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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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D.C. Residents Work To Keep The Reins As Woodridge Neighborhood Changes

Residents in D.C.'s Woodridge neighborhood say they're trying to shape how their community is redeveloped, as new businesses and homeowners settle in the area.
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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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Battle Over 'Pop-Ups' and 'Pop-Backs' Exposes Fault Lines Over Housing in D.C.

As D.C.'s housing demand rises, developers are getting creative in carving more space out of existing homes. But not everyone is happy about that.

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Walmart Seals Deal For Store At Skyland Center In Southeast D.C.

The retailer is now fully signed on to be the anchor of the shopping center in Ward 7.

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Alexandria's Chirilagua Slowly Empties as Residents Prepare for Redevelopment

Residents of the predominantly Latino area of Arlandria-Chirilagua say looming development is pricing them out of the Alexandria neighborhood.
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Plan To Place School In Arlington's TJ Park Draws Neighborhood Ire

A new proposal before Arlington school officials would replace portions of the Thomas Jefferson Park near Arlington Boulevard and Glebe Road with an elementary school for the county's burgeoning youth population.

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Is Gentrification In D.C. Going According To 'The Plan?'

It's been 35 years since a newspaper columnist put forth the theory that white people were conspiring to take power from black officials. Does the idea still hold today?

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