housing market

Millennials want a house soon, but some buying into purchase myths

10/10/18

Millennials are targeting homeownership within the next few years, but many are buying into certain house-purchasing myths, according to Bank of America.

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Sweat equity: What does it cost to build a home?

10/09/18

The crisis in affordable housing has its roots in the high cost of building entry-level single-family homes. But why does it cost so much to build a house? And what did previous generations do to build affordable housing?

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'You're either growing or you're dying': The struggle against rural blight

09/30/18

Small towns across the country struggle with vacant housing as much as cities, even though some of those places have plenty of jobs. Geography and a declining population are forcing many rural communities to make hard choices.

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The new blue collar job

09/27/18

People need jobs to afford housing, but how can cities attract more jobs to places that need them the most?

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The American dream: Is homeownership really the answer?

09/16/18

Can policymakers expand homeownership without endangering the financial system? Should they?

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The gentrification dilemma

09/13/18

What happens when neighborhood revitalization is too successful? Some cities that have managed to eliminate blight now face acute shortages of affordable housing.

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Building from strength: Inside cities' battle against blight

09/12/18

What does it take to combat vacancy in neighborhoods where it's taken hold? A look into one neighborhood in Baltimore that has bucked the trend, and the approach that city planners use to reinvest in blighted communities.

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Dead pledge: The rise and fall of urban homesteading

09/11/18

Programs like Dollar Homes were supposed to shore up flagging cities in the 1970's and 1980's. What went wrong?

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'Do you hear me?': How blight is hurting America

09/10/18

Baltimore residents think they have a solution to their vacant housing problem, but the challenge facing them is immense.

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Analyzing the <em>other</em> housing crisis

09/09/18

Housing blight — concentrated areas of vacant properties — is harming communities across the country and posing a risk to the financial system. But governments seem powerless to turn it around. We're finding out why. A special 10-part series by American Banker.

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