Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Thanks to Unemployment, Foreclosures Rise 17 Percent

The Washington Post is reporting that the total number of homes in foreclosure jumped 17 percent from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2009.
Since March, nearly 400,000 people have participated in President Barack Obama's Making Home Affordable program, which pays lenders to lower borrowers' monthly payments, according to the story.

Wait, There’s a $15,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit Being Proposed?

The Washington Post writes again today about the upcoming deadline ending the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit program. President Barack Obama is mulling over extending the credit and several senators, including Maryland's Ben Cardin, have introduced a six-month extension of the tax credit.
But, wait! There's a completely different, more generous bill already out there, according to [...]

White House Considers Extending $8,000 HomebuyerTax Credit

This past weekend, the Washington Post did an excellent job envisioning a nightmare scenario: Searching, finding, going under contract and closing on a house by November 30.
Why the rush? The $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit is scheduled to expire by then.

Obama Visits Deanwood Habitat for Humanity Project

As Mike DeBonis first reported over at City Desk, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle visited a Habitat for Humanity project in Deanwood today.
Dressed in gray slacks and a button-down shirt, the president toured two homes currently under construction in the 53-unit development, which is mostly completed and occupied, according to Heather Phibbs, Communications [...]

New Park May Not Become “President Barack Hussein Obama Park”

As I reported yesterday, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham authored legislation to rename the new park at 14th and Girard Streets "Barack Hussein Obama Park." This was an especially gracious move since Graham was second in line for the renaming privilege.

New Columbia Heights Park May Become “President Barack Hussein Obama Park”

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Remember that renovated and recently re-opened park at 14th and Girard Streets? Well Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham has introduced legislation to rename it "President Barack Hussein Obama Park."

Urban Policy Finally Gets White House Spotlight

In February, the White House named Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr. as director of the new White House Office of Urban Affairs. And then, there was...not much.
For the last few months, Carrión has stayed out of the spotlight, prompting a Politico article entitled "Is urban policy on the back burner?" with a lot [...]

Heads of Real Estate

The back side of 3303 Water Street
Heads of Real Estate
Who’s renting, buying, and just staying put in the new administration?
There are a few obvious reasons Valerie Jarrett and Desirée Rogers would want to live at 3303 Water St. NW. It’s in Georgetown. It’s practically on the Potomac. It doesn’t have some ridiculous name like “The [...]

Who Bumped Obama from the Blair House?

Answer: This guy. 
Remember when the Bush administration denied the Obama family's request to stay at the Blair House during early January? Well now we know why.  The Washington Post broke the news yesterday:
The only overnight visitor at the presidential guest manse is none other than John Howard, a former Australian prime minister and leading member [...]

Where Will the Obamas Live (For Now) In D.C.?

The Obamas' temporary home? The Willard Hotel at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Barack Obama and his family will be moving to Washington D.C. this weekend, according to the New York Times. The Obamas wanted to live in the Blair House, a government mansion near the White House, but the building was booked up until January 15, the [...]