moving in near Howard U?

Headlines: DC home prices up dramatically in 5 years; is Whole Foods moving in near Howard U?
Curbed DC has compiled a list of condos priced for first-time homebuyers looking in the $300,000 to $400,000 range.
Here's a look at what's happening in real estate in and around the District of Columbia.

The dramatic 5-year jump in DC home prices

The most startling jump in median sales price, at approximately 143 percent, belongs to Trinidad. The neighborhood north of H Street, infamous for its police checkpoints as recently as 2008, has seen median sales prices rise from $160,800 in 2009 to $390,500 last year. -Urban Turf

Whole Foods slated for project near Howard University

Grocery options have already improved in the past year, with the opening of the Trader Joe’s at 14th and U streets NW and the new Giant at Citymarket at O. -Washington Business Journal

Take a look inside DC's best bachelor(ette) pads

To help out the homebuyers in the $300,000 to $400,000 range, Curbed compiled a list of the best bachelor(ette) pads available. We only focused on listings that came on the market within the past week... -Curbed DC

Grand Central Terminal architect selected for Union Station expansion

The architectural firm behind the remake of New York’s Grand Central Terminal will lead the effort to plan a $10 billion proposed expansion of Union Station, a project that could triple passenger capacity at the station. -Washington Post

Mortgage applications surge on spring demand

Total volume increased 4.6 percent sequentially, on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending March 27th, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). -CNBC

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