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Landing a home on a teacher's salary

Feb 12, 2020
In exchange for a big cut, a startup is helping educators to buy houses in expensive cities.
Buying a house in the Bay Area of California has become out of reach for a lot of families.
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The rise of the high-rise

Jan 21, 2020
As more and more people want the amenities of urban living, there's nowhere to build but up.
At 44 stories, Baltimore's new 414 Light Street is the tallest apartment building in Maryland.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

What if Florida caused the Great Depression?

Jan 17, 2020
An argument that Florida's land boom in the 1920s, not the stock market crash, was the real reason for the financial crisis that followed.
Aerial view of the Flamingo Hotel and several yachts in Biscayne Bay beyond, Miami Beach, Florida, 1920s. The Flamingo was built by Carl Fisher and was one of the first large hotels built in the area. It has subsequently been demolished.
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This year's New American Home is a $5.7 million "oasis"

Jan 17, 2020
With climate and affordability crises, should there be so many new, big houses?
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The decade in housing

Dec 31, 2019
Out of one crisis and into another.
People look at a home for sale during an open house in April 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Positive signs for the housing market heading into 2020

Dec 24, 2019
2019 started out on a down note, with 30-year mortgage rates having spiked just below 5%.
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How a smaller tax break affects housing

Dec 20, 2019
Realtors said a cap on state and local tax deductions has hurt the high end of the market.
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Congress investigates substandard military housing

Dec 3, 2019
Two hearings this week are the latest in an ongoing probe of privatized housing.
The main gate at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in 2006 in Oceanside, California.
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“Decade of Fire” shows how the people of the Bronx saved their neighborhood

Nov 28, 2019
Landlords attempted to destroy the South Bronx in the 1970s with racist housing policies and worse. But the community fought back.
Robert Foster and a woman moving beams on Kelly Street.  Foster is the former the executive director of Banana Kelly, which rehabilitated South Bronx apartment buildings into affordable and livable housing.
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California's homeless: A crisis of prosperity

Nov 27, 2019
Families in the state are battling homelessness as a strong economy dominates their surroundings.
A homeless encampment in Salinas, California.
Alessandra Sanguinetti for The California Sunday Magazine