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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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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the disastrous flooding, Houston has come under extreme scrutiny. Much of the current debate starts from a firm misunderstanding of the region’s realities.
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by Pete Saunders In the Chicago regional housing market — and many other metro areas, familiar post-recession issues persist -- depressed prices, numerous foreclosures, and a razor-thin inventory.
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by Wendell Cox Canada is a nation of wide open spaces, yet it has high urban area densities recently driven higher by a redefinition of urban area criteria.
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by Joel Kotkin American greatness was long premised on the common assumption was that each generation would do better than previous one. That is being undermined for the emerging millennial generation.
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by Wendell Cox The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey measures middle-income housing affordability in 92 major housing markets...Read more
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By A. Barton Hinkle The smoke from the dumpster fire of the 2016 presidential election has obscured many important issues, not least of them economic mobility. The difficulty of climbing the economic ladder may be overstated, but it also could be reduced ...read more
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By Rick Harrison — Heavily subsidized renewables haven't aged well or performed well, but they've taken a bite out of tax payers' pockets. Harrison explores an approach to sustainable energy that is actually economically sustainable...
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By Wendell Cox — Rents have risen faster than incomes, but nothing compared to the increase in house prices. Clearly, house prices are too damn high. The huge increase in house prices between 1969 and 2015 is an anomaly that has become extreme.
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By Wendell Cox — Urban containment efforts, in the form of excessive land use regulation to stop development on the urban periphery a key to shortage of affordable housing.
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Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the American dream and promoting upward mobility for all Americans. This video from COU explores America’s housing crisis --- focusing on the new generation.
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By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Jerry Brown worrying about the California housing crisis is akin to the French policeman played by Claude Rains in “Casablanca” being “shocked, shocked” about gambling at the bar...
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- COU Standard of Living Index 2017 – 2nd Annual EditionNovember 27, 2017
- Hurricane Harvey WhitepaperOctober 1, 2017
- Suburbs & Exurbs Grab Nearly All Metropolitan GrowthDecember 12, 2017
- The Price of Texas Growth: Housing AffordabilityNovember 30, 2017
- Houston Housing Market 3rd Quarter 2017: Impact of Harvey Strongest in Resale MarketNovember 28, 2017
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