housing values

January 30, 2015, 10am PST
A guest column for Quartz reveals the "Starbucks Effect" on real estate values as well as the method to the coffee vendors success.
April 22, 2010, 6am PDT
Housing devaluation and job loss are the two major problems affecting America's urban areas. But as this article from <em>Governing</em> explains, those two problems are playing out in drastically different ways from metro to metro.
January 12, 2010, 5am PST
Walkability is gaining ground in the determination of housing values.
The New York Times
August 15, 2009, 1pm PDT
According to some real estate data, there are more than 30 housing markets in the U.S. that are seeing increases in housing prices. Topping the list is Boulder, Colorado.
Business Week
Blog post
November 6, 2008, 2pm PST

Last week, voters in San Francisco voted against a measure to compel the city to set aside $30 million for affordable housing. Opponents of the proposal argued that "the city already has spent more than $200 million on affordable housing in the past several years, and is building more units - some affordable, some not - than anytime in recent history." (1) San Francisco is not alone; government at all levels seeks to provide housing assistance for the poor. 

But at the same time, government zones and rezones property to protect "property values" (2) - in other words, to cause home prices to increase over time rather than decrease. So government makes housing expensive with one arm while trying to provide affordable housing with the other.

Michael Lewyn