For Rent: 327 Square Foot Apartment With 5 Rooms---Thanks to Robot Furniture

With the push of a button, a messy bedroom becomes a spotless living room. America’s housing crisis isn’t going away, but technology that allows small spaces to serve multiple purposes could help.

Britain’s housing crisis

Four books look beyond the clichés of the property boom to examine the precarious reality of those forced to rely on an overgrown private rental market

Could this COVID program help reduce the California housing crisis?

An emergency housing voucher program offers improvements to the decades-old federal solution to the housing affordability crisis, but landlord reluctance remains a crucial hurdle.

Peak Berkeley': Protesters Halt Low-Income Housing Project

'Peak Berkeley': Protesters Halt Low-Income Housing Project Authored by Ed Morrissey via HotAir (emphasis ours), … come on, you can guess, right? Why would protesters in Berkeley halt...

GOP bill could help alleviate US housing shortage, analysis shows

EXCLUSIVE: A proposal from Republican Sen. Mike Lee that aims to alleviate the nation's worsening housing crisis by putting untapped federal land into local hands could make major inroads in...

How state governments are reimagining American public housing

Vacant homes in Providence, Rhode Island, are seen though a chain link fence in April, shortly before ground was broken on a new affordable housing project. | Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via...

Bad news for the housing crisis: It’s getting more expensive to build everywhere

That could mean stalled projects and lower demand in the housing market. The cost of building continues to soar. Across North America, construction costs are up between 5% and 11% from last year,...

40 cities that could be poised for a housing crisis

The median home sales price in 2021 jumped 16.9% over the 2020 price to 346,900 - the highest increase since 1999, according to the National Association of Realtors. But with mortgage interest...

Mad about inflation? Blame your local officials

President Joe Biden speaks about the economy and inflation at the Port of Los Angeles on June 10. Inflation is a political struggle for Biden, but the decisions that could break supply chain...

A town’s housing crisis exposes a ‘house of cards’

Resort towns have long grappled with how to house their workers, but in places such as Sun Valley, those challenges have become a crisis as the chasm widens between those who have two homes and...

Would Abolishing Zoning Fix the U.S.'s Housing Crisis?

Would Abolishing Zoning Fix the U.S.'s Housing Crisis?  Bloomberg

Living with roommates doesn’t have to suck

Denis Novikov/Vox Here’s how to survive — and thrive — while sharing a home with others. Rents are rising. Even outside of the costliest American urban centers like New York and San...

The Fed’s interest rate hike will make the housing crisis even worse

Supply will continue to lag demand, and lower-income homebuyers will likely be outbid. The Federal Reserve recently announced a 0.75% increase in its benchmark interest rate, which is about to...

Alibaba’s Gains From Primary Listing Plan Wiped out in Two Days

Euphoria surrounding Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s primary listing plan has evaporated in just two sessions. Shares of the e-commerce giant slid 1.8% on Thursday, putting it back at levels seen...

U.S. Facing 'Perfect Storm' for 2008-Like Housing Crisis: Economist

Economist Jose Torres predicted that within the next few years, housing prices could drop up to 25 percent.

Hong Kong's new leader has work cut out for him. Here are some of his priorities

Hong Kong's new Chief Executive John Lee was sworn in on Friday in a ceremony attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Lee described the "one country, two systems" principle as the "institutional...

Highest Mortgage Rates Since 2008 Housing Crisis Cool Sales

Once-hot markets like Austin, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, are poised for big declines. The culprit is rising mortgage rates, which have spiked to their highest levels since the 2008 housing crisis....

Morning Coffee: How to annoy everyone and lose your job at HSBC. Goldman Sachs' new employee ID system

HSBC hired Stuart Kirk as head of responsible investment and head of research and insights at HSBC Asset Management. He was to be responsible for, "thought leadership" for institutional clients....

Indelible mark of shame': L.A. pivots to clearing homeless camps amid Covid surge, housing crisis

Los Angeles is clearing homeless encampments from sidewalks and parks in a move that housing advocates say is dangerous amid a growing housing shortage and Covid surge.

Apple grants engineers rare stock bonuses to stanch defections, report says

Bloomberg: Apple issued surprise stock bonuses to select engineers last week. Some of the bonuses, which vest over four years, ranged from $50,000 to $180,000. Apple didn't immediately respond to...

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