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Chicago Sun Times
Nov 29, 2023

Chicago wrongly limited affordable housing with aldermanic prerogative, HUD says

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Chicago is facing criticism from federal investigators for hindering affordable housing by allowing City Council members to reject such developments in their wards, by using their aldermanic prerogative. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that the aldermanic prerogative gives City Council members too much power to veto af...
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The Washington Post
Nov 24, 2023

Where we build homes helps explain America’s political divide

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TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The law of supply and demand doesn't seem to be working in the context of the U.S. housing market. As prices hit record highs, available homes remain at record lows. We had visualized the demand and supply gap in our Housing Count project, so you can check out the status of this gap in your own counties. The recent surge in housing development, pa...
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Housing Wire
Nov 22, 2023

Here’s what you can expect from the 2024 housing market

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market is undergoing significant challenges, with 2023 expected to see the lowest home sales since 2010. Despite an anticipated increase in activity in 2024, transactions are projected to remain below average. Mortgage rates, after reaching a two-decade high in 2023, are expected to decrease in 2024 but will likely settle between 6% and...
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The New York Times
Nov 21, 2023

New York City May Pay You to Build a ‘Granny Flat’ in Your Backyard

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
In a bold initiative to tackle New York's housing crisis, the city is adopting a novel approach: incentivizing homeowners to convert their garages and attics into additional living spaces by offering to pay them. NYCHPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrion Jr. announced on Nov 21, the launch of a new pilot program called “Plus One ADU”. The pilot program wi...
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Forbes
Nov 3, 2023

Housing Market Predictions For 2023: When Will Home Prices Be Affordable Again?

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TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market in November 2023 is characterized by surging mortgage rates, high home prices, and limited inventory. Mortgage rates have reached a 23-year high of 7.79%, causing a decline in existing-home sales for the fourth consecutive month. The Federal Reserve has paused its rate hikes, but experts are more concerned about the Fed's future ...
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CNBC
Nov 2, 2023

National Association of Realtors CEO quits earlier than expected after federal lawsuit loss

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TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The National Association of Realtors is facing significant changes as CEO Bob Goldberg resigns earlier than expected, amid ongoing challenges. The association recently lost a federal lawsuit, being held liable for conspiring to artificially inflate commissions in the real estate market, resulting in a $1.78 billion damages award. This verdict may i...
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Chicago Sun Times
Nov 29, 2023

Chicago wrongly limited affordable housing with aldermanic prerogative, HUD says

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
Chicago is facing criticism from federal investigators for hindering affordable housing by allowing City Council members to reject such developments in their wards, by using their aldermanic prerogative. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that the aldermanic prerogative gives City Council members too much power to veto af...
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The Washington Post
Nov 24, 2023

Where we build homes helps explain America’s political divide

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The law of supply and demand doesn't seem to be working in the context of the U.S. housing market. As prices hit record highs, available homes remain at record lows. We had visualized the demand and supply gap in our Housing Count project, so you can check out the status of this gap in your own counties. The recent surge in housing development, pa...
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Housing Wire
Nov 22, 2023

Here’s what you can expect from the 2024 housing market

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market is undergoing significant challenges, with 2023 expected to see the lowest home sales since 2010. Despite an anticipated increase in activity in 2024, transactions are projected to remain below average. Mortgage rates, after reaching a two-decade high in 2023, are expected to decrease in 2024 but will likely settle between 6% and...
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The New York Times
Nov 21, 2023

New York City May Pay You to Build a ‘Granny Flat’ in Your Backyard

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
In a bold initiative to tackle New York's housing crisis, the city is adopting a novel approach: incentivizing homeowners to convert their garages and attics into additional living spaces by offering to pay them. NYCHPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrion Jr. announced on Nov 21, the launch of a new pilot program called “Plus One ADU”. The pilot program wi...
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Forbes
Nov 3, 2023

Housing Market Predictions For 2023: When Will Home Prices Be Affordable Again?

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market in November 2023 is characterized by surging mortgage rates, high home prices, and limited inventory. Mortgage rates have reached a 23-year high of 7.79%, causing a decline in existing-home sales for the fourth consecutive month. The Federal Reserve has paused its rate hikes, but experts are more concerned about the Fed's future ...
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CNBC
Nov 2, 2023

National Association of Realtors CEO quits earlier than expected after federal lawsuit loss

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The National Association of Realtors is facing significant changes as CEO Bob Goldberg resigns earlier than expected, amid ongoing challenges. The association recently lost a federal lawsuit, being held liable for conspiring to artificially inflate commissions in the real estate market, resulting in a $1.78 billion damages award. This verdict may i...
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Chicago Sun Times
Nov 29, 2023

Chicago wrongly limited affordable housing with aldermanic prerogative, HUD says

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
Chicago is facing criticism from federal investigators for hindering affordable housing by allowing City Council members to reject such developments in their wards, by using their aldermanic prerogative. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that the aldermanic prerogative gives City Council members too much power to veto af...
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The Washington Post
Nov 24, 2023

Where we build homes helps explain America’s political divide

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The law of supply and demand doesn't seem to be working in the context of the U.S. housing market. As prices hit record highs, available homes remain at record lows. We had visualized the demand and supply gap in our Housing Count project, so you can check out the status of this gap in your own counties. The recent surge in housing development, pa...
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Housing Wire
Nov 22, 2023

Here’s what you can expect from the 2024 housing market

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market is undergoing significant challenges, with 2023 expected to see the lowest home sales since 2010. Despite an anticipated increase in activity in 2024, transactions are projected to remain below average. Mortgage rates, after reaching a two-decade high in 2023, are expected to decrease in 2024 but will likely settle between 6% and...
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The New York Times
Nov 21, 2023

New York City May Pay You to Build a ‘Granny Flat’ in Your Backyard

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
In a bold initiative to tackle New York's housing crisis, the city is adopting a novel approach: incentivizing homeowners to convert their garages and attics into additional living spaces by offering to pay them. NYCHPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrion Jr. announced on Nov 21, the launch of a new pilot program called “Plus One ADU”. The pilot program wi...
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Forbes
Nov 3, 2023

Housing Market Predictions For 2023: When Will Home Prices Be Affordable Again?

