Housing

A new report finds that suburban areas are losing residents to urban areas like New York City and Washington D.C., even well past the point when people would have traditionally made the choice to return to the suburbs.
Yesterday   New York Times
Local government's preoccupation with regulating development and its failure to provide public infrastructure and maintain an attractive public realm is at the root of the current lack of affordable housing.
Sep 16, 2006   The New York Sun
A series of articles and reports addressing growth in the Western United States, including Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and other states.
Sep 15, 2006   New West
A week after its glowing profile in the New York Times, Atlanta's Beltline project could now be in jeopardy as a suburban developer threatens to sell his critical piece of the proposed transit corridor.
Sep 13, 2006   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A large subdivision in Nebraska is generating controversy over a zoning change that allows the developer to avoid paying for road improvements and maintenance. Residents fear this will open the door for other developers to find the same loophole.
Sep 13, 2006   Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise
Two new web sites, ZipRealty, Inc. and Reply Inc., allow customers to post reviews of homes. Some are meant to be humorous, but some are mean-spirited and misleading. Is this the future of on-line real estate?
Sep 12, 2006   The Wall Street Journal
A Maryland statewide tax that provides communities with funding to improve sewage treatment facilities has been used as an excuse to increase sprawling development.
Sep 12, 2006   The Baltimore Sun
California cities are getting a look at the results of the U. S. Census Bureau's first American Community Survey of medium-sized cities; some officials grouse at the 'funny numbers'--they just don’t add up.
Sep 8, 2006   The Los Angeles Times
Option adjustable rate mortgages(ARM) have in recent years been offered to thousands of middle-income homeowners who may soon face "personal catastrophe" as their loans reset, doubling their monthly payments.
Sep 8, 2006   Business Week
Architect James Polk is setting up to begin work on his plan for a walkable and sustainable community in the Gulf Coast region.
Sep 8, 2006   Hattiesburg American
Fairfax County planning officials in Washington D.C. are considering raising the amount of parking required in new residential housing developments, while other county officials are seeking a reduction.
Sep 8, 2006   The Washington Post