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Property Values

A $63 million investment to build the Cultural Trail in Indianapolis has returned $1 billion in increased property value and other economic benefits since 2008.
Aug 25, 2015   The Indianapolis Star
A recent study concludes that investment in wildlife refuges leads to economic rewards.
Jun 15, 2012   THE DIRT
Are cities across the country acting negligently in ignoring the property tax implications of different development types? Joseph Minicozzi thinks so, and he's done the math to prove it. Exclusive
Jan 23, 2012  By Joseph Minicozzi
A new report focusing on the City of Philadelphia found that there is a statistically significant correlation between real estate value (as measured by sales price) and proximity to billboards.
Dec 22, 2011   Scenic America
Old Urbanist argues that zoning has never effectively preserved property values, but has done exactly the opposite by not allowing more valuable uses to replace less valuable ones.
May 23, 2011   Old Urbanist
Jon Hockenyos makes a radical proposal that cities should establish their own terms for how much local property is worth, free of "market value", in order to unstick frozen property markets.
Mar 20, 2010   Citiwire.net
Mention 'density' in suburban areas and the knee-jerk reaction is, "there go the property values". But is that really the case? In this study from San Jose State University, 4 suburban TODs are evaluated for their effects on nearby property values.
Dec 28, 2009   Mineta Transportation Institute
According to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the proximity of homes to wind turbines showed no average negative impact on property values.
Dec 7, 2009   The New York Times
The housing crisis may be coming to an end, according to some nationwide indexes. And though prices are likely to continue to fall for about a year, some homebuilders are un-pausing their projects and moving forward.
Aug 11, 2009   Time
Phoenix is undergoing another housing boom, with buyers clamoring to buy up properties with significantly discounted prices.
May 18, 2009   Los Angeles Times
Las Vegas and Southern Nevada are chock-full of planned communities. The region is also struggling with some of the harshest declines in property values in the nation. Though planned communities are seeing some sales, they are mainly in trouble.
May 17, 2009   Las Vegas Sun