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.
Demand is strong for these affordable, trendy, teeny new digs, some about the size of a parking space. And in some locations, opposition is strong as well.
Mortgage lenders' demands are sometimes ridiculous as they work to tighten their standards. What's your horror story?
Now the Georgia couple must pay a big tax bill to take possession of their prize property.
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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