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Home Ownership

October 17, 2019, 5am PDT
Subdivisions in states across the country are catering to people who want the benefits of living in homes without the burdens of home ownership.
NPR - All Things Considered
October 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Since the Great Recession, homeownership is down and corporations are taking advantage of the profit opportunities.
CityLab
July 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
If you pay a 20% down payment for a home, you’re making a leveraged bet that the home will maintain or grow its value.
City Observatory
November 19, 2018, 12pm PST
A new study looks at homeownership among native-born and foreign-born residents in U.S. cities.
The New York Times
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
May 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Jobs and cheap housing give some small cities a big appeal for folks in their 20s and 30s.
Curbed
April 27, 2018, 8am PDT
Contract-for-deed mortgages, which don't give home buyers ownership of a home until they pay off the entire loan, are legal, but a lawsuit alleges the ones made by Harbour Portfolio Advisors violated the Fair Housing Act.
The Atlantic
March 10, 2018, 9am PST
None of the top 100 American cities in African American population offers inclusive homeownership rates.
Urban Institute
October 20, 2017, 11am PDT
Vincent Reina, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow, writes about the current state of U.S. housing policy.
Penn IUR Urban Link
June 28, 2017, 7am PDT
King County, Washington was once home to a large number of black homeowners, today the county lags far behind the rest of the country.
The Seattle Times
June 9, 2017, 11am PDT
A new voice in the unending chorus of complaints about Millennials, the Wall Street Journal reports that Millennials should be blamed for wanting to live in places that are popular to live in, and implies they should spend more time driving.
The Wall Street Journal
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
December 3, 2016, 7am PST
A novel initiative called Maryland SmartBuy aims to help those with student loan debt buy homes.
The Washington Post
November 28, 2016, 5am PST
Apartment List has published research showing the top destination cities for those 19 to 35 years of age based on ten years of census data from 2005-2010. Among the top 10 destinations, only three were on East and West coasts.
Apartment List
October 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
In the United States, rates of homeownership among Latino families lag far behind those of white families. A recent article from the Urban Institute digs into the causes and effects of this issue.
Urban Institute
Blog post
October 29, 2015, 2pm PDT
An op-ed explains the significance of the 2016 presidential election for the political clout of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Those supporting the agenda of HUD, according to this argument, should be wary of a Republican victory.
Edward Poteat
May 14, 2015, 8am PDT
Real estate website Trulia has released its most recent Rent vs Buy report, breaking down the value proposition of buying a home relative to renting one for cities around the country.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
February 10, 2015, 11am PST
A report by New York University’s Furman Center found that renters made up the majority of households in nine of the 11 largest cities in the U.S. in 2013, up from five in 2006. The demand is straining the supply of rental housing.
The Wall Street Journal
Blog post
November 4, 2014, 5am PST
A recent study reveals that Los Angeles is the least affordable city in the country. The incentives of homeowners all but ensure that the city will never have a mandate to increase its housing supply and restore health to the city's economy.
Josh Stephens
October 17, 2014, 8am PDT
Sandie Angulo Chen of Trulia discusses the reasons why Millennials prefer to rent homes or apartments instead of buying properties.
Trulia