Real Estate Firm Closes Third Bitcoin-Only Transaction [Housing Wire] That distant scream you hear echoing around the planet is the guy who sold his $5 million mansion last month for pile o’ bitcoin and then watched it nosedive every day since.
The Case for Seven Georgetowns [Georgetown Metropolitan] More than most DC neighborhoods, Georgetown has a totally different vibe in different sections. Maybe we *should* split it into sub-neighborhoods, if only because right now it’s named after a king, which seems vaguely un-American.
The Nine Potential Amazon HQ2 Sites Around DC [Washington Post] “The good news is, you work for the most successful company in the world. The bad news is, we’re transferring you to Ballston.”
DC Makes a Push for Self-Driving Cars [Urban Turf DC] Not having to make stone-cold-sober small talk with a taxi or Uber driver would actually be worth the 40% chance, at any given moment, that the AI is going to abruptly drive off a cliff.
Where to See the Ruins of Olympics Infrastructure [Atlas Obscura] I thought falling into disrepair was the saddest possible outcome for old Olympic stadiums, but then I read about the one that later became a wartime site for executions.
A New Housing Rights Movement Has the Real Estate Industry Scared [The Nation] But doesn’t rent control just restrict supply, making the remaining properties that much more expensive? You’d think the real estate industry would be all about that.