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The Washington Post

With tenants who won’t pay or leave, small landlords face struggles of their own

Individuals used to own two-thirds of apartment properties with five to 24 units. But from 2001 to 2015, that share fell to two-fifths, and researchers from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies found that as large, Wall Street-backed investors purchased the buildings, they raised rents more quickly.

Black News Channel

Black Homeownership: The New Norm

With prices skyrocketing, homeownership is increasingly out of reach for many Black Americans. Is the end in sight and what solutions are possible to help people find a house they can afford?

Yahoo

How to Win in a Red-Hot Housing Market

Tight supply and continued strong demand from buyers has caused home prices to skyrocket, says Alexander Hermann, a research analyst and one of the lead authors of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 2021 State of the Nation’s Housing report.

Reuters

Selling out: America's local landlords. Moving in: Big investors

Even before COVID-19 struck, America was plagued by a lack of affordable homes, defined by the government as one that a household can rent for 30% or less of their income. A quarter of American renters pay more than half their incomes on rent, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies says.

Marketwatch

Why people are having trouble turning their second homes into dream homes

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has predicted a robust year for remodeling; experts attribute that to a strong housing market and increased home equity. The center predicts that remodeling and repairs to owner-occupied homes will jump to $352 billion this year, a 3.8% increase over last year.