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Retirees care most about happiness and housing affordability, according to US News.

The 19 best places to retire in America where you can buy a house for under $250,000

A few of the best places to live affordably during retirement are in Pennsylvania and Florida, according to US News' latest retirement ranking.

Amazon’s second headquarters could push home prices up by nearly 30% in its host city — here’s why renters should be worried

Newark and Raleigh could see the largest hikes, while the longtime frontrunner, Washington, DC, would see only a 4% increase in home prices.
The median home listing price in the US is nearly $280,000.

The most expensive and affordable states to buy a house, ranked

Home prices have increased significantly since the 1960s, when the median price of a home was less than $100,000 in today's dollars. Today, the median home price in the US is nearly than $280,000, according to Zillow — but that can vary depending on what state you buy a house in.
Renting is 5.5% cheaper than buying in San Francisco.

Homes have become so expensive in the Bay Area that renting is now a better deal than buying

Is it a better financial decision to rent or buy? In San Francisco and San Jose, renters save more money than buyers, a new Trulia study found. Thanks to flat rents and surging home values, renting is now a cheaper long-term option.
A young girl rides a tricycle under a cascade of water from an open fire hydrant along 151st Street in upper Manhattan.

American cities are so expensive that they could increase the risk of a ‘demographic time bomb’

A new study from Zillow suggests that, as housing prices have increased in some US cities, birth rates have declined. Some experts say that, because the US birth rate is at an all-time low, the trend could have a major effect on the future labor force.

Housing affordability in America is its worst in nearly a decade, and there’s one clear culprit

Housing affordability hit its worst level in nearly a decade during the first quarter, according to Attom Data Solutions. Attom measures affordability by comparing average wages to median home prices to determine the share of income people need to spend on housing.
Buyer demand is in high gear.

California’s housing market has reached a boiling point, and a typical home costs $600,000

The median price for a home in California has topped $600,000, a new record high and more than double the national median home price. The Bay Area is the most expensive region, with five counties recording a median price above $1 million.
San Francisco, California.

The income needed to afford a median-priced home in every San Francisco Bay Area county

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. We made maps that show the every county's median home prices and what residents need to earn to live in them.

What a $500,000 home looks like in 25 major cities across America

The size of a half-million dollar home can vary drastically across the US. To compare, we asked Trulia to gather listings in the $500,000 range for the country's largest metro areas by population. Buyers are getting a lot less for their money in New York than Dallas or Chicago.
New townhouses under construction in Northeast Washington, DC.

A ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ is making the housing market more hellish for first-time buyers

The share of people who cite rising home prices as the reason why it's a good time to buy is at the highest level of the survey's history, going back to the late 1980s. It's "a case of expected asset inflation becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy," the economist David Rosenberg said.