Real Estate Market

New Jersey

Newark Working to Stem the Tide of Wall Street Investors in the Residential Market

A new study by researchers at Rutgers University reveals the scale of Wall Street’s reach into the Newark, New Jersey, housing market—LLCs and private equity accounted for 47 percent of residential real estate transactions from 2017 to early 2020.

May 16, 2022 - The Star-Ledger

Texas Wind

Soaring Home Values and Property Tax ‘Sticker Shock’ in Texas

The quickly rising cost of housing in Texas comes with consequences. Rising property taxes have become a central issue in the state gubernatorial campaign.

May 6, 2022 - Texas Tribune

Pandemic Public Health

The 'Eviction Tsunami' and Other Pandemic Projections

The ups and downs of the pandemic have been extremely hard to predict, so the consequences of the pandemic have been just as unforeseeable—despite the efforts of a nation of armchair prognosticators.

April 11, 2022 - The Atlantic

Indian Trail, North Carolina

HOAs Fight Back Against Institutional Investors

A growing number of homeowners associations around the country are using old legal tools to keep institutional investors from buying up, and renting out, the neighborhood.

April 3, 2022 - The Washington Post

Miami, Florida

Miami Housing More Expensive Than New York City, Report Says

New data shows stratospheric housing costs in cities not named New York.

February 20, 2022 - The Real Deal

The top floors of a luxury condo building is seen at sunset in Downtown Austin.

Condos Racking Up Equity Faster Than Single-Family Homes in Austin

Condo value in Austin rose 28% between December 2020 and December 2021, according to a recent report.

February 9, 2022 - Axios Austin

Exurban Construction

One-Third of Homes for Sale Are New, Report Says

New data from Redfin shows strong demand, and an increasing share of the supply, in new homes.

February 1, 2022 - Globe St

Row Houses at 48th between Walton and Cedar, West Philadelphia

Philadelphia on Track to Build Record Number of Apartments in 2022

A researcher from the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University tells a tale of two housing markets—rental and for-sale—in the City of Brotherly Love.

January 4, 2022 - WHYY

Joe Biden sits in a chair holding a microphone in front of a screen that reads Wall Street Journal and Infrastructure

Year in Review: The Stories That Defined Urban Planning in 2021

Part two (of two) of Planetizen's review of 2021 collects the biggest stories and storylines of the year from the wide world of planning.

December 30, 2021 - James Brasuell

Main Street

Inequality Grows in Western Zoom Towns

As demand for housing grows, small Western towns are experiencing skyrocketing housing costs and rising displacement.

December 3, 2021 - High Country News

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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