Senior Mobility

Older Americans Should Rent, Study Says

To rent or to buy? A study from AARP and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University weights the cost and benefits of each scenario for Americans 65 and older.

November 5, 2020 - yahoo! Finance

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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

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)

How the Next President Might Take on the Housing Crisis

Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren have all announced housing plans.

March 8, 2019 - The Mercury News

For Rent

Has the Rental Market Peaked? If So, That's Good News for Low-Income Renters

A new Harvard study reports that the rental market began to decline this year, and may continue to drop as higher income renters become homeowners. However, the report was released a week before the GOP tax cuts bill was signed.

December 26, 2017 - Business Insider

Tenants' Rights

How to Empower Renters

Renters who care about neighborhood issues have avenues for creating change, but they need to be savy about getting their message across.

January 31, 2017 - Strong Towns

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Should You Rent or Should You Buy? Trulia Maps the Question

Real estate website Trulia has released its most recent Rent vs Buy report, breaking down the value proposition of buying a home relative to renting one for cities around the country.

May 14, 2015 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

For Rent

Reconsidering Rent Control

Rent control's heyday came and went decades ago, as free-market advocates won out over long-term renters. With housing prices skyrocketing in many U.S. metros, the benefits of rent control may outweigh the harms.

April 4, 2015 - Pacific Standard

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Renting or Buying? The Math Figures Differently around the Country

As the real estate market sees dramatic price increases in much of California and the Northwest, more measures favor renting compared to buying.

May 24, 2014 - New York Times - The Upshot

Affordable Rentals Hard to Find

The housing stock of affordably priced rental units is down in the U.S., according to this report from The Washington Post.

April 28, 2011 - The Washington Post

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