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Squatting and the Foreclosure Crisis

There are two issues taking the nation by storm that many people are aware of– foreclosures and homelessness. Both of these are on the rise in the United States, but some are claiming they have found the solution. 689 more words

Developed World

The crash in Orlando: enter the Canadians

After the crash, Canadians went on a real estate shopping spree in Orlando. Over 90 per cent of the nearly 4,000 properties owned by Canadians in Orange County, Florida – a landlocked area with Orlando as its nucleus – were purchased after 2006. 197 more words

Waiting For The Next Hurricane: The Foreclosure Crisis, Florida, And The Canadian Connection In The New "Nation Of Renters."

Orlando

The vagaries of the U.S. real estate market bring to mind Jurassic Park: The Ride, which climaxes when you get attacked by a T. rex just before an 85-foot splashdown. 957 more words

Waiting For The Next Hurricane: The Foreclosure Crisis, Florida, And The Canadian Connection In The New "Nation Of Renters."

Section 8

The bungalows owned by Toronto-based MSS Property are clustered around I-95, in that second zone between the expressways with the LULU developments and the low-income neighbourhoods. 980 more words

Waiting For The Next Hurricane: The Foreclosure Crisis, Florida, And The Canadian Connection In The New "Nation Of Renters."

The catch

The subprime lending that fueled the boom and bust resulted partly from a push to support affordable housing that was highjacked by Washington and Wall Street in the 1990s.  913 more words

Waiting For The Next Hurricane: The Foreclosure Crisis, Florida, And The Canadian Connection In The New "Nation Of Renters."

The Geography of Opportunity / The Beast in Florida

Railroads and highways often carve up cities in ways that reinforce divisions of race and class. In South Florida’s tri-county area – which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties – the north-south highways shape what urban planning scholar Yanmei Li calls a “geography of opportunity” with three distinct zones. 598 more words

Waiting For The Next Hurricane: The Foreclosure Crisis, Florida, And The Canadian Connection In The New "Nation Of Renters."