Housing Market

May 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Contracts for deed are gaining popularity at investment firms that scooped up swaths of foreclosed properties during the Great Recession. The risk for buyers, however, smacks of the same misdeeds that created that historic crisis in the first place.
The New York Times
April 5, 2016, 7am PDT
San Francisco may move to protect teachers from "no-fault" evictions during the school year.
San Francisco Examiner
March 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Just across the Bay Bridge from one of the most famous examples of a broken housing market, Oakland is working to keep up with the effects of housing demand.
SPUR
January 28, 2016, 10am PST
City Observatory puts the housing market of major U.S. cities in perspective by comparing the value of housing markets to the value of large corporations.
City Observatory
January 9, 2016, 11am PST
New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman, usually an astute observer, must have been having an off day when he made a completely incorrect assessment in his column on gentrification in New York City.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 31, 2015, 10am PST
Few housing markets serve as a better case study about the politics and effects of housing supply than Seattle. A local writer takes a deeper look at the city's total development over the past year and comes to some surprising conclusions.
Crosscut
December 23, 2015, 10am PST
Permits to rehab existing multi-family buildings have skyrocketed in St. Louis.
nextSTL
November 7, 2015, 5am PST
The recovery from the housing crisis of the Great Recession has proven uneven in more ways than one. One not insignificant feature: less lending to minority homebuyers.
Urban Institute
October 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
An industry report finds rising vacancies rates and lots of new supply coming down the pipeline. Could the nation's renters finally be in the market for some relief on the cost of housing?
The Wall Street Journal
October 6, 2015, 8am PDT
A list of cities with the highest percentage of homebuyers described by the category of Millennial is conspicuously absent of expensive, coastal cities.
Bloomberg Business
September 12, 2015, 9am PDT
A post on Greater Greater Washington laments the lack of options coming online in Washington, D.C.'s housing boom—new housing is only of the most expensive variety.
Greater Greater Washington
September 8, 2015, 10am PDT
The Wall Street Journal implies a take on the U.S. economy that might make some urbanists uncomfortable: more single-family construction is necessary for a full economic recovery.
The Wall Street Journal
August 17, 2015, 1pm PDT
Writing for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at U.C. Berkeley, Jed Kolko breaks down the data on recent trends in household formation.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
August 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
Houston's housing market is chugging along, although one of the area's key industries is struggling.
Houston Chronicle
July 14, 2015, 9am PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle published a large, magazine-style feature detailing the impacts of Airbnb on the city's housing market.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 9, 2015, 9am PDT
San Francisco loses eight affordable units for every ten it creates according to a new report by the San Francisco Planning Department.
San Francisco Business Times
Blog post
July 9, 2015, 5am PDT
Digging into the data to get beyond the misleading notion of radical change in development patterns.
Steven Polzin
July 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
Quartz shares a collection of data showing reasons for optimism on the road to a long, slow recovery.
Quartz
June 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
The State of the Nation's Housing, a closely watched report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, was released to the public today.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
May 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
A housing report by Zillow finds that rents are growing faster—much faster, in some cases—than home values.
HousingWire