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Young Bostonians Might Get Their Own 'Millennial Villages'

Boston has come up with a solution to its affordable housing crisis: build special communities to get those darn Millennials to stop renting …

Bully bidders still running Toronto’s spring housing market

Contestants in Toronto's spring housing market continue to fight by lobbing whopping amounts above the asking price at sellers and fending off rivals with aggressive bully bids.<p>Residents of the Annex took note when the sellers of a semi-detached house at 114 Albany Ave. ended the evening with …

Americans' Home Wealth Recovers $7 Trillion as Prices Firm

In March 2014, Steven and Bernadette Doherty paid $183,000 for a two-bedroom home in Charlotte, North Carolina, $6,000 more than its appraised value. …

2016: What’s next in housing

<i>T</i>he sound of nail guns and the smell of sawdust fill the air on Pio Pico Drive in Carlsbad.<p>With up to 60 workers a day, Shea Homes is constructing a …

Why So Many More People Are Renting Homes in the Suburbs

The 'burbs are cheaper and renters are taking notice.<p>Traditionally, the city is the place you rent an apartment, and the ‘burbs are where you get a …

Why It's Better to Live Near a Target Than a Walmart

It’s widely known that location matters, especially when it comes to the value of your home. And the difference between living near a Target (tgt) …

5 housing communities changing the way we live

Living communities and the people who build them are unique, but they share many common threads: a mix of private and community spaces, a set of shared rules and a commitment to friendliness and warmth rather than the anonymity and awkwardness of a typical residential high-rise.<p>Changing the way …

Texas Organizing Project | Housing officials address worries over mixed-income complex

Housing officials address worries over mixed-income complex<p>Houston Housing Authority officials attempted to quell concerns Wednesday evening from the …

​Do Walmart's 'always low prices' spread to nearby houses?

In American retailing, Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) are the two giants battling it out for consumers' wallets, with the former representing …

3 Things Mayor de Blasio and AG Schneiderman Didn’t Say About Housing Enforcement

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proudly announced they plan to steer $5 million collected from a …

Affordable Housing Elusive In Boom

New Haven no longer has to entice builders to bring apartments to town renting for up to $5,000 a month. Luring desperately needed affordable housing …

Homeownership rates falling in Dallas despite job increases

Being ranked No. 3 in hot housing markets in the U.S. means more people are moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but then why are the homeownership …

Home Ownership

Why Melbourne house prices are rising faster than anywhere else

Even the real estate agent was surprised. The five-bedroom house in Melbourne's affluent inner-eastern suburb of Armadale shot through the $5 million …

Rush to purchase buy-to-let homes through companies | Financial Times

Buy-to-let investors are moving to purchase homes through corporate vehicles to avoid paying an imminent stamp duty surcharge on second homes, …

DC residents forced out of apartments by city after building condemned

- Residents living in a Northwest D.C. apartment building were forced to move out of their units after it was condemned by the city due to poor …

Gun rights bill for public housing tenants squeaks through committee — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Housing

How to exit the housing market without exiting your house

Let’s say you’re looking to get out of the housing market and pocket your wealth.<p>[np_storybar title=”What do you do when your parents are living in …

Is Airbnb Making L.A.'s Housing Crisis Worse?

According to Larry Gross of the Coalition of Economic Survival, many of the units that are taken off the market and turned into short-term rentals …

Housing

Developers use innovative strategies to deliver affordable housing

James Lacey and Emily Perchlik kept coming up short in their hunt for a modern Seattle apartment they could afford.<p>Finally, three months before their …

New York City’s housing crisis deepens under “progressive” Mayor de Blasio

By Fred Mazelis<br>12 March 2016<p>Despite the expansive promises made by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio when he took office more than two years ago …

The Fire That Sparked Memphis' Housing Inequality: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p><i>”</i>Memphis Burning,” Preston Lauterbach, <i>Places Journal</i><p>In the afternoon of February 26, 1953, fire destroyed a landmark in south Memphis, on Lauderdale Street. A …

NYC Mayor’s Housing Plan Gains More Support

Real Affordability for All, a coalition of tenant and antipoverty organizations, embraces New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year zoning plan<p>In a victory for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the group most vocally opposed to his housing plan reversed course on Sunday, saying it will back …

'Generation Rent' worry they will never get on housing ladder thanks to property crisis

Nearly two-thirds of people currently renting homes fear they will never own a property themselves, new figures reveal.<p>The shock poll comes just days …

Who Owns Chinatown? One Immigrant Family’s Gentrification Fight

<b>When Pei Ying Yu</b> and Yan Nong Yu learn they have to leave their apartment immediately, it comes as a sudden shock even though they’ve been dreading it for months. It’s January 28, 2015, the day after a blizzard hit Boston. The schools are closed and the governor told commuters to stay home. Along …

Urban Design

Chinese developers muscling in to Bay Area housing market

The flood of Chinese money into Bay Area housing is coming not just from home buyers. Developers and investors are also building and backing large residential projects here. They mainly want to diversify away from China’s overbuilt market but also serve Chinese buyers wanting a home in the Bay Area.<p>…

Immigrants help drive Metro Vancouver’s housing market: study

Immigrants have a major impact on fast-rising house prices in Metro Vancouver and Toronto, according to the author of a new study. In a unique …

Home Ownership

Real Affordability for All group hops on board with de Blasio’s ‘stronger, more robust affordable housing plan’

One of the biggest critics of Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing plan is getting on board with the proposal.<p>Real Affordability for All, a …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>All-time heat record could be set on Friday<p>The all-time highest temperature for …

Social housing benefit cap will put thousands on streets, say charities

Limit for local housing allowance would lead to widespread bed closures in hostels and supported housing, ministers warned<p>Thousands of homeless people will be evicted from hostels and supported housing as a result of government plans to cap housing benefit payments to vulnerable tenants, charities …