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The Week in Real Estate

• In the wake of the housing-market crisis, appraisers are coming up with new ways to assess the prices for office buildings. [WBJ]

• Shaw residents discuss the city’s tax rate on vacant properties. [renewshaw]

• An expansion of Montgomery Mall in Bethesda is set to begin in July. Additions will include a multiplex theatre, garages, and a section devoted to high-end clothes. [DCmud]

• Car mogul Jamie Darvish sold a penthouse condo at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown for $7.295 million. [Housing Complex]

• Check out this neat video taken at the Crescent Apartments in Arlington. [DCMetrocentric]

• Mayor Fenty abandoned plans to build a mixed-use development across from the Tenleytown Metro station this week. Now, construction crews can finally begin building the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood library. [WBJ]

• Here’s a roundup of some interesting open houses coming up this weekend. [UrbanTurf]

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