The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Use Airbnb Without Getting Evicted

Friday, July 11, 2014

A look at what's legal and illegal when using Airbnb to rent out a room or your whole apartment. And we hear your gripes about — and praise for — the service.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A New York Without Rent Regulation?

Monday, July 29, 2013

What would happen if New York did away with rent regulation? NPR Planet Money co-founder and New York Times contributor Adam Davidson discusses possible alternatives. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Airbnb Legal Questions

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ilya Marritz , WNYC reporter, discusses a recent case where an Airbnb host had to pay a $2400 fine for renting his apartment through Airbnb.

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The Takeaway

'Skateboarders Take Over Swimming Pools' as America's Homes Lay Vacant

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Two years after The Great Recession officially came to a close, housing prices have dropped to their lowest levels since 2006. A Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller report showed the home price index dropping 4.2 percent last month, aided in part by the growing number of foreclosures, and a reluctance on the part of new buyers. 

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The Takeaway

Does America Need New Homes?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Evans delivered stark news to recent homeowners. She reported that "since house prices peaked in 2006, the average home equity loss is $105,000 per homeowner." Evans was reacting to the latest Case-Shiller report, which showed that between February and March, housing prices dropped in 18 out of 20 major metro areas. Driven in part by foreclosures, a glut of unsold homes and the reluctance of new purchases, many home prices reached their lowest level since the bubble burst in 2006.  

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