Housing

Calling Pittsburgh "the next Boston," recent analysis finds Pittsburgh and Cleveland are bucking trends in stagnant first-time buyer rates in the housing market.
1 hour ago   DS News
<p>Naples, Florida is a "poster child" for the speculative frenzy that helped drive up housing costs in the Sunshine State and elsewhere. New research indicates a higher level of speculative buying in the U.S. than previously thought.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>"Aqua Lodge" houseboats docked at a marina are houses according to Virginia state agencies. But they are boats according to the Tennessee manufacturer.</p>
Jan 8, 2007   Richmond Times Dispatch
<p>Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is widely believed to be the most expensive city in which to buy a house in eastern Europe. Prices have seen a major surge in the last few years, with some prices increasing by up to 25% in the last two months.</p>
Jan 8, 2007   BBC
<p>Anti-growth sentiment has led to new building moratoriums in the suburbs around Washington D.C., but they only serve to drive up home prices and keep out middle income families.</p>
Jan 4, 2007   The Free Lance-Star
<p>The city has several new high-rise condo projects on the way, but with prices out of reach of many workers, some wonder if there's enough of a market to bring more people downtown.</p>
Jan 4, 2007   Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
<p>In Massachusetts, some cities are changing their zoning rules and restrictions, encouraging more developers to building higher density "cluster" developments in traditionally low-density areas.</p>
Jan 2, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>A traditional neighborhood development planned near St. Petersburg, Florida, is having trouble getting approved because its proposed density is twice as high as the city wants to allow.</p>
Jan 1, 2007   The St. Petersburg Times
<p>Home prices in the British capital have made London the most expensive place to buy a home, supplanting New York City.</p>
Dec 29, 2006   San Jose Mercury News
<p>Many Iraqi families have struggled to find safe, decent and affordable shelter since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.</p>
Dec 29, 2006   The New York Times
<p>Studies tracking subjects in HUD's Moving to Opportunity program have shown surprising results. While girls thrive and adults feel safer after moving to more affluent neighborhoods, boys actually fare worse. And incomes don't rise.</p>
Dec 28, 2006   The Wall Street Journal