Expensive luxury housing in Manhattan is nothing new, but now even mid-range rents are horrendous. A studio apartment for 3000 dollars a month is no rarity.
In Germany, you may need to bring your own kitchen - and paintbrush - when renting an apartment. In a country with one of the highest rental rates in Europe, a rich and sometimes quirky rental culture has developed.
For thousands of Macedonians and Serbians, buying an apartment has proven to be a tragedy. More than a decade since being defrauded, cheated flat buyers live with one foot in their homes and the other out on the street.
While the public focus on the Trump administration's crackdown on sanctuary cities lies mostly on places like New York or Seattle, small cities resist as well. One is just a short metro ride away from the White House.
What's in a name? A person's chance of landing an apartment lease in Germany, that's what. Discrimination against people whose names don't appear to be "German" is common in the rental market, according to reports.
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