As the average rental price in Manhattan surpasses the all-time high set in the real estate frenzy of 2007, Marc Santora reports on the tough choices facing many renters, amongst the backdrop of a still struggling economic recovery.
Apr 23, 2012 The New York Times
With the consistent news about declining home values and stagnating sales, its easy to forget that, in effect, there are two housing markets in the U.S. - those for owners and those for renters. Guess which one is booming.
Mar 4, 2012 Slate
In an effort to stabilize neighborhoods and reduce the glut of foreclosures in the marketplace, Fannie Mae is beginning to sell foreclosed properties in bulk to investors to test the market for rental homes, write Alan Zibel and Nick Timiraos.
Feb 28, 2012 The Wall Street Journal - Developments Blog
Apartment rents rise as housing sales remain rocky, foreclosure rates increase, and mortgage requirements increase.
Jan 6, 2012 Crains New York Business
Vancouver is working to incorporate more density in traditional single-family neighborhoods by allowing additional dwellings in the backyard, adjacent to alleys.
Sep 19, 2011 Grist
A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) says that the number of Americans spending more than 50% of their income on housing is at an all-time high.
May 11, 2011 Builder
Former homeowners forced out of their houses are becoming renters. It seems to be a good thing for them -- and the economy.
Dec 11, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
In Philadelphia, a number of palatial restaurants have closed due to the bad economy. In their place, several more intimate, neighborhood places have popped up.
Aug 31, 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>New York City is looking at ways to keep beloved local stores from being forced out by high-end shops and restaurants in up-and-coming neighborhoods such as lower Ninth Avenue near the Meatpacking District.</p>
Jul 22, 2008 City Limits
<p>From unemployment to rising rents to widespread foreclosures, many major problems face Americans. In his latest column, Neal Peirce argues that planners are the ones who can formulate a broad solution.</p>
May 6, 2008 The Denver Post