Urban Homesteading

People willing to invest a little time, effort, and money are getting some great bargains on buildings in urban homesteading programs.



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This ready-for-restoration building shows how poorly some of the homes in "neighborhoods on the way up" have been maintained by absentee landlords.
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Many gutted and boarded up buildings offered for a dollar down in urban homesteading programs might well appear disheartening  to the prospective renovator.
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This attractive living room was once dirty, dilapidated, and unlivable.
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TOP: Interiors are also often in need of work... BOTTOM: ...but with time, labor, and construction know-how they can become lovely dwellings
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