Property Values

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Study Assesses How Wind Farms Affect Property Values

A new study shows that wind farms have a small but temporary negative impact on nearby property prices.

December 28, 2023 - Inside Climate News

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The Housing Crisis Grows in Rural Idaho

The state’s smaller communities are feeling the pressure of sharply rising housing costs, stagnating wages, and an aging population.

August 15, 2023 - Boise Dev

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A Dirty Little Secret: Rising Property Values Are Incompatible With Affordability

Rising property values come with positive community development, but this shift can make neighborhoods inaccessible to low-income renters and fixed-income homeowners.

August 4, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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How To Prevent ‘Green Gentrification’: Lessons from the BeltLine

For one author, the key is focusing on affordable housing from the start.

January 27, 2023 - The Conversation

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Study: Affordable Housing Development Raises Nearby Property Values

More evidence that a common talking point of affordable housing opposition is more fear than fact.

April 20, 2022 - Urban Institute


Opinion: Wealthy Residents Are Opposing Brooklyn Development to Protect Their Own Interests

Residents are arguing that a Williamsburg development would negatively affect the neighborhood. But it’s a grassroots effort to protect the status quo in a neighborhood where gentrification benefited them.

January 30, 2020 - New York Post

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The Benefits of Transit to Real Estate Values

A new study, jointly produced by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR), finds evidence of dramatic increases in the value of real estate located proximate to public transit.

October 16, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

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How to Prevent 'Green Gentrification'

A new report examines a range of strategies that limit the displacement effects of park projects.

September 28, 2019 - CityLab


Homeless Shelters and Property Values

In Manhattan, homeless shelters are shown to have a negative effect on property values.

September 26, 2019 - The New York Times

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Study: Not All Gentrification Effects Are Equal

A comprehensive national study finds that for many original residents of gentrifying neighborhoods, the effects of gentrification can have positive effects.

July 17, 2019 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Walkable Neighborhoods Benefit Property Values

Walkable areas are more prosperous in cities all around the country, a report from Foot Traffic Ahead concludes.

June 27, 2019 - Curbed

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Detroit Property Values Soar, Finally

Detroit's property values are climbing, steeply, for the first time in almost two decades.

January 23, 2019 - The Detroit News

St. Louis

Prominent St. Louis Developer Accused of Fraud

The local developer is accused of inflating property values and defrauding a program meant to spur investment in distressed areas.

June 1, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Study: Climate Change Concerns Taking a Toll on Home Values in Miami

Ordinary homeowners are beginning to factor climate change into the home-buying decisions in Miami.

April 23, 2018 - The Wall Street Journal

Tudor City

Value Capture Replaces Congestion Pricing as Governor Cuomo's Subway Funding Fix

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) appears to be backing away from a controversial plan to toll midtown Manhattan but shows no reservations about embracing land value capture, which some regard as a "taking" by taxing land proximate to subway stations.

March 26, 2018 - Politico New York

The Windy City

More Homes Underwater in Chicago Than Other U.S. Cities

One in ten Chicago homes is currently underwater, more than double the national average.

March 22, 2018 - Crain's Chicago Business

Denver Cap Park

I-70 Highway Update May Exacerbate Segregation

A piece in The Nation argues a Denver highway plan will further shrink the black community in that city through the use of eminent domain.

August 9, 2017 - The Nation

Study: Bike Lanes Raise Property Values in Brooklyn

New bike lanes in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick started raising property values within a year.

July 15, 2017 - DNA Info


Where a Higher Transit Score Means Higher Property Values

A Redfin analysis reveals the U.S. metro area where access to transit translates most directly to property value.

March 21, 2017 - Builder

New Neighborhood Plan in San Francisco Pitches the Public Benefits of Density

Central SoMa ("South of Market") in San Francisco will soon have a new neighborhood plan. Planners hope zoning changes will reap rewards in property values and public benefits.

January 21, 2017 - Curbed SF

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