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Housing Prices

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The differences between the haves and the have-nots, already apparent in the U.S. housing market before the pandemic, is more apparent than ever after more than a year of economic and demographic upheaval.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
June 4, 2021, 7am PDT
The nationwide house price-to-rent ratio has hit its highest level since 1975.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
May 11, 2021, 5am PDT
A study that made the rounds as a working paper at the beginning of 2019 has now been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Review of Economics and Statistics
May 4, 2021, 7am PDT
The cost of lumber has more than doubled in the past year, according to industry sources, adding more than $24,000 to the cost of a new home.
The Atlantic
April 15, 2021, 9am PDT
It's hard to describe the current trends in the housing market as a "boom," though homebuying costs are surely rising.
Axios
February 23, 2021, 8am PST
The latest data from CoreLogic from December 2020 shows that despite headlining-grabbing rent declines in San Francisco and New York, some rents are continuing and even surpassing pre-pandemic trends.
Inman News
Blog post
February 8, 2021, 5am PST
The events of the past year shows that the law of supply and demand applies to urban housing, and that gentrification can, in fact, be subdued.
Michael Lewyn
February 7, 2021, 9am PST
Expensive homes dominated the metro Denver real estate market in 2020.
The Denver Post
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
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
October 27, 2020, 5am PDT
The rental market is triggering metrics not seen since the depths of the Great Recession, according to a new report on the state of the rental market in three New York City boroughs.
StreetEasy
October 26, 2020, 7am PDT
A case study from the Boston region shows the power of allowing moderate density on transit adjacent residential parcels currently available only to single-family detached homes.
Brookings
June 10, 2020, 6am PDT
While fewer houses are being bought and sold in the first months of the pandemic, prices are on the rise as buyers find less supply available on the market.
CNBC
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