: 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...

WAMU 88.5

Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

NPR

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.
WAMU 88.5

The Influence Of The Latino Vote in 2016

In 2016, an estimated 13.1 million Latino voters are expected to cast a ballot. The growing influence of the Latino vote and who makes up this demographic.

WAMU 88.5

Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

Leave a Comment

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