: News

Filed Under:

Glimmers of Hope in Local Real Estate Market

Play associated audio

Most analysts say the country's economic recovery will be slow and likely painful -- but a report on the local real estate market holds a bit of good news.

The report from Metropolitan Regional Information Systems -- shows that home sales in July continued the upward trend the area has seen in recent months, and are up 12 percent compared to July of last year.

Home prices across the region are still down 8 percent compared to this time last year. But John Mcclain, a senior fellow at the Center for Regional Analysis and George Mason University -- says that number is a sign the free fall in prices is coming to an end. They were down 26 compared to last year percent as recently as February.

Leading the area is Prince George's County, which saw a 76% increase in number of homes sold compared to July of Last year. At the bottom is Prince William County, Virginia. The number there is down 25%.

Jonathan Wilson reports...


In 'Fire At Sea,' Glimpse The Migrant Crisis From The Heart Of Mediterranean

Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi talks about his documentary Fire at Sea. The film tells the story of the ongoing migrant crisis as experienced by residents of Lampedusa, an island off the coast of Sicily.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.