Real Estate Industry Smells Money In Marijuana Legalization [Marketplace] The value of agricultural land sextupled overnight in some California counties that legalized it. My parents own hundreds of acres of near-worthless farmland in Iowa; I should start lobbying the state government there to legalize it so I can become a wholesome rural Midwestern drug lord.
Damien Hirst Forced to Abandon Plans for Eco-Housing Development [Artnet] The fact that this rich and famous artist planned to build a green housing development makes me guilty about the kinds of things I fantasize about doing if I was a rich and famous artist.
Zoning Board to Reconsider McMillan Redevelopment In March Hearing [Urban Turf DC] I feel like someone in the city government finally realized that a park there would make home values rise a lot more than a big glass and steel mixed-use blah blah blah.
Alabama’s Worst McMansions [McMansion Hell] Why do I feel like a post about Alabama’s best McMansions would be just as hilarious?
Jeff Bezos Was the Anonymous Buyer Who Bought the Most Expensive House In DC [Washington Post] Come on, is this really a surprise? Who else in DC is going to buy a $20 million house in cash? I bet even the Obamas got a mortgage.
DC’s Affluent Millennials Clustered Around Green Line [Washington Business Journal] This is such sweet revenge to the people who turned up their noses at my Shaw address a decade ago, because “the Red Line is the only acceptable train to live near.”