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High home prices and rising interest rates mean there are lots more homes on the market

Aug 9, 2022
The housing market is cooling a little. But there still aren't that many homes for sale, just more than last year.
The main reasons more homes are on the market is rising mortgage rates and high home prices, says Danielle Hale at Realtor.com.
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Colleges get creative to solve housing insecurity among students

Jul 29, 2022
At the University of Utah, students can live with alumni. One California school is using a parking garage as a stopgap.
A lack of affordable housing can be a barrier to attending college, so schools are trying to find alternatives.
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Eviction filings hit pre-pandemic levels a year after the end of the moratorium

Jul 29, 2022
"The long-term goal has to just be structurally changing this untenable housing system that we have," said Carl Gershenson, the project director at Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.
Because many young people, racial minorities and those with lower incomes rent their housing, they're disproportionately affected evictions. 
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Buyers and sellers are feeling a shift in the housing market

Jul 27, 2022
In some markets, sellers can no longer bet on multiple offers and quick deals, and buyers can afford to be pickier.
Mortgage rates have climbed, and the real estate market has cooled.
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The story of an old-fashioned bed and breakfast in the age of Airbnb

Jul 21, 2022
Lori and Bruce Howard recently cashed in on tourist lodging they built together near Yosemite National Park.
Lori and Bruce Howard in Yosemite National Park in 2018. Until recently, the couple operated a full-service B&B in Oakhurst, California.
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Housing affordability continues to worsen for many Americans

Jul 19, 2022
Home prices are at record levels, and mortgage rates are much higher now than they were six months ago.
Fewer homes are being built these days — especially in the price range of first-time buyers.
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Some homebuilders are dropping prices as mortgage rates rise, economist says

People "desperately want to purchase," but are stepping out of the difficult market, says Ali Wolf, chief economist at Zonda.
"It's a very tricky thing because the builders are trying to drum up demand, while also trying to keep their buyers in backlog — those that have already signed a contract — happy," says Ali Wolf, chief economist at Zonda.
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Higher interest rates may not make a dent in rising rents for more than a year

Jul 12, 2022
Rent growth is expected to ease after interest rates slow down homebuying. It will take even longer for inflation numbers to reflect that.
Month-over-month rent increases should begin to slow as demand cools.
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Is the rental market slowing down? Maybe.

Jul 7, 2022
Some private-sector sources are reporting that year-over-year rent increases slowed down in June. This could be good news for inflation, but not anytime soon.
Rent for one-bedroom apartments went up .5% from May to June, which is less than previous months, according to data from Zumper.
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When governments fail to address community issues, who steps in?

Jul 6, 2022
In an excerpt from "The Fight to Save the Town," the author describes how residents get by in an Oregon county with a declining government.
A person in Detroit walks past the remains of the Packard Motor Car Co., which ceased production in the late 1950s.
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