More Reston development news; 5 Q’s to ask about flood insurance

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    CoreSite to spend $60M in acquiring Sunrise Technology Park, $90M on first phase of new development, $500M on building out space over time (via RestonNow)

  • Of the roughly 20M sqft of vacant office space in Fairfax County, JBG principal Greg Trimmer said a disproportionate amount sits in suburban office parks, while Reston Town Center has just 3 percent vacancy(via BisNow)
  • Charts: D.C.’s rents rising, homeownership dropping (via Curbed DC)
  • 5 questions to ask about flood insurance (via PBS, NPR, Frontline)
  • For fun: Woman who now owns the “Brady Bunch” house thwarted burglars attempting to enter her home (via realtor.com)

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What if The White House was for sale? Plus, Arlington studies paying for Uber to get to Metro

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Guest Post: Reston’s easy access to Dulles airport makes getting out of town a snap

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Chad Wallace, Four Spheres Travel

By Chad Wallace, Owner and Travel Agent at Four Spheres Travel

Say this out loud: “I deserve a break!” Yes you do! I know you work your tail off day in and day out! Sooooooooo … why do we Americans leave 51 percent of our eligible paid vacation time sitting on the table?

Despite being stressed out of our minds, particularly in the hustle and bustle of the D.C. Metro area, we are working more hours and taking fewer vacation days. The reasons for this vary with some people saying they don’t want to deal with the mountain of work that awaits them upon returning from vacation. Others simply don’t think that anyone else can do their job while they are away. Unsurprisingly, some are intimidated by a cutthroat office culture where everyone is eerily silent about the fact that no one seems to take any vacation.

Therefore, the first question really is HOW to cash-in your paid time off. The answer: Be a long-weekend-warrior.

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Dulles, Reagan airports set records; Upcoming event for cyclists

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Image credit McEnearney Associates

D.C.-area airports are setting impressive numbers lately when it comes to passenger counts and more. January through November of 2015 saw Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) beating the passenger counts of the year before. In just the month of November, 1.94 million travelers passed through the airport, making for a 14.1 percent increase from the previous year. In all, a total of 20.8 million people traveled through DCA between January and November. This total shows passenger counts rising 11.6 percent from 2014. Because of this, DCA has now had record amounts of passengers flying into and out of the busy airport for six straight years.

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