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Two women who have filed a lawsuit against the Central Ohio branch of Habitat for Humanity say the organization is refusing to pay for replacement homes after theirs were destroyed by a fire sparked by poor electrical work.

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From Cincinnati to Cleveland, Ohio is home to houses designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s not every day one hits the open market.

McMansion Hell

To upwardly-mobile Americans, those gigantic suburban houses known as McMansions might signal affluence and "making it," but they’re nails on a chalkboard to Kate Wagner, the writer behind the irreverent blog McMansion Hell.

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It’s illegal to alter original property deeds in Ohio, so documents for many homes built before the Fair Housing Act still contain discriminatory language. Those restrictions are now unenforceable, but can still be offensive.

A new bill in the Ohio House would allow online deeds to be updated.

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Columbus's real estate market hit new records this past August, with homes spending an average of 27 days on the market.

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A new research project is intended to help determine why Franklin County, which includes Columbus, has Ohio's busiest eviction court and such high numbers of people forced to leave their homes.

The type of siding or "cladding" used on the Grenfell Tower in London — and suspected of feeding the massive fire that killed dozens of residents — is not allowed on the exterior of tall buildings across most of the U.S.

But a few states and the District of Columbia have relaxed building codes in recent years and have started to permit the use of some cladding containing components that don't pass a fire test.

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Jana Kasperkevic

Tiny homes seem like a perfect answer to most of millennials’ problems. They are affordable. They are minimalistic. The are trendy. Except there’s one problem: Tiny homes are not considered homes when it comes to bank loans, making it hard for potential owners to find financing.

Future of Housing in Central Ohio

May 16, 2017
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Mary Black Foundation

Despite the bad rap that suburbs often get for being isolated and cookie-cutter, America remains a largely suburban nation. According to a new report, more than two-thirds of people in Columbus live in a suburb.

 

Join us today as we discuss the future of housing and suburban development in central Ohio.

It’s been 10 years since foreclosures reached a peak in Cuyahoga County. From 2007 to 2015, mortgage foreclosure numbers fell around 63 percent countywide, according to figures compiled by the Thriving Communities Institute.

But despite this good news, there are Northeast Ohioans still feeling the aftermath of the crash and the financial instability it caused.

Trying to Buy Again after Foreclosure

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