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The Week in Real Estate

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

• The City Paper’s Angela Valdez takes a look at how six of the city’s most prominent slumlords live. Hint: You won’t find cracked tiles in their bathrooms or mice running up the curtains. [Washington City Paper]

• The Historic Preservation Review Board just designated the Washington Hilton Hotel as a historic landmark despite resistance from some members of the board and area residents. [DCmud]

• Bisnow gives readers the lowdown on green roofs, and takes a look at the installation process. [Bisnow Real Estate]

• Another neat video via Metrocentric! This week, it’s the interactive features of the building on 1110 Vermont Ave., NW. The light and music display are the work of well-known designer/architect Meejin Yoon. [Metrocentric]

• Local blog Renewshaw ventures into the world of home design with a post decrying fake shutters. Judging from the readers’ response, it may become a regular feature. [renewshaw]

• Arlington County has green-lit an affordable housing project in Ballston. [DCmud]

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