Tag: Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Readers Have Questions About Stocks. An Economist Replies.

Lots of readers responded to my Jan. 5 newsletter discussing a new book, “Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life,” by the Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff. I’ve already responded to many of you by email but nothing beats hearing from Kotlikoff himself. I presented him with some […]

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What Designers Have Been Doing at Home During the Pandemic

If the average person were to hollow out a tree branch, turn it into a light fixture and hang it over a dining room table, it would look like the work of a Cub Scout. But in Constantin Boym’s weekend home in the Hudson Valley, the branch is perfection. Not too crusty, not too knobby, […]

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Why Home Prices Keep Rising

Today, first-time home buyers in once-affordable markets have competition from all kinds of sources that didn’t exist a generation ago: from global capital, from all-cash “iBuyers” that size up homes by algorithm, from institutional investors renting single-family homes, from smaller-scale investors running Airbnbs. “It’s really hard for an owner-occupier to compete with the amount of […]

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Illinois Homeowners Can Now Remove Racist Clauses From Their Property Deeds

A new law in Illinois allows homeowners to change their housing deeds to remove racist clauses that were used to bar people of certain races and religious groups from buying homes or living in a particular neighborhood. The clauses, which are known as racial restrictive covenants, were outlawed under the Fair Housing Act in 1968, […]

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