Tag Archives: Census Bureau

McMansions Return: Big Houses Are Coming Back

The average size of a newly built home increased 3.7 percent in 2011 from 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was the first annual increase since 2007 and indicates that home builders are seeing demand for larger spaces. … Continue reading

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Bay Area new-home construction rebounds

Construction of new homes around the Bay Area is on an upswing this year, showing signs of a return to normal following its surge during the housing boom and its dismal retrenchment during the downturn. The increased activity mirrors what’s … Continue reading

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LA beats Bay Area on gender gap in pay

Before we officially declare the “End of Men,” as Hanna Rosin‘s much discussed book would have it, there’s a bit of unfinished business out there. That would be unequal pay, or what Rosin – who sees the 21st century service-oriented … Continue reading

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Renter Nation Rages On

The supply of empty homes for rent is falling, and the nation’s homeownership rate is hovering near a fifteen year low. How can that be when the housing market is finally turning around and more homes are selling? The answer … Continue reading

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Census: Blacks leaving urban core for East Bay suburbs

In early 2008, moving from West Oakland to Antioch was a deal Felicia Duncan couldn’t refuse. “I had purchased a house, the kind of house I was able to get out there but I couldn’t get here for the price,” … Continue reading

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