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What Has Led to the Exodus of Black Families?
Metro, Today

Housing and child care costs have dimmed the appeal of New York City for Black parents, and many are heading South.

How Can My Brother Buy My Share of Our Parents’ Home?
Real Estate, February 4

There are various taxes and fees involved when relatives settle their parents’ estate, but the first step is figuring out what it’s worth.

They Were Proud Houston Homeowners. Then It All Fell Apart.
Op Ed, February 4

Five years after Hurricane Harvey destroyed their home, Becca and Sergio Fuentes are still rebuilding their lives.

Eliot Spitzer and an Elite Co-op Board Fight Over a Ditch
Metro, February 3

The former governor of New York faces a lawsuit from a cooperative board that could upend his plans to build condos on the Upper East Side.

In Maine, a Rare Influx of New Residents, and a Housing Crunch
National, February 3

New arrivals over the last few years have fueled hopes of population growth, but workers increasingly struggle to find housing in a market gone wild.

Sorry, Dogs: The Lobby Is Off-Limits.
Real Estate, February 3

The four-legged pets are welcome, but not welcome everywhere. Their owners must carry them or use a service elevator.

Big Discounts on Top Listings Push a Trend Into the New Year
Real Estate, February 3

Stephen M. Ross, the real estate developer and principal owner of the Miami Dolphins, sold his penthouse atop 25 Columbus Circle for $40 million, down from the $75 million list price in 2019.

Israel’s Right-Wing Government Pushes Home Demolitions as Violence Surges
Foreign, February 2

Israel defends its policy of leveling the family homes of Palestinians accused of attacks on its citizens as a deterrent. Critics say it is illegal and ineffective.

Homes for Sale in New Jersey and New York
Real Estate, February 2

This week’s properties are a six-bedroom house in Frenchtown, N.J., and a three-bedroom house in Locust Valley, N.Y.

Homes for Sale in Manhattan and Queens
Real Estate, February 2

This week’s properties are on the Upper West Side, in the Flatiron district and in Astoria.

Single Women Own More Homes Than Single Men
Real Estate, February 2

A look at where the ownership gap is greatest and smallest across the U.S.

Falling Mortgage Rates Bring Some Home Buyers Back to Market
Business, February 2

The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 6.09 percent this week, the lowest in five months. Buyers are returning, but experts say the state of the economy will drive the market’s next moves.

She Became a Broker to Buy Her Own House Near Washington, D.C. Which Did She Choose?
Interactive, February 2

Aiming to be her ‘own advocate’ and save on commission fees, a schoolteacher dived into the real estate game and emerged with her first single-family home. Here’s how she did it.

Bridgeport, Conn.: ‘A Diamond in the Rough’ Reinventing Itself
Real Estate, February 1

This Fairfield County city is working to shed its ‘rundown’ image, although progress is happening slowly: “The city’s turning itself around.”

They Call Her the Godmother of Southern Seeds for a Reason
Real Estate, February 1

For a quarter of a century, Ira Wallace has nurtured seeds and gardeners: ‘When you say her name in our community, all this love comes up.’

She Lost Her Childhood Home Over Taxes. Then It Erupted in Flames.
Metropolitan, February 1

For years, Eve Morawski waged an epic battle against real estate investors who bought her tax debt and ultimately seized her Maplewood, N.J., home.

Hochul’s $227 Billion Budget Plan Targets New York City’s Urgent Needs
Metro, February 1

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal included a multiyear plan to help bail out the city’s ailing subway system and address the migrant crisis.

$1.9 Million Homes in Arizona, Florida and Massachusetts
Real Estate, February 1

A Spanish-style house in Phoenix, a Craftsman bungalow in Tampa and a 1916 Colonial Revival home in Lexington.

The Next Retirement Communities Won’t Be Just for Seniors
Business, February 1

New developments that integrate senior housing into age-diverse apartment buildings offer a more affordable alternative to isolated suburban retirement communities.

