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In some cities, foreclosures are still on the rise

by Amy Scott Apr 12, 2019
In cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia, the number of homes in the early stages of foreclosure is higher than it was before the financial crisis.
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Big tech companies have an affordable housing problem

by Ben Bradford Jan 17, 2019
Microsoft is the latest tech giant to fund affordable housing projects in the white-hot real estate market where they are based. As part of a community building initiative in Seattle, Microsoft is pledging $475 million in low-interest loans to support…
Divided Decade

Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed politics

by Tommy Andres Dec 18, 2018
Did saving the financial system break the political system?
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To combat Spain's affordable housing crisis, Barcelona has started renting out empty apartments owned by banks

by Lucia Benavides Aug 2, 2018
Spain is in a housing crisis. According to the latest official figures from 2012, around 22,000 people are homeless, though more recent estimates from nonprofits say it could be closer to 40,000. And there’s a surplus of empty homes —…
Mainly empty apartments are seen in Marina d'Or resort on May 19, 2014 in Oropesa del Mar, Spain.
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Corner Office

How a red-hot housing market made Zillow a media company

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Jun 20, 2018
CEO Spencer Rascoff talks surviving the recession to end up in a booming housing market.
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Divided Decade

U.S. mortgage debt rises to $8.8 trillion

by , and Feb 13, 2018
The housing market is turning around.
Protesters work on a prop in Freedom Plaza as they prepare for a rally against big banks and home foreclosures in Washington, DC, May 20, 2013. 
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Divided Decade

How a red-hot housing market became a crisis

by , and Jan 25, 2018
Lessons learned from the Divided Decade.
A builder works on a new home at a subdivision in North Aurora, Illinois, in 2007. Residential mortgage debt doubled between 2000 and 2008 in the U.S.
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Another housing bubble could be ready to erupt

by David Brancaccio Jan 25, 2018
Millennials are now entering those prime house-buying years.
A view of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies victorian houses. 
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Foreclosure rate is the lowest since 2005, report says

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 18, 2018
Foreclosure activity fell in 2017 to a 12-year low, according to a new report by ATTOM Data Solutions. In 2017, 0.5 percent of all U.S. residential properties were in some stage of foreclosure — notice of default, scheduled auction or…

More Americans are writing their rental checks for single-family homes

by Kimberly Adams May 12, 2017
Corporate landlords bought up properties during the housing crisis. It's worked out well for them.
During the housing crisis, investors with cash snapped up tens of thousands of distressed properties  and converted them to rentals.
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