Can DC’s Homeless Live In Discarded Metro Cars? [Citylab] They’re like shipping container homes that come with windows and wall-to-wall carpeting.
The Case for Attending Your Local ANC Meetings [DCist] The rumors are true: lots of eccentrics attend ANC meetings. I once went to one where an old guy brought a hand-drawn presentation about angels.
DC Continues to Convert Offices Into Residential Buildings [Urban Turf DC] This is a no-brainer. The average office has more light and better views and location than all but the best homes.
A Heartfelt Letter Clinches a Real Estate Deal [The New York Times] If it came down to writing a heartfelt emotional letter to get a huge discount on my dream home, or just paying extra, I think I’d rather just pay extra. That’s just me though.
Check Out This Recordbreaking $42 Million SF Condo [Curbed SF] The thing I never understood was that if you can afford a $42 million condo, you can afford to perpetually live in a luxury suite in the Hilton, which is like a $42 million condo, but with complementary maid service and a 24 hour concierge.
Why Are Real Estate Funds Sitting On Billions of Dollars [Forbes] Apparently there are no properties that are more appealing than just sitting on a pile of money and doing nothing. Is this one of the warning signs of a bubble?