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“We have to do whatever it takes to get this house”

Apr 11, 2022
A story about falling in love with a fixer-upper log cabin in Ohio.
Matt Davison, Shay's husband, works on the wooden house they eventually purchased in 2019.
Courtesy Shay Davison

Looking for a home that's accessible? That will make your search even harder.

Apr 7, 2022
A retired economist tells the story of her search for an accessible home.
There are no front steps at Nikki Finlay's new home. "I could walk straight in the front door," she says.
Courtesy Nikki Finlay

Apartment hunting? In New York City? In this economy? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Mar 30, 2022
“It's a new level of insanity in the market,” said recent New York City apartment seeker, Maya Kosoff.
The average price to rent a two-bedroom apartment in New York City reached $2,152 in February, according to a report from Apartment List.
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Why this couple traded an apartment in Atlanta for a 27-foot sailboat

Feb 23, 2022
As housing costs rise, some are taking #vanlife one step further by leaving the solid footing of land. Instead of paying rent, they drop anchor.
Sunni Blanning and Brandon Bunch on the sailboat they call home.
Courtesy Blanning

She made Airbnbs across the country her home and office — with her little dog, too

Feb 2, 2022
Remote work allowed young professional Nataliea Abramowitz to sample life in eight states over about eight months.
Nataliea Abramowitz and Olive in Cadiz, Kentucky, a place she likely never would have visited without the option to work remotely.
Courtesy Nataliea Abramowitz

“The pandemic has been a period of financial success for me”

Jan 10, 2022
Alex Hendee is among those who benefited from the housing market disruption caused by the pandemic.
Alex Hendee bought this house in Richmond, Virginia, just before the pandemic sparked a housing market boom in the area.
(Courtesy Hendee)

A real-life real estate horror story

Oct 26, 2021
Ursula Vernon, an illustrator and horror writer, recounts what it was like purchasing a home for her mother during a pandemic.
Author and illustrator Ursula Vernon hoped buying this farmhouse for her mother would be a straightforward process. It wasn’t.
Courtesy Ursula Vernon

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How becoming a landlord broadened one renter’s horizons

Sep 13, 2021
Zarrish Khan used to dream of owning a home, and then her dream got bigger.
Dr. Zarrish Kahn and her husband in front of their new home in Iowa City, Iowa, in June.
Courtesy of Zarrish Khan

Searching for a rental as prices rise ... and rise

Sep 6, 2021
In Spokane, Washington’s hot rental market, finding an affordable home is “like a full time job” said Spokane Valley resident Kali Capps.
Because of Spokane, Washington's hot rental market, sales representative Kali Capps opted for an apartment out of her price range because “it was the absolute only option that we had,” she said.
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Missoula's hot housing market makes this real estate agent's job harder

Aug 4, 2021
"You're working twice as hard for the same amount of money," says Mindy Palmer of helping buyers in a tight market.
Limited inventory and high home prices have created challenges for Mindy Palmer, a realtor in Missoula, Montana.
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