The Market Tectonics of California Real Estate

Some residents have left the state, but many others have just moved out of big cities in search of more space and lower prices, creating hot spots in the suburbs and the once-sleepy exurbs.

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In Virginia, a Fight Over the Suburbs in the Governor’s Race

Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate with vast wealth, will deliver a pro-business message intended to win over suburban voters. Democrats plan to portray him as a Trump devotee.

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U.S. Home Sales Are Surging. When Does the Music Stop?

Nervous buyers and sellers are asking: ‘When is the housing market going to crash?’ Here’s what to expect this year.

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Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.

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10 Years After Christchurch Quake, a Hush Where 8,000 Homes Once Stood

The wreckage left in New Zealand’s second-largest city was razed. Now, a swath nearly twice the size of Central Park is being reclaimed by nature.

#christchurch-new-zealand, #earthquakes, #infrastructure-public-works, #suburbs

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Why Some Suburban Businesses Are Thriving During the Pandemic

A new crop of customers — people who once commuted to the city but now work from home — is helping some businesses stay afloat.

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He Can’t Carry a Tune, but Chang-rae Lee Has a Song to Sing

“My Year Abroad,” his sixth novel, is about letting yourself plunge into the world, even when it hurts. He’s been thinking about that a lot over these past, painful months.

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Has Georgia Reached a Turning Point for Democrats? The Senate Is at Stake

The growth of the Atlanta area and the efforts to protect African-Americans’ voting rights have transformed the state’s political landscape.

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The ‘Resistance’ Formed Because of Trump, With an Assist From Jon Ossoff

Mr. Ossoff’s 2017 special election was the first campaign Democrats had to focus on, after the shock of President Trump’s win. He lost, but the organizations formed around that race kept growing.

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The Real Estate Collapse of 2020

The pandemic devastated the housing industry this year, but there were a few flickers of life.

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How Atlanta’s Politics Overtook the Suburbs, Too

Communities that defined themselves in opposition to the city have increasingly grown to resemble it.

#atlanta-ga, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #urban-areas, #voting-and-voters

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Are Cities Safe During a Covid-19 Outbreak?

Dense urban centers were vilified when the pandemic struck, rekindling the age-old town vs. country debate. We asked seven experts if the backlash was warranted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rural-areas, #suburbs, #urban-areas

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The Places That Had the Biggest Swings Toward and Against Trump

Education was a key dividing line, but other things mattered, too.

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The Suburbs Helped Elect Biden. Can They Give Democrats the Senate, Too?

Some Atlanta suburbs that used to be “blood red” went blue in November. But Democrats need strong turnout in January, not just disaffected Republicans seeking to give Trump one final defeat.

#atlanta-ga, #elections-senate, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #warnock-raphael-g

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The ‘Mexican Beverly Hills’

How a former white enclave became an aspirational suburb for Latinos in Los Angeles.

#hispanic-americans, #los-angeles-county-calif, #parenting, #suburbs

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The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition

Biden soared among crucial suburban voters. Democrats? Not so much.

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How a Minneapolis Suburb Turned Blue, Despite Trump’s Law-and-Order Pitch

President Trump comfortably carried Chaska, Minn., in 2016. This time, he lost by nine percentage points — a dramatic shift that similarly played out in suburban counties across the country.

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Georgia Is a New Political Battleground

Joe Biden’s narrow lead in Georgia and the runoffs that will determine control of the Senate have raised questions as to whether 2020 is a Trumpian aberration or a long-anticipated political shift.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

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Residents Feared Low-Income Housing Would Ruin Their Suburb. It Didn’t.

President Trump told suburban voters that affordable housing would hurt property values and increase crime. The story of one Wisconsin community challenges those assumptions.

#affordable-housing, #new-berlin-wis, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

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Georgia, Once Reliably Red, Is Suddenly a Battleground. What Happened?

Joe Biden could win the state because Republicans have failed to keep up with its diverse population and shifting suburban politics.

#abrams-stacey-y, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g

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With Weakness Among Hispanic Voters, Biden Trails in Texas

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites

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Biden Trails in Texas Due to Weakness Amongst Hispanic Voters

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites

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Why Trump Can’t Take Red Counties in North Carolina for Granted

Even some people in Gastonia, N.C., are a little perplexed about why the president was holding a rally in a small community that’s already in his camp.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

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Democrats Hope 2020 Is the Year They Flip the Texas House

Republicans have controlled the state government since 2003. An anti-Trump surge could give Democrats a crucial boost.

