Posts Tagged ‘graphs!’

The Republican Office Space Premium?

Via GlobeSt, broker CBRE's research arm has put together a chart of how quickly Washington-area commercial real estate gets absorbed under Republican and Democratic rule. The results are pretty clear: The market does awesomely when the GOP's in charge.
Pinning down the reason for that is more difficult, though. The report's authors suggest, logically enough, that [...]

D.C. Still Can’t Help You Get a Mortgage

Among the D.C. Housing Finance Agency's many functions is providing long-term mortgages at affordable rates, mostly to first-time homebuyers, funded through city bonds. That came to an abrupt halt last November, when DCHFA's master servicer Bank of America got out of the servicing business, and the agency hasn't yet found anybody to replace it.
Still, DCHFA [...]

D.C. Area Doing Great. D.C. Itself? Not So Much.

September's unemployment statistics are out, and the numbers for our little corner of the world look fantastic: We've dropped below six percent, thankyou very much! At 5.9 percent, the D.C./Maryland/Virginia/West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area has the lowest unemployment rate of any large urban area in the country.
That number, though, is a bit deceiving. The number [...]