How to Create a Playroom That Appeals to Children and Adults
Real Estate, January 31

Thanks to an awareness that design affects children’s development, playrooms are no longer ‘the worst room in the house.’ You may even want to hang out there.

Why Black Families Are Leaving New York, and What It Means for the City
Metro, January 31

Black children in particular are disappearing from the city, and many families point to one reason: Raising children here has become too expensive.

A Housing Plan for Manhattan’s Empty Spaces
Metro, January 31

Where could tens of thousands of new homes fit in one of the densest parts of America? One local official looks for pockets of opportunity.

Migrants Protest Move From Midtown Hotel to Barracks-Style Shelter
Metro, January 30

The Adams administration started moving single men into a cruise terminal in Brooklyn as New York City struggled to cope with the influx of newcomers.

After Years of Living With Roommates, a Place to Call His Own
Real Estate, January 30

Yaakov Bloom says he has learned a lot about himself after living in six apartments in the last decade, including one with an unruly pet.

$1.6 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, January 30

A 1911 Craftsman house in Oakland, a stylish retreat in Lake Arrowhead and a two-bedroom condominium in Malibu.

Senior Housing That Seniors Actually Like
Science, January 29

“Granny flats” are popping up in backyards across the country, affording Americans a new housing option. Some communities are not happy about it.

Restoring a House for Every Body
Real Estate, January 29

Half a century ago, Marc Harrison built a prototype for a home that would accommodate people of all ages and abilities. Now his daughter has restored it.

The Apartment Building Next Door Won’t Shut Up!
Real Estate, January 28

When the building itself is making noise, it’s not as simple as telling it to quiet down.

If You Want to Live Here, You’ll Have to Audition
Real Estate, January 27

The Rehearsal Club, which provided inexpensive housing for decades for aspiring actresses, singers and dancers trying to make it in New York City, is back. Carol Burnett said the club “saved my life.”

In Affordable Housing v. Parking Lot, a Judge Chooses the Lot
Metropolitan, January 27

A recent court ruling put a stop on a high-rise planned for the South Street Seaport, pitting preservation against housing needs — again.

Mayor Adams Focuses Agenda on the ‘Working People’ of New York
Metro, January 26

In his second State of the City address, Mayor Eric Adams turned his attention toward the essential needs of everyday New Yorkers, promising cleaner streets and more affordable housing.

Housing data shows economic drag of higher interest rates.
Business, January 26

Homes for Sale in Manhattan and Queens
Real Estate, January 26

This week’s properties are in Murray Hill, in South Harlem and in Hunters Point.

Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, January 26

This week’s properties are in Brookville, N.Y., and New Canaan, Conn.

Which Are the Best States for Raising a Family?
Real Estate, January 26

Parents have more flexibility these days to choose where they want to put down roots. A new study can help them decide.

Three Friends Pooled Their Finances and Bought a Queens House Together. Which One Did They Choose?
Interactive, January 26

Unable to afford the homes they wanted on their own, a couple and their friend combined resources and bought a multifamily house. Here’s what they found in western Queens.

The Typical American Renter Is Now Rent-Burdened, a Report Says
Real Estate, January 25

Moody’s Analytics finds that renters in the U.S. now pay 30 percent of the median income for the average rent.

$800,000 Homes in New York, North Carolina and Texas
Real Estate, January 25

A renovated 18th-century farmhouse in Hyde Park, a Tudor Revival home in Durham and a Craftsman bungalow in Houston.

The Chicago Home Was Designed for Parties. Then the Parties Stopped.
Real Estate, January 24

Before the pandemic, turning a house into a hub for big gatherings seemed like a good idea.

No Open-House Party. Influencers Just Want an Open Door.
Business, January 24

Developers are teaming up with niche influencers who trade targeted posts for entry into luxury residential buildings.

They Poured Their Savings Into Homes That Were Never Built
Interactive, January 24

What is it like to pour your life savings into apartments that might never get built?

