In cities across the nation, cash-and-carry buyers are still gobbling up houses at foreclosure—and luxury—prices.
Signs that your neighborhood has become upscale: computer stores, needlepoint boutiques... exotic-bird shops?
There's not enough cheap housing to go around.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
Architects used images filmed by the inventor in 1901 to bring life to an apartment building's flat facade.
Norman Garrick and Wesley Marshall have found that people in dense cities are thinner and generally healthier than people in sprawling subdivisions.
Nationally, only 10 percent of grade school kids attend private schools, but in some neighborhoods, it's the majority of children.
Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.
For nearly a decade, one group has chased the city's most notorious pests with their faithful pets.
New legislation recognizes that demand for units has spun out of control, as have the fees and price hikes rental agencies charge.
It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.
A new documentary explores the cultural cost of slum redevelopment.
A new feature in this massive online game that promises a personal home for every player might turn out to be a housing nightmare.
A new study finds that neighborhoods that are more than 40 percent black are far less likely to gentrify.
Bundling parking with living space structurally raises the cost of urban life.
Detroit's Neighbors Wanted program is showing signs of success in turning around the city's vacant homes—some of which are more un-neighborly than others.
In Clarksburg, West Virginia, a seemingly successful move to demolish disused buildings and free up land has landlords crying foul.
Bridging the gap between young renters and first-time home buyers is a challenge made more difficult by corporations paying for homes in cash.