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Jed Kolko

Housing Recovery Shakes Off Early-Spring Slump, According to Trulia's Housing Barometer

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

For the first time during the housing recovery, 4 out of 5 Housing Barometer measures are at least halfway back to normal. But young adults are still struggling to get jobs.

Where Can The Middle Class Actually Afford To Buy Homes?

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Where can the middle class afford to buy a home today? Affordability has worsened in the past year, as home prices have climbed faster than incomes and mortgage rates have risen. But compared with the longer-term past, homeownership still looks relatively affordable:

Trulia: Jobs Report Has Bad News for Millennials, Good News for Hard-Hit Metros

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Overall: a solid report for housing. Job growth in clobbered metros is especially good news for housing demand but the drop in young-adult employment is a red flag.

Asking Home Prices in Urban Neighborhoods Rising Faster Than in Suburbs

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

From some angles, it looks like the housing recovery has brought an urban resurgence: for instance, the most urban counties are growing faster now tha...

Housing Barometer: Recovery Staggers Forward

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Trulia's Housing Barometer shows that 4 of the 5 key housing indicators improved over the past year: prices, the delinquency+foreclosure rate, non-dis...

America's Most Unequal Metros

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Income inequality has been growing in America, driven by technology, globalization and other factors. It's caused tensions between the haves and have-...

What The Home-Price Slowdown Really Looks Like

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The current slowdown of home prices has been sharpest in markets that crashed during the bust and bounced back last year. And although asking-price ga...

Why Is Everyone Leaving California? It's Not What You Think.

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.20.2013 | San Francisco

No one lives in California anymore, it's too popular. That's essentially the thrust of a recent blog post by Jed Kolko, chief economist at real es...