Future of Apartments in DC Forecasts For Increased Demand

The future of the suburban real estate in D.C. is said to be occupied by a number of apartments as numerous urban planners see a clear view of dominance by young adults in the state. Young professionals who are on the move for many jobs and career opportunities are finding rentals more attractive and practical than owning houses. The labor market structure these days is changing and many are on the move from place to place in search of work. Many young professionals are traveling from one region to another and with that they require a good place to land and perhaps stay for a while. They hold more “jobs” than finding one stable career path, hence it is sensible for this generation to rent for much longer than those who came before them. However, with...

“Green Music” with the Oasis Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak

Music enthusiasts and nature lovers unites as The Oasis features an environmentally friendly CD packaging technology that lets everyone enjoy the beauty of music while saving the earth from further harm. The new Oasis Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak is a breakthrough CD packaging deemed to reduce carbon emission by 88% as compared to the conventional jewel case and 65% reduction in contrast to the usual Digipak tray. The Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak makes use of specially made 100% Oasis Bottle Tray. This basically means that water bottles meant for landfill or incinerators are instead made use as Bottle Tray based on Oasis specifications and produced into an environment-friendly CD cases. This further implies that 400 liter-sized water bottles are saved from...

Washington DC Tops in 2011 US Strongest Housing Markets

Washington D.C. is named as the strongest housing market this year according to the Inman News nationwide examination of the economic, demographic and housing data in many metropolitan areas. Markets with low unemployment rates, low foreclosure activity, population growth and growth in occupied housing units are considered as strong housing markets in the entire nation. Of course, the entire ranking of the Inman News list of top housing markets are based on the sales volume, median sales price appreciation and the population growth of the area. Other criteria taken into consideration for the top housing markets include a rise in immigration, projected job growth, median household income growth and high median sales price growth. Washington DC earned the lead spot...

Fuel From Food Waste | Not a Joke

Greenergy, a firm based in Immingham is to take pasties, pies, crisps and other food waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill, to extract the oil they contain to blend with diesel to make a form of bio diesel. The firm has invested £50m in its production facility to enable it to process used cooking oils and it is now able to make biodiesel from high fat solid foods such as pies, sausage rolls, pastry and crisps which are not fit for sale because they are mis-shapen, overcooked or past their sell-by date – a great way of helping to deal with food waste in this country. These food products, which can contain between 25% and 30% oil and fat, are sourced from a variety of food manufacturers nationally. Other suitable foods include oil from fish frying...

D.C. Real Estate Demand On The Rise

All signs seem to indicate that the deep freeze is finally melting and the sun is starting to shine on the downtown D.C. real estate market. While low interest rates have been the norm for more than a decade, lofty prices and sluggish buy- ing activity overall have kept many buyers and sellers from connecting until now. As an urban real estate brokerage that is out on the streets daily, we’ve been see- ing very positive things of interest to D.C. residents and those who want to be D.C. residents. There is a flow of condomini- ums and homes coming out of foreclosure that have been in bank hands, tied up in bureaucracy that are now available at low prices. Purchasing a foreclosure no longer means settling for a neglected property, fixer-upper or “someone else’s...