With the mayor's blessing, urban decay is being eliminated by way of the wrecking ball. Other cities have tried the tactic with disappointing results.
Cosmopolitan tastes of younger Americans and the lingering trauma of recession are changing attitudes about what makes a great place to live.
Remember when real estate was so hot there were lotteries, bidding wars and desperate people making offers sight unseen? In some markets, they're back.
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Lenders worsened the housing bust by allowing homeowners to borrow aggressively against the rising value of their homes. Now they are gingerly testing the waters again.
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