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  • "2018 in review: What mattered for affordable housing in WNC" - MountainX.com"With apologies to Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a resident of Western North Carolina in possession of little fortune must be in want of affordable housing. In 2018, governments and organizations throughout the area tried to tackle the problem with a range of creative solutions... Asheville officials considered putting up the city’s own land as an inducement for developers to create affordable rental units. At City Council’s Dec. 11 meeting, Council directed staff to continue plans for properties on Biltmore Avenue and South Charlotte Street, with next steps in come in January..."
  • "Downtown Greenville's wealth is in apartments, and there's room for even more" - GreenvilleOnline.comA Charleston developer is turning the old BB&T building into apartments with plans to remake the Buncombe Street gateway into downtown. Those properties are among the most valuable in the downtown area, but an analysis of property data by The Greenville News shows that the real money is overwhelmingly in apartment complexes, which make up seven of the 10 most valuable properties downtown..."
  • "Redevelopment agreement approved for Pete’s, senior living development on Madison Street in Oak Park" - ChicagoTribune.com"The Oak Park Village Board has approved a redevelopment agreement with developers proposing a new Pete’s Fresh Market grocery store and a senior living facility along Madison Street. In approving the agreement, the developers will now begin a public process that is expected to include neighborhood meetings and testimony in front of the village plan commission, officials said..."
  • "Project in the works to transform concrete jungle into renewed Upper Downtown Denver" - TheDenverChannel.com"More development is planned in our Colorado, this time in the beloved area near Denver's Brown Palace. The Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) is in the beginning stages of a project called a “Renewed Focus” to transform upper downtown from a concrete jungle to a friendly neighborhood hangout. “We want to put some renewed emphasis and renewed energy into this space and make it a more exciting and interesting place for the community,” said Randy Thelen, the Vice President of Economic Development for the DDP..."
offrs Review: Plan for the long haul (winter cometh)!!!

offrs Review: Plan for the long haul (winter cometh)!!!

What are you doing to prepare for the next housing market slump? Here's a quick review of the problem of seasonal dip and an approach on how to stock up in advance.

As seen on MrMoneyMustache.com...

 

While this is no new concept for any seasoned veteran, you should always be squirreling away financial resources for that winter market that seems to lurk around every corner. But going one step further, you should be viewing your leads in this opportunity-scampering light as well (this will require solid real estate data to pool from). We all have them… certain contacts that you just haven’t had much traction with on closing, but who have made their interest nonetheless obvious through continued (and continued… and continued...) inquiries.

Go ahead and pull these out of the “later” bin (or trash) and place them square into a newly created “emergency leads” list. Go on… it’s okay. Now, as you begin to stack up leads that are showing more interest in window shopping than buying a home, you can store them safely in your “emergency leads” category. Of course, you’ll still have to follow through with them here and there, but at least it’ll make the begrudging work of doing so become a part of your strategic endgame (surviving the winter that your competition hasn’t been saving up for). So… save some cash, save some leads and survive. Winter… it cometh!

 

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