Property Values

December 22, 2011, 8am PST
A new report focusing on the City of Philadelphia found that there is a statistically significant correlation between real estate value (as measured by sales price) and proximity to billboards.
Scenic America
May 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Old Urbanist argues that zoning has never effectively preserved property values, but has done exactly the opposite by not allowing more valuable uses to replace less valuable ones.
Old Urbanist
March 20, 2010, 1pm PDT
Jon Hockenyos makes a radical proposal that cities should establish their own terms for how much local property is worth, free of "market value", in order to unstick frozen property markets.
December 28, 2009, 5am PST
Mention 'density' in suburban areas and the knee-jerk reaction is, "there go the property values". But is that really the case? In this study from San Jose State University, 4 suburban TODs are evaluated for their effects on nearby property values.
Mineta Transportation Institute
December 7, 2009, 10am PST
According to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the proximity of homes to wind turbines showed no average negative impact on property values.
The New York Times
August 11, 2009, 8am PDT
The housing crisis may be coming to an end, according to some nationwide indexes. And though prices are likely to continue to fall for about a year, some homebuilders are un-pausing their projects and moving forward.
May 18, 2009, 11am PDT
Phoenix is undergoing another housing boom, with buyers clamoring to buy up properties with significantly discounted prices.
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2009, 11am PDT
Las Vegas and Southern Nevada are chock-full of planned communities. The region is also struggling with some of the harshest declines in property values in the nation. Though planned communities are seeing some sales, they are mainly in trouble.
Las Vegas Sun
May 6, 2009, 6am PDT
The recession digs into Dubai, where property prices fell 41% in the first three months of 2009.
February 11, 2009, 12pm PST
Now that the eco-friendlier--albeit more unsightly--way to dry laundry is making a comeback, line-drying activists go face-to-face with homeowners associations to make it safe to do it.
Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Exurban developments are struggling to control their rampant foreclosure rates and plummeting housing values.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
July 2, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Foreclosed homes are creating blight in urban and suburban areas all across the country, lowering property values by more than $200 billion.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
July 2, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, homeowners are losing the battle to keep affordable housing our of their neighborhoods. This Pioneer Press article includes a video that nicely shows both sides of the issue.</p>
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 27, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A recent conference in Austin, Texas, of real estate appraisers explored how they should incorporate green-building techniques and features into their assessment of properties.</p>
Austin Business Journal
May 26, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>New Jersey struggles to develop fair rules on affordable housing. "The whole thing is madness at this point," says a Sussex County administrator.</p>
New Jersey Herald
May 24, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Falling revenues from real estate taxes could impact transit expansion plans as New York's MTA faces a sharp decline.</p>
March 13, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Measures are moving forward in Connecticut and Vermont that would protect the rights of residents to dry their laundry on clotheslines -- an act many opponents say drives down property values.</p>
The Boston Globe