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Managing home owners in home sharing

Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway are familiar names to savvy travelers, who are flocking to sites that allow them to book stays in private residences, often at lower prices than the

Millennials and home ownership

Everybody in real estate is wondering what millennials plan to do when it comes to buying houses. Now, a couple of surveys are showing mixed forecasts. Seventy percent of millennials

Western drought begins to affect housing starts

The drought in the western United States has led to water restrictions in California and an increased awareness about the water usage by almonds and other kinds of crops. Earlier this

How cities are trying to attract millennials

We’ve already looked at the trend of millennials moving to smaller, less popular cities, but what are other cities doing to attract them? Across the country, it’s becoming more and

Coworking office spaces grow

In larger cities, there’s a growing trend of more people working outside of traditional offices. Some are trying a practice called coworking, where self-employed people share office space. Coworking in earnest

Oprah goes big with estate sale

It will be four years in May since Oprah Winfrey aired the final episode of her eponymous talk show. She recently announced plans to close Harpo Studios on Chicago’s west

Iconic buildings for sale

Two of the Midwest’s most iconic buildings — Willis Tower in Chicago and the Fisher Building in Detroit — were recently put up for sale, and they’re both expected to

Young find cheap living in Buffalo

A lot of things about Millennial culture leave older generations scratching their heads. Here’s another one: They are moving to Buffalo. Redefining the American Dream means Millennials are moving to smaller cities

Bad news for Airbnb in New York State

Millions of people have booked rooms around the world through Airbnb, the online site. But the attorney general of New York State raises some serious questions about Airbnb’s legality. According

When cities and suburbs blend together

We know that young people are flocking to cities. Now, they’re being followed by their parents, and other suburbanites. How will that change urban life? Urbanologists and sociologists call this

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