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New York City Just Took A Huge Step To Tackle Obscenely High Rents

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact

Two significant components of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) affordable housing plan won the approval of City Council Tuesday after months...

America's On-going Housing Crisis and the Politics of the Young

David Coates | Posted 02.26.2017 | Politics
David Coates

The legacy of the housing crisis remains firmly in place - largely undiscussed but still potent, hidden deep beneath the surface of contemporary politics. It is a legacy that falls most heavily on the young. Five features of that legacy are particularly relevant now.

Ending Homelessness in LA: Looking at the Progress

Deborah De Santis | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Ending homelessness is not about waving a magic wand so no one becomes homeless ever again; rather, it's working hard to make sure the processes and systems are in place so that when a person or family enters homelessness, their housing needs are quickly and appropriately identified, met and sustained.

Hurricane Evacuations Will Remain Tough for Many Black New Orleanians

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Bullard said it won't be easy for many African Americans to leave or return in the next big storm, whether it's under their own steam or the city's auspices.

10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S. to Rent

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.24.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A rental market report was released for the third quarter of 2014. San Francisco has the second highest median rent in the country but Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley ranks as number one. The San Francisco Bay Area has seven of the top 10 highest rents in the nation.

5 Truths About Housing Costs In Tech Hubs Like San Francisco

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

Trulia: 2014 Will Be The Year Of Repeat Home Buyer

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The housing market continued its uneven recovery in 2013 and will enter 2014 closer to normal than it was a year earlier. Consumer optimism is climbin...

America's Half-Forgotten Housing Crisis

David Coates | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
David Coates

On the housing front, the good news is that the president wants Mel Watt to head the FHFA. The really bad news is that the problems in the U.S. housing system are currently so entrenched that, even if he is confirmed, Mel Watt will be hard-pressed to resolve them.

Is Your Housing Market Booming, Rebounding, Humming or Struggling?

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Although most of the housing markets with big price gains exhibit unhealthy fundamentals, some markets with rising prices are healthy. Markets with flat or falling prices include both healthy and unhealthy markets.

Las Vegas and Seattle Named 2012's Top Turnaround Housing Markets

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Nationally, rents rose 5.2 percent year-over-year, still slightly ahead of the national price gain of 5.1 percent. In Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, rents are rising much faster than home prices.

Hospital Building Accelerates in New Orleans After Homes Were Moved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Susan Buchanan

At combined cost to build of more than $2 billion, the two hospitals in the area will be an economic shot in the arm.

Step Aside, Florida: Biggest Price Gains Now in the West

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Jed Kolko

Because asking prices lead sales prices by approximately two or more months, the Monitors reveal trends before other price indexes do. With that, here's the scoop on where prices and rents are headed.

Rising Home Prices Can't Keep Up With Rent Increases

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Prices are rising in at-risk metros because prices have fallen so far that they've attracted interest from prospective investors and international homebuyers, whose interest in U.S. homes can be volatile; in contrast, prices are rising in the in-the-clear metros primarily due to job growth.

Owning A Home Cheaper Than Renting One

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Despite very low prices, many Americans can't or don't want to buy houses. Instead we're paying ever-higher rents and watching as housing prices fa...

Why Location Matters If You're on the Fence About Renting vs. Buying

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Marking a big shift from the boom years, the cost of buying relative to renting has fallen a lot. But just because prices dropped and rents held steady or rose in most places, does that make now a great time to buy? The answer depends on you and on where you live.

Renters: Screwed Again

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

Renters are getting squeezed. Even as home prices continue to fall, not many can afford to buy a house. Rents in major cities across the country ro...

Apartment Vacancy Rate Surges 7.8%, Rents Fall

The Wall Street Journal | NICK TIMIRAOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. vacancy rate reached 7.8%, a 23-year high, according to Reis Inc., a New York real-estate research firm that tracks vacancies and rents in th...

25 Real Estate Market Poised To Fall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One way to know where housing prices are headed is to look at their relationship to rents. As Fortune's data show, big declines are needed to bring pr...