Housing Market

Interest rates on mortgages increased over the summer, and lenders are still holding back on loans, but the cause of the surge in all-cash home sales is a cause for concern for the long-term health of the housing market.
Jan 27, 2014   KUOW
The burst of the housing bubble is still causing major economic turmoil in Spain, where 1.5 million "zombie" housing units sit empty.
Sep 22, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
The bust of the housing market has put a fleet of atypically nice homes into the Section 8 subsidized housing pool.
Aug 3, 2010   The Wall Street Joural
New figures from the National Association of Realtors show that the number of new homes being built and the number of homes being sold were both down during May.
Jul 3, 2010   The New York Times
This story from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> looks at the downfall of exurban growth in the High Desert of Southern California, and the families caught in the downfall.
Jun 29, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Suburban areas are becoming hotbeds for rising poverty. Though migration has a role, much of the transition from middle class to welfare has been caused by the housing crisis and recession.
May 31, 2010   Governing
Writing for <em>The New York Times</em>, Timothy Egan takes a look at some of the empty cities that were abandoned after the housing crash, and why they will be the slums of tomorrow.
Feb 14, 2010   NYTimes: Opinionator Blog
The housing market -- and especially the exurban housing market -- played a major role in bringing about the current economic recession, according to this piece from Christopher Leinberger. He says sprawl is unlikely to regain its lost value.
Jan 28, 2010   The New Republic
The foreclosure crisis spreading across America has burdened cities and neighborhoods with value-draining vacancies and abandoned properties. To counteract the economic havoc they've caused, planners and policymakers must focus on restoring confidence in the market, according to neighborhood planning consultants Charles Buki and Elizabeth Humphrey Schilling. Exclusive
Jan 28, 2010  By Nate Berg
Business Week looks at the recovering housing market, and believes that even though it was driven by massive government support there are signs that it might actually continue.
Oct 31, 2009   Business Week
A lot has changed since February, so Builder Magazine has revised its list of the Top 10 Housing Markets in the country for 2009. The Bottom 10 are, of course, also featured.
Oct 8, 2009   Builder Magazine