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Who are the super-renters?

by Liz Sanchez and Kai Ryssdal Jun 12, 2019
Meet the "super renters." People in their 20s and 30s who want access to nice stuff without having to buy or own that stuff.
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Urban Outfitters enters the clothing rental business

by Renata Sago May 22, 2019
It's the latest company to join this fast-growing retail market, but why?
Urban Outfitters is the latest company to enter the fast-growing retail rental industry.
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The housing crisis hits America’s heartland

by Amy Scott Oct 2, 2018
When you think of high rents and overcrowding, you probably don’t think of farmland. However, according to a new report by the Urban Institute, rural communities are facing a lack of affordable housing, just like more densely populated urban areas.…
 Corn grows on a farm on July 13, 2018 near Amana, Iowa.
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To combat Spain's affordable housing crisis, Barcelona has started renting out empty apartments owned by banks

by Lucia Benavides Aug 2, 2018
Spain is in a housing crisis. According to the latest official figures from 2012, around 22,000 people are homeless, though more recent estimates from nonprofits say it could be closer to 40,000. And there’s a surplus of empty homes —…
Mainly empty apartments are seen in Marina d'Or resort on May 19, 2014 in Oropesa del Mar, Spain.
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Goodbye to Berlin rentals?

by Annie Baxter May 3, 2016
A new law is banning many short-term rentals in Berlin, which means tourists may have to pay more.
The holiday flat 'Schmiede Harley' in Berlin. Berlin is restricting private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms, threatening hefty fines in a controversial move meant to keep housing affordable for locals.
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The face of the eviction epidemic: mothers and their children

by David Brancaccio Mar 2, 2016
Evictions are on the rise. Here's why they may perpetuate poverty.

Landlords have the upper hand in many rental markets

by Annie Baxter Feb 17, 2015
Low apartment vacancy rates mean renters are often at the mercy of landlords

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