News Alerts. Oct. 5, 2013. Morning Edition. #RealEstate

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  1. Don’t be “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish” when performing your ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] Project. | ADA Compliance Consultants, Inc.

    A word to the wise:

    It used to be that a property owner or manager could call up their trusted contractor and get them to seal and re-stripe their parking lot without ever having a conversation with the building department.

    Likewise, there was a time, not to long ago, when you could remove an asphalt built up ramp that cut into your sidewalk and install a new curb cut ramp or install a small asphalt overlay to the disabled parking stall area without permission from your local building agency.

    Well, I’m here to tell you those days are gone … especially when it comes to ADA construction projects.

    Read the source article … ise-and-pound-foolish-when-performing-yo ur-ada-project/

  2. Booming market drives up rents and squeezes out renters | Star Tribune

    Affordable housing is in short supply mostly because there’s a lack of public and private funding available for income-restricted projects. But rising costs for land and materials also are pushing up prices for apartments. Units in popular locations can rent for $2 or more per square foot.

    Read the source article … 79612.html