Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The Ohio Supreme Court has found that landlords must provide a safe environment to guests of their tenants. That conflicts with an earlier appeals court ruling.
More and more people are choosing to rent these days instead of taking the plunge and buying a house. And at least some of that can be attributed to the deflated housing bubble and the ensuing credit crunch. WOSU reports experts disagree on whether the increase in renting is permanent.
Three years ago interest rates were at an all time low, and many people were taking advantage of it: buying a home instead of renting. But the buyer’s boom appears to be coming to an end as interest rates continue to rise. And that’s causing the Columbus rental market to be the tightest it’s been in years.
More than 400 tenants at Woodland Meadows apartments face an uncertain future. Managers of the east side housing complex lost their federal subsidy and are preparing to close the apartments. Adding to the tenants’ problems – news just this week that their natural gas service will likely be disconnected at the end of the month because the complex did not pay the bill.