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Housing Prices

May 7, 2020, 5am PDT
A report by Zillow predicts a sudden reversal for the housing market, which has been soaring in many places around the country ever since the worst of the financial crisis and housing market crash of the Great Recession.
CNBC
February 3, 2020, 10am PST
The capital city, known for its artists and party scene, is aiming to reduce gentrification by capping rent prices for a period of five years.
The New York Times
January 8, 2020, 8am PST
According to this report, the trends point to a "less diverse, older, higher-income" crop of homebuyers as low production locks out the young and many people of color.
Curbed San Francisco
November 4, 2019, 6am PST
Aging in place means fewer homes for young homebuyers, according to a new report by Redfin.
Redfin
October 23, 2019, 11am PDT
The housing market in Detroit reflects a strong economy and low mortgage rates.
Crain's Detroit Business
October 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
Advocates argue the array of small dwelling options provide much-needed affordable housing. But, living in these units, many of which are extremely small, isn't the alternative many people would choose.
Fast Company
September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
Houses are in high demand and prices have soared since Amazon announced a new headquarters would be located in Arlington County, Virginia. The buyers, however, are not new Amazon workers.
The Washington Post
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 11, 2019, 8am PDT
Fargo-Moorhead, the metropolitan statistical area straddling North Dakota and Minnesota, has seen the quickest growth in land value in the Upper Midwest for the span of years between 2012 and 2017.
MinnPost
June 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Applied to roads, the theory of induced demand says new construction only brings out more users. But can something similar be said of housing? According to this research, the likely answer is no.
City Observatory
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 7, 2019, 7am PDT
The rapid economic growth of North Texas might not translate to economic mobility for many residents if the region can't better connect land use and transportation planning, according to this opinion piece.
The Dallas Morning News
May 5, 2019, 5am PDT
A new report from the National Association of Realtors ranked the top homebuying destinations for Millennials.
CNBC
May 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
A recent poll of Massachusetts voters was able to connect the realities of the housing market to the frustrations of the daily commute.
The American Prospect
April 27, 2019, 9am PDT
The tech industry has created massive wealth, and the impacts on the real estate market are most dramatic in San Francisco.
The Atlantic
April 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Research published last year, and explained recently in the Harvard Business Review, measures the effect of Airbnb in the housing market, and goes a step further to explain the economics of that effect.
Harvard Business Review
March 12, 2019, 6am PDT
The largest price jump in 30 years hit the rental market in Canada at the beginning of the year.
Daily Hive
March 9, 2019, 1pm PST
It turns out that the United States isn't rapidly becoming a nation of renters after all.
The Washington Post
March 4, 2019, 1pm PST
Failed investments and buildings with no tenants sit on the outskirts of Beijing and Shanghai.
CityLab
January 20, 2019, 7am PST
After a decade of shifting market preferences and an ongoing urban renaissance, how do downtown home prices compare in cities around the country?
Property Shark