September 22, 2011

Arts and the Quality of Place

This post comes from Paulette Beete at Art Works, the official blog of the National Endowment for the Arts. This past Saturday, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan spoke at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, as part of the museum’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream. The workshop and exhibition—which included an architect-in-residence […]

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August 16, 2011

A picture IS worth a thousand words

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A foreclosed property can hurt the value of nearby homes and even be a drag on the surrounding neighborhood.  Knowing where these “real estate owned” or REO properties are is critical if we want to turn that property into a real home again. HUD is hoping to help struggling housing markets through a new web-based […]

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August 12, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Before you head out the door to enjoy your weekend, check out today’s housing news: An Arizona company turns foreclosed houses into efficient, affordable homes. HUD is helping New Jersey provide support for people living with HIV and AIDS. For a look at what that help does, check out this new development in Las Vegas. […]

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August 2, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Happy Taco Tuesday everyone! Hope you all have a delicious one, enjoy these housing links as a side dish: Good news for unemployed homeowners with FHA loans: The extra help HUD announced in July went into effect Monday. Making homes efficient won’t just save you money on utilities – it can also boost home values. […]

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July 28, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Plenty of housing news in today’s Round-Up: Watch for Secretary Donovan’s interview with Judy Woodruff on Bloomberg this weekend, and check out a preview of the conversation here. The Secretary also talked with Roland Martin today about the Obama Administration’s efforts to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. One up-and-coming Washington neighborhood is forcing people to re-think […]

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