Posts by Tim Brown

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Tim Brown, from most recent to least.

Capitol Riverfront: Still Growing

Capitol Riverfront: Still Growing

Tim Brown | March 8th 2010 | 25 Comments

Despite being one of the areas in DC hit hardest by the economic downturn, Capitol Riverfront, Southeast DC’s neighborhood by the ballpark is slowly... read »

The Push East: Trinidad, The Next Frontier

The Push East: Trinidad, The Next Frontier

Tim Brown | February 15th 2010 | 29 Comments

Long known for little more than its high crime rate, Trinidad is now developing a reputation as an area where an affordable housing stock is drawing... read »

FHA Changes Could Have Substantial Effect on Condo Buyers

FHA Changes Could Have Substantial Effect on Condo Buyers

Tim Brown | February 8th 2010 | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) introduced several changes to the guidelines it uses to lend mortgage products. The... read »

The Presidential Party Crasher’s Pad

The Presidential Party Crasher’s Pad

Tim Brown | January 13th 2010

Last week, news broke that the third party "crasher" at the now-infamous White House state dinner runs a social club at a Mount Pleasant mansion. And... read »

P.G. County Ranked 12th Worst Housing Market for 2010

P.G. County Ranked 12th Worst Housing Market for 2010

Tim Brown | January 11th 2010 | 10 Comments

A report released recently from the website Housing Predictor forecasts that Prince George’s County will be one of the worst performing markets in... read »

HUD Releases Updated Mandatory Settlement Cost Booklet

HUD Releases Updated Mandatory Settlement Cost Booklet

Tim Brown | January 7th 2010 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a settlement cost booklet, Shopping for Your Home Loan that provides a... read »

The Woodley Wardman: New Condos Amidst Old Money

The Woodley Wardman: New Condos Amidst Old Money

Tim Brown | January 6th 2010 | 5 Comments

The Woodley Wardman, a 39-unit, two-building condo project in Woodley Park, will be one of the first modern offerings in a neighborhood where new... read »

Predictions ‘10: What Will the Next Year Look Like?

Predictions ‘10: What Will the Next Year Look Like?

Tim Brown | January 4th 2010 | 2 Comments

Depending on whom you ask, the residential real estate market in 2010 will either be really good or really bad. After the jump, Tim Brown examines... read »

Will the Silver Line Drive Tyson’s Condo Prices Higher?

Will the Silver Line Drive Tyson’s Condo Prices Higher?

Tim Brown | December 30th 2009 | 3 Comments

Proximity to Metro ranks with location and parking as high on the wish lists of homebuyers in the DC area. In a region plagued by traffic congestion,... read »

Restoring a House in the City

Restoring a House in the City

Tim Brown | December 28th 2009 | 1 Comment

For those of you searching for a late holiday gift, Ingrid Abramovitch's Restoring a House in The City may fit the bill for someone interested in... read »

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!

Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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