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September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
Houses are in high demand and prices have soared since Amazon announced a new headquarters would be located in Arlington County, Virginia. The buyers, however, are not new Amazon workers.
The Washington Post
October 27, 2018, 7am PDT
Investors dominate the affordable homeownership market in New York City.
Crain's New York Business
October 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beginning this week, the city of Boston will ask developers how they plan to include women and minorities as workers and investors when putting city-owned real estate out for bid.
The Boston Globe
September 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
Mom and Pop Make Way for Institutional Investors in the Landlord Business
The New York Times
April 27, 2017, 6am PDT
When investors from Belgium and elsewhere snapped up Detroit houses for a song, some of them didn't consider the full picture. The lesson: do your research, and maybe don't invest thousands of miles form home.
Detroit Free Press
August 28, 2015, 9am PDT
Is a gentrified Venice Beach still Venice Beach? With median home prices topping $1.4 million, the area's eclectic characters can't afford to stay. Investors and the tech industry say the change is only natural.
The Washington Post
May 31, 2015, 1pm PDT
Although large investors made only 4.3 percent of single-family home purchases in 2014, they may be reducing the competitiveness of traditional buyers. With ready cash and sophisticated algorithms, investors get there first and make better bids.
CityLab
August 30, 2013, 5am PDT
An improving housing market driven by investors has continued to drive down America's homeownership rate. In many neighborhoods, this means that renters now occupy a substantial amount of homes, distressing owner-occupiers.
The New York Times
June 5, 2013, 7am PDT
The nationwide rebound in housing prices has been treated as welcome news. But should we be celebrating the growing presence of large investment firms in our communities, often at the expense of the ordinary buyer?
The New York Times
March 22, 2013, 1pm PDT
New analysis of census data has found that a quarter of the condos in some areas of downtown Vancouver are empty or occupied by non-residents, leading analysts to raise concerns about the role of investors in the city's housing market.
The Globe and Mail
December 3, 2012, 1pm PST
James Nash reports that Gov. Jerry Brown is turning to the $6 trillion market in sovereign wealth funds, pensions, and endowments to help fill the $55 billion gap between the project's total cost and what state bonds and federal grants will cover.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek