Kathy in the Star Tribune!

    Kathy in the Star Tribune!

    Aug 08, 2018

    So excited to announce that I was quoted in the Star Tribune, in an article about municipal fees being a barrier to more affordable housing in suburbs.

    Schafer: Municipal fees a barrier to more affordable housing in suburbs

    by Lee Schafer – July 30, 2018

    Another column in an occasional series on the future of housing.

    Realtor Kathy Samson knew exactly how a parcel of 6.3 acres in the northwest suburban community of Rogers should get developed.

    The buyer Samson had in mind is a builder of one-floor townhouses on concrete slabs that were perfect for retirees, veterans and others who really wanted to avoid stairs and live on just one level. These places could be thought of as affordable only by the thinnest of margins, at about $250,000 per unit.

    Read more: http://www.startribune.com/schafer-municipal-fees-a-barrier-to-more-affordable-housing-in-suburbs/489551481/