Housing Bubble

Population Growth in Dense U.S. Cities: Short-Term Correction or Long-Term Trend?

People are moving to city centers in record numbers, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a permanent change in where Americans want to live.  

How to Tell If We're Really Entering Another Housing Bubble

Recent claims that we're already there may be overstated.

The World's 5 Largest Housing Bubbles

A brief, whirlwind tour.

Would You Rather Pay Your Rent to a Bum Landlord or a Wall Street Investor?

The housing bust may have created a new kind of rental industry. Is that a good thing?

Why Wall Street Is Very, Very Angry at Richmond, California, Right Now

One town tries a radical plan to rescue its underwater homeowners.

When Renters Invade the Cul-de-Sac

A menace coming to a nice community near you.

We're Building Giant Houses Again

The average single-family house built in 2012 was 2,505 square feet in size, just shy of the all-time high.

Were Big Banks Guilty of Racial Discrimination in the Housing Crisis?

A lawsuit just filed in New York on behalf of black borrowers in Detroit connects for the first time the housing collapse with civil rights law.

A Natural Fix for Ireland's 'Ghost Estates'

Gardeners reclaim the half-built McMansions of the Irish countryside.

Graphic of the Day: The Next Bubble?

Higher education could be set to explode like the housing market.

How Porches, Towel Warmers, and Floor Tiles Explain Our Changing Society

A survey on trends in home design offers surpising insights into the American zeitgeist