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Launches & Releases: Customize Abandoned Homes

Hitting the Internets with a splash this week is MyHome, Brooklyn, a website hoping to make some lemonade out of a certain housing crisis-shaped lemon. The site invites interested parties to scope out abandoned, stalled, and foreclosed projects that could be ripe for redevelopment. Site users can give feedback on potential floorplans for projects and tell developer Donald Brennan how much they think a redeveloped property would be worth. If a property costs less to develop than anticipated, savings are shared with the resident. Properties currently on the site include Brooklyn Heights' 54 State Street and 72 Poplar Street, the former internal affairs department for the NYC police. If the site does well, the folks at MyHome Brooklyn tell us, future MyHome sites could be in the works.
· My Home, Brooklyn [myhomebrooklyn.com]