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Amersfoort, Netherlands cityscape in the Vathorst district at twilight.

The Dutch to Crack Down on Large Investors in the Housing Market

Several Dutch cities are planning to limit the reach of large investors in the housing market by limiting the resale of cheap or mid-priced homes.

September 8, 2021 - DutchNews.nl

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How the 'Financialization of Housing' is Physically Changing Cities

The increasing investment value of real estate has led to tangible changes in the way buildings are designed and function, one author argues.

June 7, 2021 - Fast Company

Small Jazz Club New York

Recovery Fund Aims to Save Live Music Venues

A new real estate investment fund wants to help music venue owners buy their properties and stay in business as the pandemic and market forces decimate their earnings.

May 13, 2021 - Next City

First-Time Buyers

Investment Money Cornering the Real Estate Market

With so many institutional investors buying homes, it's hard for first-time homebuyers to find space in the housing market.

June 21, 2019 - The New York Times

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Zillow to Start Flipping Homes in California

Tech companies that use algorithms to make rapid offers on a large scale are growing players in the U.S. housing market.

December 19, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

U.S.'s First Mall for the Home to Open in 2019

The home-themed mall, opening outside Washington, D.C., hopes to attract a new generation of customers and investors.

August 15, 2016 - Bisnow

Microdevelopers Build a Promising Future Using Buffalo's Past

Buffalo is benefiting from a wave of "microdevelopment" driven by entrepreneurs and young urbanists with a belief in preservation as social activism. By rehabbing vacant properties one at a time they're hoping to turn around a city.

November 8, 2013 - The New York Times

Chinese Investors Embark on U.S. Real Estate Shopping Spree

With of support of leaders in Beijing, Chinese investors are making their presence known in U.S. commercial and residential real estate markets. The levels of foreign investment are reminiscent of the Japanese buying binge of the 1980s.

June 28, 2013 - The New York Times

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