Contrary to Mortgage Brokers Association reports of a spike in homeowner refinance applications, president and branch manager of H & R Mortgage, Inc. in Falls Church, Agnes Ginoba, said business is so bad that she’s only at her office once every two weeks – a small space she’s since had […]
Coming to the decisive vote by the Falls Church City Council this Monday, we continue to firmly support the admittedly-somewhat-unwieldy “City Center South Apartments” affordable housing plan of the Falls Church Housing Corporation (FCHC).
What happens, socially and politically, when the U.S. sinks into protracted economic malaise as many are now predicting? The chickens are coming home to roost on “The Era of Greed,” a 27-year time span that may earn its own chapter in future history books, running roughly from the election of […]
NEW YORK — The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.
On the day after Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize, The Wall Street Journal’s editors couldn’t even bring themselves to mention Gore’s name. Instead, they devoted their editorial to a long list of people they thought deserved the prize more.
For the last few days, the press has been full of stories about the possibility of oil reaching $100 a barrel this winter. As prices have been bouncing around in the low $80s for the last couple of weeks, another $20 increase will do it. The theory behind the $100 […]
Risky Loans Up 300% in Fairfax Co. Since ‘01 A five-year boom in sub-prime and high interest mortgage lending in Fairfax County is coming around to bite the regional economy on the backside as the housing market flattens, and that could spell real woe.
You wouldn’t know it if you hung around City Hall, the city’s economic development team or even the Chamber of Commerce, but the City of Falls Church played host to one of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region’s classiest galas Sunday night, the so-called “Wammies,” at its State Theatre. This is […]
Congress is poised to act on two important pieces of legislation this week. The first will be to make achieving a college education less expensive and the second will be to end government welfare for big oil companies.
My favorite line from “The State of the Union,” now being performed at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., is this (paraphrased fairly accurately), spoken a political operative promoting a campaign for the presidency: