Housing

A House on Penny Road Will Cost More Than a House on Penny Lane

When it comes to home prices, not all street names are created equal.

The Growing Inequality of Home Building in India

Cities are building more houses than ever, but they are priced out of reach for the poor.

This House Consumes Less Net Energy Than Your Little Urban Studio

Meet the federal government's four-bed, three-bath, two-car garage, 2,700-square foot suburban net-zero home.

Why Your Apartment Should Be on Facebook

A Cleveland start-up helps apartment complexes up their social media game.

Housing Shortage in Paris? Blame the Foreigners!

At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.

Does Who You See on the Street Determine How Long You'll Live?

New research suggests who you see may subtly affect your life expectancy.

The Paradox of Mexicantown: Detroit's Uncomfortable Relationship With the Immigrants it Desperately Needs

Mexicans have made a productive home for themselves in a city largely known for its shrinking population. So why are they being deported?

Photos

Rent This Boston Townhouse for Only $40,000 a Month

This restored property in Beacon Hill costs as much as renting an average house for a year.

The Real Town Behind This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book

Dead End in Norvelt is based on a New Deal-era subsistence farming community in rural Pennsylvania.

Where Urban Land Growth Is About to Explode

Regions where urbanization is likely to increase by 2030, and where it will have the most impact.

Homeowners vs. Birds: the Depressing Probability of Window Collisions

Even more depressing: your bird feeder makes things worse.

Videos

A Housing Project Upgrade Done Right

Outside Cincinnati, a deteriorated housing project is given a facelift without displacing residents.

The Death and Life of Little Havana

While its historic character and culture has been strong for the last 50 years, the neighborhood's re-emergence is complicated by uncertainties.

Maps

What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

The New Narrowest House in the World

At its widest point, the Keret House in Warsaw is little more than 4 feet across.

Flexibility Is Key in Retrofitting Suburbs

Designing adaptability will help suburban areas meet residents' needs over the long term.

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.

Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

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