Housing

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Is Laundered Money Fueling Miami's Condo Boom?

All signs point to yes. 

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One Answer to San Francisco's Overpriced Housing: 'Co-Living'

Not quite communes, these young people are seeking cheaper, more diverse living arrangements, plus family-style meals.

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Is a Favela Still a Favela Once It Starts Gentrifying?

Rents are going up in Rio's informal housing communities. What, if anything, should the city do about it?

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Why U.S. Cities Have Been Making it Harder to Feed the Homeless

Los Angeles is the latest city to consider a ban on providing meals to the homeless in public.

The Rent in Shanghai Is Too Damn High: An Infographic

What price comparisons between two different cities tell us about the Chinese economy.

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Americans Are Very Confused About What They Want Out of a Community

According to a new survey, they favor walkability, cars, enormous homes, privacy, and a bunch of other things.

What Will Happen to Grandma's House When No One Wants to Buy It?

New projections from the future of a changing market.

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Why Vancouver Is Banning the Doorknob

A not-so-ridiculous idea.

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The Gentrification Puzzle

Why does this phenomenon affect some cities much more than others?

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Has Germany Figured Out the Way to Keep Rents Affordable?

The country has passed new set of rules to make sure city dwellers don't get priced out of their neighborhoods. Will it work?

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Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

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The Paradox of Diverse Communities

It turns out the most cohesive neighborhoods are almost never the most diverse ones. But does that mean we shouldn't fight against self-segregation?

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Ireland Will Bulldoze 40 Vacant Housing Developments — Only 1,260 to Go

The country is awash in ghost towns.

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The Rise of Staying Put

Why has America been growing less mobile for 60 years?

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Where Home Values Have Plummeted the Most Since the Recession

An uneven geography of disappearing wealth.

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Saving Neighborhoods From the 'Vacancy Vortex'

In cities like Buffalo, empty homes make neighborhood restoration a serious challenge. But one group has a clever fix.

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Why the Government Now Cares What You Spend on Gas

Affordable housing isn't all that affordable without low-cost transportation. The feds are starting to recognize this.

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Where the Empty Houses Are

America's vacancy rates are still high, and an unusually large share of homes are being kept off the market.