Property Values

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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

Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania

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

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