When you compare neighborhoods, don't just look at the present. Imagine potential. List all of a neighborhood's good points. How could you and other property owners join together to highlight and improve these features? List the neighborhood's weak points. How can you and others influences? Who can you enlist to promote your cause? Can you mobilize mortgage lenders, other investors, homeowners, Realtors, not-for-profit housing groups, church leaders, builders, contractors, preservationists, police, local employers, retail businesses, school teachers, principals, community redevelopment agencies, elected officials, civic groups, and perhaps students, professors, and administrators of a nearby college or university? People can make a difference.
Which neighborhoods do you believe will gentrify within the next decade?
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