We might be underestimating our collective flood risk

Aug 26, 2020
Matthew Eby, head of the First Street Foundation, wants to help homeowners protect themselves as climate change poses hazards to coastal properties.
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A for-sale sign outside a house. Sales of existing homes jumped in June.
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L.A. homebuyers are teaming up. Where does that leave renters?

Feb 27, 2019
Los Angeles has one of the country’s most expensive housing markets, leading buyers to band together with others to split the cost of a property. This developing trend helps to cut prices for some, but also has a downside.
Pedestrians walk past new apartments in Los Angeles, California. 
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Mortgage rates hit highest level in 7+ years

Oct 12, 2018
It’s getting more expensive to get a mortgage. Data out this week from Freddie Mac shows the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 4.9 percent. That’s the highest it’s been in seven years. What does that mean for prospective home buyers? …

How young homebuyers pull it off

May 3, 2018
Despite common narratives, 20- and 30-somethings are just as interested and hopeful about homeownership as everyone else.
Over the last year, Laura and Phillip Radke have spent thousands of dollars fixing up their $560,000 house in Los Angeles.
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Millennials are helping to strengthen the home market

Mar 30, 2017
Sales jumped more than 5 percent last month.
Millennials are helping to strengthen the housing market by settling down.
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