Rents

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Report: Half of U.S. Renters Are Cost-Burdened

A record number of renter households struggle to afford housing costs.

January 29, 2024 - NPR

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Austin Rents Fall as Apartment Construction Accelerates

As more multifamily developments become available and the tech job boom slows, Austin is seeing more affordable rents than a year ago, but costs remain above pre-pandemic levels.

January 4, 2024 - Austin American-Statesman

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The Relationship Between Rents and Housing Supply

Despite a strong belief in market forces in many other aspects of the economy, many Americans don’t see a correlation between housing supply and housing costs.

August 9, 2023 - New York Magazine

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No Relief in Sight for Tampa Bay Renters

The region’s rents are rising sharply, while experts expect multi-family construction to slow down.

June 18, 2023 - Tampa Bay Times

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Is an Algorithm Driving Up New York City Rents?

While landlords and boosters are touting a ‘flood’ of returning residents to the city as the reason behind rising housing costs, one New Yorker doesn’t buy it.

February 1, 2023 - Curbed

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Single-Family Home Prices Cool, Rents Continue to Rise

Despite a slowdown in the single-family market, record-high rents show no signs of dropping.

September 8, 2022 - Globe St.

For Rent

Americans Find it Increasingly Difficult To Move

High housing costs and low supply are making it harder for American families to move as household dynamics and job opportunities change.

May 30, 2022 - The New York Times

Suburban Homes

Experts Express Pessimism Over Housing Costs

Although the current housing crisis has been compared with the housing crash of the late 2000s, experts caution that affordability issues could plague the U.S. housing market for years to come.

January 26, 2022 - The New York Times

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Market Segmentation in New York

Rents have been declining more slowly in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan. Does this mean that what happens in Manhattan has no effect on the rest of the city?

April 13, 2021 - Michael Lewyn

Los Angeles

In L.A., Coronavirus Increases Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Los Angeles renters are facing challenges in coming up with rent payments as unemployment rates continue to rise. As a result, police are responding to significantly more calls about conflicts between landlords and tenants.

April 30, 2020 - Crosstown

Arizona Sprawl

Phoenix, No Longer an Affordable Housing Haven

Fast-rising rents in Phoenix mean housing costs are out of reach for more residents, and the city is no longer considered a place where affordable housing is easy to find.

December 29, 2019 - The Mercury News

Central Waterfront Toronto

Two Perspectives on Surging Canadian Housing Costs

Real estate prices in Toronto and Vancouver continue to rise, but there is not consensus about what is behind the growing housing crisis and the best solutions to pursue.

December 20, 2019 - The Star

Houston, Texas

Rents Grow Fastest in Houston's Opportunity Zones

Rents have grown as much as 28 percent in the last year over the past year in the neighborhood of Midtown in Houston.

December 18, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

Seattle Multi-Family and Downtown

Doubt Cast on Induced Demand for Housing

Applied to roads, the theory of induced demand says new construction only brings out more users. But can something similar be said of housing? According to this research, the likely answer is no.

June 12, 2019 - City Observatory

Urban Living

LEED Spells Rent Premiums in D.C.

In the multi-family residential market of Washington, D.C., LEED-certified buildings ask higher rents of residents.

June 6, 2019 - Urban Turf

Texas Homes

Homeownership Rebounds

It turns out that the United States isn't rapidly becoming a nation of renters after all.

March 9, 2019 - The Washington Post

Los Angeles High Rise Construction

More Evidence That New Housing Lowers Rents (Maybe)

Even if new housing reduces rents regionwide, scholars are divided as to when and whether new market-rate apartments reduce rents in nearby blocks. A new study seeks to answer this question.

February 18, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

Chicago Bike Trail

Chicago's 606 Bike Path Made Gentrification Inevitable, Expert Claims

Because the rails to trails project left housing up to the market, rising rents were inevitable, claims a new report.

December 22, 2018 - Crain's

For Rent

Is Residual Income a Better Metric for Housing Affordability?

The common metric for measuring housing affordability—whether households pay more than 30 percent of their income on shelter—has its downsides. Looking at residual income offers more precision in some respects.

October 8, 2018 - Joint Center for Housing Studies

California REITS Have Much at Stake on Election Day

One of the most controversial measures on the November 6 ballot in California is Prop. 10: the repeal of the landmark Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control. Real estate investment trusts are donating big time to defeat it.

August 15, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

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