Housing Bubble

Suburban Homes

Experts Express Pessimism Over Housing Costs

Although the current housing crisis has been compared with the housing crash of the late 2000s, experts caution that affordability issues could plague the U.S. housing market for years to come.

January 26, 2022 - The New York Times

Boise Idaho

The Most Overvalued U.S. Housing Markets

A new study examines how far out of control some housing markets have gotten as a result of pandemic trends in real estate.

September 5, 2021 - Fortune

House

Are We in a Housing Bubble?

As the pandemic shifts housing priorities and costs continue to soar, experts assess the potential for a crash similar to 2008's Great Recession.

June 16, 2021 - Vox

Suburban Neighborhood

The Extreme Measures of the Pandemic 'Housing Boom'

It's hard to describe the current trends in the housing market as a "boom," though homebuying costs are surely rising.

April 15, 2021 - Axios

Denver Region

Cities on the Verge of a Housing Crisis

This analysis of the largest metropolitan areas in the country reveals high housing prices spilling over into many parts of the country not located on the coasts.

June 11, 2019 - 24/7 Wall St.

Backyard Pool

U.S. Housing Prices Still Haven't Recovered from the Great Recession

While some cities become more and more expensive, most of the country's housing prices still haven't recovered from the great recession.

May 8, 2017 - Bloomberg

Lawns and Suburban Homes

4 Reasons Home Ownership Won't Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Homeownership is often promoted as a way for low-income and minority families to build wealth. But it is those very families who assume the most risk in buying a house.

July 22, 2016 - City Observatory

aerial view of identical suburban homes

A Brief Explainer of the Urban vs Suburban Migration Inflow/Outflow Argument

Has the renaissance of our urban cores petered out or will the movement of suburban refugees to denser metro neighborhoods continue? Let's see what demographics and economics tell us.

January 11, 2016 - Medium

Another Housing Boom—Another Housing Bust?

Housing costs are skyrocketing all over the country. Does that sound familiar? How worried should we all be that the current boom will have similar consequences as the previous housing boom?

November 18, 2015 - Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

New Garden City Won't Solve London's Affordable-Housing Problem

London’s contemporary affordable-housing crisis has revived a century-old idea: the garden city.

March 23, 2014 - Atlantic Cities

Will Skyrocketing Rents Evict the Arts and Non-Profits in S.F.?

It's not just residents who are suffering the country's highest rents. Non profits are suffering too. However, some are displaying adaptability and creativity in dealing with high rents, notes consultant David Prowler.

February 13, 2014 - UrbDeZine.com

The World's Biggest Housing Bubbles

More than five years ago, the collapse of overinflated housing markets brought the global economy to its knees. Though some countries are still struggling to recover, the bubbles are back in others. Here are 5 of the world's largest housing bubbles.

October 27, 2013 - Quartz

How Housing Speculation Became an American Pastime

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?

April 22, 2013 - New York Times

Chinese Cities Take Steps to Tame the Housing Dragon

According to Michael Pettis, who teaches finance at the University of Beijing and is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, China "is awash in cash and credit," stoking fears of an out of control housing bubble.

April 2, 2013 - The New York Times

'House Poor' Canada Bemoans its Growing Affordability Crisis

Richard Blackwell examines the foundations of Canada's housing "affordability crisis," in which prices have doubled over the last decade due to low rates and easy mortgage terms.

January 2, 2013 - The Globe and Mail

Toronto's Skyline Has High Ambitions Despite Housing Bubble Concerns

By a ratio of two-to-one, Toronto is far outpacing NYC in terms of high-rises and skyscrapers currently under construction. As other Canadian cities follow suit, Jim Flaherty, Canada's Finance Minister, is taking measures to cool the market.

October 24, 2012 - The Globe and Mail

Post-Housing Bubble New Jersey: Cities Lead in Population Growth

After the bust of the housing market in 2008, a striking reversal of settlement patterns in New Jersey gives cities the lead in population growth over once-booming suburbs and exurbs.

July 22, 2012 - New Jersey Future

Is China's Building Bubble About to Burst?

Peter Day visits Ordos, a largely empty new city in Inner Mongolia, and sees evidence that the great Chinese building boom, which did so much to fuel the country's astonishing economic growth, is over.

March 18, 2012 - BBC News

Downturn Proves Resiliency of Smart Growth

In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Geoffrey Anderson and Bill Fulton reflect on the new normal for development across the country, which astonishingly to anyone looking back twenty years, has absorbed Smart Growth principles.

February 17, 2012 - UT San Diego

Letting Fannie and Freddie Off the Hook

Although they played a part in the ensuing financial panic, noted economist Mark Zandi argues why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac don't deserve to be blamed for the housing bubble.

February 1, 2012 - The Washington Post

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