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From left: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar (Credit: Getty Images)

Here’s how Bernie, Biden and the remaining presidential candidates would tackle housing crisis

UPDATED, March 2, 1:57 p.m.: Though all of the top five Democratic presidential candidates have detailed plans to address the country’s housing affordability crisis,...

Here’s how Bernie, Biden and the remaining presidential candidates would tackle housing crisis
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Sam Zell’s mobile-home firm stock up 1,200% since housing crash

From the wreckage of the housing crash, trailer parks have emerged as a lucrative investment option. Since March 2009,...

Sam Zell’s mobile-home firm stock up 1,200% since housing crash
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Welcome to affordable San Francisco! Here is your $1,000-a-month basement “sleeping pod”

A Kansas developer has a concept for below-market-rate housing in San Francisco, but it isn’t exactly pretty. Helsey Holdings wants to build two apartment...

Welcome to affordable San Francisco! Here is your $1,000-a-month basement “sleeping pod”
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California passes landmark rent control law

California has become the third state in the nation to pass rent control legislation. On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the sweeping measure, which aims to strike at the heart of...

California passes landmark rent control law
This hedge fund is making billions off distressed borrowers

This hedge fund is making billions off distressed borrowers

Just before the 2008 financial crisis, Fir Tree predicted that homeowners would keep making mortgage payments even as the...

This hedge fund is making billions off distressed borrowers
NYC home prices surpass pre-crisis peak, but savvy investors should have put their money elsewhere

NYC home prices surpass pre-crisis peak, but savvy investors should have put their money elsewhere

A decade later, New York City housing prices have surpassed the peak levels from before the financial crisis. Sales prices for houses and apartments...

NYC home prices surpass pre-crisis peak, but savvy investors should have put their money elsewhere
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Two Americas: Half of U.S. homes are worth more than their bubble-era price

Recovery is an uneven game. Though half of American homeowners have seen their property values climb even higher than...

Two Americas: Half of U.S. homes are worth more than their bubble-era price
Nearly one-third of American households are cost-burdened: report

Nearly one-third of American households are cost-burdened: report

Nearly 40 million American households were cost-burdened in 2016, meaning that they spent more than 30 percent of their...

Nearly one-third of American households are cost-burdened: report
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Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo reflects on the 2008 crash

Ever wondered where the so-called villains of the 2008 crash ended up? The Wall Street Journal is doing a...

Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo reflects on the 2008 crash
Could tiny homes solve the housing crisis?

Could tiny homes solve the housing crisis?

With construction and land costs increasing in cities across the country, some companies are turning to tiny houses to help combat these issues. There were 10,000 tiny homes in the U.S. as of 2016,...

Could tiny homes solve the housing crisis?
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