Housing Preferences

October 25, 2016, 6am PDT
A new study by the National Association of Realtors reveals trends in the real estate market—including a finding on the critical issue of Millennial preferences in housing.
Chicago Agent Magazine
October 25, 2014, 7am PDT
The Oregonian editorial board writes an op-ed that sums up Portland's many perks as well as the challenges. At the heart of the op-ed's concerns: how to bring jobs closer to where people live (and vice versa).
The Oregonian
August 19, 2014, 2pm PDT
Joel Kotkin checks in with a dissenting take on the politics and demographics behind the urban revival.
The Washington Post
July 15, 2014, 8am PDT
Although recent studies and controversies such as Agenda 21 make anti-urban politics seem like a right wing commodity, a new book details the implications of a long history of bi-partisan anti-urbanism.
The Boston Globe
June 16, 2014, 12pm PDT
Emily Badger pulls particularly salient information from last week's Pew Research Center's report on political attitudes: liberals prefer the city while conservatives prefer small towns and rural areas.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
October 19, 2013, 9am PDT
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that Americans are willing to pay about $850 more per Walk Score point when purchasing a home.
Market Urbanism
December 13, 2011, 11am PST
Housing preferences are shifting dramatically to smaller, multifamily dwellings, creating a dramatic mismatch between housing supply and demand, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute.
PR Newswire
Blog post
September 5, 2011, 5am PDT

This is the third in a series of columns that respond to recent claims by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that smart growth policies are ineffective and harmful. The first was, An Inaccurate Attack On Smart Growth, followed by Land Use Impacts On Travel: Current State of Knowledge. This examines smart growth benefits and costs.

Todd Litman
April 22, 2011, 12pm PDT
Development, or no development? Nathan Norris writes that untouched landscapes always rate highly in comparison to development proposals, so it is important to use visual tools that can help quantify the tradeoff and find ways to compensate.
PlaceShakers
April 4, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new survey of buyer preferences says that most would be more practical and make sacrifices like giving up the upstairs laundry room.
The Los Angeles Times
September 3, 2009, 1pm PDT
Consumer preference surveys indicate that total U.S. demand for large-lot, exurban housing will not increase, while demand for small-lot and attached housing in accessible, multi-modal locations will double during the next two decades.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Blog post
September 2, 2009, 10pm PDT

Location, location, location. Choosing a smart home location can help households become healthy, wealthy and wise, since it affects residents’ physical activity levels, long-term financial burdens and opportunities for education and social interaction.

Todd Litman