by Dr. Luis Torres — During the housing recovery, Texas price gains uncharacteristically outpaced those at the national level from December 2010 to June 2017, pushing home prices to record highs.
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by Lawrence Dean — Houston’s new home market and general economic conditions cannot be discussed without considering the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, which damaged 167,000 single family homes throughout the Greater Houston Area.
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In this policy brief, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.
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by Joel Kotkin and Alan Berger — Just a decade ago, suburbia’s future seemed perilous; the head of HUD proclaimed that “sprawl” was now doomed, and people were “headed back to the city.”
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by Wendell Cox — In recent days, two well placed commentaries have detailed the recent declines both in US transit ridership, and in particular, Los Angeles, where the decline is most severe.
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“The story in this market continues to be affordability, or the lack thereof,” said Greg Gross, Regional Director of Metrostudy’s Northern California market. “Our average “offer to build” base price for new Single Family detached homes is up 17%...
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by Wendell Cox — The Census Bureau reports that home ownership in the U.S. rose to 63.9 percent in the third quarter of 2017, continuing the rising trend since the second quarter of 2016...
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by Joel Kotkin with Wendell Cox — The home-buying struggles of Americans, particularly millennials, have been well documented. Yet a recent study found that the often-proposed “solution” of renting is not much of a panacea.
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by Wendell Cox — America's most highly regulated housing markets are also reliably the most progressive in their political attitudes.
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I've generally been someone who wants to see local governments…
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