February 19, 2019

Radio Boston (WBUR)

Housing Displacement Pressures Mount In Boston's Changing Egleston Square

In 2010, the census tract encompassing most of Boston's Egleston Square flipped from majority-minority to majority white. And the median household income has increased. In 2000, it was just under $40,000; now it is almost $70,000. Thirty-five percent of households have incomes over $100,000.

February 01, 2019

NPR

Heavy Student Loan Debt Forces Many Millennials To Delay Buying Homes

In the past two years, homeownership rates have increased largely because of young buyers, who are benefiting from the good economy. Student loan debt is still a headwind, but they're at least being buoyed by stronger incomes and employment.

January 30, 2019

The Boston Globe

Home prices in ‘gateway cities’ bounce back. That’s the good — and the bad — news

At the turn of the 20th century, many immigrants and working-class families claimed their share of the American dream in busy local labor centers like Lowell, Lynn, Brockton, and Fall River. A century later, already struggling in a postindustrial economy and downtrodden after decades of disinvestment, these cities were hit especially hard by the foreclosure crisis.

January 29, 2019

The New York Times

Can Technology Help Fix the Housing Market?

Policymakers warn that the housing crisis isn’t a problem technology can solve. Yet it’s intriguing to think what might happen if investors threw money more directly at this goal.

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