Real Estate

The Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S.

One good measure of affordability is this: How much of your paycheck do you spend on housing every month? Experts have traditionally pegged 30% as an optimal amount — people who spend more than that might be considered “housing poor” — though that number is fairly random, and the real answer is “it depends.

The Calm After the Storm

Three years after Hurricane Sandy ravaged their town, homeowners in Sea Bright, New Jersey define community, and what it truly means to be home.