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Headlines: More shipping container residences; what’s in store for Half Street


Here’s a look at what’s happening in real estate in and around the District of Columbia.

DC region housing market off to an encouraging start

February’s winter storms didn’t do much to damper the enthusiasm in the D.C. region’s housing market, an encouraging sign heading into the busy spring season. -Washington Post

22 shipping container condos planned near H Street Corridor

The 22 residences would be built like rowhouses, with two units per three-story house. The homes would be built 16 feet wide and the units would be about 1,200 square feet each. -Urban Turf

How tiny mortgage rate moves can buy you a lot

It may seem like mortgage rates have been vacillating in a tight range, brushing up against 4 percent on the 30-year fixed and then falling back. Rates, however, are still considerably lower than they were a year ago. -CNBC

Jair Lynch details Half Street vision

Five months after it acquired the hole-in-the-ground from longtime owners Monument Realty and Lehman Brothers, a partnership of Jair Lynch Development Partners and MacFarlane Partners has filed its plans to revive the Half Street project across N Street Southeast from Nationals Park. –Washington Business Journal

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