Sign in to comment!



D.C.-Area Real Estate Agent Launches Occupy Web Movement

  • front page for

    At first glance, the front page for may look like a call for the residents of the tony D.C. suburb to join the 99%, but it is actually a site for real estate listings.

  • occupy_bethesda_2

    House listings on

  • occupy_dc

    A similar site created by Real Estate Agent Jordan Fainberg for listings in Washington, D.C. where visitors are urged that, "The time has come to truly occupy DC. Not in a tent, not in a cardboard box, not in a car....but a place of your own."

Occupy the real estate market?

A Washington D.C.-area real estate agent has gotten creative with his house listings, launching four websites that poke light-hearted fun at the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Jordan Fainberg created and about a month ago to market his listings for homes in the affluent sections of the Washington area, where prices can top $8 million.

“I just thought it was kind of funny. When I created the sites, I wasn’t really sure what the movement [Occupy Wall Street] was about at the time,” Fainberg told

“The time has come… it is time to occupy Bethesda,” touts the front page of, along with jokes from late-night talk show hosts Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and others. A link on the page directs visitors to a list of “demands”:

“Cover Bethesda: Why should the visitors and residents of Bethesda be concerned with weather?  We demand that the ‘man’ build a bio dome that covers and protects us. Who needs rain? Who needs snow? They should also coat the dome with sunscreen,” is one of three “demands” listed under a caveat that says, “totally nonpolitical.”

Another is: “Parking: Think of all the wasted time searching for parking... The ‘man’ should immediately (without disturbing anyone) build massive underground garages and offer free valet parking. You also should never have to wait more than 2 minutes for your car to be returned."

Fainberg also set up a site at, the front page of which states: “The time has come to truly occupy DC.  Not in a tent, not in a cardboard box, not in a car....but a place of your own.”

He has also recently set up sites for the tony neighborhoods of Potomac and Rockville.

“I wasn’t trying to be controversial. I was trying to have a little fun,” said Fainberg, adding that his sites have seen a spike in traffic in recent days.

Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @perrych

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.85% dw 3.93%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 2.98% dw 2.99%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.26% up 4.24%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.07% dw 3.26%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.81% up 3.79%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.68% -- 4.68%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.11% up 4.10%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.47% dw 4.48%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.12% -- 4.12%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.12% -- 4.12%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.84% dw 3.03%  
36 M Used Graph 3.18% dw 3.21%  
48 M New Graph 3.20% dw 3.25%  
48 M Used Graph 2.73% up 2.72%  
60 M New Graph 3.32% dw 3.37%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.34% -- 0.34%  
1 yr Graph 0.65% up 0.63%  
5 yr Graph 1.41% -- 1.41%