Housing

Obama's Biggest Economic Failure
It wasn't the Fed; it was housing
September 18, 2014

Homeowners could have saved billions, but Obama failed to act.

This Is the Most Diverse Apartment Building in America
And here are the surprising lessons it teaches us about gentrification.
September 05, 2014

No matter how much we say we want otherwise, we still end up living around people who look just like us. This Brooklyn building is the exception. 

The Huge, Regressive Tax Break Right Under Your Roof
A new report shows tax breaks for homeownership favor the rich
September 04, 2014

Billions for the rich, little for the poor.

D.C. Blew a Great Chance to Reduce Rents by Raising Building Heights
May 08, 2014

Taller buildings are not coming to D.C. That's a shame.

Unnatural Disaster
How mortgage servicers are strong-arming the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado (among others)
June 17, 2013

On May 20, a massive EF5 tornado whipped through heavily populated Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 and injuring nearly 400. That tragedy has now shifted into the drudgery of recovery.

Newark's Terrible New Foreclosure Fix Idea
Activists in the city think eminent domain can save their neighborhoods
May 08, 2013

Activists in the city think eminent domain can save their neighborhoods—but the plan would never work.

The Ongoing and Hugely Risky Bailout of the Housing Market
Why the next housing crisis could be worse than the last one
March 01, 2013

Unless the White House changes course, the next housing crisis will be worse than the last one

Your New Landlord Works on Wall Street
Hedge funds are snatching up rental homes at an alarming rate
February 12, 2013

Hedge funds are snatching up rental homes at an alarming rate—and a new bubble may be forming.