Tagged: renters

“Storm of scarcity” pushing resort companies to spend big on affordable housing in mountain communities

“Storm of scarcity” pushing resort companies to spend big on affordable housing in mountain communities

From Telluride to Aspen, Vail to Steamboat, ski resort companies are shouldering more responsibility for — and spending tens of millions of dollars on — workforce housing after years working in the background with community partnerships.

Modest relief for apartment dwellers: Metro Denver rents slip as new units flood market

Modest relief for apartment dwellers: Metro Denver rents slip as new units flood market

The metro area has added 9,713 new apartments in the first nine months of this year, a 35 percent increase from the same period in 2016, which was a big year. Of this year’s new supply, 4,315 units came online in July, August and September.

Modest relief for apartment dwellers: Metro Denver rents slip as new units flood market

Modest relief for apartment dwellers: Metro Denver rents slip as new units flood market

The metro area has added 9,713 new apartments in the first nine months of this year, a 35 percent increase from the same period in 2016, which was a big year. Of this year’s new supply, 4,315 units came online in July, August and September.

Buyers should expect rising mortgage rates through 2020, economist tells bankers gathered in Denver

Buyers should expect rising mortgage rates through 2020, economist tells bankers gathered in Denver

Mortgage rates are on a gradual trajectory higher, and will coincide with a surge in demand from millennial home buyers, according to a forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Buyers should expect rising mortgage rates through 2020, economist tells bankers gathered in Denver

Buyers should expect rising mortgage rates through 2020, economist tells bankers gathered in Denver

Mortgage rates are on a gradual trajectory higher, and will coincide with a surge in demand from millennial home buyers, according to a forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

The number of apartments deemed affordable for very low-income families across the United States fell by more than 60 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to a new report by Freddie Mac.

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

America’s affordable housing stock fell 60 percent from 2010 to 2016

The number of apartments deemed affordable for very low-income families across the United States fell by more than 60 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to a new report by Freddie Mac.

Most like the idea of green roofs — including critics of a Denver initiative — but should the city force builders to include them?

Most like the idea of green roofs — including critics of a Denver initiative — but should the city force builders to include them?

But by proposing a mandate that in some ways would stand as the nation’s most stringent “green roof” requirement, observers say, the Denver Green Roof Initiative could be taking a gamble on Denver voters.

Even opponents of a Denver initiative say green roofs are laudable, but is a mandate the right approach?

Even opponents of a Denver initiative say green roofs are laudable, but is a mandate the right approach?

But by proposing a mandate that in some ways would stand as the nation’s most stringent “green roof” requirement, observers say, the Denver Green Roof Initiative could be taking a gamble on Denver voters.

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon.