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'Cabin Porn' Flies Off Shelves

By Beth J. Harpaz | Oct 15

Thinking Inside the Box: Shipping Container Homes

REAL ESTATE | By Terry Tang | Apr 29
A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box. The structures usually used to transport cargo have been transformed into eight apartments.

Freeway Views Are Hot: Homeowners Cozy Up to Urban Eyesores

REAL ESTATE | By Alex Viega | Apr 24
In places like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, where available land has long been scarce, developers are finding they can develop almost anywhere close to the city and find buyers.

Missing Ingredient for Millennials: Down Payment Savings

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Apr 22
Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.

In Homelessness Crisis, Hawaii Eyes Thatched 'Hale' Homes

REAL ESTATE | By Cathy Bussewitz | Apr 14
Lawmakers and community members are pushing to revive the Hawaiian tradition of living in hale (pronounced hah-lay), thatched homes made from local trees and plants as a way to provide more affordable housing.

Cole Porter's Birthplace Needs a Facelift

REAL ESTATE | Apr 11
Efforts are underway in the northern Indiana city of Peru to spruce up the two-story wooden house where composer Cole Porter was born.