Condos

February 15, 2010, 5am PST
Amid the economic recession, Habitat for Humanity is transitioning from the construction of single-family homes to more affordable condominiums.
The Washington Post
January 26, 2010, 2pm PST
Dubbed "micro-lofts", these tiny units are going up in an historic building in Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Sun
November 17, 2009, 7am PST
As termed-out Mayor Manny Diaz leaves office in Miami, <em>The Miami Herald</em>'s Andres Viglucci takes a look back at the impact Diaz had on the city's growth.
The Miami Herald
September 27, 2009, 9am PDT
Like many other cities, there are condos a-plenty in Seattle. Developers are trying almost anything to get them sold. But the majority remain empty, leaving developers scratching their heads about what to do.
KUOW
August 3, 2009, 8am PDT
With a 32-story tower occupied only part-time by a single family, America's real estate bust may be most apparent in Fort Meyers.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 23, 2009, 1pm PDT
The City Council of Vancouver recently gave developers the ability to create smaller units attached to condos for buyers to use as rental property.
Metro Vancouver
July 15, 2009, 7am PDT
Sales in Brooklyn are down, and that's made a ghost town out of the recently booming but now busted Williamsburg neighborhood.
New York Magazine
May 7, 2009, 10am PDT
In a policy shift, the Vancouver City Council voted to limit the number of new condos being built downtown in order to preserve room for office space.
CBC News
April 19, 2009, 9am PDT
Housing advocates and policymakers in Brooklyn are working with developers to take half-finished luxury condos (stalled out by the economic crisis) and transform them into affordable housing.
City Hall
April 3, 2009, 12pm PDT
Florida's real estate meltdown is leading to a second crisis: so many condo owners have stopped paying their fees that associations have had to cut back on maintenance and repairs, leading some to fear a "death spiral" for condos.
Yahoo! News
February 18, 2009, 8am PST
One developer has found a way to build condos at $60,000 less than it costs the average Toronto developer. Through deferrals from the city, money is made available to assist homebuyers with their down payments.
The Tyee
December 6, 2008, 11am PST
Construction is booming in Vancouver, with tall condo buildings rising around the city. The city has become more sophisticated over the last several years, and has attracted a significant market of second-home buyers.
The New York Times
September 19, 2008, 9am PDT
Toronto is swimming in high-rise construction, with the second highest rate in the world. Some say this shift to the urban core spells the end of sprawl in Toronto.
Globe and Mail
May 19, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Developers in Detroit are planning a condominium project completely made out of used shipping containers. But city approval is needed before the project can move forward.</p>
The Detroit Free Press
May 5, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Developers and politicians in L.A. are stealthily moving forward with plans to build a skyscraper in the heart of Hollywood -- a 40-story project that would tower high over existing development in the area.</p>
LA Weekly
March 24, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Critic Christopher Hume bemoans the destruction of historic homes in Toronto to make way for new residential condo towers.</p>
The Toronto Star
March 18, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Condos are booming in Vancouver, and as a result the city's young creatives are being squeezed out.</p>
The Globe & Mail
Blog post
September 9, 2007, 4pm PDT

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~Ernest Hemingway

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