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Great Recession

October 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
New research reveals an "unseen force" in the housing crisis: consolidation of home building capital and land ownership.
The Washington Post
October 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Since the Great Recession, homeownership is down and corporations are taking advantage of the profit opportunities.
CityLab
September 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
Permits for new housing continue to lag despite a long economic boom. For coastal metros, it's a familiar story of job growth outpacing new construction. In some Sun Belt cities, sprawl is the bigger concern.
CityLab
September 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Despite the environmental effects of exurban sprawl, Northern California's housing shortage is being alleviated on the extreme edges of the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new study examines mortgage lending practices in racially homogenous neighborhoods for clues about how those neighborhoods differ from the aggregate, national market.
Housing Policy Debate
June 30, 2019, 11am PDT
"The gap between white and black home ownership is the widest since the New Deal."
Marketwatch
May 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Zoning and the economy aren't the only factors in neighborhood change—financial regulations and policies, sometimes seemingly unrelated, also have an effect.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
May 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
Before the recession, bumper Arizona home sales led to predictions that the state's two largest cities might merge by 2040. The downturn stalled those forecasts, but now they're being revisited.
Arizona Republic
April 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Housing starts and permits are slowing nationwide. The current pace of construction would have been considered a trough in pre-recession economic cycles.
Marketwatch
February 15, 2019, 8am PST
New census data shows that millennials and seniors are migrating less, a result of the Great Recession and its economic impacts. For those who are moving, cities in the Sun Belt have been primary destinations.
Brookings
November 26, 2018, 8am PST
"Dark store theory" argues that nearby depreciated properties should figure into property valuations. The resulting property tax cuts mean local municipalities end up taking a huge hit.
CityLab
November 5, 2018, 8am PST
The city of Avondale approved a walkable, urban vision for its City Center Plan in 2008, but those grand ambitions haven't yet recovered from the Great Recession.
Arizona Republic
October 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
You can pay off the mortgage, but you can never leave.
The New York Times
September 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Call it a tale of two housing markets.
The Plain Dealer
July 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
Black homeownership rates have been slow to recover from the great recession and the gap between whites and blacks in home ownership is bigger today than it was in the 1980s.
The Washington Post
June 8, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report uses terms like epidemic and hyper-vacancy to drive home the point about the effects of vacancies on communities like Cleveland, Gary, Toledo, and Detroit.
Curbed
May 21, 2018, 5am PDT
Births and birth rates dropped to a 30-year low, not an issue of concern yet, but if the trend continues, the U.S. could join other developed nations that must deal with the consequences of an aging population. Immigration plays an uncertain factor.
NPR: The Two-Way
May 1, 2018, 6am PDT
Across racial and economic lines, not all cities are recovering equally.
Color Lines
April 4, 2018, 7am PDT
U.S. homeowners are richer than ever, according to a new report.
CNBC
January 29, 2018, 7am PST
National economic indicators may look good, but some areas are still clawing their way back from the 2008 recession. Cleveland's Slavic Village, an "epicenter" of the foreclosure crisis, is one of them.
Marketplace