Soaring high above the bustling streets of Van Nuys Civic Center, 1370 Building on Friar Street is one of the impressive office and retail buildings.

“The building is unabashedly second to none in the Van Nuys area and inspiring to walk into every day.”

Townhouses with an urban feel in suburban Chantilly, Va.

BUYING NEW | Rockland Village Green is a development of 24 units, plus a small park, near Route 50. Source: New feed
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Five things to keep in mind when renegotiating your lease

Ask for a decrease in rent or for renovations to be made — and be prepared to offer a longer lease term in return. Source: New feed
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Special Incentive for Property Buyers: A Foreign Passport

Analysts estimate that offers of visas and passports drive more than $20 billion a year in investments. Source: New feed
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Lingering impact of foreclosure crisis felt most in Hispanic and black communities, study says

TOWN SQUARE | A new analysis of the fallout from foreclosures by Zillow found that black and Hispanic communities were hit harder than white communities. Source: New feed
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On Location: A Connecticut Retreat Designed to Attract Houseguests

Finding a home in the country was the easy part. Creating a place their Manhattan friends would want to visit was the challenge. Source: New feed
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Work with your association to neutralize a condo bully

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | A condo board needs to have its rules and process for enforcing fines in order before dealing with an unruly owner. Source: New feed
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Nailing down the best and worst hardware stores

Washington Consumers’ Checkbook’s ratings of 94 area stores reveal that while national chains, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, charge low prices, they generally also offer subpar advice and customer…
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Are Surfer Cafes and Green Markets What a Working-Class Beach Neighborhood Needs?

Sleepy Arverne is attracting entrepreneurs from its neighbor to the west, Rockaway Beach. As gentrification there continues, the community adjusts to the spotlight. Source: New feed
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Three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in Alexandria is listed at $299,900

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | Built in 1982, the 1,200-square-foot, two-level townhouse has been updated in recent years. Source: New feed
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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Outdoor Accent Tables

Because when it gets hot, you’ll need somewhere to put your cold drink. Source: New feed
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