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Yes. Really good one!sugarmagnolia wrote:Shoveling out elderly?Leland33 wrote: Maybe a voluntary “work-off” at say $20/hour to pay back all or some of any $$$ settlement.
William...a lot of downtown is rental units. If landlords don't live there they don't have to worry about parking. And as we know, rents are very high on Cape Ann. Many are on very small lots with no chance to add parking.William Taylor.e wrote: I wonder what the percentage of houses in Gloucester is that do not have on site parking?
Not having it decreases the selling price and I would think in this day and age when a lot of families commute to work and have two cars or kids that this would eliminate upwardly mobile families from moving here.
I know I would not buy a house with no parking.
I did for many years when I lived in Cambridge. It was much easier in the past as back then most people had one car, As a person of means do you have parking DM? If you are elderly or carrying groceries for a family, parking is important. Surely you understand that in this day and age parking is highly desirable and many people would not buy a house that did not have it. I take it you hesitate to support upward mobility?DM3194 wrote: "I know I would not buy a house with no parking..."
Egads... Impressive standards!
But if you were not a person of means, you might have to rent a place with no parking !!! Can you imagine how icky that would be, WIlliam?
My solution is for cities to buy or take over derelict or other properties in congested neighborhood and create lots for parking. Not expensive relative to what we spend on the municipal efforts, schools, pensions, public works, etc., and the city could even charge a modest affordable fee. You make parking lots in different neighborhoods, line them with a few trees and flower beds and you have a neighborhood asset that could help everyone and pay for any maintenance with the fees. It would raise the value of the neighborhood homes enriching the city slightly and enable young families that need two cars to be able to live downtown in those neighborhoods.moro wrote: Real estate tip of the week: BUy houses with lots of parking!
William I don't get what you are saying about the elderly and groceries and all that. We have a very old, congested and tightly built downtown with lots of ancient houses with more and more apartments...and more and more cars. The parking problem is just like so many other north shore cities. And there is no room for new houses, and not a lot of houses suddenly for sale with big parking lots.
And your solution is, let's everybody buy houses with lots of parking from now on? No comprendo.
Maplewood School, Fuller School, Cameron's , I4-C2.....moro wrote: William where are the derelict properties exactly? Can you name one? are they occupied by non-upwardly mobile people who you think should be gotten rid of anyhow?