In China, it’s heads for a real estate win, or "rotten tails" — you lose

May 10, 2021
Owning property (or not) can determine your future in China. But it’s a gamble that doesn’t always pay off for those who have invested their life savings.
Singer Chen Peng looks on at an abandoned condo development where he has bought his first home. He is not sure if he will ever have a chance to live in it.
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Without enough houses to sell, real estate brokers see fewer transactions

Mar 23, 2021
The National Association of Realtors says it has more members than the number of homes for sale at the moment.
Because of the way realtors traditionally get paid, it’s tough for everyone, especially those new to the business, said Jessica Lautz of the National Association of Realtors.
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If your neighborhood's name changes, it's probably being gentrified

Jul 18, 2017
Creative neighborhood renaming is common in real estate, but not all residents are on board with the trend.
A new apartment building is under construction August 2001 in Harlem, New York City.
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Summer camp has grown into a very big business

Jul 7, 2017
Millions of kids attend camps, which increasingly have to offer more than just color wars and swimming lessons to win customers
At the Admiral Farragut Academy summer camp a senior cadet instructs a younger camper on how to use a bow, circa 1950.
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As homeowners feel wealthier with rising home prices, will they spend more money?

Jul 6, 2017
Rising home prices have led to higher consumer confidence, but will that translate into more consumer spending in the near future?

My Economy: Life as a millennial renter priced out of the housing market

Jul 5, 2017
A young working professional still thinks owning a home is part of the American Dream
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Real estate investors cash in on self-storage market

Jul 4, 2017
Occupancy rates in self-storage warehouses are approaching capacity in many cities across the nation.

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