Category: Homeownership

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

22 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of Milton’s leaders, that the town’s shortage of affordable housing is due to forces beyond […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 3: Endanger seniors by delaying ambulances

21 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith “What is dark within me, illumine.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Milton, as we’ve seen in preceding two parts, is a town where time – at least in the sense of real estate development – has largely stopped, though with the […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 2: You will be hard pressed

20 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] “We know no time when we were not as now.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, the Town of Milton is currently grappling with the challenge of preparing, approving, and then submitting to DHCD a Housing Production Plan, in hopes that […]

Milton’s paradise lost?: Part 1, A suburb of Boston

17 October, 2014 (10:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith “What think’st thou then of mee, and this my State, Seem I to thee sufficiently possest Of happiness, or not?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Judging by their words as reported in a recent Boston Globe (September 11, 2014) article, for the happy residents, Milton is an Eden threatened by evil: […]

Beats the alternative

4 September, 2014 (09:00) | Homeownership, House prices, Markets, Recovery, Rental, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith Beats the alternative Interviewer: How does it feel to be 100%? George Burns: “Beats the alternative.” Demonstrating the journalist’s precept that an ominous warning always trumps a happy event, Fortune (July 18, 2014) manages to bypass the real story in favor of a scaremongering headline: Why the housing recovery is over, […]