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Luxury Housing

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
January 25, 2019, 7am PST
The richest person in Illinois just set a record for the most expensive home ever bought in the United States.
Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2018, 6am PDT
"It's a tale of two markets," says Danielle Hale, chief economist for Realtor.com.
Mansion Global
September 13, 2018, 5am PDT
Most people living in Boston's most expensive condominiums aren't from Boston, according to new research.
The Boston Globe
April 30, 2018, 11am PDT
Some oppose housing on the grounds that building in expensive cities just makes more homes for rich people. According to and, while there's some truth to that, adding housing beats the alternative.
Vox
November 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The first phase of Washington D.C.'s The Wharf is now open, bringing glitz to a formerly quiet section of waterfront.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 31, 2017, 8am PDT
The city of Seattle provides the geography and market for a housing map that illustrates the differences between single-family and multi-family housing in terms of affordability.
Sightline Institute
August 10, 2017, 5am PDT
There are two fundamental flaws with the emergent "YIMBY" approach to planning and development politics, according to this article in an influential magazine of the American left.
Jacobin
June 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood is getting more expensive and more white, and some in the neighborhood say the plan for a new apartment complex will further that trend.
DNA Info
March 18, 2016, 11am PDT
We can't build our way out of the housing crisis…but we won't get out without building.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 18, 2016, 6am PST
With a multitude of new high-end apartment complexes coming online, Houston residents are reaping the rewards of lowered rents as landlords struggle to fill vacancies due to a slowing oil economy.
Houston Chronicle
February 11, 2016, 9am PST
Multiple reports about the priciest real estate in New York City say a glut of supply is leading to high vacancies and lower rent.
Bloomberg Business
November 6, 2015, 9am PST
Prolific and infamous developer Geoff Palmer rarely gives interviews. So it was an occasion when he appeared before an audience at the Lorenzo, his lavish student-housing complex, to recount the philosophy and practice of his controversial legacy.
The Planning Report
August 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The Wall Street Journal examines one of the causes of the missing middle of the housing market—luxury multi-family developments pencil out while the supply of mid- and market-rate housing options dwindles.
The Wall Street Journal
April 23, 2015, 9am PDT
Concerns about out-of-character construction, much of it oversized, has led the Los Angeles City Council to prohibit construction of additional 'McMansions.' In some areas, all new development will be held up for two years.
Los Angeles Daily News
February 9, 2015, 6am PST
The New York Times ran a massive feature documenting the rise of foreign real estate investment in New York City, enabled by the anonymity of limited liability corporations.
The New York Times
June 28, 2014, 11am PDT
Alina Dizik details what it takes to find a luxury home in the evolving Pittsburgh real estate market.
Wall Street Journal
July 28, 2013, 9am PDT
With New Yorkers, and foreigners of means, increasingly smitten with the views afforded by the city's sprouting luxury residential towers, developers and brokers have found a novel way to sell lower-floor spaces - as 'mansions'.
The New York Times