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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
Yesterday
"[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
April 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Research published last year, and explained recently in the Harvard Business Review, measures the effect of Airbnb in the housing market, and goes a step further to explain the economics of that effect.
Harvard Business Review
April 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
Homebuyers are looking for locations with quality transit access in Los Angeles, and they're willing to pay more for the option having transit nearby.
Bloomberg
March 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Homeownership rates declined precipitously in the United States up until 2016. While that trend has reversed in more recent years, it's still hard to tell what the future of homeownership will be.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
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
January 8, 2019, 11am PST
Due to various market and industry factors, developers are not planning to start many new construction projects in 2019.
San Francisco Chronicle