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Saturday, January 21, 2012

proposed historic district in the east village

A proposed historic district in the East Village would honor its Bohemian and older past, but strong opposition has developed from the churches in the neighborhood who see the move as creating hardship, expense, and bureaucracy...a familiar theme: New York Times article

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vacant property registration

Mansfield is one of many cities around the country looking at vacant property registration as a possible tool to improve the maintenance and upkeep of properties during the foreclosure process.  But this article out of Chicago is an indication Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are going to be opposing implementation of these ordinances on their foreclosures.  Chicago Tribune Article