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Re: “Will a New Townhouse Project Open the Floodgates for Raleigh Developers?

The townhome full-ownership model is very common in Belgium, where I just moved back from. It works very well and allows this type of home to exist outside of a "townhouse complex" model. Of course certain rules have to be followed as far as changes owners might make in the future.

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Posted by MikeHomeowner on 07/04/2016 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Are Raleigh’s empty promises on affordable housing a thing of the past?

1. Someone tell me how a housing development of 64 subsidized units (out of 80 total) is not simply another case of warehousing the poor and working class. 16 units paying full freight to live in a modern twist on the awful old housing projects? FAIL. No more than 20% should be subsidized.

2. There are plenty of opportunities to rent/buy affordably in SE and East Raleigh. I don't accept the "bridge and tunnel" dramatics regarding Johnston County commuting.

3. Part of what makes Raleigh and environs attractive is that it skews middle class and higher, and attracts college graduates. Sorry people but we all know the truth. Raleigh isn't Memphis or Stockton or San Bernadino, and we dont need to create a magnet scenario for low skilled single parents fleeing their self-created messes.

4. No way will Raleigh accept a sales tax hike to attract people we don't need. No way.

Have a great day in a city that works!

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Posted by MikeHomeowner on 10/23/2015 at 5:40 AM

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