The rise of shale oil in Alberta over the past decade has made Calgary one of the most vibrant cities on the continent. But with oil slumping around $50 per barrel, the fortunes of an industry town look less rosy.
Feb 28, 2015 The Wall Street Journal
A study published by the Brooking Institution finds varying results, depending on the neighborhood, for a study of the impact of gasoline prices on home values.
Dec 8, 2014 Brookings
As the housing market recovered nationwide, home values rose 5.1% across the U.S. between February 2012 and February 2013. In 10 of the major markets analyzed by Zillow, values rose more than 13%. In five of those, home values rose more than 20%.
May 10, 2013 24/7 Wall St.
Speculation about property values is as old as the U.S. itself, but it used to be much more localized, explains Robert Shiller, Yale economist. Is the recent housing roller coaster likely to repeat itself in the future?
Apr 22, 2013 New York Times
No other place even comes close for values of 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family homes. Five of the six priciest cities in the U.S. are located in Silicon Valley, with median home values ranging from $1.44 million to $1.7 million for #1 ranked Los Altos
Dec 3, 2012 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
A recent study finds a correlation between a neighborhood's walkability and its home values.
Aug 18, 2009 Inman News
Walkability improves home values, according to a new report. <em>Smart City</em> talks with economist Joe Cortright about the study, and with IBM about its new "Smarter Cities" technology report.
Aug 9, 2009 Smart City
These two posts from Richard Florida look at how housing is faring during the economic recession. He looks at home prices in 300 metro areas, and how things have changed between the peak in 2006 to today.
Jul 24, 2009 Creative Class Exchange
Economists worry that Vancouver's tumbling housing market is an indication that Canadians could see a dramatic -- and long-lasting -- decline in the value of their homes.
Apr 25, 2009 Macleans
Reporters at the Land Use Accountability Project have uncovered evidence that home appraisers were under great pressure at the height of the bubble to inflate home values.
Apr 14, 2009 Land Use Accountability Project