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Housing Affordability

San Francisco Will End Chronic Vet Homelessness This Year: Mayor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

San Francisco is on track to reach a major milestone in its fight against homelessness, according to its mayor. During a stop at the city's veteran...

Middle-Income Housing Affordability: International Situation

Wendell Cox | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Wendell Cox

Housing costs are the largest element of household budgets, and they vary far more between cities. By comparison, other expenses, such as transportation, clothing and food vary little between cities.

Aging Metropolitan Areas Ranked

Wendell Cox | Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Wendell Cox

The common thread among movers is aspiration --- seeking better lives. People move to places they can afford and where they can hope for a higher standard of living.

4 Reasons It's So Hard For The Middle Class To Buy A House

The Huffington Post | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

Right now is a terrific time to buy a house in many parts of the U.S. -- if you have outstanding credit and a suitcase full of cash. For most everyone...

5 Truths About Housing Costs In Tech Hubs Like San Francisco

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

4 Reasons Why Housing Wasn't an Issue in the State of the Union

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Jed Kolko

In tonight's speech, President Obama mentioned housing twice. First, at the start of the speech, he included the "rebounding housing market" as part o...

Housing 2013: What's In, What's Out

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Rising prices encourage new construction, and rising prices encourage some homeowners to sell. The big question for 2013 is whether today's price gains will continue strongly enough to encourage builders to build and homeowners to sell.

The Looming Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | Money

By Michelle Conlin and Melanie Hicken July 5 (Reuters) - One night last spring, David Hall returned home to his studio...

Renters Be Damned!

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

It's been a bad couple of years for homeowners, but they should take solace: at least their difficulties have caught Congress's wandering eye. Meanwhile, renters have been forgotten.