Housing

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.

CityFixer

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.

Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

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

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

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

Multigenerational Communities or Bust

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

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.

Millennial Homeowners Are Especially Screwed

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

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

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

Why I Moved Back to the Suburbs

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

Maps

The Geography of Underwater Homes

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

Tracking Blight in America's Hardest-Hit Cities

Where property abandonment is growing and declining.

'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.

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."

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.

A Chart That Explains the Path to a Global Urban Majority

Which countries became at least half urban the fastest?

Mexico's Boxcar Children

Life in an abandoned rail car outside of Monterrey.

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

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

Micro-Subletting Is Thriving in New York — But Is It Legal?

Users of sites like Airbnb are snubbing a recent law that forbids short-term apartment rentals.