San Jose residents protest plans to house teachers in schools



California’s San Jose Unified School District recently outlined plans to accomdate teachers, who cannot easily afford homes in the area, within district-owned properties that will be converted into housing units.

Denver pilots new granny flat program aimed at solving city housing shortages



Authorities in Denver are initiating a new program in the city that aims to solve housing shortage problems while providing a new income stream for low-earning homeowners.

LA renters protest against rising rents



Rising rental costs have prompted some tenants to Los Angeles to take part in rent strikes, something they view as a last resort in an effort not to be priced out of their homes. Rent strikes see tenants withhold their rental checks in an attempt to put pressure of their landlords to renegotiate their rent, […]

Study shows Starbucks presence helps to boost the value of homes



Having a Starbucks open near a neighborhood could increase the value of nearby homes, potentially by a few thousand dollars, a new study from Harvard Business School has found.

Home price growth is slowing down in most larger markets



Home-value growth is slowing in almost two-thirds of the nation’s largest housing markets, according to the July Zillow Real Estate Market Report.

Freddie Mac unveils new program to keep rents affordable for low income families



The mortgage giant said the new Mezzanine Loan

How wildfires are impacting California’s real estate markets



A total of 18 wildfires have spread throughout California this week, scorching an area larger than the city of Los Angeles, officials said on Wednesday

Invitation Homes faces accusations of poor property maintenance and unfair fees



Renters are accusing Invitation Homes Inc., an investment firm that owns the most single-family homes in the U.S., of not properly maintaining their properties.

Impending Baby Boomer sell off could cause housing crash, experts warn



Baby boomers who’re planning on downsizing or leaving the real estate market altogether could send “shock waves” through the industry, according to a couple of new studies. Fannie Mae’s Economic Strategic Research Group said in its report that homeownership demand from younger generations is “insufficient” to replace the void being created by departing older owners. […]

Low inventory and strong job growth continue to drive up rental prices



Single-family home rental prices are still driving upwards, thanks to a combination of low inventories of rental homes and strong job growth across the nation, says a new report from

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