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  • High Rents Putting the Squeeze on Renters

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Seattle—There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that apartment rents have become less affordable to a sizable slice of the renting population in recent years. A new analysis of U.S. rental and mortgage affordability in the second quarter of 2015 by residential data specialist Zillow quantifies the notion.

    National 17 August 2015 19:08
  • Economy Watch: Housing Mostly Stable, Consumers and Investors Mostly Optimistic

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Ahead of the jobs report this week came news about housing. Mostly, it’s good news, in that housing isn’t bubbling like it did in the mid-2000s, but it also isn’t in a downward spiral, as in the late 2000s. With some localized exceptions, housing prices continue

    National 01 July 2015 13:36