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The Week in Real Estate

Every Friday, we round up the week’s real-estate news and gossip.

• Come January, President Bush will be moving to Dallas. According to a statement Press Secretary Sally McDonough released yesterday, the Bushes have purchased a home in the city’s Preston Hollow neighborhood. D Magazine has more details.

• Urban Turf’s “What $$ Buys” feature looks at what a certain amount of money will get you in the DC real estate market. This week’s amount is $600,000. [Urban Turf]

• The Biltmore, a 94-year-old apartment building in Kalorama, is undergoing a $2.6 million renovation.  [WBJ via DCMetrocentric]
• “Washington’s first green luxury hotel” is slated to open in 2010. Developed by Starwood Capital Group on the site of the former Nigerian embassy, the hotel will feature an organic spa, green roof, and glass-enclosed botanical gardens. [DCMud]

• Renting your home out for the inauguration? Here’s some handy advice on how to do it. [USNews via Housing Complex]

• Holiday house tour season has begun and we’ve rounded up the best tours this weekend. You’re welcome. [Open House]

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