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How working from home accelerated the urban exodus

Jul 15, 2021
People were moving to suburban and secondary housing markets long before the pandemic began. But not like this.
Migration to the suburbs was taking place before the pandemic began. The work-from-home model only heightened the housing demands.
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U.S. housing market short 6.8 million homes, report says

Jun 16, 2021
Construction of homes, especially those that are affordably priced, has fallen in recent years, according to National Assn. of Realtors.
Slowed construction of affordable housing over the past two decades has contributed to a nationwide shortage of dwellings.
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Rents are rising all over the place again

May 28, 2021
Apartment and home rental prices rose, on a national basis, at a record pace from April to May, according to Apartment List.
San Francisco and New York rents are still cheaper than before the pandemic, but markets like D.C., Seattle, Boise and Spokane are all up and continuing on those trends.
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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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Following the path of pandemic homebuying

Jan 20, 2021
From San Francisco to Montana, real estate agents say people are on the move.
In 2020, many people from densely populated, expensive cities like San Francisco moved to less urban areas.
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How young homebuyers pull it off

May 3, 2018
Despite common narratives, 20- and 30-somethings are just as interested and hopeful about homeownership as everyone else.
Over the last year, Laura and Phillip Radke have spent thousands of dollars fixing up their $560,000 house in Los Angeles.
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How an LA community is fighting back against gentrification

Sep 28, 2017
Eastside Café, a treasured El Sereno center, stopped its building's sale with a bid of its own.
The Eastside Café in Los Angeles doesn't sell coffee yet, but it's hosted community events and classes for 15 years.
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