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Do the Numbers on Gardens

There’s a fascinating article using Zillow analysis to figure out the value of food gardens to residential housing.  This isn’t news to a lot of us, but it is nice to see the numbers quantified:   Minor Kitchen Remodel.  Cost: $14,917   Return on resale:  $14,645   Percentage Return:  -1.8% Major Bathroom Remodel.   Cost:…

A number of people, including Ilargi and Stoneleigh at _The Automatic Earth_ have long pointed out that the interventions that the government has made in the housing market hasn’t served the people. They observe, for example, that by propping up house prices artificially they’ve benefitted more affluent, generally older homeowners, at the expense of younger,…

I’ve been meaning to write something about this New York Times article that suggests that affluent homeowners are strategically defaulting more than middle class and poor ones, but Mike the Mad Biologist said it better. While I realize regulation has become a four-letter word, regulation does force the regulated to act in certain ways that…