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  • Where do the Service Workers In San Francisco Live?

    Recently, I was in San Francisco on family business, and I took several taxi rides. Without exception, the drivers voiced the same two complaints: competition from Uber and... More

    Where do the Service Workers In San Francisco Live?
  • Can I Age in Place?

    Older Americans overwhelmingly prefer to age in place. According to our recent survey of the 55 plus population, nearly two thirds of older homeowners want to remain in... More

    Can I Age in Place?
  • Three Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Housing

    Three long-standing trends ones that have been building quietly over decades ultimately will have more influence on housing than the week-to-week oscillations of... More

    Three Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Housing
  • Why are the Experts Pessimistic About the Future of Homeownership?

    The national homeownership rate has been declining for over a decade. According to the experts, we can expect further declines. More

    Why are the Experts Pessimistic About the Future of Homeownership?
  • Fun After Fifty

    According to the common wisdom, Baby Boomers like Peter Pan refuse to grow older. Instead of retiring, they launch second and third careers. More

    Fun After Fifty
  • How to Worry About House Prices

    Decades from now, scholars will still be debating the causes of the Great Recession of the mid-2000's, but it's generally agreed that the collapse of the housing sector was at... More

    How to Worry About House Prices

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