Housing Prices

3 days ago
The Sightline Institute has created an explainer video to make a supply-side argument in favor of new housing developments—even new market rate housing developments.
Sightline Institute
5 days ago
As California debates the future of rent control in its municipalities, a group of Stanford economists have conducted research that connects San Francisco's existing policy with higher housing costs.
The Mercury News
5 days ago
The trends in the Vancouver housing market have reverted back to normal, after a foreign buyers tax that went into effect in 2016 had an initial effect on parts of the market.
CBC News
Blog post
November 12, 2017, 1pm PST
Rejecting the common argument that cities can never be affordable because of high construction costs.
Michael Lewyn
November 12, 2017, 9am PST
Seattle has released the long-awaited environmental impact statement for the Mandatory Housing Affordability program—a final step in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda process launched by former Mayor Ed Murray.
Seattle Met
October 15, 2017, 7am PDT
The word YIMBY isn't used in the McKinsey Global Institute's new supply-side toolkit for housing affordability, but YIMBYs will like this it anyway.
McKinsey & Company
September 30, 2017, 9am PDT
A new report rates the real estate bubble risk of the world's economic powerhouses.
UBS
September 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
According to a recent market report, an ease in rising housing prices could be ready to spread from Europe to the more of the world.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
July 23, 2017, 5am PDT
Rents and prices are going up for basically every kind of housing unit in Alexandria, Virginia. The city's commitment to the preservation of subsidized housing is no match.
Greater Greater Washington
July 2, 2017, 7am PDT
For all the talk of Texas' relatively affordable housing prices, the city of Austin is one of the worst examples of one of the dominant trends in the U.S. real estate market—fewer and fewer options for affordable rental housing.
The Urban Edge
June 29, 2017, 7am PDT
The cost of living in Washington, D.C. might make it difficult for less wealthy members of Congress to pay rent or mortgages in their home state and the seat of power. Thus, a surprising voice has suggested housing assistance for Congress.
The Hill
June 18, 2017, 7am PDT
The headline from the latest report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies on the state of the nation's housing market focuses on a shrinking, broken rental market.
Affordable Housing Finance
June 7, 2017, 6am PDT
The number of "super commuters"—people who commute for over 90 minutes—is still a relatively small percentage of the country, but it's a number that's growing quickly. What does that mean about the economy?
Governing
May 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Housing prices may fall 10 percent on average nationwide, according to a preliminary estimate commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, if the Trump Administration's tac code reform package becomes law.
Bloomberg
May 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
While some cities become more and more expensive, most of the country's housing prices still haven't recovered from the great recession.
Bloomberg
April 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
Home buyers are likely to pay the cost of a recent decision by the U.S. Commerce Department.
The New York Times
March 31, 2017, 10am PDT
Developers have a lot of opinions about how to fix New York's housing market (probably not a surprise) and not all of them consider themselves to be evil (maybe a little bit of a surprise).
City Limits
December 11, 2016, 9am PST
In the ongoing and contentious debate about whether market-rate development is a cure or a disease, another writer comes down on the side of more supply, no matter the cost.
Bloomberg
November 25, 2016, 7am PST
A post examining common responses to the question of why the cost of housing continues to rise requires a frank discussion about the nature of Seattle's "housing shortage."
The Urbanist
November 8, 2016, 1pm PST
The state capital of California is starting to see rents that would fit in around San Francisco or Los Angeles. Although explanations are scant, some are blaming the stagnant multi-family development industry.
The Sacramento Bee