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Property values are down, times are tough, and the Wall Street Journal details how to use the current economic situation to significantly reduce your rent with this simple fill-in-the-blank letter to your landlord. Photo by Editor B. WSJ's Mary Pilon and her roommates were none too pleased to discover that their new neighbors had secured a lease for $300 less than their lease, while they received a $100/month hike in their rent. After sending the letter below to her landlord, Pilon shaved $300 off her rent.
Property values are down, times are tough, and the Wall Street Journal details how to use the current economic situation to significantly reduce your rent with this simple fill-in-the-blank letter to your landlord.MyApartmentMap - Apartment Rental Data & Statistics
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We process thousands of apartments every day to determine the average rental prices of rental all over the United States. Find the exact rental price of apartments anywhere.5 Reasons Renting Still Beats Buying - Yahoo! Real Estate
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houses constructed out of metal containers
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"watch the american housing market spiral out of control."
watch the american housing market spiral out of control.
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i see you in one of these someday
Prefab green homes with style, efficiency, and affordability.
Clayton Homes introduces the i-house, the new Revolutionary thought in home building.US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive - Telegraph
Karina Pallagst, director of the Shrinking Cities in a Global Perspective programme at the University of California, Berkeley, said there was "both a cultural and political taboo" about admitting decline in America.
Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.
"In Detroit, shattered by the woes of the US car industry, there are already plans to split it into a collection of small urban centres separated from each other by countryside. 'The real question is not whether these cities shrink – we're all shrinking – but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way. Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity.'"
"The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature. Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 per cent, concentrating the dwindling population and local services into a more viable area."
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Aiming "to be a better apartment finding alternative to Craigslist", Manhattan-only RentHop publishes available pads being marketed directly by landlords and mgmt companies, while excluding brokers entirely to avoid the spammy posts and bait-and-switch chicanery they've unleashed on Craig's and earlier sites.
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Prefabricated buildings and flat-pack furniture blend creative designs with sustainable style using portability, modularity and the possibility of mass-production.AAHSA: American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
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I want one of these. I really liked the "old and new" by Mouzon Design
The Green House of the Future We asked architects to draw up plans for the most energy-efficient houses they could imagine. They imagined quite a bit.
We asked architects to draw up plans for the most energy-efficient houses they could imagine. They imagined quite a bit.Steven Gjerstad and Vernon Smith Explain Why the Housing Crash Ruined the Financial System but the Dot-com Collapse Did Not - WSJ.com
WSJ article that has one part of the housing collapse that I hadn't heard before. Apparently inflation data that gets reported and looked at by the Fed and other regulators doesn't include home prices, it includes rental prices. Since the housing bubble was driven by mortgages, rents didn't spike nearly as much home prices. Had a truer picture of inflation been reflected in the numbers regulators been looking at the rate would have been double what was reported and likely regulators would have had to act in some way.
A great piece on the differences between the housing crash and the dot com bubble.
WSJ.com | Bubbles have been frequent in economic history - Steven Gjerstad and Vernon Smith explain why the housing crash ruined the financial system but the Dot-com collapse did not
fantastic wsj essay on formation of bubbles, experimental economicsGermany Imagines Suburbs Without Cars - NYTimes.com
An article about Vauban, Germany from the NY Times
New York Times article discusses car-free suburb in Vauban, Germany, and other car-reduced developments in other country.
Car-free town in GermanyApartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Small Space Living...In a Garbage Truck
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Whether renting is better than buying depends on many factors, including how fast prices rise and how long you will stay in your home. Compare the costs of buying and renting equivalent homes.
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Whether renting is better than buying depends on many factors, particularly how fast prices and rents rise and how long you stay in your home. Compare the costs of buying and renting a home in the calculator belowReal Estate: PropertyShark Dishes the Dirt on Your Future Home
PropertyShark is an astoundingly detailed real estate search engine. By aggregating public records, it provides an in-depth look at individual homes, and the real deal on your potential new neighborhood.Vitality - Yahoo! News
I liked this video for it's story and editing. It tells it all in ~2min.
Guy who lives in a 89 sq ft house...awesome!
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Really good tips and apps for helping with moving.The Start-to-Finish Guide for Moving to a New Place