The Summer of NIMBY in Silicon Valley’s Poshest Town

Moguls and investors from the tech industry, which endorses housing relief, banded together to object to a plan for multifamily homes near their estates in Atherton, Calif.

#affordable-housing, #andreessen-marc-l, #apple-inc, #area-planning-and-renewal, #atherton-calif, #benchmark-capital, #city-councils, #computers-and-the-internet, #draper-timothy-c, #electronic-arts-inc, #felicis-ventures, #google-inc, #high-net-worth-individuals, #johnson-ronald-b-1959, #kordestani-omid-r-1963, #meta-platforms-inc, #netflix-inc, #palo-alto-networks-inc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #venture-capital, #whetstone-rachel-1968, #wilson-andrew, #zoning

We Will All End Up Paying for Someone Else’s Beach House

As extreme weather events compound, the obvious perils of waterfront living are growing both more obvious and more perilous.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #beaches, #coast-erosion, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sand-and-gravel

A Gothic Rock Cottage Fit for a Bat Out of Hell

Jim Steinman spent years transforming his Connecticut house into a kind of rock ‘n’ roll museum. Now his friends are trying to sell it — with his belongings intact.

#bat-out-of-hell-album, #bat-out-of-hell-play, #meat-loaf, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #ridgefield-conn, #steinman-jim

Elite Universities Are Out of Touch. Blame the Campus.

Colleges should do more to integrate their physical presence seamlessly with the surrounding environment.

#colleges-and-universities, #dormitories, #education, #liberalism-us-politics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

One Woman’s Life in Subsidized Housing, and Her Campaign to Fix It

At the Holmes Towers on the Upper East Side, La Keesha Taylor has formed a coalition to keep the elevators running, the heat working and the rodents at bay.

#elevators-and-escalators, #housing-authority-nyc, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

Why It’s So Hard to Find an Affordable Apartment in New York

There simply aren’t enough places to live, a crisis decades in the making and one that poses a threat to the city’s continuing recovery.

#adams-eric-l, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #crisis-tv-program, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

A Town’s Housing Crisis Exposes a ‘House of Cards’

In the Idaho resort area of Sun Valley, there are so few housing options that many workers are resorting to garages, campers and tents.

#affordable-housing, #hailey-idaho, #idaho, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sun-valley-idaho, #wilderness-areas

Investing in Real Estate as Self-Care

Many women seeking independence after a breakup or divorce have discovered emotional empowerment and even healing in real estate investment.

#discrimination, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #self-care, #single-persons, #women-and-girls

If the Economy Is Shaky, Why Are Company Profits Still Strong?

Corporate optimism may seem at odds with the Fed’s grim determination to hold back the economy to get inflation down, but earnings tell a story that other data doesn’t.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #company-reports, #corporations, #credit-and-debt, #mortgages, #personal-finances, #pultegroup, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

Here Are the Highlights From Today’s G.D.P. Report

Inventories were a big drag on the G.D.P. number. Construction of homes and nonresidential structures declined. And federal spending fell.

#building-construction, #consumer-behavior, #gross-domestic-product, #inflation-economics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

Here are the highlights from today’s report.

Inventories were a big drag on the G.D.P. number. Construction of homes and nonresidential structures declined. And federal spending fell.

#building-construction, #consumer-behavior, #gross-domestic-product, #inflation-economics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

On ‘Yellowstone’ and in Montana, the Same Question: Who Owns the West?

More Americans should live in the West, and more Americans will. But which ones?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bozeman-mont, #costner-kevin, #gentrification, #missoula-mont, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sandpoint-idaho, #television, #western-states-us

New York Renters Are Now Paying the Price for the ‘Covid Discount’

More than 40 percent of the available units in Manhattan currently come from tenants priced out of apartments they leased in 2020 and 2021, according to a new StreetEasy report.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #covid-discount, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #streeteasy

How the Path to Homeownership Runs Through Mexico

San Diego residents are moving to Tijuana to get more for their money. Some hope to save for down payments on houses that are way out of reach north of the border.

#ensenada-mexico, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-diego-calif, #san-ysidro-calif, #tijuana-mexico

Solving the Housing Crisis Means Building When No One Is Buying

Right now, builders have too many homes and not enough people to sell them to. In the long term, the United States has the opposite problem: Not enough houses for all the people who want them.

