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The Georgelas Family: Three Generations Of Building Fairfax County

John Georgelas built his first home in 1963 from a kit ordered through a catalog. More than 50 years later, his family is playing a major role in the redevelopment  of Tyson's Corner.

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Fairfax County's Economy, Long Driven By Uncle Sam, Seeks A New Engine

The county is chock full of empty office space, due to a reduction in spending by the federal government, leaving local officials seeking ways to make up the difference.

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D.C. Files Suit Against Virginia Couple Over Shoddy House Renovations

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says a Virginia couple broke D.C. laws in renovating and selling over a dozen homes without proper permits or inspections.

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'Flipped Off': How D.C. Homebuyers Get Scammed By Developers Who Cut Corners

D.C.'s hot real estate market has plenty of winners — and losers. Including people who purchase shoddily renovated homes.
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Flipped Off, Part 3: As Development Spreads Across D.C., Can Regulators Keep Up?

The final installment of a three-part series: Owners of poorly flipped D.C. homes say the city government isn't equipped to provide proper oversight of developers, but the head of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs says the agency is indeed up to the task.

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Flipped Off, Part 2: For The Developer From Great Falls, A Great Fall

The latest installment of a three-part series: How a prolific house flipper attracted not only the scrutiny of D.C. inspectors, but also the attention of the city's attorney general.

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Flipped Off: In D.C.'s Thriving Market For Renovated Homes, It's Buyer Beware

What happens when a family discovers that its home is a poorly renovated mess? And in a hot market that has attracted some unreliable and careless developers, can D.C.'s inspectors and regulators keep pace with the industry? This special three-part series looks at the perils of house flipping in the nation's capital.

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Proposal To Raise Property Taxes In Prince George's County Draws Criticism

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker wants schools in his county to be as good as those in Montgomery and Fairfax Counties, which he says justifies a much-derided proposal to raise taxes.

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Report: Low-Cost Apartments All But Gone, Rent Hikes Hitting Most D.C. Residents

A new report finds that the city’s stock of affordable rental housing is all but gone.
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Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost

From a highway running through the core of the neighborhood to a proposed "East Mall," the Capitol Hill Restoration Society has spent 60 years years fighting to preserve the uniquely historic nature of the Capitol Hill community.

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