kitchen in an apartment

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The number of renters across the nation rose to 43.3 million in 2016, up from from 34.6 million a decade ago

New home being constructed

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Rising labor and material costs, along with continued sales strength across multiple buyer segments, are among the reasons why builders have pumped up their prices

Spare bedroom that could be rented out by Baby Boomers for Millennials

Photo: Tim Collins/Wikimedia Commons

Many Baby Boomers with an empty nest can earn extra income by taking in a Millennial looking for an affordable place to live

Paterson, N.J., is the nation's sixth-least affordable housing market. Photo: BJT11091/Wikimedia Commons

Renters and homeowners in Passaic, N.J., each spend more than half of their income on monthly housing costs

Seattle Minimum Wage Protest


People who earn minimum wage can see at least half of their monthly earnings consumed by the cost of housing.

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Aging Baby Boomers, maturing Millennials, and people who have finally rebounded from previous foreclosures don't need luxury houses

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One-third of homeowners wish they had bought a larger home

Photo: Richard Bauer/Creative Commons

Businesses in the state attracted $1.6 billion in venture capital and had its economy grow 3.7 percent last year

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The cities listed span the country’s geography and show the variety in housing prices between areas: the median monthly payment in Dallas is $1,260, while the median in San Jose is $5,790.

Photo: National Institute of Standards and Technology/Wikimedia Commons

Net Zero Energy program has a new name, rooftop solar panels found to be a benefit to the grid, and net-zero home building increases by 33 percent

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Homes near public transit stops can fetch premiums of up to 32 percent

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The state is expected to have 96,000 vacant construction jobs by 2025, a 38 percent increase from today

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Prices are expected to appreciate 5.3 percent over the next 12 months

The Governor's Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: Pixabay

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Most of the people who shopped for a mortgage in the first quarter were first-time buyers

Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Wikimedia Commons

Lack of energy efficiency stems from flawed modeling, states offer programs that minimize disaster damage, AAMA releases new document on aluminum fenestration


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June 2017

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