Securing homes under Detroit’s Proposal N to cost less; extra money shifted to demolition

Under Proposal N, the approximately 6,000 homes that won’t be razed — deemed salvageable — will be secured by the city to protect them from falling into demolition-worthy disrepair while they work on finding buyers. That means they’re working against the clock, installing protective coverings over windows, patching some roofs, cleaning out debris and handling […]

Many Columbus-area homeowners updating homes to better suit their needs

Kelly Watson’s household is big — and it will soon become a bit bigger.  © Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch Julie and Garth Garlock did a first-floor addition of a mudroom, laundry, bedroom and bath and also extended their existing sunroom during the past year....