Amazon's 'National Landing' leads to confusion and jokes

Place names in Arlington County have never been a simple matter. A major fight broke out when National Airport was named for Ronald Reagan in 1998. A fight continues over whether to name a park next to the airport for Nancy Reagan. And in the 1920s, the Postal Service refused to establish a post office in Arlington because the street names were so confusing and haphazard.

Fire refugees camp in Walmart parking lot amid uncertainty

November 15
Fire refugee Anna Goodnight sat on an overturned shopping cart Thursday in a Walmart parking lot as she ate scrambled eggs and tater tots while her husband drank a Budweiser.

Awaiting Amazon, 2 quiet real estate markets turn white-hot

November 14
Amazon has just sparked a real estate frenzy to rival Cyber Monday.
Housing
November 15

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were steady to slightly up this week, at their highest levels in nearly eight years amid dampening home sales.
Housing
November 15

US average mortgage rates flat to higher; 30-year 4.94 pct.

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to slightly up this week, at their highest levels in nearly eight years and dampening home sales.
Home & Garden
November 14

Whitaker's failed renovation missed affordable housing goal

A failed apartment-rehabilitation project by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was a missed opportunity to preserve affordable housing in a rapidly gentrifying Des Moines neighborhood, a city official said Wednesday.
National
November 13
John Schoettler, Amazon vice president for real estate and facilities, left, joins New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, and New York City Mayor Bill de

Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

The two communities that learned Tuesday they are about to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers.
Home & Garden
November 12

Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics but different vibes

The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers.
Housing
November 8
FILE- In this Oct 2, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. On Thursday, N

US mortgage rates jump to highest level in nearly 8 years

U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to the highest level in almost eight years, a trend that is pulling down home sales and slowing home…
Housing
November 8

Pressures rise for homebuilders as rates hit 7-year high

Homebuilders took a beating Thursday as rising interest rates and home prices discourage potential buyers.
Home & Garden
November 5

Airbnb landlords agree to pay San Francisco $2.25 million

A San Francisco couple has agreed to pay $2.25 million to the city for illegally renting out 14 apartments as Airbnb units.
Housing
November 5

Liz Weston: At What Age Can You Ignore Your Credit Score?

At some point, you'll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores.
National
November 2

US economy looks strong heading into congressional elections

For a U.S. economic expansion now in its 10thyear, hiring remains robust, growth has picked up and the outlook is a mostly bright one on the eve of congressional elections.