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Real Estate

How natural disasters affect property taxes

Natural disasters can cause millions of dollars in damage. The tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011 caused about $2.8 billion in property damage. Those who do not have property

How to localize affordable housing

Many Americans are spending a significant portion of their income on housing. High costs affect family savings and the general finances of an average household. Business journalists can explore this

A business reporter’s guide to zoning

Reporting on the changing landscape of your urban area requires a knowledge of zoning codes. Luckily, there are a variety of resources readily available to help business journalists start their

Covering millennial real estate trends

In many real estate markets, spring is a hot season for open houses, and as their families grow, many millennials may be looking to buy homes. Help readers get a

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Covering real estate tech

Tech startups are changing how home buyers, sellers and real estate agents interact. Companies called iBuyers (short for investment buyers) including Offerpad and Opendoor will now buy homes for cash

Say goodbye to that fancy marble countertop

Here’s a business story that hits close to home. President Trump’s trade war with China has increased the prices of homebuilding and home renovation materials in the U.S. by 10%—and

Millennials are changing the economy of home buying

When the news cycle slows down, business reporters may actually have time to think about reporting personal finance stories that require a little more legwork. If so, reporters may want

Covering the commercial space industry

The commercial space industry and universities have always played a role in helping NASA get beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, and into space. But in recent years, the commercial space industry

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Questions to ask when covering property taxes

In many parts of the country, spring is the time of year when homeowners get their assessment for property taxes, and some readers may be in for an unpleasant surprise

This year it's more important than ever that business journalists know the basics about flood insurance. (Image by "patrick269" via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons)

Flood insurance basics: Nine quick facts

Thanks to Harvey, Irma and now, Maria, flooding caused by hurricanes has dominated the news for weeks. Flood insurance is a hot topic both for readers in typical flood areas

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