Housing Prices

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
October 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Reports from UCLA and UC Riverside show California stymied by housing shortage.
Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Sadiq Kahn Mayor of London starts investigation of foreign investment in the city's property, hoping to find solutions to the issue of London's sky high property prices.
The Guardian
September 6, 2016, 6am PDT
Analysis by FiveThirtyEight offers a lesson in trade-offs. In this case: how much more New Yorkers are willing to pay for less time spent commuting.
FiveThirtyEight
August 3, 2016, 11am PDT
It might be possible for San Francisco residents to feel like the challenges of homelessness, gentrification, and a tech boom, all colliding at once, are unique to their city. Other cities—Denver for example—are facing the same challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 21, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study by Trulia concentrates on elasticity (i.e., the rate at which housing stock grows, relative to demand), and arrives at the conclusion that bureaucracy, not regulation, is responsible for rising housing prices.
Trulia
June 30, 2016, 9am PDT
Housing prices are going up, in case you hadn't heard. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index paints the housing market picture in vibrant data.
Associated Press via ABC News
June 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
A new survey finds that many Americans are still extremely pessimistic about the state of the housing market—many even believe that the worst of the mortgage foreclosure crisis that began in 2008 is yet to come.
CityLab
Feature
June 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
Is Airbnb to blame for rising house prices? This article by Leigh Stewart from Tranio.com investigates how easy money from the collaborative economy could be making homes too expensive for tenants and genuine buyers.
Leigh Stewart
June 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Prime Minister Trudeau took sides on one controversial issue central to the debate about the cost of housing in Vancouver, but stopped short of suggesting a clear policy agenda for the federal government to improve the problem.
CBC News
May 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Recent data from Trulia reveals that the number of homes worth at least million dollars doubled in the past four years. Some places have a veritable monopoly on ritzy domiciles.
Quartz
May 22, 2016, 5am PDT
The share of homes with values topping $1 million rose from 1.6 percent to 3 percent nationwide between 2012 and 2016.
Marketplace
May 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
The relief that renters have been seeking might finally be on the way, if several market indicators are to be believed. If and when rent does fall, supply might have finally caught up with demand.
City Observatory
May 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago is focusing its development incentives around transit stations, but the people moving into those neighborhoods tend to be wealthier than previous residents.
Chicago Tribune
April 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
While urbanists target zoning reform to help build more housing in desirable neighborhoods, other neighborhoods around cities are being left behind to languish, according to this opinion piece published by Forbes.
Forbes
April 26, 2016, 11am PDT
As downtown real estate prices soar, similar to other cities in the United States, it's possible to see signs of recovery around Detroit. Other parts of the city, however, are not seeing the same changes.
The Detroit Free Press
April 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Seattle's housing prices have ballooned on a level comparable to San Francisco, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal
April 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
Taking steps to prevent Oakland from becoming the next San Francisco, the East Bay city passed a 90-day moratorium on certain kinds of evictions.
The Guardian