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3CDC buys 3 “problem” properties in Over-the-Rhine
"Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. purchased three low-income housing properties in Over-the-Rhine that have been the source of lots of criminal activity and is in the process of moving residents to other housing options in the neighborhood."
3cdc  housing  urban.living  cincinnati  low.income.housing 
october 2014 by taestell
CMHA 5-year plan would raze 3 projects
One of Cincinnati's last remaining low income housing projects will be demolished, and residents will be given Section 8 vouchers.
low.income.housing  housing  cincinnati  projects 
june 2014 by taestell
Smitherman seeks to freeze Alaska Avenue project
"Independent Smitherman, with the support of Republicans Charles Winburn and Amy Murray, want the city to withdraw its support for the Commons at Alaska project that aims to build 99 units of permanent supportive housing on Alaska Avenue."
cincinnati  housing  avondale  chris.smitherman  charlie.winburn  amy.murray 
december 2013 by taestell
Is America seeing 'The End of The Suburbs'?
"Rather, the housing crisis only concealed something deeper and more profound happening to what we have come to know as American suburbia. Simply speaking, more and more Americans don’t want to live there anymore."
housing  suburbs  suburbia  urban.living 
october 2013 by taestell
Op-ed: The Cult of Home Ownership Is Dangerous and Damaging
"For many American and British households, their home equity is their primary financial asset. In other words, we incentivize middle-class households to leverage the bulk of their savings into a highly volatile, difficult to price asset [...]"
home.ownership  housing 
october 2013 by taestell
A Getaway Apartment, in Your Own Building
"'I have reached a point in my life where I want to write,' he said. 'I have a book in mind, and I wanted a sanctuary that didn’t require me to get dressed and go outside. I wanted to go to the passenger or service elevator and just go to a different floor.'"
nyc  new.york  apartments  urban.living  cities  housing  from instapaper
august 2013 by taestell
Addressing ‘missing middle’ housing in the Queen City
"But Cincinnati has a tremendous opportunity. In these urban neighborhoods they already have what other cities want and are trying to build: A variety of urban housing types, including some of the best collection of Missing Middle Housing in the country; a network of neighborhood main streets ready to be revitalized; a rich, diverse, and well-built collection of historic architecture; and, easily accessible open space networks created by the topography weaving throughout these neighborhoods."
cincinnati  housing  urban.development  urbanism  cities  from instapaper
july 2013 by taestell
580 Building to be converted to apartments by end of year
"The 17-story office building will be converted into 179 apartments that are due to start opening by the end of this year, Birkla said. Thirteen two-story penthouses will have 20-foot, floor-to-ceiling views and private terraces. They will each be about 1,600 square feet with two bedrooms and a den."
cincinnati  urban.living  housing 
june 2013 by taestell
OTR: Cincinnati's new 'it' place to live?
Cincinnati's Fox19 is finally catching on to the popularity of urban living in the city's historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
local.media  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  housing  urban.living  3cdc  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
The End of Ownership: Why Aren't Young People Buying More Houses?
"The decline in young home owners is a puzzling trend. Interest rates have steadily declined over the last 30 years. Mortgage lending has loosened. Women have ascended in the workplace and supplemented their spouse’s earnings. How in the face of all of these positive developments did home ownership among the young keep falling?"
millennials  generation.gap  housing  home.ownership 
june 2013 by taestell
Housing is more than supply and demand
"Homeowners often engage in NIMBYism because they are conservative, risk-averse, and are cautious out of fear that the project might fail… Renters often engage in the same behavior, not because of fear it will fail, but because they’re afraid the same project might actually succeed."
NIMBYs  NIMBYism  housing 
june 2013 by taestell
The Great Senior Sell-Off Could Cause the Next Housing Crisis
"A vast majority of today’s households with children still want [large, single-family] houses, Nelson says. But about a quarter of them want something else, like condos and urban townhouses."
housing  housing.crisis  generation.gap  baby.boomers  urbanism  cities  from instapaper
may 2013 by taestell
Homes Near Transit Were Insulated From the Housing Crash
"Stations with frequent service that are part of a well-connected transit network gave the biggest boost to home values."
housing  real.estate  transit  cities  urbanism  transportation  from instapaper
march 2013 by taestell
Why Young Adults Don't Want Your House
"They are waiting until they are older to get married. Waiting longer than ever to start a family. They are saying no to expensive cars and yes to jobs with more flexibilty."
baby.boomers  housing  urban.planning  generation.gap 
november 2012 by taestell
City Seeks Lilliputian Living Unit
"They way we [thought] about housing policy over the last 100 years was all about sanitation, health, fire safety and an underlying idea that the more space people could have the better. We have very different solutions today about health and safety and cleanliness."
housing  nyc  apartments  new.york 
july 2012 by taestell
Census Finds Record Low Growth in Outlying Suburbs
"'Suburban housing prices may not recover in our lifetime,' Shiller said, calling the development of suburbs since 1950 'unusual,' enabled only by the rise of the automobile and the nation's highway system."
housing  economy  cities  suburbs 
april 2012 by taestell
The Death of the Fringe Suburb
"Simply put, there has been a profound structural shift — a reversal of what took place in the 1950s, when drivable suburbs boomed and flourished as center cities emptied and withered."
economy  development  housing  cities  urbanism  from instapaper
december 2011 by taestell
Bill Would Give U.S. Visas to Foreign Home Buyers
"Two Senators are preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy houses in the U.S."
housing  politics  economy  stimulus  from instapaper
november 2011 by taestell
With great power comes boorish behavior
"At last year's company Halloween party, the employees of the law firm of Steven J. Baum dressed up as homeless people who the firm had brought foreclosure proceedings against."
economy  housing  foreclosures  ows  halloween  from instapaper
november 2011 by taestell
As Foreclosures Surge, Help Is Often Hard to Find
"In Las Vegas, where the president made his announcement, about 30 counselors do foreclosure prevention in a city with 270,000 underwater properties. In Lakeland, Fla., it's one counselor for 59,000."
economy  housing  foreclosures  politics  from instapaper
november 2011 by taestell
Housing is more than supply and demand
"Homeowners often engage in NIMBYism because they are conservative, risk-averse, and are cautious out of fear that the project might fail… Renters often engage in the same behavior, not because of fear it will fail, but because they're afraid the same project might actually succeed."
housing  gentrification  urbanism  cities  development  urban.planning 
september 2011 by taestell
Global Pursuits of the American Dream
Interactive infographic showing which American citie are popular among homebuyers from 14 countries.
usa  international  housing  infographic 
june 2011 by taestell

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