February 13, 2017, 5am PST
This research shows that renters in high-cost cities can be just as prone to NIMBYism as homeowners, even as they theoretically support more housing. This is housing supply's collective action problem.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
December 28, 2016, 8am PST
A proposal by House Republicans to overhaul U.S. tax law is gaining traction, aided by the certainty of the Trump Administration. Included among the proposed reforms are changes that could bring an end to a key benefit of home ownership.
December 21, 2016, 11am PST
AB 71, originating from the California Assembly, would raise funding for low-income housing construction by ending an existing tax break for second homes.
September 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoning isn’t just a tool of self interest, according to a recent polemic by USC planning professor Lisa Schweitzer.
August 24, 2016, 5am PDT
Do cities that make homeowners repair sidewalks subsidize car culture? Or do cities that fund sidewalks subsidize sprawl?
June 23, 2016, 8am PDT
The story of the U.S. housing market is the story of growing inequality.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
March 4, 2016, 11am PST
According to an analysis by the data research team at Trulia, renters have shorter commutes in 43 of 50 major metros. But despite there being more renters, commutes are still getting longer.
February 13, 2016, 9am PST
Trulia has undertaken an in-depth analysis of American Community Survey data to reveal some of the impacts of the recession on the housing market.
June 17, 2015, 11am PDT
Homeownership peaked at 67.3% in 2006. The Urban Institute forecasts its decline to the year 2030. Emily Badger of The Washington Post Wonkblog writes on the report released this month that evaluates homeownership rates among different demographics.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
February 23, 2015, 2pm PST
The explosive growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area in recent years has mostly gone toward rental housing, and now the area has one of the lowest homeownership rates in the country.
March 5, 2014, 6am PST
Given the unprecedented nature of the gentrification occurring in American cities, many cities have had to respond swiftly to the pressures of changing neighborhoods. A new article surveys cities using property tax relief to support urban homeowners.
August 30, 2013, 5am PDT
An improving housing market driven by investors has continued to drive down America's homeownership rate. In many neighborhoods, this means that renters now occupy a substantial amount of homes, distressing owner-occupiers.
March 20, 2013, 8am PDT
Here's a news item that's sure to make for interesting conversation at your next dinner party. A new study has found that liberal homeowners tend to use at least five percent less electricity than conservatives.
October 22, 2012, 8am PDT
Russian oligarchs and Brazilian expats may be its most prominent residents, but Miami does have a middle-class. But a new study shows they aren't exactly thriving. In fact, Miami is the toughest city in the nation to be a middle-class resident.
April 6, 2009, 8am PDT
In cities across the country, banks are ditching out on foreclosed homes, giving more worries -- and bills -- to homeowners.