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November 25, 2019, 11am PST
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.
Tampa Bay Times
November 4, 2019, 6am PST
Aging in place means fewer homes for young homebuyers, according to a new report by Redfin.
Redfin
October 28, 2019, 7am PDT
The curious case of Cynthia Dunne in Ladue, Missouri, who was permitted by the city to tear down her house, and then subsequently informed that a lack of water pressure prohibited building a new one.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Disaster preparedness efforts need to take into account that homeowners in vulnerable areas don’t take action even when the risks are clear.
Grist
August 23, 2019, 9am PDT
"[P]erhaps at this point, this column should include a trigger warning for any young couple traumatized by the current housing market around here."
The Seattle Times
June 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Despite a downtown construction boom, housing is still scarce across the Capital Region. And nearly two-thirds of new homes built since the year 2000 have been single-family structures.
Brookings
March 14, 2019, 8am PDT
The trends in home improvement have a lot to do with the trends of the larger real estate market.
The Harvard Gazette
March 13, 2019, 8am PDT
According to the Urban Institute's Housing Affordability for Renters Index, the number of renters who can afford to buy a home in their metropolitan area is generally increasing when compared to the housing bubble of the mid-2000s.
Urban Institute
March 10, 2019, 7am PDT
Minneapolis wants to diversify its neighborhood organizations, racially and economically. The Neighborhoods 2020 plan would require those organizations to meet diversity standards.
MinnPost
December 3, 2018, 7am PST
According to a study, residential segregation and anti-black bias combine to devalue properties in majority-black neighborhoods by an average of $48,000 per home.
Curbed
August 17, 2018, 9am PDT
A coalition of groups advocating for more funding for local communities and schools want to reform the landmark tax-cutting initiative by treating commercial and industrial properties different than residential, creating the so-called "split roll."
San Francisco Chronicle
July 17, 2018, 9am PDT
While California's tendency toward drought is on temporary hiatus, homeowners flush with equity again feel enabled to install pools at record levels.
The Orange County Register
May 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
Changes to the Mortgage Interest Deduction ostensibly made the housing subsidy more progressive. The real consequences of the change, however, make the deduction "significantly more inequitable that it was in years past."
Greater Greater Washington
April 4, 2018, 7am PDT
U.S. homeowners are richer than ever, according to a new report.
CNBC
March 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
LendingTree ranks the most popular cities for Millennial homebuyers.
LendingTree
February 24, 2017, 1pm PST
Renters and homeowners are competing for permit districts in some Southern California cities.
KPCC
February 13, 2017, 5am PST
This research shows that renters in high-cost cities can be just as prone to NIMBYism as homeowners, even as they theoretically support more housing. This is housing supply's collective action problem.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
December 28, 2016, 8am PST
A proposal by House Republicans to overhaul U.S. tax law is gaining traction, aided by the certainty of the Trump Administration. Included among the proposed reforms are changes that could bring an end to a key benefit of home ownership.
The Wall Street Journal
December 21, 2016, 11am PST
AB 71, originating from the California Assembly, would raise funding for low-income housing construction by ending an existing tax break for second homes.
Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoning isn’t just a tool of self interest, according to a recent polemic by USC planning professor Lisa Schweitzer.
Lisa Schweitzer