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KKR doubles investment in house flipping. Here's why.

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jun 12, 2019
An attractive environment for buying, rehabbing and reselling homes is behind the growing investment.
A home for sale in Miami, Florida.
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How we define affordable housing "makes absolutely no sense"

by Amy Scott Jun 5, 2019
How did 30% of income become the accepted benchmark?
Starrett City, a 46-building housing complex, is pictured in Brooklyn, New York, in 2018.
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Where have all the condos gone?

by Amy Scott May 31, 2019
These days, builders prefer more lucrative apartments and townhouses.
A new development in Denver will feature 120 condos, at an average price of $440,000.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

The new downsizing solution for seniors? Look in the backyard

by Matt Levin May 29, 2019
The "accessory dwelling unit" is growing steadily in popularity, especially in expensive neighborhoods.
Paul Boehm stands outside the tiny home he's building in his Silicon Valley backyard. More and more seniors are turning to in-law units as a viable downsizing option as they age.
Matt Levin, CALmatters

Housing's double whammy: low inventory, high prices

by Mitchell Hartman May 23, 2019
Demand for new homes is highest among people in their 20s and 30s, but for those buyers, it's a challenging housing market.
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My Economy

My economy: Life as a liveaboard in Southwest D.C.

by Robyn Edgar May 16, 2019
Darryl Madden’s life on a boat started as a simple solution for affordable housing. Now he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Darryl Madden, a full-time liveaboard boater, next to his 50-foot cruiser in Southwest D.C.
Robyn Edgar

With mortgage delinquencies at a low, can lenders afford to loosen up a bit?

by Amy Scott May 14, 2019
Consumer advocates say it's time to loosen restrictions imposed after the housing collapse.
A foreclosure sign.
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Why housing is more expensive for earners at the bottom of the income ladder

by Liz Sanchez and Amy Scott May 13, 2019
A study explores the relationship between housing markets and income inequality.
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What our kitchens say about us

by Amy Scott May 8, 2019
Granite countertops are losing ground to quartz.
A display at Thurston Kitchen and Bath in Denver, Colo. features sprawling quartzite countertops.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Honolulu looks to Singapore to solve its housing shortage

by Ryan Finnerty Apr 30, 2019
Honolulu’s housing market is one of the most expensive in the country.
Condo buildings visible from Ala Moana Beach Park.
Ryan Finnerty for Marketplace