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Periodically, I’ll look at houses that traded recently—they don’t show up in public records for a couple weeks later though, so if you hear of anything, thing. “>holler.

A couple gold nuggets for you this beautiful morning.

In December, Thomas H. Boggs—of the lobbying heavyweight Patton Boggs—picked up a pretty little three-bedroom Colonial in American University Park for $630,000. It’s a modest home for a guy whose firm grosses more than any in D.C., and would not appear to be his primary residence. Maybe he just likes the area—he bought another house on the same block in early 2008.

In March, Ezekiel Emanuel, older brother to Rahm and Ari, paid a cool million for a four-bedroom abode on Cortland Place in Woodley Park. Perhaps it was a celebratory purchase. Emanuel the elder is a special advisor on health care policy to Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag (and, according to conservatives, the nefarious figure behind rationing and death panels). The deal got done on March 23—two days after health care reform passed the House.