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Demand for apartments hits 5-year high

by Amy Scott Jul 3, 2019
That means rents are rising, too.
A sign advertises an apartment for rent along a row of brownstone townhouses in New York City.
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The push for rent control grows beyond big cities

by Amy Scott Jun 13, 2019
More than half of renters around the country pay more for housing than what's considered affordable.
Lawmakers in New York state are expected to approve a package of rent reforms before existing regulations expire on Saturday.
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Rents are rising faster at the lower end of the market

by Amy Scott Feb 19, 2019
Average rents on single-family homes rose by about 3 percent nationally in 2018, according to a report out Tuesday from CoreLogic, up from 2.7 percent in 2017. As it happens, that’s about how much average wages grew during that same…
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In China’s big cities, tenants feel the squeeze of rising rents

by Jennifer Pak Feb 13, 2019
Migrant workers like Ren Zhongyang work hard to earn money in Shanghai but struggle to find affordable rental homes there.
Migrant workers like Ren Zhongyang work hard to earn money in Shanghai but struggle to find affordable rental homes in Shanghai.
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Rents in many California cities keep rising, could a cap on increases help?

by Amita Sharma Feb 11, 2019
Californians' rejection of a rent control measure in November 2018 has prompted some politicians in Sacramento to talk about getting an anti-rent gouging cap on the books.
A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.
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Independent bookstores are thriving, but a threat looms

by Renata Sago Dec 31, 2018
This isn’t a bad time to be in the independent bookstore business. The American Booksellers Association says there’s been a nearly 31 percent increase in the number of indie bookstores since 2009. The indie renaissance coincides with the collapse of…
Could the "indie renaissance" that has been helping independent bookstores thrive also cause their downfall?
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Rent strikes make a comeback in tight housing markets

by Matt Tinoco Oct 1, 2018
In cities where a housing shortage is driving up rents, some residents are withholding theirs to protest poor conditions.
Striking Westlake tenants march through their neighborhood in late July.
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70 businesses selling alcohol in three square blocks: Living in Manhattan’s “Hell Square”

by Ryan Kailath Aug 30, 2018
“We have more licensed establishments than anywhere in the city. And we absolutely have more 311 complaints.”
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Full-time minimum-wage workers will have to sacrifice more of their earnings to make rent

by , and Jun 14, 2018
In order to afford a modest one-bedroom rental, an American would, on average, have to make $17.90 an hour. This is according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. There’s just one problem — $17.90 is far above the federal…

As developers eye valuable mobile park home land, some residents have found a way to fight back

by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch May 4, 2018
Mobile homes are one of the last vestiges of affordable home ownership in the Seattle area, but mobile homeowners are being pushed out by skyrocketing real estate values.
Next-door neighbors and Duvall Riverside Village homeowners Stephanie Rosevear (L) and Danelle Knapp (R) return home from a walk.
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