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  • "In the path of I-26 Connector, residents and businesses see an unsettling future" - Citizen-Times.com"The three-bedroom house Lesley Cohen bought in 2004 sits just a few feet from where her street reaches a dead end at the edge of Interstate 240. Preliminary plans for the I-26 Connector project say the home's location in West Asheville is destined to one day be at the top of a retaining wall, part of the right-of-way the state Department of Transportation says it needs to widen I-240 and improve its interchanges. In other words, the house will be history in a few years..."
  • "California Wildfires Left $14.5 Billion in Home Damage, Report Says" - MansionGlobal.com"The two catastrophic wildfires that ripped through separate swaths of northern and southern California this month have destroyed as much as $14.5 billion-worth of homes, according to estimates released Tuesday by data firm CoreLogic. Firefighters, with the help of rain, have contained and largely extinguished what’s been called the Camp Fire, which ravaged rural Butte County and claimed at least 88 civilians’ and five firefighters’ lives, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history. Now, CoreLogic puts the total damage to residential homes from that one fire at between $8 billion to $9 billion..."
  • "Changes to Seattle’s single-family zoning could improve housing picture, city report says" - SeattleTimes.com"The single-family zoning that dominates Seattle has priced people who aren’t rich out of most of the city’s neighborhoods, is contributing to income and racial inequality, and has forced the city’s booming population to crowd into small pockets of the city, a new planning-commission analysis concludes..."
  • "Despite rising prices, one segment of New Orleans' housing market has softened: $1 million-plus homes" - TheAdvocate.com"After years of rising prices, David Devillier saw his chance to get in on New Orleans’ real estate boom when he bought and restored a nearly 160-year-old Greek Revival double-gallery house a block off St. Charles Avenue. Devillier, who owns a construction company, bought the five-bedroom, 4½-bath house for $600,000, and he estimates he spent about the same amount on the renovations. 'I bought it in really bad shape and basically totally rebuilt it,'..."

"The St. Elizabeth Condominiums’ chapel unit is on the market for a cool $1.75M" - Nola.Curbed.com

"Despite its beauty, this chapel condo pops in and out of the local real estate market like a tourist on a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. Is the property haunted? Well, it’s a former orphanage that was later owned by spooky scribe Anne Rice, so that’s a distinct possibility. Hauntings aside, we’re not sure why St. Elizabeth condo #16 has trouble retaining an owner. It’s the crown jewel of one of New Orleans’ most architecturally and historically significant buildings..."

 

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"In the path of I-26 Connector, residents and businesses see an unsettling future" - Citizen-Times.com

"The three-bedroom house Lesley Cohen bought in 2004 sits just a few feet from where her street reaches a dead end at the edge of Interstate 240. Preliminary plans for the I-26 Connector project say the home's location in West Asheville is destined to one day be at the top of a retaining wall, part of the right-of-way the state Department of Transportation says it needs to widen I-240 and improve its interchanges. In other words, the house will be history in a few years..."

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