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Cities Look at Subsidized Housing to Stem Teacher Shortages

By Lisa Leff | Jan 5
Inspired by the success in the heart of the Silicon Valley of a 70-unit teachers-only apartment complex, school districts are considering buying or building rent-subsidized apartments as a way to attract and retain teachers.

San Francisco Housing Shortage Threatens African Americans

By Janie Har | Dec 29
As San Francisco rides a massive building boom reminiscent of post-World War II, fueled largely by growth in tech-based jobs, developers are finally wading into a part of the city long plagued by too much poverty and not enough fresh produce markets.

NYC May Fit More 'Micro' Apartments Into Housing Picture

By Jennifer Peltz | Dec 28
The apartments in a new Manhattan building boast little balconies, tall ceilings, dishwashers and storage space. All in 360 square feet or less.

Oglala Sioux Seek Solutions On Chronic Housing Shortage

By James Nord | Dec 22
The housing shortage on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a longstanding problem for thousands of Oglala Sioux members.

Buying a Car or Home? Fed Rate Hike Shouldn't Matter... Much

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Dec 17
For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference.

How to Make Sure Your Green Home Upgrades Pay Off

Dec 1
Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.

In Real Estate, Conventional Wisdom is Usually Wrong

By James Oaksun | Nov 21
From my time in politics I learned the 'Common Wisdom' is usually wrong. As it is in certain aspects of the real estate business. Here are three examples.

Rising Rents Push Out Artists That Made Portland Cool

By Gosia Wozniacka | Nov 14
Portland has been a magnet for young, creative adults for over a decade. But the city's popularity has had another effect: Those who helped make it cool can't afford to live here anymore.

Homelessness in Hawaii: Defying the Image of Paradise

By Cathy Buzzewitz | Nov 10
Homelessness in Hawaii has grown in recent years, leaving the state with 487 homeless per 100,000 people, the nation's highest rate per capita, above New York and Nevada, according to federal statistics.

Try Out a Tiny House

By Collin Binkley | Nov 9
A business that started at Harvard University rents out tiny houses for $99 a night. The company, Getaway, has drawn visitors from afar who come to sample life in a 160-square-foot house before they dive headlong into the lifestyle.

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