A community development periodical for
the Ninth Federal Reserve District

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January 2009

Risks and realities of the contract for deed

While contracts for deed offer some advantages over a traditional mortgage, such as speed and simplicity, they can entail distinct risks for buyers and sellers. This article presents basic facts and features of the contract for deed and offers suggestions for minimizing those risks. More >

Weathering the storm: Community developers in Minnesota face the foreclosure crisis

A close look at foreclosures in Minnesota and the ways communities are addressing the problem, individually and collectively. More >

Earning income, serving the community: Guidance for building a social enterprise

A description of the important steps nonprofit organizations should follow when creating enterprises to boost their earned income. More >


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