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Headlines: New condos on Capitol Hill; across town a development battle looms

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

What homebuyers need to know about seller disclosures

Although all states require some form of property disclosure statement, the extent of what must be revealed can vary from state to state, county to county and even city to city. -Washington Post

Greater Washington home prices rising much slower than national average

In December, home prices in the Washington metro were up just 1 percent from a year ago, compared with a nationwide annual gain of 5 percent. -Washington Business Journal

The residential plans for Capitol Hill’s new historic Union Garage

Now the building is slated to become three large condos, according to OPaL’s Sean Ruppert. The single-level, three-bedroom homes will measure out at 2,100 to 2,600 square feet and have elevator access and two parking spots per unit. -Urban Turf

Mixed signals for spring housing season

Overall economic conditions, everything from job growth to cheap gas, could help home sales. But still=high home prices, tight credit conditions and low supply all stand in the way. -CNBC

DC’s Top 15 developments with crazy, pet-friendly amenities

Some of the amenities in these developments include a rooftop dog park, dog washing boutique, and pet spa. From City Market at O Street to The Jefferson, this is our list of the top 15 developments with the craziest, pet-friendliest amenities. -Curbed DC

Get ready for the next big development battle

The Armed Forces Retirement Home, also known as the Old Soldiers’ Home, has long discussed turning over a portion of its 272 acres, just east of Petworth, for development in order to fund its continued operations. The federally-owned site is home to retired veterans—but it also sits on one of the last expansive pieces of prime real estate in the District. -Washington City Paper

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