Latest Housing vacancies and homeownership News

Superstorm Sandy legacy: Recovery far from equal on NY shore

Oct. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters surged over New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula, there was an air of decay in Edgemere, a far-flung seaside neighborhood long pockmarked with boarded-up homes and vacant lots with waist-high weeds. When the water receded,...

California Realtors apologize for role in racist housing

Oct. 21, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Association of Realtors is apologizing for its role in pushing policies that drove racial segregation in the state, decades after the group put its money behind a proposition that overturned the state’s first fair housing law. During a...

Realtors apologizing for past discrimination, urging change

Oct. 14, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When Abdul-Kaba Abdullah decided to sell his home two years ago, he listed the neatly-kept, four-bedroom house at $175,000 based on presale evaluations. But once a buyer made an offer, an appraiser valued the home at only $150,000, and the bank wouldn’t give a...

California governor signs laws to boost housing production

Sep. 28, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — They've become a familiar sight along the wide commercial corridors of America — empty buildings once filled by big retailers who have closed their doors, in part because many of their customers shop online. Now, two new laws in California would let...