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Housing Market

7 hours ago
A New York Times article explains and, potentially, introduces the community land trust concept, which has proven immensely capable of preventing displacement and foreclosures while advancing homeownership and racial equity.
The New York Times
It's hard to describe the current trends in the housing market as a "boom," though homebuying costs are surely rising.
3 days ago
Fresno's skyrocketing housing costs and inadequate supply are putting strain on the city's low-income households.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
3 days ago
Rents have been declining more slowly in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan. Does this mean that what happens in Manhattan has no effect on the rest of the city?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 7, 2021, 7am PDT

A debate about the effect of the increasing footprint of large, institutional investors in the housing market is further fragmenting the politics of development in the United States.

James Brasuell
March 29, 2021, 7am PDT
With increasing pressure on the nation's supply of affordable housing, low- and middle-income renters are seeing their rents go up while higher-quality apartments drop prices to lure back remote workers.
The Washington Post
March 11, 2021, 12pm PST
It's been over four years since the city of Portland implemented an inclusionary zoning policy that required all new apartment developments to set aside a portion of units for low- and moderate-income housing.
City Observatory
March 3, 2021, 5am PST
New data reveals how far the U.S. housing market has stayed from anything resembling normal.
The New York Times
February 7, 2021, 9am PST
Expensive homes dominated the metro Denver real estate market in 2020.
The Denver Post
Blog post
February 2, 2021, 8am PST
Singapore's carefully designed public housing that supports mixed-incomes, green space, and access to high-quality transportation is a good benchmark for the Biden administration's new push to root out systemic racism in the housing market.
Robert Fischer
December 23, 2020, 12pm PST
The Census Bureau's "Characteristics of New Housing" report shows declining size among single-family homes built and sold new in 2019.
LBM Journal
December 21, 2020, 9am PST
The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies releases its "The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020" report last month.
Housing Matters
December 21, 2020, 5am PST
Homes in suburban and even rural locations were hot commodities on the pandemic real estate market, according to an industry report.
Inman News
December 16, 2020, 6am PST
A new report by RentCafé reveals the extent of the pandemic's influence on the rental market—so far.
December 15, 2020, 6am PST
A study published by a German researcher adds ammunition to the cause of improving housing affordability by legalizing and building new supply.
City Observatory
December 14, 2020, 11am PST
In a bid to address concerns about vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods, the San Diego Planning Commission recommends cutting the number of short-term rentals in the city in half.
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 29, 2020, 11am PST
The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax will soon be three times as high as it was when adopted in 2017.
CTV News Vancouver
November 12, 2020, 12pm PST
California voters, with a reputation for liberal politics, have repeatedly refused to approve statewide rent control laws at the ballot box.
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2020, 6am PST
A new survey by RentCafé offers insights into the rental market preferences of Generation Z.
November 1, 2020, 9am PST
Here’s what the federal government should do to grab the opportunity to create affordable housing.
Shelterforce Magazine