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As wildfires burn the West Coast, residents face another challenge: High prices pushing people out of urban centers
Working-class Americans in states like California are more likely to see their homes go up in flames, but choosing a safer place to live isn’t necessarily straightforward in the age of climate change.
‘This is just slowing the clock on evictions’: Why the CDC’s moratorium on evictions won’t solve America’s looming $100 billion rental crisis
‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early September that it was establishing a temporary ban on evictions across the country.’
Mortgage rates remain near record lows — now the challenge will be finding a lender willing to give you one
The supply of mortgages has dropped to the lowest level since 2014, according to one metric.
New-home construction pulls back slightly, as builders shift attention away from the multifamily sector
Multifamily starts fell 25% between July and August, reflecting the volatility in that sector of the housing market.
New-home construction slows slightly in August, driven by pullback in multifamily starts
U.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million in August, representing a 5% decrease from the previous month but a 3% uptick from a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. The dip in housing starts was driven by a 25% decline in multifamily construction activity. Permitting activity occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.47 million, down 1% from July but roughly even with the pace from August 2019. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to occur at a pace of 1.52 million and building permits to come in at a pace of 1.55 million.
Home-builder confidence soars to all-time high despite rising material costs
Lumber prices have increased more than 170% since April, but that hasn’t turned builders pessimistic on the industry’s overall trajectory.
‘The pandemic should be a wake-up call’: Neighborhoods that were redlined are more vulnerable to COVID-19, research suggests
People who live in historically redlined neighborhoods are more likely to have chronic diseases that can lead to worse outcomes from COVID-19.