For Tech Companies, Years of Easy Money Yield to Hard Times
Business, January 23

Rock-bottom rates were the secret engine fueling $1 billion start-ups and virtual attempts to conquer the physical world. But in 2023, reality bites.

La disminución de la población en China podría tener repercusiones graves para la economía mundial
en Español, January 23

El país buscó maneras de frenar su rápido crecimiento demográfico durante años. Ahora que su población se reduce, los economistas temen que esa tendencia tendrá graves consecuencias para el mundo.

$2.4 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, January 23

A waterfront retreat in Lake Forest, a four-bedroom home in San Francisco and a 1977 house near the ocean in Huntington Beach.

As Thousands Fall Behind on Rent, Public Housing Faces ‘Disaster’
Metro, January 23

The New York City Housing Authority collected just 65 percent of the rent it charged in the 12 months leading up to December, the lowest percentage in the agency’s history.

Fake Grass, Wood Frames and One Journalist’s Search for Answers
Summary, January 22

A Real Estate reporter traveled the country to find out why some of America’s residential buildings look startlingly alike.

Can My Building Ban Incense Even if It’s a Religious Ritual?
Real Estate, January 20

While you are entitled to practice your religion in your apartment, you are not entitled to disturb your neighbors.

America, the Bland
Real Estate, January 20

Across the country, new developments are starting to look the same, raising fears that cities are losing their unique charm. But in the current housing crisis, does that matter?

Homes for Sale in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Real Estate, January 19

This week’s properties are on the Upper East Side, in Chelsea and Bushwick.

Homes for Sale in New Jersey and New York
Real Estate, January 19

This week’s properties are a three-bedroom in Ocean Township, N.J., and a six-bedroom in Pelham Manor, N.Y.

What, Your Dog Doesn’t Have Her Own Refrigerator?
Styles, January 19

Interior design that caters to animals has become its own niche market with the great pandemic pet boom.

How Long Does It Take to Save Up for a Down Payment?
Real Estate, January 19

A new report gives us an idea, based on local income and housing prices.

Seeking an Oasis in the Palm Springs Desert With $350,000 to Spend. Which Home Did He Choose?
Interactive, January 19

Bored with the Bay Area, he wanted to try ‘something different’ in a new town with a new community. Here’s what he found.

He Admitted Stealing People’s Homes. He’s Charged With Doing It Again.
Metro, January 18

Sanford Solny, a disbarred lawyer accused of defrauding homeowners, was charged with new crimes, after a New York Times investigation into his business.

Why Harlem Is Getting a Truck Depot Instead of New Housing
Metro, January 18

A developer wanted to build residential towers, and a city councilwoman feared they would accelerate gentrification. Their fight reflects the challenge of building housing in New York.

Some Black Homeowners Could Have a Clear Way to Challenge Racist Appraisals
Real Estate, January 18

Under a new proposal, a homeowner with a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration would have uniform steps to follow to object to what they believe is an unfair, biased appraisal.

Los Angeles County’s Black Residents Are Most at Risk in Major Floods
National, January 18

Southern California has so far escaped the worst impact of recent rainstorms, but a new study shows a 100-year-flood event would disproportionately impact Black residents.

Coxsackie, N.Y.: ‘A Special Place on the Hudson’
Real Estate, January 18

Natives and newcomers are transforming this Greene County town, with an eye toward preservation. (And they want you to know it’s pronounced ‘cook-SAH-kie.’)

$500,000 Homes in Mississippi, Kentucky and Illinois
Real Estate, January 18

A 2009 brick house in Madison, a two-bedroom condominium in Louisville and a Tudor Revival home in Arlington Heights.

Why China’s Shrinking Population Is Cause for Alarm
Foreign, January 18

China struggled for years to curtail its rapid population growth. Now that its population is declining, economists and others fear serious implications for China and countries around the world.

