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National Housing Report Reveals Key Generational Trends

A recent study by the Joint Center on Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) confirms many of the findings of insight2050, a collaborative initiative among public and private partners in the Columbus Region designed to help communities proactively plan for population growth over the next 30 years that is expected to be dramatically different from the past.         According to JCHS’s 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing report: Homeownership rates continue to decline across all age groups, single-family construction remains at historic lows and existing home sales … Read More

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Top Ten Historic Buildings in Central Ohio

Historic Preservation Consultant Judy Williams’s Top Ten Historic Buildings in Central Ohio Columbus-based consultant Judy Williams has 30+ years of experience in historic preservation and has successfully guided over 150 historic structures across the country through the Historic Tax Credit certification and approval process. She works closely with owners, developers and architects in design development and coordination of tax credit applications. Williams also has documented large numbers of historic properties, nominated structures and districts to the National Register of Historic Places, prepared historic design guidelines and written local preservation plans. … Read More

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The Big Give

Update: The Big Give Rewards Announced What is the Big Give? The Big Give is a 24-hour online giving event celebrating The Spirit of Columbus.™ The Columbus Foundation, its family of donors, and community partners have provided a bigger-than-ever, $1.3 million bonus pool for The Big Give, encouraging the community to support the nonprofits they care about in central Ohio. By working together, our community can show its spirit and increase the impact of its giving! The Big Give is powered by PowerPhilanthropy,® the Foundation’s online marketplace of 630 local nonprofits. … Read More

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Demand for Apartments Underscores Importance of insight2050

An increase in apartment construction that began in 2012 shows no signs of abating thanks to the Millennial generation’s attraction to urban, mixed-use communities, says Rob Vogt, a national real estate expert and ULI Columbus Advisory Board member in a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. Young adults who are saddled with college debt and staying single longer as well as empty nesters seeking to downsize are driving demand for pedestrian-friendly, mixed use neighborhoods with restaurants, shops and entertainment amenities, adds Vogt, partner at Vogt Santer Insights, a real estate … Read More

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In 13 States, Land Banks Stabilizing Weakened Municipalities

In 13 States, Land Banks Stabilizing Weakened Municipalities – Urban Land Magazine // From 1971 to 2008, only five states passed legislation enabling land banks; but in the last six years, another eight have done so. As vacancies and blight have plagued parts of the United States still recovering from recession and the mortgage foreclosure crisis, so too has land banking grown. There are now some 120 land banks and land-banking programs, with West Virginia joining the list in 2014. “Many communities—large and small, urban and rural, from the Rust Belt … Read More

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