When Buying a House, Consider Climate Change [The New York Times] Judging by this article, getting home insurance and passing inspections in a post-warming world are a much scarier prospect than actually getting inundated by a biblical-type flood.
DC Court of Appeals Blocks McMillan Redevelopment [Urban Turf DC] I mean, yeah, the planned development was kind of a sore thumb compared to its low-key residential surroundings, but just like everyone else, I assumed big money would carry the day. (Don’t get your hopes up, this is far from a final decision.)
This $10K House Can Be Built With a Hex Key In Half a Day [Inhabitat] Considering that the IKEA bookshelves are supposed to take an hour to assemble and usually take around four hours, I’d guess this house actually takes a month or so to put together. Still, it’s a cool idea.
America’s First Real Estate Presidency [Politico] When I read the phrase “real estate presidency,” I think of the President spraying “chocolate chip cookie” aerosol odor around the White House right before the foreign dignitaries arrive.
Vacant Dupont Circle Homes Draw Squatters [Washington City Paper] I checked three times to make sure this wasn’t a news story from 1987, and I still think it might be.
DC’s Housing Crisis Increases for Poorest Residents [DCist] As far as I’m concerned, if you pay less than half your monthly income to rent, you’re basically in the 1%.