Is Trump Boosting the Housing Market in Bedminster, NJ—or Destroying It?

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images Chances are good that until recently, you never heard of Bedminster, NJ. But this once-sleepy rural town is now on just about everyone’s radar, thanks to the ascension of President Donald Trump, and the frequent sojourns to his Trump National Golf Club, aka the “Summer White House,” located there. In fact, the 45th president is in […]

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Could President Trump’s 2018 Budget Make Housing Great Again?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump has promised to “make America great again.” But housing advocates are worried that the president’s proposed budget for 2018, which aims to cut $4.3 trillion in government spending over 10 years, might do the opposite for the millions of Americans struggling to keep a roof over their heads. The $4.1 trillion […]

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What Barron Trump’s New School Means for DC-Area Real Estate

WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images Barron Trump has a new school! That’s right, now that the 11-year-old son of President Donald Trump is set to move with his mom, Melania, from Trump Tower in New York City to the White House this summer, the first family has chosen the school he will attend this fall: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in […]

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Will Trump’s Tax Plan Help or Hurt the Housing Market?

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Donald Trump‘s proposed tax plan, which his administration is touting as the “biggest tax cuts in history,” might not be a net positive for home buyers, sellers, and owners, real estate professionals say. The National Association of Realtors® swiftly came out with a statement critiquing the first draft of the plan released […]

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Watch Out, White House! Here Comes Barron Trump

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Finally! After living alone in the personal quarters of the White House since his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump will be reunited with his family soon. According to Fox News, a White House senior official has confirmed “President Trump’s wife and their young son will officially be moving into the White House this […]

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What Melania Trump’s New White House Portrait Really Says About Her—and Us

whitehouse.com; flyfloor/iStock; realtor.com Melania Trump might not be seen hanging around the White House much, but if there’s one event she made sure not to miss, it’s posing for her first official White House portrait. A quick look through the White House archives indicates that all first ladies get at least one official portrait (as do presidents—pick that long tie carefully, Donald Trump!), and […]

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Ivanka Trump Gets in Parking Feud With Neighbors: Guess Who’s Right?

Secret Service agent outside Ivanka Trump’s Kalorama home (J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) There goes the neighborhood! Apparently Ivanka Trump‘s new Washington, DC, neighbors are up in arms about her Secret Service agents hogging all the primo parking spots on their street. Granted, the suburb of Kalorama—where the first daughter and her husband, Jared […]

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Here’s What’s Really Wrong With the White House Fence (and Your Own)

BackyardProduction/iStock Some people just don’t know when to quit—like the dogged White House fence jumper, Marci Anderson Wahl. On March 21, this 38-year-old from Everett, WA, attempted to scale the fence surrounding the White House but got tripped up, literally, by her shoelaces. Busted but undeterred, she tried again three days later (this time at 16th Street and H Street NW), then again on […]

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White House Tours Resume: The 7 Gems Not to Be Missed

HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images There is perhaps no home on Earth that inspires more fascination, awe, and sometimes even ire and befuddlement than the sprawling mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC. It’s no wonder the White House tour has always been one of the hottest tickets in the nation’s capital. And now, after a prolonged hiatus, […]

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