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The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines

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The Unbounded Home grapples with a core modern reality -- that the value and meaning of a home extend beyond its property lines to schools, shops, parks, services, neighbors, neighborhood aesthetics, and market conditions. The resulting tension between the homeowner’s desire for personal autonomy at home and the impulse to control everything that could affect the home’s va ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Yale University Press (first published 2009)
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Michael Lewyn
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Why do homebuyers seek to regulate their neighborhoods and everything near their neighborhoods? Prof. Fennell points out that a home's value is not just based on the physical house itself, but on everything surrounding the house, including the neighborhood, schools, and other nearby land uses. So a homebuyer who seeks to preserve the home's value will naturally want to control these factors. Fennell points out that this desire for control sometimes leads to negative results (e.g. zoning designed ...more
A brilliant synthesis of much of her work rethinking core concepts of property law. - Tom Ginsburg
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Lee Fennell is Max Pam Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar at The University of Chicago Law School.

Lee Fennell received her JD magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990. She came to the Law School as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law in 1999, after practicing at Pettit & Martin, the State and Local Legal Center, and the Virginia School Boards
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