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Can an Airbnb crackdown really make New York more affordable?

Aug 24, 2023
The explosion of short-term rentals has exacerbated the city's housing crisis.
A New York City study found that the larger the number of Airbnbs, the higher the rents in a neighborhood. Above, a view of the Manhattan skyline.
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Shelter costs rose in December while the Consumer Price Index declined. Why?

Jan 12, 2023
Today’s inflation report showed that both the rent and owner-equivalent rent indexes rose 0.8% in December.
Rents fell .8% nationally in December, according to data from Apartment List. Yet rents in the CPI rose by .8% last month,
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Rents are finally starting to fall. Here's why.

Dec 15, 2022
There was a huge surge in demand early in the pandemic. That has cooled down dramatically, and in some areas, demand is starting to be met.
Rents in some of the country's most unaffordable markets have begun to dip.
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Some signs that rents may be moderating after an up-and-down ride

Oct 25, 2022
Migration shifts due to the pandemic are among the factors that have contributed to price fluctuations in the rental market.
A new report says that renting a place in most of the country has become cheaper per month than owning. 
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