The Big Short is back. The latest target? Shopping malls

Investors made billions shorting the US housing bubble in 2007-08. Another ‘Big Short’ is brewing now with shopping malls as the target.

Trung T. Phan • August 26, 2020

Wanna make that spare closet earn its keep? This startup can help

Got a spare room? Here’s how to turn it into money.

Caroline Dohack • August 12, 2020

Why buying a house is a bad idea

If you’re buying to make money, you may want to think again.

Sam Parr • August 12, 2020

What happens when Google barges in on your territory, in 2 charts

A deal with Google was sweet news for ADT and sour grapes for the competition.

Nick DeSantis • August 4, 2020

This entrepreneur convinced investors to pour $1m each into a brand-new town

Ryan Begelmam started a buzzy conference called Summit Series.

Sam Parr • August 4, 2020

Survey results: Will you miss a rent payment due to COVID-19?

More than 8 percent of our respondents said they anticipated missing a payment in the next few months.

Sam Parr • July 16, 2020

Tell us: Do you think you’ll miss a mortgage or rent payment because of COVID?

This survey won’t be representative, but it will be a window into Hustle readers’ lives.

Sam Parr • July 15, 2020

Holy shi — pping containers! Look at these tiny houses

Got an old shipping container? This startup will turn it into a house for $50k.

Michael Waters • July 13, 2020

We asked whether you’re planning to move in the next 6 months. 33% said yes.

Texans: Get ready for an influx of Californians and New Yorkers.

Sam Parr • July 9, 2020

Hostels are having a rough go at reopening

Living in close quarters with strangers is tricky business.

Michael Waters • July 8, 2020

Are you moving to another city? Tell us your story

Are you pulling up stakes? We’d like to know.

Sam Parr • July 8, 2020

Equity ain’t just for homeowners anymore

Startups help renters reap benefits of investing in their homes.

Caroline Dohack • July 3, 2020

Everyone wants to pay you to leave the Bay Area

More localities are rolling out stipends for remote workers. But good luck getting one.

Michael Waters • June 23, 2020

This summer, everyone is getting their feet wet with pool sharing

Take a dive into the hottest new industry of our no good, very bad pandemic summer.

Michael Waters • June 17, 2020

Airbnb has a plan to fight racial discrimination (again)

Four years after #AirbnbWhileBlack, the company is stepping up its anti-racism efforts.

Michael Waters • June 16, 2020

Rents in San Francisco are a-tumblin’

Leasers, on your marks: The city’s 1-bedroom rent is down 9.2%.

Michael Waters • June 3, 2020

Renters vs. robots: A flawed screening process is thwarting tenants

Errors in automated background checks are flagging tenants for crimes they didn’t commit.

Belle Long • May 29, 2020

Thinking of getting away this summer? Hope you like your home state

States have a tourism problem — so they’re pitching themselves to their own residents.

Michael Waters • May 25, 2020

For anyone who’s house hunting, things have gotten weird

The search for a home sweet home has gone sour.

Nick DeSantis • April 13, 2020

Apple is the latest tech giant to invest in affordable housing near its campus

Apple pledged to invest $2.5B in addressing the housing crisis, joining other tech companies in committing money to a crisis it helped create.

Conor Grant • November 5, 2019

Rhino lands $21m in funding to free renters from security deposit purgatory

Rhino, a company that wants to put the billions of rental deposit dollars back into the hands of the renter, just raised a $21m Series A.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 1, 2019

The rent is too damn high… So some SF businesses are buying their own buildings

San Francisco’s public transit provider bought a building instead of paying a huge rent increase, joining a number of buyers in the area.

Conor Grant • September 17, 2019

Instead of building a new campus, Microsoft will spend $500m on affordable housing

Microsoft is investing $500m in affordable housing, bucking the Silicon Valley trend of building a multibillion-dollar campus and donating the change to homelessness nonprofits.

Conor Grant • January 18, 2019

Hoping for a skyscraper of a sale price, Abu Dhabi put the Chrysler Building up for sale

The Abu Dhabi state investment fund is putting the Chrysler Building up for sale, and antique skyscrapers are in this season.

Conor Grant • January 10, 2019

Jimmy Buffett’s margarita village

He’s leveraging his aging lifestyle brand to build a real-life Margaritaville for old people.

The Hustle • March 9, 2017

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