Архив автора: Jon Gorey

2017’s Hot Toys List Has Launched a Barbie Housing Crisis

With housing in such short supply, you’re not the only one struggling to find your dream house and competing with other desperate buyers who bid up prices beyond your reach. In fact, you may have noticed a newcomer to the open house circuit—a tall blonde in heels. Because even Barbie can’t find a place to live these days. (далее…)

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Here’s How Much People Really Pay In Rent

Did you know that most studies of average rents pull their data from apartment listings? That can provide a pretty accurate snapshot of the prices a newcomer can expect to encounter on their apartment search—but it’s not always reflective of real-life rental situations. (далее…)

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Here’s How Much People Really Pay In Rent

Did you know that most studies of average rents pull their data from apartment listings? That can provide a pretty accurate snapshot of the prices a newcomer can expect to encounter on their apartment search—but it’s not always reflective of real-life rental situations. (далее…)

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Reality Check: Nearly $1 Trillion Worth of Homes at Risk from Rising Sea Levels

Last month was the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s deadly, destructive rampage through New York and New Jersey, which killed 157 people and left $50 billion in damage in its wake. Unfortunately, New York City is still unprepared for an increasingly likely flood disaster, and it’s among the U.S. cities most at risk from rising sea levels in the coming decades. (далее…)

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You’re Not Imagining It: Airbnb Really Does Lead to Higher Rents and Home Prices, Study Finds

Home-sharing site Airbnb has its share of critics, from neighbors who hate the idea of strangers in their building or on their block, to traditional hotels that want Airbnb hosts to receive the same tax treatment and regulatory scrutiny they do, to, of course, the occasional creep-out victims. But another consistent argument is of the bigger-picture variety: that Airbnb drives up rents in cities where housing costs are already staggering. (далее…)

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Can Gentrifiers Help Fight Gentrification? Maybe Not, But You Still Should Try

Gentrification: It’s the stuff of a real estate developer’s daydreams and a working-class renter’s nightmares. It’s also the backdrop millions of middle-class Americans find themselves living in after moving to a low-cost urban area and, wittingly or not, changing the fabric of the community. (далее…)

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