43 minutes | Jun 30, 2021

Gameday homes, Dak, and Starkville real estate

This episode is an example of the bonus episodes we regularly publish on our Patreon, which you can subscribe to at splitzoneduo.com. Patrons will see another episode going up on their feeds just as they see this one. Maybe you know someone who's spent a weekend at a gameday home –– a property they or a friend bought exclusively for use on college football game weekends. This episode is about the growth of those properties in the SEC –– and in Starkville, Mississippi, in particular –– and how Mississippi State's mid-2010s success has had a tangible impact on the housing supply in the Bulldogs' city. Taylor Shelton is a Georgia State geographer who recently conducted a first-of-its-kind study into the proliferation of gameday homes, how they've boomed in recent years, what they've done to housing markets in cities like Starkville, and what they've changed about how SEC cities use their space. In other words, this is an interview about what football can mean to real estate markets and college towns in the American South. You can find Taylor's study at www.taylorshelton.info, and his Twitter handle is @kyjts. Or you can enroll at Georgia State and get the paid version of all he has to offer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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