January 30, 2019

The Boston Globe

Home prices in ‘gateway cities’ bounce back. That’s the good — and the bad — news

At the turn of the 20th century, many immigrants and working-class families claimed their share of the American dream in busy local labor centers like Lowell, Lynn, Brockton, and Fall River. A century later, already struggling in a postindustrial economy and downtrodden after decades of disinvestment, these cities were hit especially hard by the foreclosure crisis.

January 29, 2019

The New York Times

Can Technology Help Fix the Housing Market?

Policymakers warn that the housing crisis isn’t a problem technology can solve. Yet it’s intriguing to think what might happen if investors threw money more directly at this goal.

January 24, 2019

Associated Press

Small business optimism showing early signs of slippage

The fears of a slowing economy that sent stocks falling the past few months may be spreading to small business owners who have been quite optimistic in recent years. Recent economic reports and forecasts show some of the reasons why their confidence seems to be edging lower, including slowing growth in homeowner spending on remodeling and repairs.

January 24, 2019

CNBC

Home remodeling in 2019 to lowest level in three years

Diana Olick looks at the slowdown in home remodeling and what it means for housing stocks in 2019.

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