By BEN CASSELMAN and CONOR DOUGHERTY JUNE 20, 2019 This house in Atlanta was sold three times in one year, a sign of exploding investor interest in starter homes that is reshaping the nation’s housing market and driving up prices. Photographs and video by MELISSA GOLDENDrone footage by ELIJAH NOUVELAGEGraphics by KARL RUSSELL The house at 1375 Boulevard Lorraine always had what real estate people call “good bones.” A Craftsman-style bungalow, the house was modest — just 1,600 square feet on a single story — but it had a spacious front porch, and it sat on a corner lot atop a sloping lawn that meant passers-by looked up at it from the street. It was built in 1935, when this southwest Atlanta neighborhood, known as Adams Park, was a prosperous, middle-class area. By the time an investor bought it in 2018, however, both the house and the neighborhood had fallen on hard times. Southwest Atlanta had been devastated by the foreclosure crisis, … [Read more...] about Want a House Like This? Prepare for a Bidding War With Investors
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Former players know where to sit at Hamline University’s venerable Hutton Arena, the historic and often-overlooked venue in St. Paul, because they know the one enduring quirk of the place: It’s stinking hot, even on the coldest nights. Bleachers on the side opposite the benches press up against the windows, which Hamline staffers keep cracked to counteract the hard-to-regulate heat from the building’s antiquated steam boiler system. That helps. A little. “A lot of teams complain we turn the heat up in their locker room,” said Hamline assistant coach Ed Cassidy, who played here in the late 1970s. “I said, ‘Come over to our locker room. It’s the same. We don’t like it any better.’ It can get stifling in here.” Wednesday night, as light snow fell outside along Snelling Avenue, Dan Holjie, Don Bulger and Gary Fridell — Hamline teammates in the early 1960s and still close friends — settled in atop the window-side … [Read more...] about When it comes to basketball history, the U of M has nothing on Hamline
Updated 12:28 pm PST, Monday, November 19, 2018 Police gather at the scene of a fatal shooting in the center row home in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Police say two men and two women have been found shot and killed in a basement in Philadelphia. Police gather at the scene of a fatal shooting in the center row home in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Police say two men and two women have been found shot and killed in a basement in Philadelphia. Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Police gather at the scene of a fatal shooting in the center row home in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Police say two men and two women have been found shot and killed in a basement in Philadelphia. Police gather at the scene of a … [Read more...] about Police: 4 people found ‘executed’ in home’s basement