#interest-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-economy

Luxury Rental Buildings Take ‘Working From Home’ to the Next Level

Developers are adding professional office spaces to the list of amenities in their mostly new buildings in cities around the country.

#co-working, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

Nearly a Third of Gen Z Is Living at Home (and They Plan to Stay)

And among those who moved out of their childhood bedroom, a third are spending about half of their monthly income on rent or mortgage.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #generation-z, #income, #inflation-economics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

What to Know About Penn Station’s $7 Billion Redevelopment Plan

The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.

#adams-eric-l, #amtrak, #area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hochul-kathleen-c, #madison-square-garden, #moynihan-train-hall-at-pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #new-jersey-transit, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #roth-steven, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #transit-systems, #vornado-realty-trust

It’s Time to Slow Down and Appreciate Nature’s Tiny Marvels

Grab your iPhone: Andrew Brand wants to show you a side of your garden that you’ve never seen before (and how to photograph it).

#brand-andrew-j, #coastal-maine-botanical-gardens, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #insects, #photography, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Why Housing Is So Expensive — Particularly in Blue States

The urban economist Jenny Schuetz breaks down America’s housing crises, the policies that could fix them and the politics standing in the way.

#affordable-housing, #audio-neutral-informative, #homeless-persons, #politics-and-government, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas

Homeless in America

The homelessness crisis is getting worse.

#affordable-housing, #homeless-persons, #internal-storyline-no, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

Stop Ruining Starry Nights

Neighborhoods, including rural ones, are getting brighter. That’s not a good thing, according to our writer. What is the point of an illuminated shrub at 2 a.m.?

#catskills-nys-area, #content-type-service, #international-dark-sky-assn, #light-pollution, #light-trespass, #lighting, #pollution, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #skyglow, #ulster-county-ny

Which States Are the Most Safe and Secure for Renters?

A recent study examined natural disasters, eviction rates and rental laws to determine where U.S. renters could feel most at home.

#evictions, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

The Housing Shortage Isn’t Just a Coastal Crisis Anymore

An increasingly national problem has consequences for the quality of American family life, the economy and the future of housing politics.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #homeless-persons, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shortages, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #zoning

What’s Up With the Crazy Housing Market?

Rising mortgage rates. Faltering home sales. Skyrocketing rents. Here’s how to make sense of a baffling real estate market.

#content-type-service, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #miller-jonathan-j, #mortgages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-economy

Papaya King, a Hot Dog Pioneer on the Upper East Side, Faces a Possible End

The original Papaya King created the city’s signature combo of franks and tropical fruit juices. But a demolition plan could finish its decades-long reign.

#extell-development-co, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #juices, #papaya-king, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

The Shrinking of the Middle-Class Neighborhood

Americans are increasingly living in areas that are either much richer or much poorer than the regional norm.

#affordable-housing, #income, #income-inequality, #nashville-tenn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Lonely Last Days in the Suburban Office Park

A younger generation wants more urban offices, or at least suburban offices that feel more urban.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #suburbs, #united-states-economy

Why ‘Gayborhoods’ Lose L.G.B.T.Q. Residents in Major Cities

Many are choosing to live elsewhere in search of cheaper housing and better amenities. They are finding growing acceptance in other communities after decades of political and social changes.

#castro-san-francisco-calif, #gentrification, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

In Buffalo, New Apartments Sprout Up in Vacant Warehouses

A decade-long effort to transform industrial relics is showing signs of progress and expanding the city’s population for the first time in 70 years.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #buffalo-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

A Trip to Shelter Island, Just Outside of New York City

But with recently refurbished hotels, is this the moment it gives in to glitz? A writer gets on his bike to explore.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restaurants, #shelter-island-ny, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Highest Mortgage Rates Since 2008 Housing Crisis Cool Sales

As the Federal Reserve tries to fight high inflation, costly mortgage rates have begun to price people out of the housing market.

#inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #mortgages, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

The Wild History of the Real ‘Only Murders’ Building

Viewers of the Hulu series know it as the Arconia, but the Upper West Side building has a name — and a dramatic story — of its own.

