Economics

March 11 was a good day for solar in California. Fortune reports that for a brief time that day, utility-scale solar accounted for 40 percent of net grid power produced. When combined with…

While 70 percent of people between 18 and 39 in the San Francisco region are in favor of new housing in their neighborhoods, only 57 percent age 40 and older are okay with it, according to a new poll from…

According to the February edition of the Realtors Confidence Index Survey Report, 80 percent of first-time buyers who obtained a mortgage and 62 percent of all buyers with a mortgage made a downpayment of…

Though it has growing banking and financial services sectors, Charlotte ranks last in economic mobility of the 50 largest cities in the nation. Children there that are born into the bottom 20 percent of…

A report from the real estate data firm ATTOM found that Binghamton, N.Y. has the nation’s highest property tax rate, at 3.1 percent in 2016. That translates to around $3,700 a year for the average home.…

HousingWire reports that GOBankingRates produced a study on the affordability of the nation’s 50 largest metro areas. Even in the least expensive markets, residents are coming short of the income needed to…

Multnomah County, Ore., recently implemented a program, the Multnomah Idea Lab, where the government plans to build tiny houses in people’s backyards for free if they agree to let homeless families live there for…

Those with an annual household income of $100,000 a year won’t make the top 20 percent of earners in the metro areas of San Francisco, Seattle, or Washington, D.C., according to an interactive tool from…

An analysis by Adam Artunian of John Burns Real Estate Consulting shows that secondary apartment markets and “surban” locations (desirable suburban locations with…

Surprisingly, it wasn’t a location in California or Florida that finished first in Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States, but Rochester, Minn. Iowa…

Final estimates of fourth-quarter 2016 gross domestic product (GDP) growth (revised up two-tenths of a percentage point to 2.1 percent), show that housing’s share of GDP was unchanged at 15.6 percent, according to…

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