housing http://wyso.org en New Mortgage Rules In Effect This Week Get Mixed Reviews http://wyso.org/post/new-mortgage-rules-effect-week-get-mixed-reviews <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-09fd3b0e-92e6-cc48-b541-ca512ddfcaa7"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A complex new set of rules designed to limit risky loans is in place as of this week for mortgage bankers. The regulations were developed in response to the 2008 financial crisis.</span></span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:44:38 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44646 at http://wyso.org How Do You Buy Up A Vacant Property In Dayton? WYSO Curious Investigates http://wyso.org/post/how-do-you-buy-vacant-property-dayton-wyso-curious-investigates <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Recently Dave </span>Chesar&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">of Oakwood heard <a href="http://wyso.org/post/dayton-home-sales-vacant-properties-remain" target="_blank">a story we did</a> about the 6,000 abandoned properties in Dayton. </span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43354 at http://wyso.org How Do You Buy Up A Vacant Property In Dayton? WYSO Curious Investigates Hedge Fund-Backed Rental Company Wins Back $184,000 From Huber Heights City Budget http://wyso.org/post/hedge-fund-backed-rental-company-wins-back-184000-huber-heights-city-budget <p>Last month <a href="http://wyso.org/post/hedge-fund-buying-huber-heights-wyso-s-lewis-wallace-talks-bloomberg-reporters" target="_blank">WYSO reported</a> that an Illinois-based hedge fund had purchased about one in eleven homes in the town of Huber Heights. The company <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-21/magnetar-goes-long-ohio-town-while-shorting-its-tax-base.html" target="_blank">made national news</a> by asking Montgomery County to reduce its property taxes by over a million dollars. Now the results are in—and they weren’t as hard on the local budget as expected.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43043 at http://wyso.org Hedge Fund-Backed Rental Company Wins Back $184,000 From Huber Heights City Budget Can A Neighborhood Improve Without Gentrifying? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To Jan Lepore-Jentleson http://wyso.org/post/can-neighborhood-improve-without-gentrifying-wyso-s-lewis-wallace-talks-jan-lepore-jentleson <p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:33:04 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42942 at http://wyso.org Can A Neighborhood Improve Without Gentrifying? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To Jan Lepore-Jentleson Twin Towers Crossing Cuts Ribbon On Low-Income Homes http://wyso.org/post/twin-towers-crossing-cuts-ribbon-low-income-homes <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5984507b-7d3c-cd45-2e0e-f72b2ae74fe4"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Just down the block from the tall church towers that give Twin Towers its name, there’s a surprising image: instead of Dayton’s classic, old wood homes you see a block full of brand new wood homes in a similar style.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:37:41 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42409 at http://wyso.org Twin Towers Crossing Cuts Ribbon On Low-Income Homes