Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.

If you look hard, housing data offers good news

Jul 17, 2015
Numbers suggest recovery is gaining steam; banks may hold key to the next level.
Posted In: Housing, young adults, families, apartments, condo

How millennials live, in four charts

Jul 17, 2015
Where do snake people hole up? Often with their parents.
Posted In: millennials, Housing
Home sales experienced an almost 5 percent increase in May.

Existing home sales on the rise

Jun 22, 2015
More first-time buyers leaped into the housing market in May, Realtors say.
Posted In: Housing, buyers, first-time home buyer

Many Marin workers can't afford to live in Marin

Jun 18, 2015
What happens when most of your county's workers can’t afford to live in the county?
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing, real estate, San Francisco, rent

Finding affordable housing in an unaffordable place

Jun 10, 2015
Projects like Marin's Toussin Senior Apartments help but are tricky to finance.
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing, real estate, San Francisco, rent

In Texas floods, homeowners count the cost

May 27, 2015
Insurance will cover some people. Others couldn't afford the premiums.
Posted In: floods, texas, insurance, Housing
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 130 employees were laid off.

How many jobs does $100 million get you?

May 20, 2015
Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
Posted In: Baltimore, poverty, employment, Housing
Navigation Center in San Francisco.

San Francisco takes innovative approach to homelessness

May 18, 2015
The city has opened a shelter with fewer rules and more open space.
Posted In: San Francisco, homeless, Housing
U.S. President Barack Obama walks past an oil rig to a stage to speak at an oil and gas production fields on federal lands near Maljamar, N.M.

Riding the oil price roller coaster in New Mexico

May 11, 2015
Businesses in Southeast New Mexico feel the impact of oil prices.
Posted In: Oil, New Mexico, gas, Housing
The unhappy recipient of a badly cooked meal takes the offending dish to the kitchen to show the chef.

Kitchen appliances are back in fashion

May 8, 2015
A growing interest in cooking has given small appliances a comeback.
Posted In: home, Housing, consumer