Housing

A snarky post written for The Atlantic identifies a forgotten culprit in the country's dropping homeownership rates: Generation X.
15 hours ago   The Atlantic
<p>Hawaii's housing boom and other factors like high rents and a shortage of developable land mean that housing is often out of reach for the state's working poor. As a result, Hawaii has one of the nation's largest homeless populations.</p>
Jan 12, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>A host of multi-million dollar intown mega-developments -- all mixed-use and pedestrian-oriented -- promise to remake Atlanta into a more walkable, urban city. However, the suburbs are in "no danger of emptying."</p>
Jan 11, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>In a third and perhaps final attempt, developer John Rosenthal submitted plans to locate 668 housing units, 57,000 square feet of retail, 1,200 parking spaces, and a redeveloped transit station in Boston's Kenmore Square neighborhood.</p>
Jan 11, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>While programs for moderate-income first-time homebuyers are popular with residents, support for low-income rental housing remains low.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   The Tennessean
<p>In the first large scale residential building to incorporate universal design principles, integration of disabled residents and mixed income households are keys to success.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   The New York Times
<p>A local architect and developer is making plans to provide affordable homes using recycled steel shipping containers.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   In Business Las Vegas
<p>Community development corporations were created about a generation ago to build housing in impoverished neighborhoods of New York City where private developers had given up. Now that these areas are flourishing, these CDCs face an uncertain future.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   The New York Times
<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