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The rental market is triggering metrics not seen since the depths of the Great Recession, according to a new report on the state of the rental market in three New York City boroughs.
5 days ago
Jackson Hole, Wyoming is seeing a pandemic bump in real estate prices that mirrors the experience of vacation and tourism towns all over the United States.
Jackson Hole News & Guide
October 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Half of the nation's second homes are found in nine states, according to recent data analysis by the National Association of Home Builders, and building is likely to increase in vacation areas soon, according to one expert.
National Association of Home Builders Eye on Housing
October 12, 2020, 12pm PDT
There are significant differences between Proposition 21, a statewide rent control measure on the ballot in California, compared to a similar measure defeated soundly by voters in 2018.
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Inequalities in the housing market of coastal North Carolina communities have already been exacerbated by the effects of extreme weather and climate change.
October 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Decades of building housing on the fringes of metropolitan areas have mired the United States in a housing affordability crisis defined by a widening gap between the haves and the have nots.
September 30, 2020, 6am PDT
District council members and local tenant advocates are engaged in a bit of tug of war about how far the District should go to limit the amount landlords can raise rents.
September 29, 2020, 5am PDT
Vacancy rates in New York City have climbed to unexpected heights in 2020, and landlords aren't pinning all the blame on a pandemic-induced urban exodus.
The Real Deal
September 16, 2020, 5am PDT
A clearer picture of the economic downturn's effects on New York City real estate is emerging. So far, new buyers are betting on boroughs not named Manhattan.
The New York Times
September 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Everywhere but San Francisco and New York City, urban housing markets are just as hot for sellers as suburban markets, according to data released recently by Zillow.
August 25, 2020, 9am PDT
A new paper predicts that home-buying trends among younger generations will lead to a flood of homes that older homeowners will not be able to sell.
July 28, 2020, 8am PDT
Hotels, retail, and office properties, along with renters, have been ravaged by the economic downturn of the pandemic. Meanwhile home sales are booming as people with money in the bank take advantage of low interest rates to upgrade.
The Dallas Morning News
July 28, 2020, 7am PDT
The housing market has yet to devolve like in 2008, thanks to a federal safety net put in place in March, but a wave of foreclosures is still a possibility as protections begin to expire.
July 15, 2020, 7am PDT
The popularity of the mortgage forbearance program enabled by the CARES Act is one reason not to fear a housing crash like the Great Recession, yet.
The Washington Post
July 14, 2020, 10am PDT
New homes, located mostly on the fringe of developed areas, are selling at a torrid pace this summer.
June 30, 2020, 9am PDT
It might have been wishful thinking to assume the pandemic would cause big declines in costs for materials and labor in the construction industry.
The Dallas Morning News
June 17, 2020, 11am PDT
Breaking news: a federal moratorium on evictions and foreclosures of single-family mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be extended until at least the end of August. The moratorium had been set to expire at the end of June.
Federal Housing Finance Agency
June 17, 2020, 7am PDT
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute makes the case for federal and state relief for renters and property owners hurt by the economic realities of the coronavirus pandemic.
Urban Institute
June 11, 2020, 6am PDT
New survey data from Massachusetts finds massive housing market stress as more and more renters falling behind on payments.
The Boston Globe
June 10, 2020, 6am PDT
While fewer houses are being bought and sold in the first months of the pandemic, prices are on the rise as buyers find less supply available on the market.