Housing

Blog post
March 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
Michael Lewyn
March 28, 2017, 8am PDT
As new construction favors single occupants and childless professionals, the capital's housing stock is increasingly boxing out families.
Greater Greater Washington
March 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
LendingTree ranks the most popular cities for Millennial homebuyers.
LendingTree
March 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession have paved the way for a steady decline in homeownership. Many cities will never be the same.
Bloomberg
March 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Apartment building with subsidized units for the disabled has drawn protest and support, Alex Nitkin talked to some of the people hoping to move into the apartments.
DNAinfo Chicago
March 23, 2017, 7am PDT
What if an algorithm could meet the needs of the economic system driving suburban housing development while also designing more diverse building types? One architect has already experimented with this provocative thought experiment.
Co.Design
March 22, 2017, 6am PDT
A growing movement to implement a nationwide property tax in China is meeting resistance from the rich and powerful.
The Wall Street Journal
March 21, 2017, 5am PDT
A Redfin analysis reveals the U.S. metro area where access to transit translates most directly to property value.
Builder
March 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
A bill currently in committee in Oregon would raise revenue for the state's housing accounts by ending a subsidy used only by residents who own more than one property around the state.
Statesman Journal
March 20, 2017, 8am PDT
HUD has a complicated and controversial history, and it's all coming into play as the Trump Administration proposes funding cuts and installs problematic leadership.
Curbed
March 20, 2017, 6am PDT
Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are a growing factor in the demand for new housing. In the long term (or sooner), the Trump Administration's hard line on newcomers could lead to instability for the rest of us.
The Guardian
March 18, 2017, 9am PDT
What drivers are to rideshare companies, landlords are to Airbnb. In response to complaints, the company is upping outreach to its hosts.
The Mercury News
March 17, 2017, 11am PDT
Villages of tiny homes are being prepared in Portland and Denver to help individuals transition out of homelessness
Denverite
March 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Shared ownership model of artist housing transforming Indianapolis block from vacant to vibrant and seeks to keep prices stable over the long term.
Modern Cities
March 16, 2017, 6am PDT
Next City explores the possible consequences of reported desire by the Trump Administration to cut $6 billion from the budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Next City
March 15, 2017, 5am PDT
A new era of rental property management technology will have effects on both the landlord and the tenant side of the equation.
Forbes
March 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
Here's a surprising anecdote from the real estate market: there's no right way to measure square footage.
The Wall Street Journal
March 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A bill with anti-gentrification goals would charge developers who intend to knock down homes along the city’s new bike trail.
Chicago Tribune
March 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Portland has built many new apartments in the city's core, and that seems to be slowing down rent growth in the area.
The Oregonian
March 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The Sacramento Bee follows-up a revealing report on lower income workers leaving California due largely to exorbitant housing costs with an editorial endorsing legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco to address the source of the problem.
The Sacramento Bee