Two assistant professors from the University of Chicago and BYU have found that the addition of a Wal-Mart store in a neighborhood can raise the value of homes within a mile of the store, reports Mary Ellen Podmolik.
Jun 12, 2012 Chicago Tribune
Mark Hinshaw writes that back in 2006, developers were snatching up any bit of undeveloped land in Snohomish County, WA. Today, those far-flung projects have suffered much more than inner-city developments.
Sep 8, 2011 Crosscut
The decline in housing prices during the Great Depression of the thirties peaked at a average loss of 25.9%. In November of last year, the current decline ticked past that landmark to hit 26%.
Jan 12, 2011 The San Jose Mercury News
Despite its reputation as a planner's dream, the city of Vancouver has incredibly high housing prices, which is part of the reason <em>New Geography</em>'s Steve Lafleur calls it a middle class nightmare.
Aug 20, 2010 New Geography
A new study in the San Francisco Bay Area says no, that had there been no controls in place there would be only 6.5% more housing built over the past 50 years.
Apr 7, 2010 The San Francisco Chronicle
This article looks at the five metro areas with the most affordable housing options, and the five with the least affordable options.
Feb 24, 2010 CNN Money
As housing costs rise in China, a TV soap opera about the housing hunt has become a runaway hit. And while many in the growing country are concerned about the high cost of housing, some economists fear a burst of the bubble.
Dec 31, 2009 The Globe and Mail
About 2.5 million homes have been converted into rental units since 2007 as homeowners try to wait out the loss in value of their properties, according to a new study.
Sep 15, 2009 The Huffington Post
These two posts from Richard Florida look at how housing is faring during the economic recession. He looks at home prices in 300 metro areas, and how things have changed between the peak in 2006 to today.
Jul 24, 2009 Creative Class Exchange
The Indian discount automaker Tata is now venturing into home production, building 1,000 apartments near Mumbai with prices starting at $7,800.
May 20, 2009 Business Week