Building a House Is Stressful, Even if You’re Sanjay Gupta
Real Estate, January 17

The CNN correspondent was traveling for work during construction of his family’s house, leaving the decision-making to his wife. (Yes, they’re still married.)

All the Developers Who Want You to Want a New York Casino
Metro, January 17

Developers hoping to win one of three casino licenses in the New York City region are crafting bids heavy on amenities and less focused on gambling.

Skipped Showers, Paper Plates: An Arizona Suburb’s Water Is Cut Off
National, January 16

Hundreds of homes outside the boundaries of Scottsdale can no longer get water from the city, so their owners are living a worst-case scenario of drought in the West.

$4.5 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, January 16

A 1927 Spanish-style home in Los Angeles, a four-bedroom townhouse in Manhattan Beach and a compound on more than 400 acres in Yorkville.

When Everything Goes Wrong, There’s Always New York
Real Estate, January 16

Julian Abeleda was optimistic when he left California, but he had a hard landing in Manhattan. A TikTok video about a housing lottery made him think, “Let’s just try.”

Redesigned With Amenities, the Chippendale Building Tries to Lure Workers
Real Estate, January 15

Now known as 550 Madison, the historic Chippendale Building has been updated with a new gym, a full kitchen and an outdoor garden to welcome people back to the office.

‘Hood Century’: How One Man Is Redefining Midcentury Modern Architecture
Real Estate, January 15

Jerald Cooper, who lives in Cincinnati, wants to recognize and help preserve modern architecture and interior design that have added to the aesthetic and culture of many Black communities.

A Cherished Family Home Gets a Second Act
Real Estate, January 14

Michael Newell wanted to buy and renovate the house he and his siblings grew up in, and give it another purpose. Wedding bells are ringing!

Lisa Marie Presley Was Rock ’n’ Roll Royalty. Graceland Was Her Castle.
Real Estate, January 14

Ms. Presley, who died suddenly on Thursday, had visited the estate four days earlier to celebrate what would have been her father’s 88th birthday.

My Boss Told My Co-workers That I Had Covid. Isn’t That Illegal?
Real Estate, January 14

Federal guidelines require employees’ health information to be kept confidential. But employers also have an obligation to protect the workplace.

Could Black Flight Change a Model of Integration?
Real Estate, January 13

American suburbs have long faced the issue of white families leaving as more residents of color move in. But in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Black families, upset about changes in the schools, are trickling to nearby suburbs.

Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut
Real Estate, January 12

This week’s homes are in Garden City, N.Y., and Old Greenwich, Conn.

Homes for Sale in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Real Estate, January 12

This week’s properties are in NoMad, Washington Heights and Sheepshead Bay.

Renting Rather Than Buying? Here’s Where You’ll Save the Most.
Real Estate, January 12

Although renting is still cheaper than paying a mortgage in most U.S. metro areas, the gap between the two is fluctuating.

Selling Houses While Black
Real Estate, January 12

About 6 percent of real estate agents and brokers in the United States are Black. Their white peers make almost three times as much, according to data and surveys.

Finding the Harlem Apartment She Always Wanted: Which One Was It?
Interactive, January 12

Two decades of living below her means and socking away money paid off when a longtime Harlem renter went looking for the right one-bedroom. But first she had to figure out what the right one-bedroom looked like.

$700,000 Homes in Texas, Virginia and Missouri
Real Estate, January 11

A bungalow in Galveston, a brick rowhouse in Alexandria and a 1912 Tudor Revival home in University City.

It’s OK to Get Carried Away When You’re Shopping for Flower Seeds
Real Estate, January 11

Here’s how to make sure those impulse catalog purchases result in happy surprises — not buyer’s remorse.

What Does It Take to Bring a 1974 California Cabin Back to Life?
Real Estate, January 10

The house in Sonoma County, designed by a notable modernist architect, needed someone with vision — and the willingness to do a lot of work.

