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  • To buy, or not to buy? When buying is cheaper than renting

    With more than one-third of renters spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, alone, when does it become cheaper to buy, especially in a market experiencing above-normal rates of home value growth?

  • Tenants late on rent physically forced out of illegal apartment

    A 72-year-old Olney resident found five strangers in her home and was then physically forced out of her apartment, her cellphone broken – all because she was behind on her rent. Police say she was renting an illegal apartment. Her landlord faces multiple felony charges and 15 people were forced to move out of the now condemned property.

  • Best places to rent are outside the Beltway

    If you are considering renting out a room for extra cash, the best places are outside the Beltway.

  • Buy or rent? Pros and cons to consider

    The online real estate company Trulia estimates that it\’s 34 percent cheaper to buy than rent a home in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

  • D.C. residents still looking for inauguration weekend renters

    While there was frenzy over renting homes and
    apartments before Obama\’s inauguration in 2009,
    realtors in the D.C. area say the interest has
    drastically died down.

  • Renters need to ask questions

    Searching for an apartment may be more challenging
    now than it\’s been for a while. Vacancies are down
    and rental rates up. Here are some tips for
    potential renters.