Real Estate

Blog post
February 6, 2014, 6am PST
New tools are becoming available to help people evaluate the quality of walking, cycling, public transit and automobile accessibility when making home location decisions. This information can help create more efficient and sustainable communities.
Todd Litman
January 31, 2014, 6am PST
The work of Professor Arthur C. Nelson from the University of Utah in projecting demographic and real estate trends contains some critical insight for planners looking to prepare the way for the cities and towns of the future.
NRDC Switchboard Blog
January 19, 2014, 9am PST
Foreclosures, the defining signifier of the Great Recession for many Americans, are coming to a screeching halt in Colorado. In fact, the state’s foreclosure rate improved at about twice the national average between 2012 and 2013.
Denver Post
January 16, 2014, 9am PST
With a whole portfolio of positive indicators about the health of the real estate market in Austin, a group of local industry leaders recently made predictions about what 2014 will bring for one of the country’s fastest growing metros.
Austin Business Journal
June 28, 2013, 11am PDT
With of support of leaders in Beijing, Chinese investors are making their presence known in U.S. commercial and residential real estate markets. The levels of foreign investment are reminiscent of the Japanese buying binge of the 1980s.
The New York Times
May 25, 2013, 11am PDT
After a seven-year hiatus, Netflix is bringing back the critically acclaimed television series Arrested Development, and with it memories of the Great Recession.
Architizer
May 15, 2013, 11am PDT
After a decade of phenomenal growth driven by security and stimulus spending, recent cuts to the federal government's budget are being felt throughout D.C. As office vacancies fall nationwide, they're rising in the Washington area.
The Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2013, 1pm PDT
The construction cranes dotting South Boston's waterfront are just one sign of the city's booming real estate market. Vibrant industries seeking to lure young professionals to downtown workplaces are helping to drive development.
Bloomberg
March 1, 2013, 7am PST
In a talk delivered at last December’s US High Speed Rail Conference in Los Angeles, Allan Kotin of Allan D. Kotin and Associates outlined the short-term decisions that can lead to long-term returns on transit-oriented development.
The Planning Report
January 30, 2013, 6am PST
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.
The New York Times
January 8, 2013, 12pm PST
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."
The Atlantic Cities
December 6, 2012, 10am PST
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?
The New York Times
November 15, 2012, 9am PST
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.
Business Insider
September 2, 2012, 7am PDT
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.
Gapers Block
March 18, 2012, 7am PDT
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.
The New York Times
February 20, 2012, 5am PST
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.
The New York Times
December 30, 2011, 5am PST
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.
Foreign Affairs
November 30, 2011, 1pm PST
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.
The New York Times
November 19, 2011, 9am PST
A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future, and where planners and developers should focus.
The Atlantic Cities
August 24, 2011, 12pm PDT
Bay City, Michigan, which has seen seven consecutive months of rising home prices, is one of 25 metro areas seeing a rebound in their real estate market despite a slow economic recovery, Morgan Brennan reports for Forbes.
Forbes