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Luring developers to rebuild on polluted land

May 16, 2013
Sometimes the government has to kick in to convince developers to reclaim "brownfield" sites. The EPA says it's developed a good partnership in Atlanta.
Posted In: Atlanta, development, Housing

How zoning affects the wealth gap

May 6, 2013
Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.
Posted In: wealth, zoning, Northeast, Connecticut, Lisa Prevost, Housing

Checks sent to foreclosure victims are bouncing

Apr 18, 2013
Thankfully, it seems it's just a paperwork snafu.
Posted In: foreclosure, Housing

What's hot in housing trends these days?

Apr 16, 2013
Housing starts in March rose at the highest rate in five years. Which begs the question: What kind of house do people want these days?
Posted In: Housing

Home makeovers: What to rennovate before putting your house on the market

Apr 12, 2013
Now that the housing market is picking up, making improvements on your home is worth it if you want to put it on the market. Which ones pay off in a quicker sale?
Posted In: Housing, housing prices

Deciding to buy while just getting by: Low-income families and the housing market

Apr 12, 2013
Would-be homeowners balance the risks of buying with benefits like building their assets and bettering their children's chances.
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing

Renting homes to recovering addicts, for a profit

Apr 5, 2013
A growing number of U.S. homeowners are renting rooms to recovering addicts and turning their properties into so-called ‘sober homes.’ It's a hot but sketchy new real estate market.
Posted In: Housing, recovery, rehab, sober

Is the housing recovery leaving too many behind?

Apr 3, 2013
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama's administration is worried that the housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, credit, home loans

No money down home loans return, with a twist

Mar 25, 2013
No down payment mortgages died in a wave of foreclosures -- for nearly all Americans. But now they’re crawling out of the grave, for the wealthy, at least.
Posted In: Housing, home loans

Real talk with your realtor: Be honest about your feelings

Mar 25, 2013
Buying a house is a huge emotional decision. It's important to know the market you're buying in -- and just as important to construct a relationship with your realtor.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, emotions

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