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How Much is Too Much?

If you read or watch the news, this blog isn’t going to be groundbreaking, especially in Denver. Rents are on the rise. In fact, it is now more affordable to buy than rent. 172 more words

Burdensome Housing Regulations Contributing to Migration to "Red States"?

An interesting piece at Vox.com highlights the role that overly-restrictive zoning is playing in the exodus from “Blue” states to “Red” states:

Whatever else Blue America has going for it, it’s done a terrible job of  216 more words

Housing Trends

Shared spaces: How much would you pay to rent part of a living room?

WATCH ABOVE: Global News Online Producer Peter Meiszner on Downtown Vancouver’s expensive shared rentals.

TORONTO – Renting small spaces to reduce living costs may not be a new trend, but search online for some “rooms for lease” and you might just see what it means to live in certain Canadian cities on a budget. 554 more words

Money

Report Gives D.C. a 'C' Grade, Baltimore 'C+' for Housing Affordability

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — It isn’t shocking by any stretch, but a new report giving the D.C. area a “C” grade for housing affordability says a lot about what is happening in regions where housing costs often suck up a large chunk of residents’ paychecks. 235 more words

News

Lack of Affordable Housing Contributes to California’s High Poverty Rate

Poverty is more prevalent in California than in any other state, according to recently released US Census Bureau data. Nearly one-quarter of Californians (23.4 percent) lived in poverty each year, on average, between 2011 and 2013, based on the… 592 more words

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