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Housing Market

August 6, 2019, 8am PDT
An editorial by the Los Angeles Times calls for the state to remove barriers to housing shortage after a report finds declining numbers of residential permits around the state.
Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Not since the Great Recession have sales of multi-family residential buildings in New York City slowed to such a standstill. Experts are blaming the state's new rent control regulations.
Bloomberg
July 16, 2019, 11am PDT
A state bill that would have limited the number of short-term rentals in the coastal areas of San Diego County has been delayed until next year's legislative session.
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 15, 2019, 8am PDT
Minorities were hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis of the Great Recession. Latinos are now helping keep the housing market afloat.
The Wall Street Journal
July 10, 2019, 6am PDT
A housing researcher formerly with the Obama administration's Treasury Department explains the role of government-sponsored enterprises in opening the housing market with more affordable options.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
July 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Millennials need housing they can afford, and that means apartments instead of houses.
CNBC
June 30, 2019, 11am PDT
"The gap between white and black home ownership is the widest since the New Deal."
Marketwatch
June 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Culver City is the latest jurisdiction to freeze rents temporarily in the face of skyrocketing housing costs.
LAist
June 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released its annual "The State of the Nation's Housing" report this morning. There are some signs of post-recession normalcy in the housing market for high-income earners.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
June 21, 2019, 6am PDT
With so many institutional investors buying homes, it's hard for first-time homebuyers to find space in the housing market.
The New York Times
June 11, 2019, 5am PDT
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.
24/7 Wall St.
June 5, 2019, 7am PDT
The construction industry is building less "attainable housing" than demanded by the market.
Forbes
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 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
Home prices aren't dropping, which is good for current homeowners. But the hurdles of homeownership are still there for everyone else.
Marketwatch
May 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The housing crisis isn't the same in every corner of New York State, but new rent control measures in the state legislature could apply solutions intended for the New York City rental market to the entire state.
The Buffalo News
May 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Beyond adding more housing to the market, fourplexes could bring a lot more federally mandated wheelchair accessibility to Portland.
Sightline
May 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
New apartments aren't rising as fast as the population, and rents, in central Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch
May 20, 2019, 5am PDT
A new attempt at mitigating the social impact of short-term rentals and mass tourism.
CityLab
May 5, 2019, 5am PDT
A new report from the National Association of Realtors ranked the top homebuying destinations for Millennials.
CNBC
May 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
Poor households in Philadelphia are spending nearly much on housing as wealthy residents. And while costs for the wealthy are going down, costs for the poor continue to rise.
Plan Philly