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Solutions to the region's housing struggles are unlikely to come without risks.

Architect Adam Ferrari knows there aren't any magic bullets to solve Rochester's affordable housing problem, but he's optimistic that using several methods will make things better.

CLAREMONT — Greg and Maggie Peterson are on their way toward the American dream of home ownership.

CLAREMONT— Sometimes, towns need to get creative so more people call them home.

Like Claremont, a number of other small towns near Rochester offer incentives to prospective homebuyers.

With growth come growing pains -- and right now, there may be no city in Minnesota where that's more evident than in Rochester.

CHATFIELD — New homes are popping up across Southeast Minnesota, and the reasons are as varied as the communities.

A Rochester developer is proposing building something the Med City has not seen in many years: a new condominium complex.

JoLynn Skogen wanted to provide a home away from home for patients seeking medical care in Rochester.

Lori and Ron Reinalda have lost count of how many houses they've flipped.

Rochester area real estate is selling hot in a very tight seller's market right now, but is it attracting more Realtors into the business?

First Avenue Flats was the first affordable housing complex built by Rochester-based Joseph Development to not fill up the day it opened.

Here's the number of housing projects that have been built, proposed or are under construction since 2009 — including a breakdown of market-rate, affordable, senior and student housing developments:

Be honest: What's your first thought when you hear the term "Section 8 housing"?

Think Rochester's housing market is crazy? Try navigating it on a student budget.

With a growing number of apartments being built in Rochester, two of the newest buildings are near downtown, a desired location for many renters.

Kari and Andy Friederichs know there are people waiting for the other shoe to drop. But they also know years of a negative reputation will take some time to change. The two are owners of The Parker in Rochester, a 62-unit building they spent nearly a year cleaning, refurbishing and improving from its former life as troubled downtown low-income apartments.

In Rochester's hopped-up housing market, it's not just individuals buying and selling homes.

What makes living in your neighborhood so special? We took to the streets to ask people about where they live and how they ended up in the place they call home.