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Stahl House Los Angeles

Million-Dollar Homes Becoming Standard Fare Across Los Angeles

As households with means seek to escape crowded apartment buildings and take advantage of historically low mortgage rates, average home prices of over $1 million are proliferating across the LA region.

October 6, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Housing Construction

Report: Low Housing Production Stymies Entry-Level Buyers

According to this report, the trends point to a "less diverse, older, higher-income" crop of homebuyers as low production locks out the young and many people of color.

January 8, 2020 - Curbed San Francisco

Charlottesville

Mapping Housing Discrimination in Charlottesville

Like many American cities, the site of white supremacist unrest in 2017 has a long history of residential discrimination by race. This mapping project seeks to uncover the roots of today's disparities.

December 30, 2019 - Next City

U.S. Department of Agriculture

'Heirs Property' Could Help More Black People Enter the Homebuying Market

There's an estimated $34 billion in property stuck in legal limbo in Georgia, and some, like the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, think it should be leveraged for social equity.

December 5, 2019 - SaportaReport

Home Sold Sign

How One Startup Approaches Rent-To-Own

Founded two years ago, Divvy buys homes for cash and then leases them to tenants who apply part of their rent toward a down payment.

November 25, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Home Sold Sign

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Climbing a Little Slower Now

Home prices aren't dropping, which is good for current homeowners. But the hurdles of homeownership are still there for everyone else.

May 29, 2019 - Marketwatch

Madison Bike

Millennials Searching for Affordable Homebuying Opportunities in Smaller Cities

A new report from the National Association of Realtors ranked the top homebuying destinations for Millennials.

May 5, 2019 - CNBC

Housing Construction

Denver Condo Project Aims for 'Permanent Affordability'

More often the province of rental housing, affordability policies are limited in the for-sale market. A partnership in Denver aims to change that with a mixed-use project including at least 86 condos destined to be "permanently affordable."

January 9, 2019 - Next City

Flood Damaged Suburb

A Year After Harvey, Homes Still Going Up on Houston Flood Plain

Despite the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, builders and buyers alike are sustaining a market for new construction on land likely to get flooded again.

October 8, 2018 - The Houston Chronicle

Charlotte Housing Development

A Billion-Dollar Bet on Home Flipping

Amherst Holdings, a large-scale single family landlord, has rolled out a subsidiary to buy and renovate houses for resale.

September 27, 2018 - Bloomberg

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