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Rental Market

A new report from Zillow shows evidence of a deepening crisis in the rental housing market.
Aug 15, 2015   Bloomberg Business
What if the people who keep a city running -- including urban planners -- can't afford to live there? An updated database highlights the gap between incomes and housing costs in hundreds of U.S. cities.
Aug 16, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Lackluster sales in Pittsburgh's luxury condominium market haven't dissuaded developers from betting on the continued demand for residences in the city's downtown. A 95 percent occupancy rate in rental buildings is driving apartment construction.
Oct 22, 2012   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While the housing crash may have temporarily halted the dramatic growth in downtown LA's residential sector, new retail and restaurant openings continued. Now, as the housing market recovers, developers are clawing to get back to building residences.
Sep 12, 2012   Los Angeles Downtown News
Lydia DePillis describes the "apartment iceberg" coming to Washington D.C. in 2013 that has developers on edge, and tenants salivating.
Jun 14, 2012   Washington City Paper
Kathleen Madigan takes a look at new research that considers the shift in America's living situations, and what it means for consumer behavior.
May 20, 2012   The Wall Street Journal
Struggling families and young professionals are competing for a dwindling supply of ever more pricey rentals, Alejandro Lazo reports.
May 10, 2012   Los Angeles Times
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