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WNYC News

Rent Guidelines Board Proposes Historic Rent Freeze

Monday, May 05, 2014

Tenants cheer a preliminary vote that could freeze rent for some apartments for the first time in the history of New York City's Rent Guidelines Board.

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WNYC News

NYC Affordable Housing Plan Revealed

Monday, May 05, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled an ambitious plan that pledges $41.1-billion in funding to create or preserve more affordable housing. 

"The plan...is going to have a far-reaching impact on the people of this city. It’s going to reach every neighborhood, every borough — 200,000 units over 10 years," ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Breaking Down de Blasio's Housing Plan

Monday, May 05, 2014

Nancy Biberman, president and founder of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, discusses the de Blasio affordable housing plan, being rolled out today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should We Care About Owning a Home?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On average, real estate is a much worse investment than stocks and bonds. Yet Americans are still fixated on the idea of home ownership.

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The Takeaway

From Wall Street to the Trailer Park

Thursday, April 17, 2014

For around 12 million Americans, a trailer park home is simply the best bet financially. That's why two former Wall Street investment bankers are getting into the business.

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WNYC News

Tenants Optimistic that Rent Freeze Possible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rent-stabilized tenants are hoping for good news from the new members of the Rent Guidelines Board.

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WNYC News

City Promises Housing for All People Displaced by East Harlem Explosion

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hundreds of people remain displaced following this week's explosion in East Harlem, but the city is working to help.

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Money Talking

Will Getting A Mortgage Get More Expensive?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Congress moves to get the government out of the mortgage business.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYS Comptroller DiNapoli: Housing and Bonuses

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New York State Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, talks about a new report on how much New Yorkers spend on housing, and a report on Wall Street bonuses.

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The Takeaway

The Crimea Crisis: Views from Moscow & Ukraine | Rep. Waxman on 40 Years in Congress | A Tale of 2000 Cities: The Housing Market and the Economy

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Crimea Crisis: Views from Moscow & Ukraine | Rep. Waxman on 40 Years in Congress | Searching For Your Carl Sagan Stories | A Tale of 2000 Cities: The Housing Market and the Economy | China's Stake in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

The Takeaway

The Economy Tells a Tale of 2000 Cities

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

According to a new report out from the Demand Institute, local housing markets, when coupled with income and employment, are often the strongest predictors of local and national economic outlook. John Guarisco is the executive manager at MDI Marketing in Spokane, Washington, and Mark Dolfini is the owner of June Palms Property Management, in Lafayette, Indiana, both cities considered to be "transitional." And joining The Takeaway is Louise Keely, chief research officer for The Demand Institute and co-author of the report.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey Breaks Foreclosure Logjam, Yields Flood of Dismissals

Monday, March 03, 2014

NJ Spotlight

With new foreclosure cases continuing to pour into New Jersey courts, administrators have taken a key step to unclog the legal system.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

In most countries, houses get more valuable over time. In Japan, a new buyer will often bulldoze the home. We'll tell you why.

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WNYC News

High Rent Pushes More Bronx Families into Homelessness

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Bronx accounts for the largest segment of the city's homeless population so far this fiscal year, with more than a thousand families in the shelter system. Brooklyn ranked second, with about 935 families.

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WNYC News

When Glass Houses Become Hothouses

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Many people like floor to ceiling windows, but they could make your apartment a heat trap in a blackout.

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Where Do Most International Homebuyers In The U.S. Come From?

Monday, February 03, 2014

Chinese buyers have definitely made the most headlines, but the top country buying homes in the U.S. is actually Canada. It's been that way since 2008.

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An Astonishing Share Of Homebuyers Are Paying All Cash

Friday, January 24, 2014

In December, all-cash purchases accounted for more than 40 percent of home sales. Here are a few reasons so many people are buying houses without getting a mortgage.

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The Takeaway

Can You End Homelessness by Providing Homes?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In 2005, Utah set out to end chronic homelessness within 10 years by providing each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. As they inch closer to their deadline, it looks like the state could actually pull it off: The state says the homeless population has shrunk by nearly 75 percent since Utah started its initiative. Whittney Evans reports on local government for Takeaway affiliate station KUER. She joins the program to discuss how this program works.

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New Tech City

Two True Stories from the Airbnb Wars

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A musician supports his Brooklyn lifestyle by renting out rooms in Manhattan. And a landlord spends years trying to remove an illegal hotel operation from his building.  It's a tale of two Airbnb citizens.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Menachem Stark's Murder Shakes the Orthodox Community

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Josh Nathan-Kazis, staff writer for The Jewish Daily Forward , talks about what is known about the kidnapping and death of Menachem Stark, a prominent Satmar Jewish developer and landlord in Brooklyn.

 

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