#elections-state-legislature, #fort-worth-tex, #orourke-beto, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #suburbs, #tarrant-county-tex, #texas

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They Loved N.Y.C. but Lived in Jersey. The Pandemic Changed That.

Hoboken and Jersey City, often nicknamed the “sixth boroughs” of New York City, have their residents back full time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hoboken-nj, #jersey-city-nj, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional, #suburbs

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Suburbs Are Changing, Like It or Not

You may think you know what suburban design looks like, but the authors of a new book are here to set you straight.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #suburban-life, #suburbs

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The 10 Bellwether Counties That Show How Trump Is in Serious Trouble

Each one is in a battleground state. Votes from people there will matter a lot — and offer Joe Biden several paths to victory.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #florida, #georgia, #iowa, #maricopa-county-ariz, #michigan, #north-carolina, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suburbs, #sun-belt-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

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‘If He Doesn’t Win Ohio, It’s Over’: Trump Slips in the Heartland

Four years ago, the president easily won Ohio by building a balanced coalition among white voters across educational lines. But his support has waned since then, particularly in the suburbs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #ohio, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #whites

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American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #wisconsin

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Women in Suburbia Don’t Seem Too Worried About Its Destruction

President Trump has sought to fan fears about lower property values and crime, but polls suggest his general statements are not resonating locally.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

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A New Front in the Biden-Trump Battle for the Suburbs: Wildfires

An issue that has always been on the sidelines in presidential campaigns may be coming to the forefront as Joseph Biden seeks to cast climate change, not violence, as the real and immediate threat to the suburbs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #women-and-girls

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As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’

The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t think science knows” what is happening, he said.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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New Apartments in the Suburbs Attract New Yorkers

City residents head to new developments in walkable suburban communities where they can get apartments with more indoor and outdoor space.

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How Trump Is Using Westchester to Stir Up Suburban Fears

In an appeal to racism among white voters, the president says that Democrats tried to ruin Westchester County, N.Y., through fair housing policies.

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Suburban Home Sales Boom as People Move Out of N.Y.C.

Buyers worried about the health risks of living in packed urban neighborhoods seek the space and land the city can’t provide.

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New Yorkers Are Fleeing to the Suburbs: ‘The Demand Is Insane’

The pandemic is spurring home sales as prosperous city residents seek more space. One listing had 97 showings and received 24 offers.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #moss-mitchell-l, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs

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How Trump’s Convention Has Become a Crucial Play for the Suburbs

Conciliatory messages at the Republican convention were an acknowledgment by the president’s campaign that appealing to his right-wing base will not be enough to win re-election.

#political-advertising, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Suburban Strategy

Set against the backdrop of unrest, Republicans are using a law and order message to appeal to a powerful voting bloc.

#republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

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Virus, Heat, Fire, Blackouts

California, we can’t go on like this.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #politics-and-government, #suburbs, #wildfires

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Republican Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Night 1

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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Why Trump Never Stops Talking About ‘Our Suburbs’

Political polarization along racial lines is worst in small towns and suburbs, where more than half of African-Americans live.

#black-people, #local-government, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rural-areas, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Racist, Statist Suburban Dream

Racial inequality wasn’t an accident. It was an ugly political choice.

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Why Trump’s Blunt Appeals to Suburban Voters May Not Work

People living the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” tend to support recent protests and disapprove of the president’s handling of race.

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Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

House Republicans are on the defensive in suburban strongholds as voters reject President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and calls for racial justice.

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In Britain, the Economic Comeback Is in the Suburbs

Central London remains “very, very quiet” while shops and cafes outside town centers are seeing a fragile recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #great-britain, #london-england, #preserve-foods-retailer, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #suburbs, #travel-buff-ltd-daunt-books, #tutus-ethiopian-table-london-england-restaurant

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How to Navigate the Coronavirus Real Estate Market

Suburbs and fashionable exurbs are hot, but don’t forget that home prices have fallen before, a Nobel laureate warns.

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Trump Is Dog-Whistling. Are ‘Suburban Housewives’ Listening?

Or are they too busy organizing protests, posting links to bail funds and discussing antidotes for tear gas?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #whites, #women-and-girls

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Trump Doesn’t Speak for the ‘Silent Majority’

In fact, it is arrayed against him.

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Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama Program Addressing Housing Discrimination

The move coincides with efforts by the president’s re-election campaign to shore up support among white suburban voters.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carson-benjamin-s, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Time I Saw Angela Lansbury Instead of the Horse Show

Not so long ago, top stars brought top musicals to suburban arenas that started their lives as tents.

#actors-and-actresses, #devon-pa, #gypsy-play, #lansbury-angela, #suburbs, #theater

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