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market in November 2023 is characterized by surging mortgage rates, high home prices, and limited inventory. Mortgage rates have reached a 23-year high of 7.79%, causing a decline in existing-home sales for the fourth consecutive month. The Federal Reserve has paused its rate hikes, but experts are more concerned about the Fed's future ...
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CNBC
Nov 2, 2023

National Association of Realtors CEO quits earlier than expected after federal lawsuit loss

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The National Association of Realtors is facing significant changes as CEO Bob Goldberg resigns earlier than expected, amid ongoing challenges. The association recently lost a federal lawsuit, being held liable for conspiring to artificially inflate commissions in the real estate market, resulting in a $1.78 billion damages award. This verdict may i...
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Chicago Sun Times
Nov 29, 2023

Chicago wrongly limited affordable housing with aldermanic prerogative, HUD says

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
Chicago is facing criticism from federal investigators for hindering affordable housing by allowing City Council members to reject such developments in their wards, by using their aldermanic prerogative. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that the aldermanic prerogative gives City Council members too much power to veto af...
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The Washington Post
Nov 24, 2023

Where we build homes helps explain America’s political divide

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The law of supply and demand doesn't seem to be working in the context of the U.S. housing market. As prices hit record highs, available homes remain at record lows. We had visualized the demand and supply gap in our Housing Count project, so you can check out the status of this gap in your own counties. The recent surge in housing development, pa...
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Housing Wire
Nov 22, 2023

Here’s what you can expect from the 2024 housing market

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market is undergoing significant challenges, with 2023 expected to see the lowest home sales since 2010. Despite an anticipated increase in activity in 2024, transactions are projected to remain below average. Mortgage rates, after reaching a two-decade high in 2023, are expected to decrease in 2024 but will likely settle between 6% and...
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The New York Times
Nov 21, 2023

New York City May Pay You to Build a ‘Granny Flat’ in Your Backyard

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
In a bold initiative to tackle New York's housing crisis, the city is adopting a novel approach: incentivizing homeowners to convert their garages and attics into additional living spaces by offering to pay them. NYCHPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrion Jr. announced on Nov 21, the launch of a new pilot program called “Plus One ADU”. The pilot program wi...
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Forbes
Nov 3, 2023

Housing Market Predictions For 2023: When Will Home Prices Be Affordable Again?

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The housing market in November 2023 is characterized by surging mortgage rates, high home prices, and limited inventory. Mortgage rates have reached a 23-year high of 7.79%, causing a decline in existing-home sales for the fourth consecutive month. The Federal Reserve has paused its rate hikes, but experts are more concerned about the Fed's future ...
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CNBC
Nov 2, 2023

National Association of Realtors CEO quits earlier than expected after federal lawsuit loss

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNOLOGY
POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The National Association of Realtors is facing significant changes as CEO Bob Goldberg resigns earlier than expected, amid ongoing challenges. The association recently lost a federal lawsuit, being held liable for conspiring to artificially inflate commissions in the real estate market, resulting in a $1.78 billion damages award. This verdict may i...

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Housing Wire
Feb 27, 2024

HUD, VA announce $14.5M for veterans seeking permanent housing

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HOUSING MARKET
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the allocation of over $14.5 million to public housing agencies (PHAs) nationwide to address veteran homelessness. An estimated distribution of more than 1,400 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers will be carr...
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Newsweek
Feb 21, 2024

Black Homeownership is Set to Soar

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TECHNOLOGY
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HOUSING MARKET
Homeownership among Black Americans has consistently trailed behind all others in the country, including by 28% compared to white homeowners. However, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Black homeownership is expected rise in the future.  How? As more Millennials and Gen Z enter into the home buying market, th...
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NPR
Feb 17, 2024

The hottest trend in U.S. cities? Changing zoning rules to allow more housing

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POLICY
HOUSING MARKET
The United States is grappling with a housing crisis characterized by a shortage of millions of units and soaring housing costs for renters and buyers alike. To address this, cities are revising zoning rules to allow for more housing development, focusing on measures such as permitting multifamily homes in diverse neighborhoods and streamlining con...
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Housing Wire
Jan 30, 2024

How AI and a changing rental market will shape property management in 2024

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TECHNOLOGY
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HOUSING MARKET
In 2024, the rental market is poised for transformation with two key factors: the growing impact of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and heightened competition among the multifamily rental market. A survey by AppFolio indicates that nearly half of property management professionals either use AI or plan to adopt it. Property managers face the chal...
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Multifamily Dive
Jan 29, 2024

Funding for proptech plummets 42%

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HOUSING MARKET
In 2021 and 2022, the commercial real estate sector experienced a surge in proptech adoption, leading to increased investment. However, a recent report from the Center for Real Estate Technology and Innovation highlights a slowdown in momentum during 2023, attributed to factors such as inflation and geopolitical uncertainty. Venture capital investm...
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NPR
Jan 25, 2024

Housing is now unaffordable for a record half of all U.S. renters, study finds

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Rising rents and reduced working hours during the COVID-19 pandemic have left many U.S. renters struggling to make ends meet, with a record 50% paying over 30% of their income on rent and utilities, per Harvard University's report. The unaffordability trend saw the most significant jump among households earning $30,000 to $74,999 annually, with a t...

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