Design & Home

The Week in Real Estate

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

• Could an extension on the  $8,000 homebuyer tax credit be in the works? [Bloomberg via Housing Complex]

• Shiloh Baptist Church’s long-neglected properties on the 1500 block of 9th Sreet are (finally!) being renovated—a new cover of paint and windows were installed earlier this week. [DCist]

• The city government is looking for proposals to redevelop the Franklin School in Southeast. The building is currently used as a shelter and, for Dan Brown fans out there, is featured in his most recent book, The Lost Symbol. [DCMud]

• Interior renderings of the new Arent Fox headquarters building (at Connecticut Avenue and K Street) are now available. What do you think? [DCMetrocentric]

• Here are some good tips and advice for buying a green home. [UrbanTurf]

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