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harvard housing report highlights renters' struggles

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University provides an opportunity to reflect on how housing market conditions in the U.S. have evolved over time, looks at current trends and reveals how we still have progress to make when it comes to all Americans having decent, affordable homes.

Here’s some news to be aware of if you are a renter or a potential renter. The apartment leasing industry is increasingly using a new metric for approving leases: rental history.  It's becoming a key criterion for approving new leases,…

The demand for apartments remains strong and is likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. A bruised housing market and sluggish economy have encouraged many people to choose renting over home ownership. According to a recent report from CNBC, many in this group are young, professional women. These women are proving to be a driving force in the apartment living boom.

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