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Why did millions of Americans just not bother to refinance their mortgages?

Even as interest rates hit record lows, Americans have been stubborn. It's a behavioral economic puzzle that has cost America billions.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Sep 25, 2014
The new housing market All Storylines

The cities where housing is more expensive than you would expect

The story of why the rent is so high (and why developers love to build luxury condos) begins with the price of land. (Check out Lydia DePillis’s story on why it’s so hard to find a cheap apartment in Washington.) When you pay for a place to live, you pay for both the building and the […]

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Aug 20, 2014
The new housing market All Storylines

It’s hard to build cities for kids. But do they really need them?

It's hard to put a number on it, but over the long run they justify the cost.

  • Lydia DePillis
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  • Aug 19, 2014
The new housing market All Storylines

Why it’s so hard to find a cheap apartment in Washington, D.C.

Because supply and demand aren't that simple.

  • Lydia DePillis
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  • Aug 19, 2014
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