Housing

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

New projections from the future of a changing market.

Why Vancouver Is Banning the Doorknob

A not-so-ridiculous idea.

The Gentrification Puzzle

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

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?

Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

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?

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

The country is awash in ghost towns.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Your Rent Is Rising Faster Than Inflation

The decline of homeownership has moved more people onto the rental market, pushing asking prices up at an alarming clip.

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A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities'

In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.

Behold: The Rental-Backed Security

The investors who brought us mortgage-backed securities are now betting on housing again, with a twist.

A Groundbreaking 1961 Documentary Laid Bare Chicago's Racial Disparities

Ten years after the Cicero riots came an award-winning film called The City of Necessity.

The Life of a 1990s Manhattan Squatter

Ash Thayer moved to Manhattan to become a photographer. Her community became her subject.

Homes Near Cemeteries Sell for 13 Percent More Than Ones Near the Living

But they do take longer to sell.