Housing Prices

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America’s Housing Shortage Is More Dire Than We Thought

How much housing does America need to reduce soaring prices? Potentially more than anyone has estimated.

November 22, 2022 - The Atlantic

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Housing Out of Reach as Costs and Mortgage Rates Rise

The monthly costs—mortgage payments, property taxes, and insurance—of a typical low-end home in the Boston region has reached $3,600 a month. A typical home costs $5,000 a month.

November 7, 2022 - Boston Indicators

White house with For Sale and SOLD sign

Home Prices, Demand on Downward Trajectory

The once-overheated housing market continues to cool as rising interest rates reduce demand.

October 26, 2022 - Bloomberg

For sale sign with SOLD sign pasted over it in front of white suburban house

Seven Charts Highlight the Strangeness of the Housing Market

The unique conditions created during the last few years have upended the U.S. housing market and led to some unusual trends.

October 12, 2022 - Bloomberg News

Connecticut Capitol Building

Connecticut Legislator Pushing for Statewide Rent Control

Extreme price hikes in the for-sale and rental markets are pushing the state of Connecticut to consider statewide rent controls like those adopted by Oregon and California in 2019.

August 26, 2022 - Connecticut Post

Texas State Capital

Austin Metro Home Sales Slow Dramatically

After a whirlwind of rising costs and sharply spiking demand for housing in smaller cities, the housing market is cooling down to pre-pandemic levels.

July 21, 2022 - KVUE

YIMBY

What Is a YIMBY?

YIMBY, an acronym standing for "Yes In My Backyard," describes advocates who support housing development as a response to the outcomes of restrictive zoning and planning policies.

June 29, 2022 - James Brasuell

White clapboard house with For Sale sign in front yard

Price Cuts Spread to More of the U.S. Housing Market

The insanity of the housing market during the pandemic seems to have peaked in an increasing number of U.S. cities, according to recent data.

June 29, 2022 - Bloomberg

San Francisco Houses

10 Real Estate Markets That Could Soon Resemble San Francisco

The housing prices that define the most expensive metropolitan areas in the country—think San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles—have gone national.

March 28, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Portland Maine

Maine Legislators, in Search of a Fix for Rising Housing Costs, Consider Zoning Reforms

The housing affordability crisis is a legislative priority in the Pine Tree State.

January 31, 2022 - WMTW

Boise Idaho

Housing Market Running Past the Labor Market in Idaho

Housing prices are outpacing wage growth in one of the fastest growing states in the country.

January 10, 2022 - Boise Dev

Aspen

Aspen Presses Pause on New Construction, Short-Term Rentals

Residents and elected officials of the famously wealthy mountain town of Aspen don't like the way the city is headed.

December 13, 2021 - The Colorado Sun

Montgomery County

Land Costs and Housing Costs

One common argument against upzoning is that it increases land costs—but land costs rose in the most restrictive markets as well as the least restrictive ones.

November 18, 2021 - Michael Lewyn

Charlotte Housing Development

The Consequences of 'Runaway' Housing Prices

There's been no shortage of discussion and debate about what's causing the price of homes in the United States to skyrocket at record rates, but less discussion of the consequences for housing market trends on the broader economy.

October 7, 2021 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Lawns and Suburban Homes

U.S. Housing Prices Continue Record-Breaking Pace

July marked four straight months of record-breaking increases for housing prices nationwide, according to the latest housing market data.

September 30, 2021 - U.S. World News and Report

Germany

Berlin Voters Want to Expropriate 240,000 Apartments

A potentially watershed vote in the German capital.

September 30, 2021 - The Washington Post

Boise Idaho

The Most Overvalued U.S. Housing Markets

A new study examines how far out of control some housing markets have gotten as a result of pandemic trends in real estate.

September 5, 2021 - Fortune

Hot air balloons rise over Downtown Boise with the State Capitol building visible amidst the high rises.

The 'Mountain Lion' Cities Rising in the U.S. West

An economist identifies the growth in nine U.S. cities—scattered from Utah to Texas, Arizona, Washington, and Idaho—as similar to the economic power generated in parts of Asia.

August 31, 2021 - Full Stack Economics

Coronavirus

Rent Control Buckling Under Market Pressure, Sweden Increases Development

A housing affordability case study, provided by the unique housing policies in the country of Sweden.

August 26, 2021 - BBC

Rent

Tight For-Sale Market Leads to Record Price Spikes in the Rental Market

A supply-demand imbalance in the for-sale housing market will eventually spill into the rental market.

August 25, 2021 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek

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