FILE- This Tuesday, July 3, 2007 file photo shows the skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol. The Washington D.C. area

 

              FILE- This Tuesday, July 3, 2007 file photo shows the skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol. The Washington D.C. area
FILE- This Tuesday, July 3, 2007 file photo shows the skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol. The Washington D.C. area, including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, are benefiting from a healthy job market in 2012, much of it linked to the federal government. Demand for homes is consistently strong, and foreclosure activity in the metropolitan area slowed in the first half of the year. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)