Housing

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Number of the Day: 418

That's how many new units of housing San Francisco added in 2011, the lowest since 1993.

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U.S. Metros Are Ground Zero for Majority-Minority Populations

More than half of all babies now born in America are minorities. Here's how that's already playing out at the metropolitan level.

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Problem Of the Day: Rio's Hotel Shortage

As the city prepares to host a number of global events, it still lacks the hotel space to meet the demand.

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Housing Recovery Tied to Walkability, But It May Depend On Where You Are

A new analysis finds that the weakest segment of the market is in outer and smaller suburbs.

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A Micro-Market for Vacant Housing

A London company matches flexible tenants with landlords who would otherwise be sitting on empty buildings.

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The Case of Georgia's Disappearing Property Deeds

The country's newly digitized land registration database transferred scores of private property parcels to the state.

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Do We Need Social Security for Our Houses, Too?

With an unprecedented number of retirees seeking to "age in place," America's stock of single-family homes may not be ready for them.

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How Satellite Cities Are Reshaping East Africa

Rapid urbanization and divided cities could create a "nouveau apartheid" in places like Rwanda and Kenya.

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Land Transfer of the Day: 4.1 Million Acres

Turkey will open formerly protected land (much of it already illegally developed) to builders.

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The New Design Needs of the Information Economy

How offices and home spaces are changing to keep up with Generation Y.

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Argument of the Day: Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Zoning Code

Activists should think beyond public subsidies.

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The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

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Creating Neighborhoods Worth Playing In

How to make places where kids want to go outside.

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London's Newest Export: The Poor?

The Olympics promised a fresh start for deprived East London. But they may end up forcing the poor out.

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In Aksu, Buildings That Went Up Must Come Down

China tightens its real estate lending practices in the Uighur Autonomous Region.

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The Evolution of the American Dream, from Colonial Times to Today

A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.

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Two Years After an Earthquake, a Stand-Off Over a Shanty Town

A group of Tibetan earthquake victims in China say they're being threaten with removal to make way for an eco-tourism center.

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Real Estate Boom of the Day: Brooklyn Is Back

The borough is on track to hit $2 billion in property sales this year.