NYC is cracking down on short-term rentals. What does that mean for the housing market?

Sep 6, 2023
It's unclear whether reducing the number of short-term rentals will free up housing for city residents.
New York City's rules for short-term rentals went into effect on September 5, 2023.
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Who wins in today's housing market?

Aug 29, 2023
Prices are rising, rates are climbing and supply is dwindling. That puts people who already own a home ahead.
For renters looking to buy their first home, "it's tough right now," said Thomas LaSalvia with Moody's Analytics.
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Is shelter inflation data the most timely measure of housing costs?

Aug 10, 2023
As some CPI data lags, economists consider new rental data to better understand where housing costs are now.
While shelter inflation is still at 7.7% year-on-year, economists are incorporating new, more timely data into their forecasts that shows a cooling of housing prices.
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Homebuilders' confidence in housing market plummets

Jul 18, 2022
The National Association of Home Builders' latest survey also shows that 13% of builders reported cutting prices.
In the NAHB's July survey, 13% of builders reported cutting prices to encourage sales.
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Who are the super-renters?

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

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

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. One hundred fifty-two rural counties throughout California, Texas and several southeastern states, among others, were […]
 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

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 — hundreds of thousands of apartments owned by banks, repossessed during the country’s financial crisis between […]
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?

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.

The face of the eviction epidemic: mothers and their children

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