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Urban Issues: Controlling Beijing Home Prices, London's Expensive Housing, Small Units & Housing Costs


Beijing Caps Home Prices to Control Demand 



Beijing, which already has China's strictest real estate curbs, is being forced to take additional steps to contain surging home prices as demands for record-high down payments fail to deter buyers.

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London House Prices: The Parasitic City 

The Economist, Ryan Avent


DEAR readers, I am moving to London in July. I'm quite excited about this. Last week I traveled to London with my wife to search for a place to live.

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Are Small Units the Solution to Affordability? 

Next City


By some estimates, there are more than 100,000 illegal single room occupancy units in New York City. Known as SROs, these minuscule apartments are, for many low-income residents, the only affordable housing option in a city with ever rising rents and limited space.

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How the M Train Service Change is Changing Bushwick 

Brooklyn Eagle


In the summer of 2009, City Limits spent several weeks in the 11237 ZIP code in Bushwick, Brooklyn-the area that contains the geographic center of New York City

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