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Real Estate Market

September 20, 2019, 2pm PDT
Mobile home parks in Colorado provide another example of how a soaring real estate market displaces low-income communities.
Associated Press
September 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
New home-buyers are a little older and a lot more likely to be single than they were 20 years ago.
CityLab
September 6, 2019, 8am PDT
New research using the Terner Center California Residential Land Use Survey also connects demographic trends to housing development opposition.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
August 30, 2019, 7am PDT
Ranches aren't the only segment of the luxury market having a hard time selling at asking price.
The Wall Street Journal
August 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new study examines mortgage lending practices in racially homogenous neighborhoods for clues about how those neighborhoods differ from the aggregate, national market.
Housing Policy Debate
August 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A tax on non-resident property owners is working as it's intended, as a wave of luxury condo units hit the real estate market all over the city of Vancouver.
The Province
August 23, 2019, 9am PDT
"[P]erhaps at this point, this column should include a trigger warning for any young couple traumatized by the current housing market around here."
The Seattle Times
August 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Call it a role reversal: Oakland is building far more apartments and housing units than San Francisco—a reversal of the history of development in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2019, 11am PDT
A potential precedent setting case against rent control is underway in New York. A Next City article takes an in-depth look at the legal argument made by landlords against the state of New York's new rent control law.
Next City
July 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Not since the Great Recession have sales of multi-family residential buildings in New York City slowed to such a standstill. Experts are blaming the state's new rent control regulations.
Bloomberg
July 15, 2019, 8am PDT
Minorities were hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis of the Great Recession. Latinos are now helping keep the housing market afloat.
The Wall Street Journal
July 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Real estate advisors RLCO have been compiling data on sales at master-planned communities since 1994. The mid-year report for 2019 shows strong sales growth in the sector.
RCLCO
June 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released its annual "The State of the Nation's Housing" report this morning. There are some signs of post-recession normalcy in the housing market for high-income earners.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
June 21, 2019, 6am PDT
With so many institutional investors buying homes, it's hard for first-time homebuyers to find space in the housing market.
The New York Times
May 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
Home prices aren't dropping, which is good for current homeowners. But the hurdles of homeownership are still there for everyone else.
Marketwatch
May 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The housing crisis isn't the same in every corner of New York State, but new rent control measures in the state legislature could apply solutions intended for the New York City rental market to the entire state.
The Buffalo News
May 5, 2019, 5am PDT
A new report from the National Association of Realtors ranked the top homebuying destinations for Millennials.
CNBC
Blog post
May 2, 2019, 8am PDT
"Ghost apartments" (empty apartments owned by rich foreign investors) have gotten a great deal of media coverage. But how common are they?
Michael Lewyn
April 27, 2019, 9am PDT
The tech industry has created massive wealth, and the impacts on the real estate market are most dramatic in San Francisco.
The Atlantic
April 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Big trends—a geographic shift back to the suburban and exurban areas and a "silver tsunami"—are apparent in population figures for two Florida locations.
Curbed