Home Ownership

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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.

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The Passion of Young Cleveland

"I absolutely love Cleveland … and I want to make sure I’m doing my part to make it better."

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San Antonio's Simple Appeal to Millennials: Diversity, Decent Jobs, and Cheap Living

Young people in search of a less harried life are a big reason why it's one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

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Too Many Young Adults Are Still Living at Home, and It's Hurting the Economy

The U.S. still isn't creating as many new homes as we used to -- in a large part because young adults are still with their parents.

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The Most Expensive Housing Markets Are Becoming Even Less Affordable

Asking prices are up 16.3 percent year-over-year in America’s least affordable metros – far ahead of the overall national increase of 9.5 percent.

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Renting the American Dream

A new study finds a major shift in attitudes about renting and home ownership.

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Could Twentysomethings Become the Heroes of the Recovery?

It all comes down to two words: household formation.

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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.

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Homeownership Means Little to Economic Growth

The rate of homeownership has virtually no bearing on the economic development of America's cities and metros.

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Florida Is the Nation's Housing Market

The state shows the depths of the continuing crisis, but also offers some insightful solutions.

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America the Stuck

The U.S. is moving less than ever before—and it's holding back the recovery

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How Can Renters Have More Control Over Their Homes?

A round-up of the best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Bite-Sized Home Buying

If we could buy just part of a house, would that make home ownership more attractive to renters?