The following is a Guest Post by Andrew Price:
I would say the the majority of the United States does not have affordable housing problems, at least not to the extent that we do in the New York City or San Francisco Bay areas. Affordable housing can include low-income housing, but the two are not the same thing. When I am talking about affordable housing problems, I mean cities where you are paying around $3,000 a month for a 1 bedroom apartment.
Hoboken is cruising right along in Strongtowns.org‘s first annual “Strongest Town” contest. The contest aims to showcase towns that are a model of development by growing financially strong and resilient (which we’ve more fully explained here). Hoboken now faces off with Sandusky, OH in the final four match-up.
Hoboken is now in the ‘Elite 8’ of Strongtowns.org’s first annual Strongest Town contest (more info on what the contest is about in our original post). It’s now Hoboken against Hopkins, MN, and we need you to vote at the following link so that we can make it into the final four. Voting closes tomorrow, so please vote now and tell your friends: Vote Hoboken
Hoboken real estate seems to be reaching new highs everyday. But if you want to feel good about your purchasing power in Hoboken, then check out a shack that recently sold in San Fransisco. It was listed at $350,000 – the cheapest listing in the Golden Gate City. The shack actually received multiple offers (6 in total), and sold for $408,000, fifty eight grand over the asking price.
Strongtowns, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “support a model of development that allows America’s cities, towns and neighborhoods to grow financially strong and resilient, is having a competition to determine which town in America best represents their mission statement.
Hoboken’s waterfront now has the opportunity to fulfill its potential with a continuous, unobstructed walkway. The Union Dry Dock, currently located between 9th and 10th streets on Sinatra Drive, is apparently for sale. And we think the city should
More great news for the residents of uptown Hoboken. A real estate source close to Hoboken, Inc. noted that West Elm is likely coming to a retail spot near Willow 14 – the under construction mixed-use building on the corner of 14th and Willow.
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