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A shack in San Francisco that's on the market for nearly $2 million.

An ‘uninhabitable’ shack that’s missing a wall is on the market for nearly $2 million in San Francisco, and it showcases the real va...

Located in Potrero Hill, the shack made headlines back in May when it was listed for $2.5 million. It has received two price cuts since September.
Banksy's new work in the UK city of Birmingham.

Banksy just made a powerful statement about homelessness by turning a public bench into Santa’s sleigh

Just in time for Christmas and the UK general election, new artwork by Banksy has appeared in Birmingham, England.

US new-home sales notch best 2-month stretch in more than 12 years

According to government data released on Tuesday, new single-family home sales hit a 733,000 annualized pace in October.

Fewer Americans are borrowing against their homes after getting nailed in the financial crisis — and it’s hurting banks

Home equity lines of credit are much less common today than a decade ago, with only 4% of Americans getting cash with their homes as collateral.

Builders are the most confident in 20 months that Americans are looking to buy houses

The Federal Reserve's recent rate cuts pulled borrowing costs lower and reinvigorated the housing market after growth slowed in 2018.
The average American household size is on the rise.

The average American household size is on the rise for the first time in over a century, and it’s partly because millennials can’t afford ...

From 1790 to 2010, the average US household size declined from 5.79 people to 2.58, according to Pew. In 2018, it increased to 2.64 people.
The penthouse in this clock tower is on the market for $6 million.

A four-floor penthouse in an iconic working San Francisco clock tower is on sale for $6 million

A penthouse in a historic San Francisco clock tower just went on the market for $6 million, and the photos are stunning

UBS: These 7 cities are most at risk of a real estate bubble

The risk of a housing bubble within the eurozone in particular has risen in recent years due to low interest rates, according to UBS.
A 63-year-old sound engineer living in Berkeley's tent city in May 2019.

San Francisco’s homelessness crisis has gotten so bad, residents are putting boulders on the streets to stop people from sleeping there

This isn't the first time boulders have been used to block homeless encampments in San Francisco, where the homeless population is nearing 10,000.
In some areas, a recession can negatively impact the housing market.

The 10 US cities most vulnerable to a housing downturn when the next recession happens

When it comes to real estate, there are key factors that help forecast which housing markets will be most at risk when the next recession hits.