Here’s a look at what’s happening in real estate in the District of Columbia and beyond.
The writing is clearly on the wall — this local housing market has definitely leveled off and there’s no saying for sure which direction it’s going from here. It’s by no means doom and gloom but housing prices have stalled almost everywhere in our region and inventories are starting to grow. — Washington Post
What was once a crypt is now a metro station, a mall, or even an apartment complex. Thousands of bodies remain unearthed below developments, and people walk above these plots of land unknowingly, shopping for clothes or commuting to work. — Curbed DC
There are seven DC neighborhoods where the median price per square foot of homes sold this year sits above $600, and two — Georgetown and West End — where that metric is north of $700. — Urban Turf
The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 5.6 percent in August over last year, the slowest year-on-year increase since November 2012, slightly below a Reuters poll of economists that forecast a gain of 5.8 percent. — CNBC
In 2008, the Trosts filed a claim with their insurance company, State Farm, and a civil lawsuit against the home’s previous owners, Tina and David Gault, for allegedly not disclosing the brown recluse and other problems with the home. — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Click your way through this virtual tour if you dare. But be warned, the basement is not for the faint of heart. — Inman News
Scattered across prairielands, hidden in forests or left to rot in the middle of cities, America is full of ghost towns and abandoned buildings. Some might find these sites creepy, but from mining towns to abandoned farmsteads to forgotten roadside stops, these places stand frozen in time, a reminder of America’s history. — Weather Channel