housing-crisis

Richmond’s rules: Why one California town is keeping Wall Street up at night

Eminent domain is the nuclear option. It might be the only thing that can clear the foreclosures that still drag down the city.

Wall Street has so far crushed a drastic foreclosure fix. One California town could change that.

Tonight, Richmond votes on whether to scrap plans to help underwater homeowners using eminent domain, and perhaps kill the scheme altogether.

Buying a house is harder than it’s been in five years.

Home prices and interests rates are up, but incomes are stagnant: The days of easy home-buying are over.

Ignore Anthony Weiner. Here’s what matters in the NYC mayor’s race

Usually it's worth tuning out when New Yorkers talk about New York stuff as though it's the only place on earth. But this year's mayor's race could really matter.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 14, 2013
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In defense of the 30-year mortgage

Letting the free market run wild would mean higher rents and a less stable housing sector. The government still has a role to play.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Aug 10, 2013
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How immigration could prop up the U.S. housing market

A new study finds that immigrations has added $3.7 trillion to the value of housing stock.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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How Arrested Development explains the housing crisis (among other things)

The first three seasons satirized war profiteering. This time around, the housing crisis is the target.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 27, 2013
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No, Marco Rubio, government did not cause the housing crisis

In his response to the State of the Union, Marco Rubio reprised a very bad argument that just won't go away.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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