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The Week in Real Estate

A round-up of real-estate news and gossip.

• DCMud has an extensive interview with Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Neil Albert. [DCmud]

• Take a look at renderings of Union Station’s bike transit center, which will be completed later this year. [DCMetrocentric]

• Look out—Washington’s foreclosure rate is one of the fastest growing in the country. [WaPo]

•  Columbia Heights may be the new hot neighborhood, but not all homes have asking prices in the seven digits. This four-bedroom rowhouse on Quincy Street is on the market for $549,950. [PoP]
• Speaking of Columbia Heights: Heather Goss, who writes Open House’s weekly Diary of a Fixer-Upper column, will host a chat next Wednesday about her  rowhouse renovation. Ask her anything.  

• Restonian takes a look at two area properties with very different asking prices—and in the mischievous tone of the blog, pokes fun at both. [Restonian]

• MPR Realty sold Carlyle Overlook, a 14-story building next to the Eisenhower Avenue metro station in Old Town Alexandria, for $100 million. [WBJ]