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Foreclosure Crisis Opens and Closes a Treasure Trove of Parks

With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, Atlanta thought it had found the perfect opportunity to build more parks.

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Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

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Singapore: The Reluctant World Capital of Tiny Homes

The city-state is on its way to being overrun with pint-sized condos. The government wants it to stop.

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Berlin's Invisible Gentrifiers

The city's properties are being sucked up by out-of-towners who visit only a few weeks a year, turning neighborhoods into ghost towns.

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Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

Need ideas for how to better your neighborhood? We've got 'em right here.

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These May Be The Least 'Livable' Cities, But They're the Future

Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.

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Multigenerational Communities or Bust

Cities that don't work for people of all ages risk stagnating in the past.

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How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home In Your City?

You might earn more in places like San Francisco and New York – but it'll take you years to save for a down payment in those markets.

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Millennial Homeowners Are Especially Screwed

Young owners are more likely to be behind on mortgage payments. But there's good news, too.

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Nabe or Hood? A Brief History of Shortening 'Neighborhood'

Finding the origins of nabe proved easier than explaining its current popularity.

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Why I Moved Back to the Suburbs

Increasingly, I find fashionable inner city neighborhoods as banal as any suburb, just more expensive.

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The Geography of Underwater Homes

New data from Zillow shows fewer homeowners underwater, but the pattern varies widely by geography.

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Tracking Blight in America's Hardest-Hit Cities

Where property abandonment is growing and declining.

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'We Buy Houses': Decline and Opportunity in Pittsburgh's East Suburbs

Penn Hills, Pennsylvania's foreclosure woes have left it in deep trouble. At least two entrepreneurs are cashing in.

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Of Discrimination, Housing and Board Games

"You are picked up for ‘loitering’ and taken directly to the police station for interrogation. Go back three spaces."

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Giant 1,500-Year-Old Geoglyphs Threatened By Squatters

In Peru, the Nazca lines are at risk of disappearing as the housing crisis pushes people onto protected land.

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A Chart That Explains the Path to a Global Urban Majority

Which countries became at least half urban the fastest?

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Mexico's Boxcar Children

Life in an abandoned rail car outside of Monterrey.

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Is China's Affordable Housing Going to Those Who Need It?

As China works towards big housing goal, questions arise about who's benefitting.