Rents in the US just keep going up and up

The average rent was up 3.2 percent year-over-year in June. Last month also saw the biggest average rent increase in more than a year

Buyers can’t afford a median-priced home basically anywhere

Median home prices are out of range for average wage earners in 353 of 480 U.S. counties, according to a new analysis by Attom Data Solutions.

Amazon will match employee affordable housing donations

The online retailer will also contribute $8 million to nonprofits in Washington and Virginia. The pledge comes as a handful of companies promise to spend big on housing.

Google’s big Bay Area housing investment won’t be enough

Economists praised the tech giant’s plan to spend $1 billion on Bay Area housing but expressed skepticism that the efforts will solve the region’s housing crisis.

HUD secretary Ben Carson wants more cities to ditch single-family zoning

Ben Carson — who leads the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  — made his comments Tuesday during a visit to Minneapolis, where lawmakers voted last year to ditch single-family zoning, which had previously dominated the city limits. Speaking to reporters, Carson suggested more cities should follow Minneapolis’ example and drew a connection between zoning and homelessness.

Google vows to invest $1B on new housing in Silicon Valley

The search giant wants to use Google land to build 15,000 homes and spent $250 million on a fund to support affordable housing.

ZeroDown, a Bay Area startup, launches new rent-to-own service

ZeroDown, a new Bay Area startup, is offering prospective homebuyers a path to ownership without having to put any money down.

Bidding wars pick up in San Francisco amid tech IPOs

A new report from Redfin suggests a host of new IPOs is having a significant impact on the already expensive local housing market.

Redfin opens new engineering hub in Texas

Citing the affordability of the Dallas area, and Frisco in particular, the techie brokerage is expanding with its first engineering office outside of the West Coast.

Co-living company Bungalow launches in San Francisco

By the end of this year, Bungalow hopes to have more than 150 rooms in 40 San Francisco properties. Overall, Bungalow operates more than 500 properties with 2,000 total rooms across the U.S.