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Home Values

February 12, 2019, 8am PST
The city of New Orleans is pushing the state to allow property tax relief in neighborhoods where housing values are soaring—the proposal is designed to stabilize neighborhoods undergoing rapid investment and transformation.
The New Orleans Advocate
December 3, 2018, 7am PST
According to a study, residential segregation and anti-black bias combine to devalue properties in majority-black neighborhoods by an average of $48,000 per home.
Curbed
May 18, 2018, 7am PDT
The "typical" detached home in Toronto is worth $114,000 (Canadian Dollars) less now than at the beginning of the year.
Better Dwelling
April 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
"And you know why they made the new twenties? Cause I got all the old ones."
City Observatory
April 23, 2018, 5am PDT
Ordinary homeowners are beginning to factor climate change into the home-buying decisions in Miami.
The Wall Street Journal
January 9, 2018, 2pm PST
The median home value in Marin County is well over a million dollars, thanks in part to the county and its residents keeping low income housing and development out.
Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2017, 7am PDT
What will people really pay for parking? This study measures the value of garages or dedicated spaces to properties on the market in Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly
April 8, 2017, 11am PDT
Judging from a statistical analysis by Redfin, there is in fact a positive correlation between home values and transit access. But that only applies in areas where transit and walking are already common modes.
City Observatory
August 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Zillow has released research on how many of the nation's homes may be underwater (literally) by the year 2100. Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Louisiana are at the highest risk.
Zillow
May 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
A housing report by Zillow finds that rents are growing faster—much faster, in some cases—than home values.
HousingWire
February 28, 2015, 1pm PST
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.
The Wall Street Journal
December 8, 2014, 1pm PST
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.
Brookings
May 10, 2013, 11am PDT
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%.
24/7 Wall St.
April 22, 2013, 6am PDT
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?
New York Times
December 3, 2012, 10am PST
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
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
August 18, 2009, 2pm PDT
A recent study finds a correlation between a neighborhood's walkability and its home values.
Inman News
August 9, 2009, 7am PDT
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.
Smart City
July 24, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
Creative Class Exchange
April 25, 2009, 7am PDT
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.
Macleans
April 14, 2009, 2pm PDT
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.
Land Use Accountability Project