August 5, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Although we’re a long way from singing “Hail to the Victors,” this round-up does have a bit of a Michigan theme.

A viral video “breathed life” into one Michigan city (and boosted its profile) after a magazine said it was dying.

Brighton, Mich., is thriving thanks to strategic investments and smart development.

And in a good sign for the Motor City, businesses from Detroit’s suburbs are investing inside the city limits.

Away from the Great Lakes State, New Orleans homeowners are beating the heat this summer (and saving a lot of money) with upgrades that boost efficiency.

Maryland is stepping up its rebate program to make those kinds of improvements.

Peter Tatian makes the argument for being a “WNIMBY” – Why Not In My Back Yard?

Finally, if you’re looking for a long read over the weekend this story about the real estate battle over Ground Zero is fascinating.

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