This blog explores real estate’s endless connections to our lives. Micro and Macro is your resource to go beyond the traditional boundaries of real estate.

Why is it so hard to define "affordable"?

By Kurt Schenck, CNE // July 31, 2019

The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives two definitions regarding “affordable”. First, it means “being within the financial means of most people”. Second, it is defined as “costing little”. However, when it comes to conversations..

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Affordable Housing: An Interdisciplinary Discussion

By Kurt Schenck, CNE // May 30, 2019

As a real estate professional that has practiced locally for almost 15 years, I have been molded to instinctively look for trends in housing. Interest rates, zoning changes, planning/land use initiatives, construction costs and..

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Lessons Learned in Commercial Development: The Lititz Shirt Factory

By Kurt Schenck, CNE // April 23, 2019

Working for over 20 years as an investigative reporter for Eyewitness News in New York City, Jim Hoffer’s undercover reporting career has exposed corruption and led to concrete public policy changes. Having been on the scene..

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