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It's Not Always a Bad Thing for Rents to Rise With Transit Growth

If displacement is kept in check, there are great social benefits to reducing household transportation costs.

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It Takes $290,000 in Cash to Rent an Apartment in Seoul

No other country in the world rents housing the way South Korea does.

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

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

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Security Guards for Google's Company Shuttles: This Just Doesn't Look Great

The latest provocation in San Francisco.

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The Weird Economics Behind London's Disappearing Pubs

It's actually the pub industry's tough practices that are giving local boozers the greatest problems.

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How the Cost of Other People's Parking Drives Up Your Rent

By as much as $200 a month.

The Rent in Shanghai Is Too Damn High: An Infographic

What price comparisons between two different cities tell us about the Chinese economy.

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Has Germany Figured Out the Way to Keep Rents Affordable?

The country has passed new set of rules to make sure city dwellers don't get priced out of their neighborhoods. Will it work?

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Why Your Rent Is Rising Faster Than Inflation

The decline of homeownership has moved more people onto the rental market, pushing asking prices up at an alarming clip.

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Behold: The Rental-Backed Security

The investors who brought us mortgage-backed securities are now betting on housing again, with a twist.

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Can't Afford London's Sky-High Rent? Try Commuting From Barcelona

A sign your city may have finally become way, way too expensive.

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The Absurdity of Apartment Ads, Now Brought to Your Grocery List!

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San Francisco's Fluctuating Rent Looks an Awful Lot Like the NASDAQ

A startling chart of the booms and busts of office space.

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Could Free Rent Bring Oakland's Downtown to Life?

The city's commercial center still feels depressingly lifeless. "Popuphood" wants to change that, fast.

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The San Francisco Exodus

How S.F. became the least affordable city in America, and what we can do about it now.

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The Many, Many Jobs That Won't Earn You Enough to Live in Your City

What happens when a city becomes unaffordable to the people who keep it running?

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Dubai Is Making All the Same Mistakes That Led to Its Last Economic Meltdown

Real estate prices are way up, and obscenely large projects are all the rage.

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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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China's Property Values Are Skyrocketing, With No End in Sight

Even strict controls haven't been able to stop them.