https://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/irvine-tx-houston-area.jpg 900 1600 Dr. Luis Torres https://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Dr. Luis Torres2017-11-30 12:38:112017-11-30 12:39:10The Price of Texas Growth: Housing Affordability
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.
https://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Houston_DL.jpg 854 1280 Lawrence Dean https://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/COU_masthead.png Lawrence Dean2017-11-28 10:59:132017-11-28 11:13:12Houston Housing Market 3rd Quarter 2017: Impact of Harvey Strongest in Resale Market
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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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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“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 Randal O'Toole — Thanks to its greenbelt and slow-growth policies, Boulder, Colorado is the nation’s most-expensive and least-affordable housing market of any city not in a coastal state.
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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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Hurricane Harvey inflicted an estimated $100 billion in damage on the Houston area in August and September, a catastrophe that some urban planning pundits...
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by Alan M. Berger — Millennials want a different kind of suburban development that is smart, efficient and sustainable. That future is almost here...
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