#barnett-gary-1956, #condominiums, #extell-development-co, #gomez-selena, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hoffman-john-screenwriter, #hulu-com, #martin-steve, #only-murders-in-the-building-tv-program, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #short-martin

In Bronx Housing Court, Tenants Fight to Stay in Their Homes

Since New York’s eviction moratorium ended in January, tenants and their landlords are returning to housing court.

#bronx-nyc, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-city, #public-defenders-and-court-appointed-lawyers-criminal, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

How to Survive a Rental Bidding War

As the rental market convulses with a dearth of listings and intense demand, list prices can be deceptive. Here’s how to handle a bidding war.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

When the Rent Rushes Relationships

Soaring rents across the country have motivated some young couples to move in together earlier than they planned.

#affordable-housing, #brooklyn-nyc, #dating-and-relationships, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

These Homeowners Decided to Rent Again

Some homeowners looked at rising home prices and decided to get out while the going was still good. Now they’re renters again.

#content-type-service, #east-coast-us, #maryland, #miller-samuel-inc, #miller-jonathan-j, #new-jersey, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

‘Rent, Forever’: The Price of Living in New York City

Most New Yorkers will never own their homes, and yet people keep coming. Why?

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Eric Adams Still Partially Owns Brooklyn Co-Op, According to Records

Mayor Eric Adams has said that he no longer owns a Brooklyn co-op, despite public records to the contrary. But in public filings, he acknowledged ownership.

#adams-eric-l, #conflicts-of-interest, #conflicts-of-interest-board-nyc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Rents Will Rise by at Least 3.25 Percent for 2 Million New Yorkers

With landlords facing higher costs for property maintenance, a rent regulation panel approved some of the largest increases for rent-stabilized units in nearly a decade.

#inflation-economics, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Why Is It So Hard to Buy a House in America Right Now?

A monumental boom in real estate has sent prices skyrocketing.

#audio-neutral-informative, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

China’s Once-Sizzling Property Market Has Started to Cool

New home prices in China have fallen, and would-be buyers are thinking twice. That’s bad news for the overall economy.

#china, #china-vanke-co-ltd, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

‘Downton Shabby’: A Commoner Takes on an English Castle

A Los Angeles actor and producer moved across the pond to restore his crumbling ancestral home. But fixing up a 50,000-square-foot manor isn’t easy.

#downton-abbey-tv-program, #great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hopwood-depree, #middleton-england, #palaces-and-castles, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Love Your Dog, but Beware of Your Homeowners’ Insurance

Many firms have long refused coverage or charge more for pit bulls and other dogs considered more dangerous, but New York and other states say policies shouldn’t be breed specific.

#albany-ny, #american-society-for-the-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals, #animal-behavior, #dogs, #homeowners-insurance, #insurance-information-institute, #law-and-legislation, #pets, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renters-insurance, #united-states

Yes, You Can Do Better Than the Great American Lawn

There are any number of ecologically friendly alternatives to that lawn you’re so proud of — and they look nice, too. Here’s how to start slowly.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #grass, #lawns, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sustainable-living

Adams Announces Plan to Fix New York City’s Growing Housing Crisis

Mayor Eric Adams laid out a blueprint to increase homeownership, reduce street homelessness and improve public housing. But housing groups say his budget, $1 billion short of what he had promised, will not be enough.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #homeless-persons, #housing-authority-nyc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Not Just a Fence: The Story of a Stainless Steel Status Symbol

Like the white picket fence, the stainless steel fence — prevalent in New York neighborhoods densely populated by Asian homeowners — evokes a sense of making it, but it’s flashier.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #fences-and-property-barriers, #flushing-queens-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #steel-and-iron, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny

California’s Housing Crisis and the Fight Over 20 Townhomes

Suburban homeowners like Susan Kirsch are often blamed for worsening the nation’s housing crisis. That doesn’t mean she’s giving up her two-decade fight against 20 condos.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

Their Solution to the Housing Crisis? Living With Strangers.

Thrown together by New York City’s brutal housing market, these roommates find a way to get by — even in close quarters.

#affordable-housing, #craigslist, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #tiktok-bytedance

Homeownership Remains the American Dream, Despite Challenges

A new survey reveals that nearly three-quarters of Americans place owning a home above career, family and college as a sign of prosperity.

#affordable-housing, #home-equity-loans, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential