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This Abandoned House Gets Curbed!

Posted on 9/24/2013 by Maggie Marystone in chicago afterphotos corrugated metal praise
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We got some really nice press from the good people at Curbed Chicago today. Forbes calls Curbed "The granddaddy of all real estate blogs," so we are really excited and grateful they highlighted This Abandoned House!

The City of Chicago's program through which we bought the house ("Preserving Communities Together") is really an incredible opportunity for both the people who purchase and renovate the properties as well as for residents struggling with all the issues that go along with vacant and abandoned properties in their neighborhood.

"Curbed was given an opportunity to feature the radical architectural makeover, and the process used to acquire and execute such a small-grain regenerative project is something we should all know about."

Read the full article on Curbed.

Many cities and towns have programs similar to Chicago's PCT program. I hope this article encourages potential homebuyers to find out more about programs like PCT that can have such a big impact on the quality of life for the homebuyer and their new neighbors. 

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