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Lots of housing markets are still affordable

by Amy Scott Jun 27, 2019
It all depends where you're looking.
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Why low mortgage rates don’t always mean more home sales

by Justin Ho Jun 25, 2019
New home sales are down, even though mortgage rates are down, too. But low mortgages aren't the deciding factor when it comes to buying a home.
A sale-pending sign is posted in front of a home in San Francisco.
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Abandoned towns in Spain are selling for as little as $100,000

by Lucia Benavides Jun 17, 2019
One real estate company has made a business out of assisting struggling rural towns.
 A man walks through a deserted street in Villacanas, Spain, which was abandoned as the main factory closed in 2012.
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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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Affordable housing is her business model

by Bennett Purser Jun 11, 2019
How a first-generation homeowner became a landlord who focuses on reasonable rents.
As a real estate investor, Anna Taylor says she focuses on affordable rents for tenants.
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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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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.
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The tax overhaul's impact on the housing market? It's complicated.

by Marielle Segarra Apr 16, 2019
Research by the New York Fed connects the two.
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Atlanta debates the merits of “inclusionary zoning”

by Stephanie Stokes Apr 16, 2019
Does the policy have a chilling effect on development?
Atlanta City Council Member, Andre Dickens, who pushed for a policy known as “inclusionary zoning” in a bid to create affordable housing in some of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
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In some cities, foreclosures are still on the rise

by Amy Scott Apr 12, 2019
In cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia, the number of homes in the early stages of foreclosure is higher than it was before the financial crisis.
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