Real Estate

Minneapolis combines prosperity with plentiful affordable housing, an increasing rarity. Geographical factors play a role, but longstanding "fiscal equalization" policies may make the difference.
6 days ago   The Atlantic
Homes in the Rockaways are being marketed and sold in the battered conditions that Hurricane Sandy left them, reports Elizabeth A. Harris. Existing residents view them as investment opportunities, but long-term market conditions are uncertain.
Jan 30, 2013   The New York Times
A new report released by Smart Growth America evaluates the federal government's influence on America's real estate sector. With $450 billion in subsidies per year, it's clear "the communities we’ve constructed weren’t built on market demand alone."
Jan 8, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Alexei Barrionuevo looks at how New York's real estate market has been impacted by the severe blackouts and flood damage from Hurricane Sandy. How long will the market for certain areas continue to feel Sandy's effects?
Dec 6, 2012   The New York Times
Hong Kong has supplanted New York atop Cushman & Wakefield's list of the ten most expensive shopping streets in the world. London's Bond Street fell out of the top ten due to Britain's weak economy.
Nov 15, 2012   Business Insider
The tussle over the historic designation of a property owned by a Chicago church exposes the conflicting agendas of politics, property rights, preservation, and constitutional law.
Sep 2, 2012   Gapers Block
The days of creeping gentrification are over. Contance Rosenblum reports on the New York artists who "rush about pell-mell in search of fresh terrain to colonize" and blows the cover on three of their up and coming territories.
Mar 18, 2012   The New York Times
Recent liberalization of the country's property ownership rules by President Raul Castro have unleashed decades of pent-up demand for real estate and construction in Cuba, reports Victoria Burnett.
Feb 20, 2012   The New York Times
Steep and sudden price reductions are being felt in real estate markets in Shanghai and across China. Indicators suggest that the 'biggest bubble of the century' may have just burst.
Dec 30, 2011   Foreign Affairs
Landowners with fewer apartments units are starting to use software similar for pricing airline tickets and hotel vacancies to determine rental rates for their properties, reports Matt Hudgins for The New York Times.
Nov 30, 2011   The New York Times
A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future, and where planners and developers should focus.
Nov 19, 2011   The Atlantic Cities