How Three Black Women Hope to Change the Home Appraisal Industry
Real Estate, January 10

Two veteran appraisers and a newcomer have different but compatible approaches to combating discrimination against Black homeowners.

$1.5 Million Homes in California
Real Estate, January 9

A midcentury-style retreat in Palm Springs, a townhouse in Westlake Village and a 1947 ranch house in Altadena.

My Co-op Board President Is a Lawyer Representing Sellers. Is That Allowed?
Real Estate, January 7

Legally, a co-op board president can work as a lawyer for shareholders selling their units, but that doesn’t make it a good idea.

What TikTok Told Us About the Economy in 2022
Business, December 31

From Barbiecore to revenge travel, social media trends gave us a clear picture of the forces reshaping the economy.

Los nómadas digitales llegan a Ciudad de México y los precios de la vivienda suben
en Español, December 28

Airbnb se ha convertido en un destino en el que estadounidenses y europeos encuentran alquileres de largo plazo en la capital mexicana, trastocando el mercado local.

As Remote Workers Flock to Mexico City, Airbnb and Housing Prices Soar
Foreign, December 28

American and Europeans are using Airbnb to find long-term rentals in Mexico’s capital, pushing housing costs higher and, critics say, forcing out local residents.

Trust the Models? In This Economy?
Business, December 19

Years into the pandemic, it is still difficult to get a handle on what comes next for the economy by looking at examples from the past.

The Elusive Dream of Owning a Home in New York City
Metro, November 29

For many middle- and working-class New Yorkers, it’s an even more distant possibility than it used to be.

Is Homeownership Slipping Even Further Out of Reach for New Yorkers?
Metropolitan, November 24

In a city of renters, the turbulent pandemic housing market is making it harder than ever to buy a home.

The Apartment Found Her? Yes, and Three of Her Fellow Doctors
Real Estate, November 21

Puja Patel wanted her own apartment and wanted to be within walking distance of her new job as an emergency room doctor at Mount Sinai Queens.

FOMO Helped Drive Up Housing Prices in the Pandemic. What Can We Expect Next?
Op Ed, September 28

Inflation-corrected prices may end up substantially lower as factors driving high home prices weaken with time.

As China’s Economy Stumbles, Homeowners Boycott Mortgage Payments
Business, August 17

In a rare act of defiance, people across the country who bought property from indebted developers are refusing to repay loans on their unfinished apartments.

Large landlords aggressively moved against renters in the pandemic, a report says.
Business, July 29

A House subcommittee investigation found four firms were responsible for nearly 15,000 eviction filings while there were moratoriums on evictions.

New York Renters Are Now Paying the Price for the ‘Covid Discount’
Real Estate, July 26

More than 40 percent of the available units in Manhattan currently come from tenants priced out of apartments they leased in 2020 and 2021, according to a new StreetEasy report.

The Penn Station $7 Billion Fix-Up Moves Ahead: Here’s What to Know
Metro, July 21

The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.

Nearly a Third of Gen Z Is Living at Home (and They Plan to Stay)
Real Estate, July 21

And among those who moved out of their childhood bedroom, a third are spending about half of their monthly income on rent or mortgage.

What Baby Boomers Want (Options!), Senior Housing Delivers
Business, July 19

Shifting demographics are reshaping complexes built for older Americans, who are looking for a variety of rates and services.

Moved During the Pandemic? You May Need to Update Your Insurance.
Real Estate, June 13

Many people changed where and how they lived, but “upgrading their policies for all of these experiences fell by the wayside,” an appraisal executive said.

How Do You Find an Apartment in N.Y.C. These Days?
Metro, May 28

Apartment hunting in the city has never been easy, but now the search has become seemingly impossible as prices soar. Readers told us about their pandemic housing struggles — and eventual successes.

The Extraordinary Wealth Created by the Pandemic Housing Market
Upshot, May 1

Rarely have so many Americans gained so much equity in so little time, but it’s also inseparable from the housing affordability crisis.