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Housing Prices

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
November 20, 2018, 5am PST
High prices and rising mortgage rates are called a "toxic cocktail" for the homebuilding industry.
CNBC
October 31, 2018, 2pm PDT
There are signs of normalcy in the Seattle region's housing market.
The Seattle Times
September 27, 2018, 6am PDT
What does it mean for housing planning if your county gets Amazon's second headquarters? Virginia's Loudoun County contemplates that possibility with a mix of confidence and trepidation.
Loudoun Now
September 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
New research draws on the popular review site Yelp to predict changes in housing prices and demographics.
CityLab
September 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Call it a tale of two housing markets.
The Plain Dealer
August 26, 2018, 9am PDT
Homes are getting more expensive in New Zealand, so they're making it illegal for foreigners to buy homes in the country.
The Spaces