Housing

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.